Changes after updating the software to Android 12

In addition to the update of the software to Android 12, some changes are also made to the existing functions. The following are some of the major changes after updating your device to Android 12.

This Help Guide does not describe all Android 12 features and functions. Some features, functions, settings, and elements of the screen design may differ from the content of this Help Guide after updating your device to Android 12.

Taking a screenshot

You can take a screenshot by the following operation.

  1. Press the volume down key (A) and power key (B) at the same time.

    Diagram of front view showing the power key and volume down key. Right side, from top to bottom, A and B.


  • Screenshots can no longer be taken by long pressing the power key.

Scrolling screenshots

You can take a screenshot of a screen that is scrollable.


  • Scrolling screenshots are available if the app supports the feature.
  1. Press the volume down key and power key at the same time.

  2. Tap [Capture more].

    Image showing the position of the Capture more button in the lower right area.

  3. Drag the line to adjust the screenshot area, and then tap [Save].

    Image showing the position of the Save button in the upper left area.

One-handed mode

The method of the one-handed mode has been changed from shrinking the entire screen to lowering it.

  1. Find and tap [Settings] > [Display] > [One-handed mode], and then tap the [Use one-handed mode] switch to enable the function.

    To set other options, follow the on-screen instructions.

  2. To use the one-handed mode, double-tap (Home button).

  3. To exit the one-handed mode, double-tap (Home button) again or tap anywhere above the app.

Support for the AVIF image format

Android 12 newly supports the AVIF image format. The AVIF image format achieves better compression than other formats with fine image quality.

New features of Photo Pro

[Tips] to access the Photo Pro tips website

[Tips] has been added to the [MENU] items.

Tap [MENU] > [Setup] > [Tips] to go to the Photo Pro tips website.

New features of Cinema Pro

The following menus have been added.

Image of the Cinema Pro screen showing the numbering of each function. Upper right area, A. Bottom area, B.

  • Switching the unit for displaying the remaining memory (A)

    The remaining memory (B) can be displayed as the remaining recordable time. Tap (Menu icon) > [Remaining memory format] to switch the unit for displaying the remaining memory between the remaining recordable time and the remaining memory capacity.

  • Accessing the Cinema Pro tips website (A)

    Tap (Menu icon) > [Tips] to access the Cinema Pro tips website.

  • Additional [Audio settings] in the menu (A)

    You can set [Intelligent wind filter] and [Audio level] in the [Audio settings] menu. Tap (Menu icon) > [Audio settings].

New features of Game enhancer

Viewing a web site or using other apps while playing a game

  1. While playing a game, tap (Floating icon) > [Multitasking].
  2. Tap [WEB], [YouTube], or [APPS].
    • To go back to the menu, tap (Back button).
    • To minimize the [Multitasking] window, tap (Minimize button).
    • When you select an app in [APPS], the app opens in the pop-up window.

      Image of the pop-up window while playing a game

      Tap the pop-up window to display operation icons.

      Image showing where each icon is located in the pop-up window while playing a game. Right side from top to bottom, 1 to 6.

      1. Drag to resize the window.
      2. Drag to move the window.
      3. Display the Game enhancer menu.
      4. Tap to minimize the window. To reopen the pop-up window, tap (Floating icon) or (Pull-down bar).
      5. Tap to maximize the window.
      6. Tap to close the window.

Assigning actions to the Camera key

You can assign a Game enhancer action used in-game to the camera key. Refer to the appropriate topic listed in “Related Topic” for details.

Other updated features

Turning the screen on with a keypress

You can turn the screen on not only by pressing the power key but also by pressing the camera key or volume key.

To enable the function, tap [Settings] > [System] > [Gestures], and then tap the [Wake up display on keypress] switch.