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Huawei Watch GT 2 firmware update brings hidden features [Details]

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Huawei Watch GT 2 hidden features

Last December, Huawei rolled out a new firmware update for Huawei Watch GT 2 series smartwatches. This update comes with a bunch of new features including lock screen password, enhanced workout modes, Health monitoring features, and added important app – Petal Maps.

However, these aren’t the only feature that comes with this major software update for Huawei Watch GT 2. Because there are some hidden surprise features. So, did you already them? If yes, then it’s great. But, if you haven’t already, then we got you covered.

According to the information, the latest major Huawei Watch GT 2 series update brings hidden features mentioned below:

  • Enhanced mode security unlock
  • Stopwatch
  • One-click reset of the timer

Huawei Watch GT 2 hidden features

Version details:

Huawei Watch GT 2 users can get these features after upgrading over version 11.0.14.25 and above. While the Watch GT 2e users need to install 11.0.14.13 can enjoy these features.

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So, Huawei Watch GT 2 does know about the new hidden features and how to enable them on your smartwatch. Let’s take a look:

Enhanced mode security unlock

The enhanced mode can determine whether the smart quick unlock is currently available through detection data such as the distance of the device and the wearing position. This mode allows to quickly unlock the device by entering password, fingerprint, and face verification. However, the user doesn’t need to worry because it is fully safe.

To enable:

  • Keep the Huawei Watch GT 2 and phone connected
  • Open smartphone Settings
  • Tap on biometric and password
  • Tap on smart unlock
  • Turn on smart unlock and enhanced mode switch

To add a device:

  • Click on Add to unlock the device
  • Select your smartwatch from the paired device list
  • Follow on-screen instructions

Huawei Watch GT 2 hidden features

Stopwatch

In the upgarded verison, a new timer button has been added to the smartwatch to the timer interface of the Stopwatch app on the watch. During the timing process, you can click while recording, so that multiple records can be acquired at the same time. For example, while calculating sports data for an entire class/team, it is very convenient to record multiple data.

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One-click reset of the timer

Nowadays, we use the time for several tasks but this little gadget is really very useful and can help us in time management very effectively. After all, deadlines are the primary productive force. Everyone can use timers to develop the concept of time.

After this upgrade, the original exit button of the timer interface in the watch changed to the reset button. So, if you need time again, click to reset with one button without going back to the previous level.

To exit:

  • Tap Pause Timer
  • Tap on Reset button
  •  Swipe left to exit the timer

(Source: Huawei)

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January 2022 security update available for Huawei Nova 5i and 5i Pro

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Huawei Nova 5i January 2022 update

Huawei has started to rollout the latest January 2022 HarmonyOS security update for Nova 5i and Nova 5i Pro smartphones for improved system security. As it fixes the common vulnerabilities and bugs found in the latest software system.

According to the information, the Huawei Nova 5i and 5i Pro January 2022 update come with upgraded HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.211 from base version  2.0.0.210. So, the models receiving update are:

  • Huawei Nova 5i (GLK-AL00)
  • Huawei Nova 5i (GLK-TL00)
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro (SPN-AL00)

For all the above-mentioned smartphone owners, it is recommended you upgrade to the latest HarmonyOS version as soon as possible. Because, alongside security improvements, this update also boosts the overall performance of the system.

Furthermore, the January 2022 HarmonyOS security update fixes a total of 130 CVEs in the whole system. Among them, 4 CVE in the framework, 10 CVEs in the system, 5 CVEs in the application, and 111 CVEs resolved in the third-party libraries.

One thing worth mentioning, Huawei Nova 5i and 5i Pro are listed under the quarterly update section of the HarmonyOS security bulletin. But, for a long time, the company is serving monthly updates even they were mentioned on the quarterly list.

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Huawei Nova 5i January 2022 update

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Points to remember:

  • Take a backup of your important data
  • Maintain at least 30% battery on your smartphone
  • Keep enough Storage on your device
  • It’s a staged rollout and may take time to reach your device

How to check for updates:

To download the update, open the Settings, tap in system & updates, tap on software update. Click on CHECKS FOR UPDATES and wait while the smartphone is checking for updates. If a new update appears on the device, tap on the download and install option. After completion of the update process, the device automatically reboots.

Huawei Nova 5i:

Huawei Nova 5i comes with a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2310 resolution. The smartphone is powered by the Kirin 710 12nm processor. It is paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB of memory.

The device packs a 4000 mAh battery and runs on the Android 9 based EMUI 9.1 OS. The Nova 5i equips a triple rear camera setup with a 24MP+16MP+2MP lens. On the front, it has a 16MP selfie camera.

(Source: Huawei)

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Huawei Nova 5 and 5 Pro getting January 2022 security update [HM OS]

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Huawei Nova 5 January 2022 update

Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro smartphones running on HarmonyOS are receiving a new software that brings January 2022 security update. This firmware update increases the security of the device by fixing different levels of exploits and issues.

With this January 2022 update, Huawei upgraded the software system of Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro smartphones to deliver better performance. As per the information, the latest update brings HarmonyOS 2.0.0.212 version for Nova 5 smartphone.

On the other hand, Huawei Nova 5 Pro smartphone user gets upgraded HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.212/213. According to the changelog, this update only installs security improvements and doesn’t have any other special changes to mention.

Models receiving update:

  • Huawei Nova 5 (SEA-AL00)
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro (SEA-AL10)

For your information, this update is rolling out in batches in China. You can also check the update by visiting phone settings and requesting through the My Huawei app. Check the update steps below.

Huawei Nova 5 January 2022 update

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Version Information:

Huawei Nova 5 smartphone users grabbing HM OS version 2.0.0.212 from 2.0.0.210. While the Nova 5 Pro users receiving HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.212/213 upgraded from 2.0.0.210/211.

Update steps:

Huawei Nova 5 users can check and download the update manually by visiting the phone’s Settings, then tap on system & updates, open software updates, and from here select CHECK FOR UPDATES. If an update appears on your smartphone, tap on the download and install option. Keep patience, while the update package is downloading.

On the other hand, users can also request the update through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, go to update, and follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade over the latest firmware version.

Important Points:

Make sure that your device is not root and keep adequate battery and storage before downloading the update. Also, we recommend you take a backup of your important data and follow the update instruction carefully.

(Source: Huawei)

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Stable EMUI 12 update rolling out for Huawei Mate Xs folding smartphone

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Huawei Mate Xs EMUI 12

EMUI 12 fire is spreading among Huawei global consumers. However, Huawei has begun the rollout of stable EMUI 12 for eligible smartphones. Recently, the company has released the EMUI 12 major update for Huawei Mate Xs folding smartphone.

Earlier, Huawei has officially confirmed Huawei Mate Xs eligibility to receive EMUI 12 major software update in the first half of 2022. As mentioned in the schedule, the Chinese tech maker has dispatched the stable EMUI 12 update for Huawei Mate Xs even without organizing the beta activity.

According to Huaweiblog, Huawei Mate Xs stable EMUI 12 major update comes with version 12.0.0.218 (C432E4R2P4). To update over this latest EMUI version, Huawei Mate Xs users need to download the software update package that weighs around 4.73GB.

Speaking about Huawei Mate Xs, it is the second foldable smartphone of the company initially packed with EMUI 10.0 software system. Following this, this phone received EMUI 10.1 and EMUI 11 software versions.

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Yes! this is the moment of joy for Huawei Mate Xs global users as the phone is upgrading over the latest EMUI 12 system, which is inspired by HarmonyOS. After installing EMUI 12 major update, users can easily spot the difference in the overall appearance and performance of the system.

By exploring the Huawei Mate Xs changelog, we found that it brings an intuitive interface, flexible font, smart folders, cross-device file management, separate notification, and control panel as well as much more interesting. [Full changelog below]

Huawei Mate Xs EMUI 12

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Huawei Mate Xs Full changelog:

Innovative interactions

Font: Supports more flexible font customization where you can adjust font size and width with a slider.

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Neuromorphic Theme: Applies the concept of neuromorphic to UI elements. It uses simple colors, tones, shadows, and highlights to achieve a more realistic effect.

Smart Folders: Supports pressing and holding app folders on the home screen to enlarge them and make it easier to access the apps inside.

Notification Panel: This allows you to swipe down from the top left of the screen to access the notification panel to view notifications,

Control Panel: Swipe down from the top right of the screen to access the control panel to use shortcuts. Adds audio control to the panel to make it easier to switch between different audio devices and apps.

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Smart Life in all scenarios

Cross-Device File Management: Supports accessing documents or pictures on the phone via a laptop without connecting the two devices with a data cable.

Huawei Share: Improves the transfer speed of Huawei Share for faster file sharing between Huawei phones, tablets, and laptops

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