realme has announced that it has begun rolling out realme UI 2.0 update that is based on Android 11 to 5 devices, the realme 7 Pro, realme 7 5G, X3 SuperZoom, realme 6 and realme C12. The update, which brings with it improvements to personalisation, security and privacy, and system and launcher settings to name a few.
The update also brings with it the ability to share personal hotspots with others via a QR code, meaning your realme device just became easier to share your data and become your own Wi-Fi hotspot network with friends and family.
Personalisation of your device has become much easier to do with the ability for realme users to tweak the interface to how they would like it and can even create their own wallpapers by selecting colours from images. Users can also easily select time periods to switch the device to Do Not Disturb which allows people to ‘switch off’ from digital distraction.
The rollout will begin in the next few weeks to months, with the update rolling out now for realme 7 5G and X3 SuperZoom users. While realme 7 Pro users can expect to see the update in the next month, with realme 6 and realme C21 devices likely to have access to the upgrade later in Q3 2021. Other devices, such as the realme C3 and C21 don’t yet have a confirmed date for the rollout of the update.
The full list of features and improvement are as follows:
- Personalise the user interface to make it your own
- Create your own wallpaper by picking colours from your photos.
- Pin Third-party icons for apps on the home screen.
- Implement any one of three Dark mode styles (enhanced, medium and gentle). Wallpapers and icons can also be adjusted to Dark mode; and the display contrast can be adjusted automatically to ambient light.
- Drag text, images or files out of a floating window or from one app to another app in Split screen mode.
- Optimise the editing page of Smart Sidebar: Two tabs are displayed and the order of items can be customised.
- Execute “Tone tunes”: Consecutive notification tones will be linked to form a single melody.
- Determine a time period when Do Not Disturb is on.
- View weather animations to provide a more interactive experience.
- Experience optimised vibration effects for text input and gameplay.
- Remove a folder or combine it with another one.
- Add filters for “Drawer mode” allowing you to search by name, install time or usage frequency to find an app more quickly.
Security and Privacy
- Trigger “App lock” on or off in Quick Settings.
- Display your personal emergency information to first responders, even when your screen is locked.
- Enhance privacy controls with “Permission manager”: You can now choose “Allow only once” for sensitive permissions to better protect your privacy.
- Reduce disturbances while gaming with “Immersive Mode” allowing you to stay focused on the game.
- Personalise the Game Assistant call-up method.
- You can share your personal hotspot with others via a QR code.
- Sync the photos in your Private Safe to the cloud via Cloud Sync.
- Experience improved photo editing features with upgraded algorithms and more markup effects and filters.
- Back up your photos, documents, system settings and more, making it easier to migrate to a new phone.
- Select the types of data to be backed up or restored.
- Create multiple backups for your phone.
- Harness the “Inertial Zoom” feature which makes zooming smoother during video shooting.
- Utilise level and grid features to help you compose videos.
Amplify faint sounds and soften loud sounds when wearing earphones via “Sound Amplifier.”
When speaking about the new user interface, realme Australia Managing Director, Andy Yang stated:
As a business our mission is to provide the best pound for pound consumer technology experience on the market. Not only does this mean great hardware, but great software too. realme UI 2.0 is the next phase of that journey, bringing consumers new and exciting features optimised specifically for the realme device they are using.
If you own a realme 7 5G or X3 SuperZoom device, you can head over to Settings > Software updates to see if the update is ready for you to download and try out the new features. If you have already installed the update, let us know your thoughts or suggestions for what else you’d like to see in any future possible updates in the comments below.