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Huawei Nova 5T users facing WiFi connectivity and battery drain issue after upgrading over EMUI 11

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The quad rear camera phone – Huawei Nova 5T, is powered by Kirin 980 flagship processor and comes with the latest design that interacts with the user.

Talking about its operating, it was initially packed with Android-based OS EMUI 9.1 and further receiving EMUI 10, EMUI 10.1, and EMUI 11 major software upgrades that provide a new user experience.

The EMUI 11 rollout for Nova 5T is soon going to conclude worldwide. To date, most of the devices were upgraded over EMUI 11 in different parts of the globe. The latest custom OS brings a number of new features that enhance system performance and provide a new user interface.

After installing EMUI 11, some Huawei phone users and Bjørnar Svanes from Norway reported some bugs and issues with their respective models. One thing worth mentioning, not every user is satisfied with new offerings or these updates may create some problem in existing systems.

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Recently, a Huawei Nova 5T user contacted us and informed us about a WiFi network and battery drainage issue pop up on his smartphone after shifting on EMUI 11 from EMUI 10.1.

According to the user, after EMUI 11 update, he is facing problems in connecting local home WiFi and observed that the battery is draining very fast compared to the EMUI 10.1. He added that previously the WiFi gets connected normally but now many times a day “Rejected access to network” notification pop-ups.

This issue reporter believes that 99.5% it’s all happing because of the latest major update and requesting Huawei to deliver a new network stability update to resolve this problem. Also, he is regretting why he updated to the new EMUI version when he is happy with the existing version.

However, here’s a quick solution to this problem that may help.

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To solve this network problem, two option are there:

  • Revert to EMUI 11 to EMUI 10.1
  • Rollback to EMUI 10.1 and re-install the EMUI 11 upgrades

We recommend the user back up the data and roll it back to EMUI 10.1 via using HiSuit app on PC and Mac. If the user wants to again upgrade to EMUI 11 then try via the HiSuite with a proper installation.

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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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WiFi and Battery Issues hits HarmonyOS 2 powered phones, and Huawei is rolling out fixes

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HarmonyOS is a long-awaited operating system that made its debut at HDC 2019, and with initially lightened the smart screens smart TVs. However, Huawei quickly jumped into the improvement pipeline and made more improvements to this new OS.

In the following year, Huawei introduced HarmonyOS 2.0 at Huawei Developer Conference 2020 and announced its arrival for smartphones, which was a very surprising moment of the conference.

As last December became the first milestone in HarmonyOS 2’s journey in smartphones with the initiation of beta testing.

And on June 2, 2021, the Chinese tech giant finally made this operating system available on smartphones and began the public testing of the device.

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Since then, Huawei is continuously upgrading eligible devices with a bunch of software updates and patches to improve the overall system stability, fixed bugs, and optimize the user experience.

Battery and WiFi issue:

But there are a few issues that hit hard HarmonyOS beta testers. These are related to WiFi and Battery performance.

According to the information, during the testing, a large number of beta testers have reported problems with WiFi connection and weak battery performance after upgrading to HarmonyOS 2. These kinds of problems are quite common in beta testing.

Thereafter, Huawei began the rollout of new software updates coupled with optimizations and fixes for issues in the WiFi and battery section. Aside from these, Huawei also sending optimizations for fingerprint scanner efficiency on support devices running HarmonyOS 2.

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Furthermore, Huawei is planning a big upgrade that will rollout this month and expected to bring a number of new changes in the user interface as well as in features.

Learn more about HarmonyOS features in the linked article below.

HarmonyOS Features: Control Panel, Super Device, Service Center, App Gestures, Task Center, Widgets and more

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These Android apps are putting users’ data at risk, be aware [May 2021]

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When software technology has reached the pinnacle in today’s era, it has been impossible to always stay protected from the virus and bugs. Because our day starts with the software applications as well as ends with them.

In other words, we can say that the Android Apps has been making a great place in our daily routine. We also can’t deny that they have almost every piece of information about us.

However, somewhere we need to feed our data in the Android applications to activate them. But have you ever think that if your data has been safe or not?

According to the latest report generated from Check Point Research, many popular Android apps have been harming users’ personal information because of third-party applications’ inadequate security arrangements.

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The report points out that 23 different apps obtainable from Google Play Store have individual security problems. Shockingly, these apps have recorded 50,000 to 10 million downloads, which show their popularity.

How the data has been misused:

The data collected and stores through these apps are used by the hackers to modify it and further spread the malware, phishing links, misleading contents, and notifications.

What Android apps have security problems:

The research firm detected 23 Android apps that have these security problems. Among them, 13 apps are said to work on real-time database information.

The report individually pointed out 5 different Android apps with thousands of registered users, which are described as follows-

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  • Astro Guru- AstroGuru is an astrology app that claims gives you the best of palm reading by actually scanning your palm. It has over 10 million installs
  • iFax- This app allows you to send faxes as you would from a fax machine. It’s using by more than 5 million people & 20,000 companies.
  • Logo Maker- This graphic design app has more than 170,000 signups. The agency noticed that it can access user names, account IDs, emails, and passwords.
  • Screen Recorder- With more than 10 million downloads it can track the users’ activity.
  • T’Leva- This free app that allows you, in the passenger version, to comfortably call for a taxi based on location, has more than 50,000 downloads. It can obtain the location data, full names, and phone numbers.

How to prevent from:

Well, there is no permanent way to be safe from these phenomena, only the precaution steps can help in avoiding them.

  1. In case you are using any of these applications, uninstall them
  2. Try to use two-factor authentication
  3. Set different passwords for different accounts
  4. Try not to feed your exact location
  5. Grant minimum permissions, if possible
  6. Use services that notify you of breaches and compromised accounts

These precautions can not completely avoid the transgression but can help in mitigating your risk of identity theft, fraud, and other scams.

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A new Android malware surfaced, steals information and spread through contacts

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Security researchers have detected a new kind of Malware on Android smartphones, which is design to steal your personal information such as bank details, and passwords. Not only this, it can spread through the victim’s contacts.

This malware as identifies as FluBot is download via phishing links, which can be disguised as a text message from a delivery company that asks users to click a link to track package delivery.

This fake phishing link installs the unwanted software or to be precise that information-stealing malware on Android smartphones.

Effects of this virus:

If this malware is somehow installed on the victim’s devices, it’s able to access the contact information and sends messages to other contacts, and spreads further.

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Once installed, it starts to steal the information including the bank details, passwords, contacts, virtual account details and uses them to harm the victim.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released security guidance to identify and remove FluBot malware. On the other hand network providers including Three and Vodafone have also issued warnings to users over the text message attacks.

It has also warned victims, who receive a fake text message not to click the link in the message or install any apps if prompted. Instead, they’re urged to forward the message to 7726 which is a free spam-reporting service led by smartphone companies – then to delete the message.

Meanwhile, people who’ve already clicked the link and downloaded the applications are recommended to not log in to any online account to put a pause on the attack.

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How to avoid:

When it comes to more technical preventions, users are recommended to download applications from the authorized app store including AppGallery, and keeping all their systems patched and updated. And be aware of not clicking any unnecessary app, while downloading from third-party stores.

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