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Huawei Nova 6 Series Software Updates [July 10, 2021]



Introduced in December 2019, Huawei Nova 6 series comes in three models including Huawei Nova 6, Nova 6 5G, and Nova 6 SE.

Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G equips 6.57-inch FHD+ displays with pill type hole-punch display and powered by the flagship Kirin 990 processor for both 4G and 5G models. Huawei Nova 6 SE comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ punch-hole display and equips a 7nm Kirin 810 processor.

Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G have 40MP triple camera systems and a dual selfie camera including an ultra-wide-angle camera. On the other hand, Huawei Nova 6 SE has a 48MP Quad camera setup with a single selfie cam.

From the software side, Huawei Nova 6, Nova 6 5G, and Nova 6 SE come pre-installed with EMUI 10. Now EMUI 11 (Android 10.1) upgrades are available for Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G users.


For more improvements, Huawei delivers monthly software updates to improve this lineup, and once a year, the phone receives OS updates.

In this article, you can capture all of the Huawei Nova 6 series updates, changes, improvements, made to these device’s EMUI firmware to date.

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Latest Updates

July 8, 2021:

Huawei released the HarmonyOS 2.0 stable update that brings a new user interface and features for the Chinese variants of Nova 6 and 6 5G devices. Read More 


July 5, 2021:

Huawei Nova 6 and 6 5G smartphone users are begun to receive the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update in the Chinese market. Read More

June 24, 2021:

Huawei sents second  HarmonyOS 2 beta update for Huawei Nova 6 SE smartphones, which brings a number of new improvements for the device. Read More


June 21, 2021: 

Huawei has sated to send a new HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta software update for Nova 6 and 6 5G smartphones in China. Read More

June 2, 2021:

Huawei released a new software update for the Huawei Nova 6 and 6 5G that adds smart messaging settings, quick add icons, call stability optimization, sound experience. Read More


May 20, 2021:

Huawei begins to send the April 2021 security release note for the Nova 6, 6 5G, and 6 SE lineup that fixes bugs and issues on the devices to protect them against threats. Read More

April 12, 2021:

Huawei has kicked off a new software update for Nova 6 and 6 5G, which installed the security patch released in March 2021 to improves system security. Read More


April 8, 2021:

Huawei Nova 6 SE smartphone receiving March 2021 security improvements, which solves some known exploits and issues in the device. Read More

March 24, 2021:

Huawei sending a new software update to Nova 6 smartphone users, which installs the security update released in February 2021. Read more


March 16, 2021:

Huawei has begun sending another firmware update for Nova 6 SE that brings optimization for the system and third-party app support and more. Read more

March 4, 2021:

Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G users getting a new software update with improvements for security and better system performance. Read more.


March 4, 2021:

Huawei Nova 6 SE smartphone users getting a new firmware update that installs security patches released in February 2021 for better system security. Read more.

February 4, 2021:

Huawei Nova 6 SE getting new security patches released in January 2021, for better system security. Read more.


February 2, 2021:

Huawei Nova 6 grabbing security enhancements with the latest software update. Read more here.

January 19, 2021:

Huawei Improves Nova 6 SE system stability with a new software update. Read more.


December 29, 2020:

Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G users receiving a bunch of new improvements with the latest software update. Read more.

December 25, 2020:

EMUI version rolling out for Huawei Nova 6 SE users getting December 2020 security patch that improves system security.


December 10, 2020:

EMUI update for Nova 6 SE that installs the November 2020 security patch for further security improvements.

November 21, 2020:

EMUI stable EMUI 11 version released for Nova 6 series users on EMUI 10.1 and EMUI 11 beta tester.


November 17, 2020:

EMUI third beta for Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G that improves video editing feature, optimizes system stability as well as installs October 2020 security patch.

October 22, 2020:

EMUI second beta version released for Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G brings new optimizations for system and fixes the display issues.


October 14, 2020:

EMUI version for Huawei Nova 6/Nova 6 5G and EMUI for Nova 6 SE receiving the September 2020 security patch.

September 22, 2020:

EMUI first beta version released for Nova 6 and 6 Pro with new and improved multi-window mode, super notepad, smoother animations, subtle effect icons, and more.


September 14, 2020:

Huawei has started recruiting Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G smartphones for EMUI 11 beta testing program. currently, this testing is limited to Chinese users.

July 30, 2020:

EMUI version released for Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G receiving July 2020 security patch.


EMUI update for Huawei Nova 6 SE getting May 2020 security update.

June 25, 2020:

EMUI new update available for Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G that brings May 2020 security update for improved system security.

May 22, 2020:


EMUI stable EMUI 10.1 version for Huawei Nova 6 and 6 5G and EMUI stable EMUI 10.1 version for Nova 6 SE. The stable EMUI 10.1 version offers the new EMUI 10.1 features.

April 24, 2020:

EMUI public beta released for Huawei Nova 6, Nova 6 5G and Nova 6 SE that brings multi-device control panel, split screen, dark mode, screen sharing and much more.

April 9, 2020:


EMUI beta update released for Huawei Nova 6, Nova 6 5G and Nova 6 SE with new multi-screen collaboration, screen sharing, cross device gallery, answer call through PC.

March 29, 2020:

EMUI update for Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G with March 2020 security patch that improves system security and system stability optimizations.

March 24, 2020:


EMUI version released for Huawei Nova 6 SE with February 2020 security update, improving system security that fixing 2 critical and 20 high levels of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE).

March 05, 2020:

EMUI update for Huawei Nova 6 SE installs optimizations for Audio playback, improves the sound experience, and optimizes system stability.

EMUI version released for Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G users that brings new improvements for the system.


March 05, 2020:

EMUI update for Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G adds knuckle gestures, system optimizations, and February 2020 security patch.

January 23, 2020:

EMUI update for Huawei Nova 6 SE installs optimizations for calling, fingerprint unlocking, and system stability.


January 23, 2020:

EMUI update for Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G brings optimization for the camera and system.

January 09, 2020:

EMUI update for Huawei Nova 6 SE brings application optimization and compatibility, optimizations for fingerprint, system, and December 2019 security patch.


January 01, 2020:

EMUI update for Huawei Nova 6, Nova 6 5G and Nova 6 SE brings Link Turbo network aggregation technology, optimizes camera photo effects with more realistic colors and optimizes system stability.


EMUI Update History





Huawei Nova 6, Nova 6 5G EMUI Optimizes camera, system, install Link Turbo


Huawei Nova 6 SE EMUI Optimizes camera, apps, fingerprint, system and installs December security


Huawei Nova 6, Nova 6 5G EMUI Optimizes camera, audio, system stability December security patch


Huawei Nova 6 SE EMUI Optimizes camera and system


Huawei Nova 6, Nova 6 5G EMUI Adds knuckle gestures, optimizes system, install February 2020 security


Huawei Nova 6 SE EMUI Optimizes audio playback, improves sound experience and system


How to update:

Via Settings:

Open Settings
Click on ‘System & updates’
Click on ‘Software update’
Click on ‘Download and install’

Via HiCare:


Open HiCare app
Click on the ‘Services’ tab
Click on ‘Update’
Click on ‘Download and install’

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EMUI 12 Features: New UI design, Motion effect, Control Panel, Device Plus and more




Huawei has released the EMUI 12 operating system, which comes with a suite of new features, user interface (UI) design, animation effects, seamless device controller, and other important enhancements over EMUI 11.

EMUI 12 design reflects the design scheme of the HarmonyOS operating system. From UI to features, all carry the same rhythm. However, Huawei has remained silent on the based software of EMUI 12.

Let’s jump to the matter, and explore the EMUI 12 Features:

Minimalist Design:

EMUI 12 comes with a new innovative user interface design that has beautiful rounds corners and provides a seamless viewing experience. There are finely tuned gradients that create a perfect sense of depth in the display, while the simple black, white and blue color format offers a clean and refined look.


EMUI 12 seamless design

Motion Effects:

This EMUI software comes with new animation effects that reflect realistic gravity and magnet animation effects. The latest animations added to the UI reflects the celestial objects move in the universe, and makes the overall touch interaction more smoother and interactive.

Font Weight:

The new software supports stepless weight adjustment, which allows you to adjust the size and the weight of the font by just adjusting the slider. This new feature enhances the user’s viewing experience and makes the UI labels more visible for better UI controls.

stepless font

Control Panel:

Control Panel is an all-in-one solution that you can access by swiping down from the top right corner of the display. The Control Panel consists of audio playback, WiFi, and Bluetooth settings on the same screen.


EMUI 12 Control Panel

That’s not it because the Control Panel the above-mentioned controls are followed by shortcut switches section. There’s also a Device+ section. The aim of the Control Panel is to provide you the quickest possible options on the go without at the fastest pace.

Notification Center:

Compared to the EMUI 11, the Notification Center is now separated from the Quick settings panel. The users now have a brand new notification center, that you can access via swiping down from the top left corner of the display.


Finally, let’s talk about the “Device+”. This feature resembles the Super Device feature on the HarmonyOS 2. What are the use cases? Let’s take a brief look.

You can simply tap on the MatePad icon (as shown in the image) to activate a multi-screen collaboration with MatePad. This will help you conduct calls, send messages, and check photos from your phone on the tablet screen.


EMUI 12 Device+

Once connected with MateBook, you can edit your phone’s files directly using your laptop’s bigger display with ease of access. Want to enjoy your phone’s content on an even bigger display? Don’t worry, EMUI 12’s Device+ supports Huawei Vision smart TVs.

Lastly, the earbuds support of the Device+ allows you to listen to should of the other connected device such as Huawei Vision, without disturbing other people.

Distributed File System:

Distributed File System is quite powerful and works best, with this feature, you can get instant access to your phone documents or photos as easily as to access another disk drive on your laptop.

Most interestingly, these all functionalities can be conducted without touching your phone’s data cable.


distributed file system


MeeTime video calls were introduced with EMUI 10.1 and improved in EMUI 11. With EMUI 12, Huawei is taking a step ahead, this feature now supports cross-device video calls, you can seamlessly shift video calls picked up on your phone to Huawei Vision by using the MeeTime Video Call Transfer feature, and shift the call back to your phone, as per your requirement.

Huawei Meetime


Time to come to an important part – Performance, the EMUI 12, provides faster web pages and apps loading as you scroll. You can return to the page next time as you load it up.

Even after a long term of use, the EMUI 12 ensures to provide optimum performance, operation response, and app startup as it was doing initially.


Lastly, the security. EMUI 12 comes with better security and privacy protection, You can input your password to unlock your phone from your laptop while being connected to the Multi-screen collaboration feature.


Moreover, you can set your smartwatch as a trusted device of your phone for extra protection. Your phone will only respond when your phone is connected via Face unlock.

Also, Read:

Huawei HarmonyOS Upgrade Plan: Devices and Rollout Time [List]

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite September 2021 security patch out for global users [EMUI]



Huawei Mate 20 Lite

Global users are receiving the September 2021 security patch on the Huawei Mate 20 Lite smartphone. The update has only brought the bug fixes mentioned in the security bulletins released for September this year. Speaking of which, Huawei didn’t release any update after June 2021 security patch for this device in overseas markets.

Debuted in 2018, Huawei Mate 20 Lite comes pre-installed with EMUI 8 operating system. Later, the company sends two major updates for this base smartphone and it’s currently running on EMUI 10. Although, it didn’t receive the EMUI 11, still counts as an important device of the company. Thus, it timely gest new features, bug fixes, and system optimizations.

As reported by HuaweiBlog, the September 2021 security patch contains the EMUI version for Huawei Mate 20 Lite users. However, the changelog doesn’t seem to contain much due to its smaller update size. There are no additional features or major modification come with the security note. You can check the details below:

Changelog Details:

  • Update Version: EMUI (C432E12R1P1)
  • Update Size: 116 MB
  • Changelog: This update integrates security patches released in September 2021 for improved system security.

EMUI September 2021 security patch

(Image from HuaweiBlog)


How to Download:

Huawei Mate 20 Lite users can download the latest EMUI September 2021 security patch from the smartphone’s setting. Still, there are many things a user needs to consider before installing the update.

A battery level of more than 20% is required, so your device won’t be worn out during the procedure. At the same, users also need to ensure adequate storage in the system and stable network connection.

However, the update size is rather small, so you can also make the download with personal mobile data easily. Also remember, not to disturb the process or use the smartphone in between the installation. Below you can check the downloading steps-

  • Open your smartphone and go to Settings
  • Now tap on the System & updates
  • Then open Software Update
  • From here select Check for updates
  • If an update is available, it’ll pop up on your phone
  • Click on Download and install
  • Wait for the process to complete, and Restart your device
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Huawei EMUI October 2021 Updates List



October 2021 EMUI updates List

Huawei released the October 2021 EMUI security patch details ahead of time and the company has also confirmed the devices that will participate under the October 2021 EMUI security updates rollout program.

We know that Huawei has skipped the August security patch rollout for some of the Huawei devices, instead, the Chinese tech maker decided to put a send button in September for different models and in various markets around the globe.

But the biggest concern is that “whether and when Huawei will send a new major update to the global consumers?” In our view, it’s a pretty legit question and remained unexplored up until now. However, we may witness, the launch of HarmonyOS 3.0 at the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 alongside HarmonyOS 3.0.

Meanwhile, the security and software improvements update rollout continues to expand and there are a lot of new devices that are ready in line to receive their share of the software update.


Here, via this EMUI October 2021 updates List, you can access all of the rollout updates and their briefing that rolling out in the month of October 2021.

October 2021 EMUI updates List

Huawei EMUI October 2021 updates:

October 17, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro global units with EMUI 11 is receiving a new security software update that brings Stepmerb 2021 security patch.
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 and MatePad 10Ts gets new software update upgrades with the latest security patches as well as a bunch of new Apps, Read more

October 16, 2021:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 getting October 2021 software update that brings system stability improvements.

October 9, 2021:

  • Huawei Watch Fit New firmware update rolling out with version upgrading from This update also adds new Skipping Rope feature and optimizations for the system for improving system performance.

October 3, 2021:

  1. Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro, Enjoy Z 5G, and Maimang 9 5G receiving HarmonyOS 2.0 version
  2. Huawei Maimang 8 and Enjoy 9S getting new software with HarmonyOS 2.0 version This update brings important improvements for the system stability to improve the overall user experience and performance.

October 2021 Security Patch:

October 2021 EMUI security patch brings 46 fixes address by Google and 56 fixes address by the manufacturer Huawei. However, the company is still sending the September 2021 security release note to different regions.

Besides, this Chinese phone maker also published the HarmonyOS security patch details for September 2021. At the same time, it also started to roll out this update for various devices on HarmonyOS 2.0 by the start of this month.

October 2021 security patch fixes a total of 46 CVE, among them, there’s one critical level, 27 are of high level, and 2 medium level CVE fixes. In addition, 16 CVEs were already included in previously released fixes.

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