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Vivo V21 5G gets Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12: How to download and install


How to Download and Install Android 12 on Your Vivo Phone




Android 12 is the latest version of Google's operating system for smartphones and tablets. It brings a major redesign, new features, improved performance, and enhanced privacy. If you have a Vivo phone, you might be wondering how to download and install Android 12 on your device. In this article, we will guide you through the process of checking for, downloading, and installing Android 12 on your Vivo phone.




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What is Android 12 and Why You Should Upgrade




Android 12 is the 19th version of Android, which was first released in September 2008. It is the successor of Android 11, which was launched in September 2020. Android 12 introduces a new design language called Material You, which adapts the colors, shapes, and animations of the user interface based on your wallpaper and personal preferences. It also adds new features such as scrolling screenshots, conversation widgets, gaming mode, camera and mic indicators and toggles, approximate location permissions, and more. Additionally, Android 12 improves the performance, battery life, security, and privacy of your device.


Android 12 features




Some of the most notable features of Android 12 are:


  • Material You: A new design language that lets you personalize your phone with dynamic colors, shapes, and motions that match your wallpaper and mood.



  • Color extraction: A feature that automatically extracts the colors from your wallpaper and applies them to the system UI, notifications, settings, widgets, and supported apps.



  • Responsive motion: A feature that makes the UI feel alive with smooth animations and transitions that respond to your touch.



  • Conversation widgets: A feature that puts the conversations with the people you care about front-and-center on your home screen so you never miss a chat, call, or birthday.



  • Scrolling screenshots: A feature that lets you capture long screenshots of web pages, apps, or messages by scrolling down.



  • Gaming mode: A feature that optimizes your phone for gaming by blocking notifications, adjusting brightness, enabling Do Not Disturb mode, and more.



  • Camera and mic indicators and toggles: A feature that shows you when an app is using your camera or microphone in the status bar and lets you disable them with quick settings toggles.



  • Approximate location permissions: A feature that lets you choose whether to share your precise or approximate location with apps that request it.



Android 12 compatibility




Android 12 is compatible with most devices that run Android 11. However, not all devices will receive the update at the same time or with the same features. The availability and timing of the update depend on your device model, manufacturer, carrier, region, and other factors. Generally speaking, newer and flagship devices are more likely to get the update sooner than older and budget devices.


Vivo is one of the popular smartphone brands that offers devices in various segments based on Android OS with its own skin called Funtouch OS or Origin OS. Vivo has announced that it will roll out Android 12 update to some of its devices in batches starting from December 2021. The eligible devices include:


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If your device is not on the list, you may have to wait longer or use a custom ROM to get Android 12 on your Vivo phone.


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How to Check for Android 12 Update on Your Vivo Phone




If your device is eligible for Android 12 update, you can check for it manually or automatically. Here are the steps to do both:


Steps to check for update manually




  • Go to Settings on your Vivo phone.



  • Tap on About phone.



  • Tap on System update.



  • Tap on Check for updates.



  • If there is an update available, you will see a notification with the details of the update. Tap on Download and install.



  • If there is no update available, you will see a message saying "Your system is up to date". You can try again later or wait for the automatic update notification.



Troubleshooting tips




  • If you don't see the update notification, make sure your device is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network and has enough battery power.



  • If you see an error message or the update fails, try clearing the cache and data of the System update app. Go to Settings > Apps > System update > Storage > Clear cache and Clear data. Then restart your phone and try again.



  • If you still can't get the update, you can try downloading the update package from Vivo's official website and installing it manually. Go to , select your device model, and download the latest firmware. Then copy the file to your phone's internal storage and follow the instructions on the website.



How to Download and Install Android 12 Update on Your Vivo Phone




If you have received the update notification or downloaded the update package manually, you can proceed to install Android 12 on your Vivo phone. Here are the steps to do so:


Steps to download and install update




  • Before installing the update, make sure your phone has at least 50% battery power and enough storage space. You can check the storage space by going to Settings > Storage.



  • Back up your important data such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, etc. You can use Vivo's built-in backup app or a third-party app like Google Drive or Dropbox.



  • If you have received the update notification, tap on Download and install. If you have downloaded the update package manually, go to Settings > About phone > System update > Local upgrade. Then select the file you copied to your phone's internal storage.



The download and installation process may take some time


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