vivo Launches Funtouch OS 13 Based on Android 13

24. October, 2022

The upgraded operating system brings new personalization options, security upgrades, and more easy-to-use features for a smoother, uninterrupted experience

vivo has officially launched the new Funtouch OS 13 for consumers in Europe. Based on the newly released Android 13, this upgraded operating system combines vivo's design-driven value with new and improved personalization options, upgraded privacy and security, as well as new control features for a smoother, uninterrupted experience. vivo not only strives to provide consumers with an effortless experience, but also seeks to empower them to express their creativity and uniqueness through their devices.

Adding a touch of personalization to the screen

The Funtouch OS 13 allows consumers more visual control of their home screen. With the monochrome icon feature, they can now change the colour of their home screen icons to match their wallpaper, system, and app interfaces, truly unlocking their creativity and self-expression. 

In addition, the new system allows consumers to customize colours on their system's UI and built-in apps, including their notification panels, volume control, calculator, and clock. The system can utilize the colour from the consumers' preferred wallpaper and theme to determine the appropriate colour tint, applying it to the app interface to transform the device with a more personal look and feel. 

Further protection and security

The new app pinning feature helps keep sensitive data secure, providing consumers greater peace of mind regarding their security and privacy. When another person uses the device, the two-level pinning function keeps the chosen app in view and prevents access to other apps on the device. This feature enables greater flexibility, allowing the owner to set parameters and control the allowed actions within the pinned app when other people are using the device. 

This update also allows consumers to hide photos and videos as well as selectively choose various applications' access to specific photos, thereby preventing unwanted viewing on their devices and further enhancing privacy protection.

Enhanced controls and easy-to-use features to provide greater convenience 

To create a more streamlined experience for vivo consumers, the Funtouch OS 13 also features improved application management, the iManager, which can specifically help monitor app usage time. If the CPU usage is too high, consumers can shut that application down with one tap. iManager can also prevent overheating by reducing the number of active applications and adjusting CPU frequency based on the Phone cooling feature. 

In addition to weather updates, the dashboard also features an AQI card for health-conscious consumers, who wish to instantly check the latest information concerning air quality with a detailed PM2.5 index available.

With vivo's well-known premium mobile photography experience, new photo and video upgrades are to be expected. The professional viewfinder makes photography easier with a new stabilization ring that helps mitigate the effects of shaky hands. 

The new OS has also refined the video editing process, enabling users to mute the sound of the video while editing the footage and even make precise volume adjustments on each segment of the video, helping in the creation of professional-grade videos. 

In terms of accessibility controls, enhancements have been made with colour correcting and inversion, as well as the option to remove animations for users with specific needs, such as visual impairments. 

The Funtouch OS 13 will be available from October 24, 2022, starting with the X80 Pro. vivo will gradually bring Funtouch OS 13 to more consumers around the world.

The planned roll-out schedule for the vivo Funtouch OS 13 is as follows*:

vivo X80 Pro - Early November 2022

vivo X80 Lite - Mid December 2022

vivo V23 5G - Mid December 2022

vivo Y55 5G - Mid December 2022

vivo Y22s - Mid December 2022

vivo Y35 - Mid December 2022

vivo X60 Pro - Mid-January 2023

vivo Y76 5G - Mid-January 2023

vivo Y72 5G - Mid-January 2023

vivo Y52 5G - Mid-January 2023

vivo V21 5G - Mid-February 2023

vivo Y21s - Early April 2023

vivo Y33s - Early April 2023

*Important notes:

The firmware update will be rolled-out on a batch-by-batch basis.

The stable operating system version will be pushed to all consumers over the planned period of time.

Please note that the plan does not apply to devices purchased through operator channels, as this depends on final approval and certification from respective operator side.