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HarmonyOS Update

MatePad Pro 12.6 update brings new optimizations [September 2021]



Huawei Matepad pro

Huawei is rolling out a new HarmonyOS 2.0 update for the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 tablet. This software update brings optimizations in the existing features for a better user experience. The MatePad 12.6 users can upgrade with new firmware (C00E160R1P17) and it comes with a download size of 604MB.

The Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 update is currently rolling out in China and sending in the early stage of rollout. Meanwhile, it may take time to cover every MatePad Pro 12.6 tablet.

According to the changelog, this update optimized the rounded corner animation effect of the application, when it starts. Additionally, it also improved the forced restart mode experience to prevent accidental touches. To access the forced restart mode, users need to press the volume down button and power button at the same time for more than ten seconds.


Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 update


  • Optimize the rounded corner animation effect when the application starts.


  • Adjust the forced restart mode to improve the experience of preventing accidental touch. Press the volume down button and the power button at the same time for more than ten seconds to enter the forced restart mode.

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Things to remember:

These optimizations for your MatePad Pro 12.6 will arrive via OTA and before you download the update, there are some points to need to take care of. For your information, this update does not erase users’ personal data, but we recommend you take a backup in advance.

Moreover, use a stable connection to download this update by maintaining enough battery and storage on your device. Also, make sure that your device is not root. Lastly, follow the download steps carefully.

How to check for download:

Via Settings

  • Open Settings
  • Then tap on System & updates.
  • Click Software update.
  • Tap on Check for updates option.
  • If a new update shows up, then click Download and install.

Via Support app:

  • Alternatively, the users can also check for the new update via the Support app. To do so:
  • Open the app.
  • Then go to the Service tab and click the Update button.
  • Tap on Check for update option, if found any then click Download and install.
  • After installing reboot the device.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6:

Huawei MatePad Pro is the flagship tablet from Huawei that comes with a 12.6-inch premium OLED display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio and 2560 x 1600 pixel resolutions. It is powered by the Kirin 9000E processor with Mali-G78 GPU.

This tablet packs a massive 10050mAh battery along with support for 40W fast charging. It equips a triple rear camera setup with a 13MP+8MP camera lens and a 3D depth-sensing camera. On the front, it has an 8MP selfie shooter.

In terms of software, the MatePad Pro 12.6 comes pre-packed with HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. Furthermore, the connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi, and USB Type-C. It is available in different RAM and storage variants.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.