The Android 12 update is coming for the ASUS ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro

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what you need to know

  • ASUS has started rolling out Android 12 for its ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro.
  • The update includes a variety of changes to various system apps and UI elements. It also brings Android 12’s privacy settings.
  • ZenFone 7/7 Pro owners are encouraged to backup their phones before the update.

While the Android 13 beta chugs along, device makers are still in the midst of their Android 12 rollouts. ASUS is among them and has finally started pushing the Android 12 update to its ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro.

The update includes many of the features you’ve come to expect from Android 12, including the new privacy dashboard and new privacy settings. The quick settings panel has been updated to match Android 12’s design, and ASUS is updating numerous system apps. The update also adds the divisive new Internet panel.

Here is the full list of changes for the ZenFone 7 series:

  • Updated system to Android 12
  • Redesigned Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound Recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local Backup, Setup Wizard, System Update Apps
  • The quick settings panel, notification bar and volume panel have been updated to match Android 12’s design
  • Added privacy dashboard, camera and microphone indicators, clipboard access indicator, approximate location access, and microphone access features
  • Replaced ASUS Safeguard with the standard Emergency SOS
  • Introducing the new widget page design in Launcher. Adjusted the position of the screenshot option and removed the hotseat app icons on the overview page.
  • The “Quick Settings” layout option in the display settings has been removed
  • ASUS Phone has removed support for SIP calls
  • Added system charging animation
  • Combine Wi-Fi and mobile network options with Internet settings

The update comes a few months after the ZenFone 8 series was updated to Android 12. For the most part, the changes here are exactly the same as those found on the company’s top Android phones.

According to ASUS, the update may take some time to arrive for some users as the server pushes it out in batches based on serial number. Owners can manually check for the update by navigating to Settings > System > System updates. ASUS also recommends backing up your device before installing the update.

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