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How to download and install Samsung One UI 4 (Android 12) beta

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Samsung One UI 4 Beta

Samsung One UI 4 is based on Android 12, and there are a bunch of new features that come with this new software. However, One UI 4 is currently only available to download under the beta mode, and here you’ll learn how to download and install One UI 4 beta on your Samsung device.

Before we begin, you should know something about the beta program as well as the beta testing process. Samsung One UI Beta program is a software testing activity that allows you to enter and test the features of unreleased Android software and provide your feedback to the company to enhance its features.

To be mentioned, One UI beta build is developed for testing purposes and may include bugs, issues, and inaccurate or perform unexpected tasks on your One UI 4 beta-powered device. So, you should think twice before you want to enroll with the One UI 4 beta program.

The beta program develops the software experience throughout a timeline and brings a few features that remain under development during the course of beta testing (until stable rollout).

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Now, let’s dive into the download and install Samsung One UI 4 beta

How to sign up:

First, you need a Samsung account, if you don’t have one, create it and follow the instructions given below.

  1. Open Samsung Members app
  2. Login to your Samsung account
  3. Select “Notice
  4. Tap on the beta banner
  5. Tap enroll to submit your beta application

Note:

  • Before you begin to install the One UI 4 beta you should back up your data. You can use the Samsung Smart Switch PC version. Due to the nature of the beta software, it may cause any data loss.

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How to Download and Install:

You must complete this enrollment process to move on to the download and installation process. Thereafter, follow the steps given below.

  • Open Settings
  • Software update
  • Download and install

For you to remember, the One UI Beta Program is expanding gradually to One UI Beta Program participants.

ONe UI 4 beta

How to downgrade:

You can also downgrade from your Beta program and get back to the previous One UI version. To download, you need to withdraw your beta testing application via Settings > One UI Beta Program status > Withdraw menu.

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Now, you need to remove the beta software from the testing device. In this regard, you need to rollback to the previous release version by the Smart Switch PC version app on your computer. The rollback reset the device and removes data generated during beta testing.

How to feedback:

As mentioned above, One UI beta testers have the ability to provide their valuable feedback and enable the possibility of further improvements in the software system.

You can submit your feedback via the Samsung Members app on your smartphone. Follow the guidance below to file your feedback:

  1. Open Samsung Members app
  2. Select Beta feedback
  3. Send feedback

Note: To ensure relevant log information is included in the error report, submit the report within 3 minutes of encountering the bug or error, and do not terminate (swipe away) the Samsung Members application until you are notified that the report has been sent. This can take up to 5 minutes.

On the other hand, to provide UI or UX-related feedback, select Beta community and then Suggestions.

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How about the official version:

Users will be able to download the One UI 4.0 official version once the testing finishes.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 Bluetooth portable ring feature

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Huawei Watch GT 2 Bluetooth portable ring

Recently, Huawei Watch GT 2 has grabbed a major software update that comes with a bunch of new features to make users’ daily tasks easier. These new Huawei Watch GT 2 features include a lock screen password, Bluetooth portable ring, Heart Health, and more.

Nowadays, smart devices are an essential part of everyone’s life like headphones are changed from wired to wireless, and watches become smartwatches equipped with smartphone features. So, we are not only evolved around smartphones but what we need is features that connect all devices together for a better experience.

Among these new Huawei Watch GT 2 features, the Bluetooth portable ring is something that consumers want. It can automatically connect three devices of Huawei such as smartphone, smartwatch, and earphone together and realize switching of audio.

So, let’s explore Huawei Bluetooth portable ring feature and its working.

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Let’s begin the understanding with an example when you go on a morning walk or exercise you carry a smartphone, earphones, and smartwatch for listening to songs while exercising. But, you have to connect them separately to each other.

But, the Bluetooth portable ring feature saves your steps. When the smartwatch and earphones are paired with the same smartphone. They also automatically connected with each other also.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Bluetooth portable ring

How to enable and what’s the feature:

First, you need to connect the smartwatch and earphones to the same smartphone. When the smartwatch and earphones got disconnected from the smartphone. So, they don’t need to be connected manually, they get connected automatically. Then, if you play music on the watch, the sound will be played on earphones. This is really convenient feature.

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Likewise, the same mechanism goes for all three connected devices. While you hear music and there is an incoming call then the call sound is played automatically in earphones this is seamless audio switching. Also, you can get call notifications on the watch if it is connected and earphones are not in connection.

Also, when you are in a rush or crowded areas, where it is difficult to take out the smartphone to take the call. Simply you can get notifications on the smartwatch and answer through earphones.

This feature overall provides cross-device connection means you can operate any device from another connected device. This feature surely makes the user’s daily activities easier.

Supportive Devices:

Smartphones:

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  • Huawei smartphones with HarmonyOS 2.0 and EMUI 10.1 or later

Earphones:

  • Huawei FreeBuds 4
  • Huawei FreeBuds 3
  • Huawei FreeBuds Pro
  • Huawei FreeBuds Studio
  • Huawei FreeBuds Lipstick

Smartwatches:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro

(Source: Huawei)

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Huawei Tip: How to resolve fast charging or super fast charging issues

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Huawei charging issues

Charing is an essential part of any smartphone, the process enables your device to charge up and makes it ready for a new round of user interaction. Talking specifically about Huawei, these phones have fast and SuperCharge fast technology that provides new 20W, 40W, 66W, and a whopping 100W.

As mentioned above, these charging technologies can fill your Huawei smartphone battery as quickly as their capacities respectively. Therefore, it’s easy to understand the overall work in the background.

However, there could be various issues that may occur while charging your Huawei smartphone such as the phone doesn’t enter in the fast charging mode or the super-fast charging mode.

Still, not every issue of the charge is related to the hardware, as you might be using the wrong accessory to connect your smartphone with a Huawei smartphone.

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Let’s look into the issues that could cause your Huawei phone’s charging experience.

Huawei charging issues

Charging Animation or Label:

Once connected to the charging port, the phone will display a charging animation on your smartphone’s display. On some smartphones, the phone could show charging labels such as “Super Charging” “Quick Charging” or “Charging” on your device.

Why my smartphone shows standard charging icons:

Below you can check all of the reasons that could be the reason behind these types of charging issues.

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First, Reconnect the charger and data cable and try again. If you insert the cable into the phone too slowly or have not connected them properly, fast charging may not work.

Second, It is recommended that you use a standard Huawei charger and data cable. The charger and data cable will be detected during charging. Fast charging or super-fast charging can be enabled only with the following conditions:

  • Both the phone and charger support fast charging/super-fast charging, and the charging modes are the same.
  • If both your phone and charger support 9 V/2 A Huawei fast charging, the phone can be charged at 9 V/2 A.
  • The type and impedance of the data cable meet the requirements of fast charging. For example, 5 V/4.5 A Huawei SuperCharge requires a data cable supporting a current of 5 A or above (non-standard data cable may not be identified), and the impedance of the data cable should meet the SuperCharge requirements.
  • Check the connection of the phone, data cable, charger, and socket. If the port has dirt or smudges on it, clean the port in a timely manner. (You can use a clean soft brush or use an alcohol liquid cleaner if possible.)
  • If the cable is not completely inserted, remove and insert the cable again.

If you continue to face such charging issues, then it’s recommended for you to backup your smartphone’s data and bring it to the Huawei certified Service center for further assistance.

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How to solve Huawei EMUI update failure issue

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Huawei EMUI update issue

Huawei is currently distributing the major software versions for both – HarmonyOS, and EMUI. However, most of the devices launched on the home ground are upgraded over HM OS but global devices are still running the EMUI software update ecosystem.

For further improvements and bug fixes, Huawei continues to deliver monthly and quarterly software updates for devices according to their upgrade cycle. But, sometimes users running on the EMUI software system face update failure issues on their devices.

If you are also facing the update failure issue on your Huawei EMUI device. Then, you are in the right place to find the get the solution. In this article, you get all the possible solutions to resolve the update failure issue on any Huawei EMUI device.

Huawei EMUI update issue

Firstly, let’s take a look at How to update Huawei devices before jumping to solutions.

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Here are two ways to update your Huawei device on the latest version. First with phone settings and the second one via the My Huawei app. Both of these are mentioned below:

Via Settings:

To download this update manually through Settings, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.

Via My Huawei app:

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To update your device through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, tap on the update, then select Check for updates, and then download and install. Press the option and start to download.

Now, let’s jump to the solution to resolve the update failure issue on Huawei EMUI devices:

The software update failure problem is quite common among users. However, the cause of this issue is also common. Just the users need to stay attentive while updating the devices. You can follow the instructions mentioned below to stay away from this issue.

  • The Update package should be downloaded and installed properly.
  • While downloading the update package, data or WiFi connection is required and should be stable.
  • It is compulsory to maintain enough storage to completely download the update
  • Do not forcefully turn off the phone, once installation started.
  • Keep your device battery charged at least 50%.

Keep these points in mind and then, update your EMUI device. If your problem is still not resolved then please let us know in the comment section about the actual issues.

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