Huawei, the tech giant and a known name in the telecommunications and network industry has a wide variety of phones. Some of the phones have similar names which make it hard to differentiate between them. For example, Huawei has a Huawei P9 Lite which was launched in 2016 and Huawei P9 Lite 2017, which, obviously was launched in 2017.
There is a new update for the Huawei P9 Lite, the phone that was released in 2016. To be specific, the model number is VNS-L21. This update brings about new features, bug fixes, performance optimisations and the latest Android security patch for the month of July 2018. All this is a part of the build C10B399.
The main highlight of this new update is its support for three-finger gesture that is used to capture a screenshot. This feature is already present in many Motorola phones and will now be available on Huawei phones as well. This means you will now be able to use three-finger to tap on the screen and capture the screenshot.
Huawei says this update will reduce the Phone Manager’s cleanup time to less than one minute and will add more scenarios to support the one-touch split-screen feature.
After this update, you can see a new button in the Recent applications card. When this is touched, the screen will split. But this feature is limited to applications which support split-screen mode. This update also optimises data usage by allowing users to specify the start date of their data plans. It optimises the quick-calling by enabling the speaker mode by default. To enable this feature, press and hold the volume down button.
Third-party applications which store photos can be restored if they are deleted by mistake, because of the presence of “Recently-deleted” folder. The screen recording feature will be optimised by this update since it removes the time limits which was earlier present.
Since it is an OTA update, it will take some more time to reach the Huawei P9 Lite devices. You can either wait for the download notification or force the update through your phone’s Settings menu.