Tag Archive: OxygenOS


How to use Hidden Space in OxygenOS

Have apps you want to keep out of your main app drawer? Hidden Space is for you.

OxygenOS — the software used on OnePlus phones — has a lot of bells and whistles that are worth checking out. If you’ve got apps installed that you don’t want other people to see or simply want to keep hidden for the sake of organization, one feature it comes equipped with is called “Hidden Space.’

Hidden Space was added to  [Read More…]

How to change the theme and accent colors in OxygenOS

Have a OnePlus phone? Here’s how to make it look just the way you want it 👌

The software that comes on OnePlus phones — OxygenOS — does a lot of cool things you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re a customization geek like me, one of the best features is the ability to change the theme and accent color of the user interface to make it look just the way you want.

The default theme that  [Read More…]

OnePlus 6 update to OxygenOS 5.1.7 now rolling out

OnePlus is now pushing out another update to its flagship OnePlus 6.

OxygenOS 5.1.7 is now rolling out to the OnePlus 6 over the air. This update fixes a schedule setting issue with Do Not Disturb mode and also updates the bootloader to improve system security.

It was recently discovered that a vulnerability with the OnePlus 6 would allow someone to bypass the phone’s bootloader protections and boot any modified image. This means that if someone had physical access to  [Read More…]

OxygenOS + OnePlus 6: Top 10 features you need to know

OxygenOS stays true to Google’s vision of Android while offering plenty of customization options.

OxygenOS is one of the best implementations of Android currently available. Instead of offering a heavily customized interface like its Chinese rivals, OnePlus has kept things simple, adding a few differentiating features on top of a vanilla user interface. There are enough tweaks and gestures that let you customize your experience, but the focus is on performance.

OnePlus baked new functionality into OxygenOS  [Read More…]

OxygenOS 5.1.6 update for the OnePlus 6 enables portrait mode for the front camera

The latest OxygenOS update is packed with new features.

The OnePlus 6 is now picking up the OxygenOS 5.1.6 OTA update, which brings a host of new features to the device. The OTA update brings portrait mode for the front camera, and gives us a first look at the Light Bokeh effect that OnePlus talked about at the launch of the phone.

Aside from the camera tweaks, the update includes the ability to schedule Do Not  [Read More…]

How to use the alert slider in OxygenOS on the OnePlus 6

How do I use the alert slider on my OnePlus phone?

OnePlus has a knack for leaving the best parts of Android alone while adding small conveniences here and there, and that’s not just true of its software. Ever since the OnePlus 2, a small alert slider has resided above the volume buttons on every OnePlus device, and it’s easily become one of the company’s most unique and useful features.

Similar to the iPhone‘s hardware switch, OnePlus’s  [Read More…]

Everything that’s new in OxygenOS

Have a OnePlus phone? Here’s what’s new with your latest update.

OxygenOS is the software that powers OnePlus phones, and even if you’re not enrolled in the Open Beta, it’s still frequently updated with new features and bug fixes to keep an eye out for.

It can be tough to keep track of what’s new, so we’ll be updating this guide with each new OxygenOS update that’s rolled out.

May 25, 2018 — Face Unlock comes to  [Read More…]

Everything that’s new in the OxygenOS Open Beta

Wondering what’s new in the latest Open Beta? You’re in the right place.

There are a lot of reasons to like OnePlus phones, but one aspect that’s remained since the beginning is the excellent software experience they offer. All OnePlus phones now run OxygenOS, and if you want to test out new software features before anyone else, you can sign up for the OxygenOS Open Beta.

OnePlus updates the Open Beta quite frequently, with each new version  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5/5T OxygenOS beta adds May security patch, group MMS, and more

The update’s making its way to the phones right now.

OnePlus’s OxygenOS Open Beta program is a great way to try out new features before everyone else, and today the company released versions 10 and 8 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, respectively.

There’s a fair amount to unpack with this latest update, with one of the most notable additions being the May security patch. Having a secure Android phone is essential, and it’s always reassuring to  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5/5T get Android 8.1 with OxygenOS Open Beta

The February 2018 security patch is also included.

Keeping up its legacy of offering speedy software updates, the OnePlus 5 and 5T recently started getting Android 8.1 Oreo through OnePlus’s Open Beta program for OxygenOS. This marks Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 4 for the 5T.

With these updates, both phones are getting the following:

Android 8.1 Oreo February 2018 security patch New auto pick up gesture (answer an incoming call by  [Read More…]