Huawei’s push for system cloud innovation maintaining smooth new gameplay for old models

Huawei innovates system cloud to ensure smooth gameplay on old models

【phoneauto】In recent days, a news about “System Cloud Refurbishment” released by Huawei Terminal Cloud Service has attracted a lot of attention from netizens. The news states that on August 8th, Huawei will launch the System Cloud Refurbishment feature, which provides free cloud space to help refurbish the system and make phones more smooth. It will initially support the Huawei P50 series and the Huawei Mate30 series, with more supported models to be released gradually.

At first glance, “System Cloud Refurbishment” may sound unfamiliar, but after some understanding, I found that it is actually an official backup space provided for restoring factory settings. Even if a user only has this one phone, when the phone is lagging and needs to be reset, there is a place to back up data without seeking help from others or after-sales service. This is actually an important part of Huawei’s efforts to extend the lifecycle of old models, from certified second-hand phones to official refurbished phones, memory upgrades, and now refurbished systems. Huawei can be said to have extended the lifespan of a model as much as possible, just waiting for the return of 5G.

Currently, there are various rumors about the upcoming Mate60 series online, some saying that both 4G and 5G versions will be released, while others believe it will still be 4G and 5G will be used on nova, etc. Let’s temporarily ignore the authenticity of these rumors and focus on the system cloud refurbishment this time and the efforts Huawei has made to keep old models running smoothly.

To use the system cloud refurbishment, you need to first open the My Huawei app, go to Services, click on the top right corner for quick services, and enter System Cloud Refurbishment. You need to confirm that the system is HarmonyOS 3 or above, the cloud space version is 12.0.1.301 or above, and the My Huawei app version is 13.1.7.300 or above.

Prior to starting the cloud refurbishment, the app market will perform application security checks, scanning and identifying rogue software, including fraud detection, virus scanning, malicious behavior, and privacy protection. After no risks are found, click Next, and it will be linked to open the cloud space to confirm the data that needs to be backed up, including system data and data from various applications. Click Backup Now to start the backup. It is worth noting that during this backup process, WeChat chat history can also be backed up, but if it is the chat history of WeChat clones and QQ clones, you need to use the “Chat History Migration” backup provided by WeChat and QQ.

After completing the backup, click Next to start the factory reset. The factory reset will prompt that this operation will completely delete the data in the internal storage space, including accounts, system and application data and settings, installed applications, music, pictures, files, information in the security chip (automatically cleared after restarting the device and connecting to the network), system applications and personal data associated with the account stored on this device. At this point, if everyone has completed the backup, there is actually no need to worry, just restore the factory settings with confidence.

After completing the factory reset, click Next and select the data with the system cloud refurbishment tag for restoration. It should be noted that data generated during the period from cloud backup completion to cloud restoration will not be backed up. Everyone needs to restore the factory settings within 20 hours and perform cloud restoration within 4 hours after restoring the factory settings. In the case of large data volume, the time required for cloud backup/cloud restoration will be relatively long. It is recommended to keep the charger plugged in and maintain a WLAN connection during cloud backup/cloud restoration.

In fact, to achieve system cloud refurbishment, there is another crucial point. How is the cloud storage for cloud backup data obtained? This is actually the essence of this event. Huawei will provide temporary cloud storage, which is valid for 3 days and has the same capacity as the phone’s storage space, ensuring that user data can be accommodated without the need to separately purchase cloud storage for refurbishment. It can be said to be very convenient.

Huawei’s system cloud refurbishment function is scheduled to be launched after the developer conference. The mystery behind this, in my opinion, is closely related to HarmonyOS 4. To some extent, the Mate30 series and P40 series are likely to be able to upgrade to HarmonyOS 4 after the developer conference. Based on this, combined with the system cloud refurbishment function, although they are several years old models, they can still have a smooth experience.

On the occasion of the release of HarmonyOS 4, Huawei has introduced the system cloud renovation feature to keep old models running smoothly. Looking back, over the past few years, Huawei has made every effort to provide the ultimate experience and retain users to the greatest extent, and it has been very effective.

Firstly, there are certified second-hand phones, which are mainland Chinese models sourced from regular channels for recycling. Each phone has undergone more than 120 strict quality tests by Huawei to ensure that the phone is in good condition and functioning properly. The packaging only includes the main unit, and it also enjoys Huawei’s official one-year warranty. In terms of condition, Huawei certified second-hand phones come in two grades: 99% new and 90% new. It is obvious that Huawei certified second-hand phones are designed to attract as many phone users as possible and retain the user base.

Next is Huawei’s official refurbished phones, which come from Huawei’s genuine sources and mainly consist of products with a 7-day no-reason return and 15-day exchange policy through official sales channels. They have undergone strict Huawei official refurbishment processes to ensure that the performance of the entire device meets the factory standards and is consistent with new devices. They come with Huawei original accessories, are repackaged as new, and have a condition close to that of new devices. They also enjoy Huawei’s official one-year warranty.

Furthermore, there is the memory upgrade plan. Addressing the pain point of insufficient memory on old models, Huawei has launched the memory upgrade plan, covering multiple models. Official upgrades provide reassurance and can solve the problem of insufficient memory for users. This extends the usage cycle of classic 5G models from the past few years, allowing users to consider upgrading the memory to continue using them instead of switching to another brand.

Of course, the Kunpeng glass upgrade plan is also an important part of this. It can make old models more resistant to drops. After the release of the Mate 50 series, Huawei launched the Kunpeng glass upgrade plan for old models, bringing new upgrade capabilities to them once again. In addition, we have seen that Huawei has now extended the use of Kunpeng glass to the nova series, allowing more and more consumers to use Kunpeng glass. Undoubtedly, this has further attracted the attention of consumers.

At the system level, HarmonyOS has been deeply adapted for older models, which is something Huawei has been doing all along. This has allowed a large number of users to continue using Huawei smartphones. On the one hand, HarmonyOS indeed makes the system smoother, and on the other hand, Huawei’s demonstrated attitude has gained recognition from users.

With the release of HarmonyOS 4, Huawei has launched the System Cloud Renovation service, which provides users with temporary cloud space for data backup. By resetting the phone, older models can maintain both important data and a smooth system, taking a step forward in enhancing user experience. From a global perspective, System Cloud Renovation is just a small scene on Huawei’s path to maintaining the ultimate experience. It, together with official certified second-hand phones, official refurbished phones, memory upgrades, and upgrading to Kunlun glass, forms a solid guarantee for the user experience of old Huawei devices.

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