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Huawei EMUI 11: How to use new Privacy features

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We are living in the era of technology, where privacy has always been a very important part and personal data needs to keep private. Although, it seems to be difficult, but not impossible.

Huawei works to innovate and introduces new features with its custom operating system to fulfill the user’s requirement and the company is always concern about the security and privacy of users.

Privacy has been a core part of the EMUI system and with EMUI 11, the company has increased the level of security and privacy to more areas of the user interface.

With EMUI 11, you can share memories without undermining your privacy. When you capture the moment and share your life experience, at the time you are not aware that the picture contains traces of private information.

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Now, Huawei allows its users to before sending a photo, they can opt to remove the potentially sensitive information within it such as location and photo info using the toggle button. Check the instructions below.

How to enable privacy option:

  • Select the picture, which you want to share
  • Click the privacy option menu that appears on the top of the screen
  • Privacy option dialogue box pop on the screen
  • Using toggle button, enable Remove location info and Remove photo info
  • At last, click OK

Furthermore, users can manage notes, while keeping them secure. The company has improvedd the notepad feature with the latest EMUI version. Now, it incorporates a security-oriented feature, Note lock. It seals any number of your notes away in a digital vault of sorts, and unlocking is only possible with a registered fingerprint, enrolled face, or password.

How to enable NoteLock:

  • Open notepad or existing notes
  • Click on the More option from the bottom menu bar
  • A list with Add lock and the print option appears on the screen
  • Select Add Lock and choose the type of lock
  • Verify and lock the notes
  • Next time when you open that note you’ll need to verify your identity to unlock it

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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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Huawei EMUI Tip: How to use Magazine unlock

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Huawei Magazine Unlock

EMUI comes with a bunch of new features, these features describe the core of the software system with new access. On the other hand, there are some personalization features that could further enhance your Huawei EMUI user experience by adding a layer of fun right on your lock screen, such as Magazine Unlock.

Magazine Unlock:

Magazine unlock shows your different images on the lock screen each time the screen is accessed. The feature also offers you categories to images, which you can subscribe to or unsubscribe with the check box on the right side of the category.

The Magazine unlock feature currently supports 8 types of pre-installed wallpaper categories including:

  1. Featured
  2. Leica photography
  3. Travel
  4. Transportation
  5. Celebrities
  6. Style
  7. Life
  8. Sports

Other than these, you can add images from Gallery or set gallery images as Favorite. You can enable the Magazine Unlock feature from the Settings.

  1. Open Settings
  2. Display & wallpaper
  3. Select Magazine unlock
  4. Tap the slider on the right side of the Magazine unlock

Huawei Magazine Unlock

Enable categories:

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  • Select a category by tapping on the checking the box

Add from Gallery:

  • New images can be added to Magazine unlock from the gallery by tapping on the + icon and adding the images.

Huawei Magazine unlock feature has its own functionalities that bring the user to the core of its perfection but the feature surely requires more attention in terms of categories that could keep the user refreshed all of the time.

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How to exit from EMUI 12 beta [Full Guide]

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Huawei has finally begun the beta testing for the next major software version, EMUI 12 in the global market. At present, the EMUI 12 beta is open for top flagships including Mate 40, P40, and Mate 30 series smartphones. So, if you are EMUI 12 eligible device owner, you should participate in the software testing program. This beta project allows you to explore the new OS and its feature ahead of stable rollout.

Meanwhile, some users may be worried or thinking about what happened if they don’t like the changes made with EMUI 12 over the existing EMUI 11. Also, you may be unsatisfied with the latest beta rollout.

So, here we’re to show you, how to exit EMUI 12 beta program and get back to your EMUI 11 version with the simple steps mentioned below in the article.

exit EMUI 12 beta

EMUI 12:

Since the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0, every Huawei user’s eager eye is on this new OS because of its offers. But, currently, it is limited to the Chinese market due to some reasons. On the other hand, global users are still awaited to install HM OS on their devices.

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In the meantime, Huawei announced the EMUI 12 inspired by HarmonyOS for global consumers, which gives almost similar experiences to that. Early this month, the Chinese tech maker started the EMUI 12 beta in major markets such as Germany, France, and more.

How to exit EMUI 12 beta:

  • Start Beta App
  • Sign up with Huawei ID
  • Select “Me”
  • Tap on “Join Project”
  • Tap on “Available Project”
  • Select the project that you have already joined (EMUI 12 Beta)
  • Select unsubscribe or sign out option

Note: After you have sent the application to leave, Huawei will process your application within 48 hours. Afterward, you will no longer receive beta notifications.

After you unsubscribe from the project, you can downgrade to the previous version of EMUI via HiSuite.

Huawei P40 EMUI 12

EMUI 12 Features:

EMUI 12 comes with an enhanced user interface design that reflects the design scheme of the HarmonyOS, new animation, adjust the size and weight of font using the slider, new control panel, notification center, and more.

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