Android 12 has come to the FP4

Apparently not necessarily so: See the announce of the Security Update:

Please bring the one-hand mode. It is a pain to use a phone this large.

Same with that ridiculous clock from the lock screen.


Update from my side after having the update on my phone since one day:

  • PLUS: Also without factory reset it feels quite faster, especially when reducing this animation rate in developer settings
  • PLUS: Usebility of dropdown menue (flightmode, WIFI, BT, etc.) is much better as it is larger and not just one line.
  • PLUS: I use Microsoft Launcher as I do not like the round icons. This is now running much more smooth.
  • MINUS: The whole design is now bigger incl. fonts. Eg. the settings list. That does not help the overview. Looks like made for people with very large fingers. You can scale down globally in the settings but then other text is too small.
  • MINUS: Already mentioned things like big clock on lock screen etc.

Apart from that nothing negative to report until now. Things like 5 GHz Hotspot I did not yet test. Will add more things when I stumble over them.

Btw, just to confuse people a bit more: Screenshot button is there at my MS launcher.


Something odd as well. Battery stats, I have an uptime of 33 hours, but my battery stat only shows the last 3 hours. Battery is at 53% and I didn’t charge since this morning. I saw it before, but I thought it was due to the factory reset.

Does the battery overview look normal for others?


Similar here. Uptime 7h battery usage 53 minutes. Maybe wait a few days for it to settle down.


Yes that could be the case

Yes but still haven’t gotten the update unfortunately. Also not the security update that others have gotten that stay on Android 11 for now.

Yes. I have the same problem. Sometimes it shows only a few last minutes. I’ve already reported this. Jeez, it seems QC is absolutely non-existent.


Scrolling screenshots work for me, but I can only take screenshots using the Power + Volume down macro (the software button is completely gone in my case) and the app has to support it (for example Chrome supports it).


With nova launcher the screenshot button was there again after a shutdown and no ew phone start…
But only with pressing the buttons I can make a scrolling like screenshot…

You have to actually be in a spot for it to work. E.g. when I scroll way up in a discord chat, this third button shows up


Usually that helps after upgrading the Android version :+1:

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And this is something different than screen record?

its an extended (or scroll-) screenshot

Same Problem for me It shows right now only the last 14 minutes

OK found it on my FP3 with Iode OS (when using the Vol+power button).
And on the FP4 it depends, with Ecosia Browser it works (using the vol+power button) with Fennec not when I see the more button and press it, it just vanish

I’ve been afraid of this day. I used to have Android 12 before getting my FP4 and it’s was horrible. Just the fact that smart home controls are not on the power button many anymore makes me want to switch OS to something else. Good job from FP people, but those goddamn monkeys working at Android UI design…

Firefox is one of the apps that doesn’t support scrollable screenshots.

I have a screenshot button in the recents menu under A13, but scrollable screenshots are only possible via the buttons as well.
From reading the official documentation, that seems to be how it’s supposed work :thinking:

At least some of the issues will get better with Android 13 (I don’t think smart home controls will though :see_no_evil:)


Haven’t ever experienced this on my Pixel though. But let’s see.

And I have never experienced such with any of my Fairphones…

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