Huawei MatePad 10.4 gets December 2021 security patch with HarmonyOS update

Huawei is upgrading MatePad 10.4 devices to software version HarmonyOS It brings December 2021 HarmonyOS security patch and new stylus pen-related functions.

The December 2021 security update for Huawei MatePad 10.4 users is tagged with the HarmonyOS version The changelog shared by HuaweiCentral mentions the addition of a global annotation function that allows making annotations of any interface.

Huawei has also added a new one-click excerpt function that allows taking a screenshot of an area and then dragging & dropping it to the note-taking software. A similar kind of update with the same software version was recently started rolling out to MatePad 10.8.

Huawei MatePad 10.4

The December 2021 security patch

 for Huawei phones includes fixes for 1 CVE in framework, 3 CVEs in the system, 2 CVEs in Kernel, 3 CVEs in applications, and 62 CVEs in the third-party libraries.

Huawei MatePad 10.4 users have already started receiving the December 2021 security update. Those who are still in the queue should manually check for new updates using any of the methods mentioned at the end of this article.

Update Changelog:

Stylus Pen:

  • Added global annotation function, you can make an annotation on any interface.
  • New one-click excerpt function that allows you can take a screenshot of the area, and drag and drop it to the note-taking software.


  • Installs December 2021 HarmonyOS security patch to better system security.

How to download the latest update on Huawei MatePad 10.4

Via Settings app:

  • Open Settings app
  • Go to System & updates -> Software update
  • Tap on Check for Updates
  • Hit the Download and Install button
  • Reboot the phone

Via My Huawei app:

  • Open My Huawei app
  • Tap on Update
  • Now, tap on the Download and Install button
  • Reboot the phone

Vicky Kumar is a close follower of tech especially when it comes to smartphone. He is passionate to write about the new updates in technology. When he is not working, you'll find him watching cricket highlights or surfing the web.

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