Your Fairphone. Your style.
Customize your phone to your personal style. With themed app icons, you can set apps and more to match your phone’s wallpaper tint and colors. Choose your style in Settings → Wallpaper → Wallpaper & style.
New media controls
Your music has never looked so good. Album artwork will now be on full display and features a dancing playback bar.
Language preferences per app
Assign different language settings to individual apps, so you can move fluidly between languages on your device, just like in real life.
Display Brightness: the brightness would sometimes suddenly drop to a very low level.
Home Screen: the search bar would sometimes disappear.
Privacy and security: You have more control over what information apps can and can’t access – including specific photos, videos and clipboard history.
If you have feedback or a question, post it below.
P.S. Customers of the following network providers will not receive this update. They will receive a security update for Android 12 shortly:
Update 12-Oct by yvmuell as this important in my eyes and needs a warning:
Please see here in case you had a Custom ROM installed at one point.
I suppose the FP4 gets the same software update that the FP5 already has. In that case this is not fixed, the At a Glance widget is indeed suppressed by the search bar, while a long press on the search bar still shows the At a Glance settings. Does FP see this as a feature, not a bug?
@UPPERCASE do you mean that they are both present but only the search bar is visible, but if you long press you get the preferences for the At a glance widget?
It’s like the same behaviour of the actual version, before the search bar disappear.
The issue is that when the search bar is gone the At a glance is visible but not working.
It only shows the actual date and if you long press and change some preference it doesn’t save and reset to the default preferences.
As a workaround, if in the FP5 the search bar is fixed and doesn’t disappear, you can add the At a glance widget manually. Just below the search bar.
Not the most elegant solution but still.
I have allowed myself to add “Android 13” to the topic title because I think this is something everyone should see instantly. In addition, I have pinned this topic globally (until tuesday 8:00 am Amsterdam time). In the past, there have been Fairphoners pointing out they didn’t notice that an update was in fact a major Android upgrade which is why I find these moves appropriate. @moderators you have the last word.
I know the workaround, but it’s clearly broken. The prestine Android way is to show the widget on top and the search bar at the bottom. The fact you get the At a Glance settings there where the search bar is says a lot about the intended setup. It seems to me FP fixed the wrong thing. The search bar should be at the bottom and the At a Glance should indeed be responsive by opening weather/calendar/etc.
Yes, it’s what I suggested in the issue tracker, when I was in the beta program.
Search bar on the bottom and at a glance on top.
But we will see what happen when the update will be installed.
The brightness fix is the “big one”.
Great news Android 13 and screen brightness fix, all I was waiting for until then ! (apart shorter security update delays in comparison with Google releases)
Many thanks Fairphone employees to make this happen
Unfortunately for me I use Orange France network, could some people publish their feelings about this major update in coming days ? And some screenshots if you find notable features/changes to share with community (new style menus for example I was sad about locked auto color picking since few mounths)
Thanks in advance !