Huawei P40 Lite getting December 2020 security update

Back in September last year, Huawei introduced EMUI 11 and started to test the beta for its eligible smartphones. The company has concluded the beta program in China by sending the stable version and the rollout of this update for the global variant is also underway.

Many of the Huawei smartphones are getting the taste of the EMUI 11 version while the P40 Lite users are still waiting for this update to hit their devices. However, the company is sending a new update for the Huawei P40 Lite users which installs December 2020 security update.

This security update installs the security improvements released in December 2020, which fixes different levels of exploits and issues to protect your device against threats. Besides the security improvements, the update does not bring any new features or changes to the phone.

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The latest firmware for the Huawei P40 Lite can be identified with the EMUI 10.1 version along with the update size of 166MB. It is important to note that the update is currently released for the users in Europe and will soon expand to other regions as well.

Also, it is rolling out in batches so it may take time to reach your smartphone. If you have received the update then here are the steps to download it on your smartphone.

How to update:

Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System & updates
  • Open Software update
  • Tap on Check for updates option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Download via Support app:

  • Open the Support app on your device
  • Go to the Service tab
  • Click on the update button
  • Tap on Check for update option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device


  • Security: Integrates security patches released in December 2020 for improved system security.
  • Security patch details: According to the December 2020 security patch bulletin, the December security update fixes 1 critical and 11 high levels of CVE’s for improved system security

(Via – Huawei Central)

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