OnePlus has released an OxygenOS FAQ for August 2023 to address the most commonly asked questions from users. The list, designed to shed light on issues ranging from software bugs to new features, also serves as a guide for troubleshooting some of the platform’s most puzzling quirks.
Dealing with Screen Blackouts
Users who’ve been vexed by their phone screens unexpectedly going dark can breathe a sigh of relief. The issue, according to OnePlus, stems from WhatsApp and pinned conversations. The solution? Navigate to your phone’s main settings and adjust the notification settings for WhatsApp. If the problem persists with pinned conversations, unpinning them should do the trick. Users who still encounter difficulties are encouraged to submit logs via the feedback toolbox.
Call Issues While Multi-tasking
Have you struggled with making calls while using other apps? OnePlus acknowledges this is a known bug linked to a specific Google Dialer version. The good news is that the issue has been fixed in the latest version of the Google Dialer. Users who continue to face problems can capture the necessary logs and submit their feedback through the toolbox.
Understanding “Floating Windows”
Floating Windows feature, which allows the user to interact with multiple apps simultaneously by dragging windows on the screen. This feature can be accessed by swiping up from an app’s bottom edge, swiping in from the sides to access the Smart Sidebar, or by using the multitasking screen. It should be noted that not all system apps currently support this feature.
5G Connectivity Troubles
Are you facing issues with your 5G network? OnePlus suggests that this is usually tied to your mobile operator’s network coverage. Several steps are provided for users to optimize their 5G settings, and those who continue to experience issues can submit logs for further investigation.
Android Auto and Skoda Slavia: A Compatibility Issue
For OnePlus users having trouble connecting Android Auto with Skoda Slavia, the problem lies in a compatibility issue between the vehicle version and QCOM-Android-T. Skoda is expected to release an update to address this issue soon.
Privacy Matters: Hiding Apps and More
If you’re looking to keep some apps out of sight, OxygenOS provides a “Hide apps” feature accessible via the Phone app’s dial pad. Moreover, for added privacy, users can enable “clipboard toast messages” that notify you whenever an app accesses your clipboard. You can also remove sensitive information from photos before sharing them, either for all your photos or specific files, through the “Privacy and compatibility” settings.
Feedback and Community
OnePlus emphasizes that while they may not be able to respond to every comment, they are committed to taking user feedback seriously. Those with additional questions or issues are invited to share their thoughts in the OnePlus community threads.
In the end, OnePlus made it clear that user experience and feedback are important to them.
OnePlus Nord 2 gets January 2024 Security Patch Update
OnePlus, a Chinese Tech Giant has started rolling out the OxygenOS 13 F.50 update for the OnePlus Nord 2 5G in India. This update is based on the January 2024 security patch. As like the previous F.49 update, this new F.50 is also based on OxygenOS 13 which is based on Android 13.
If we talk about the build number. So, the build number of the update is identified as OxygenOS 13 DN2101_11_F.49. Also, the size of the update is 323.46 MB.
Also, the changelog for this update is listed below:
- Integrates the January 2024 Android security patch to enhance system security.
- The Background Stream feature in the Smart Sidebar has been removed.
With this new F.50 update, OnePlus has removed the background stream feature from the Smart Sidebar. As you can see clearly in the above image the update size is 323.46 MB which is less. So, don’t expect many changes or add-ons. This update only improves the system stability and performance with the new January 2024 security patch.
Note: If you want to know why Background Stream was removed from the Smart Sidebar, then check out this.
How to Update?
To update your OnePlus Nord 2 5G to OxygenOS 13 F.49. Whenever you get the update notification, click on it. You can also check manually by going into Settings> About Device> Click on Blue Color OxygenOS Box. Click On Download and then, click on Install.
Note: You have to make sure that your device is sufficiently charged, i.e. 50% of its storage, before installing the update.
Also, if you don’t want to update your phone after downgrading. Then do keep in mind to change Auto Update to Turn Off and also toggle off the Overnight option.
OnePlus Open Users Receives Stable OxygenOS 14 (Android 14) Update
After beta builds, OnePlus has started rolling out stable OxygenOS 14 based on the Android 14 update for its foldable phone, i.e. OnePlus Open. The stable update is first given to those OnePlus Open owners who have participated in Open or Closed Beta versions, and after that, it will be available for all OnePlus Open users. If we talk about the changelog and
What are the changes and new add-ons to this update?
First, let’s talk about the build version. So, the build number of this update is identified as CPH2551_188.8.131.520(EX01). The changelog for this update is listed below:
- Adds Aqua Dynamics, a way of interaction with morphing forms that allows you to view up-to-date information at a glance.
- Adds File Dock, where you can drag and drop to transfer content between apps and devices.
- Adds Content Extraction, a feature that can recognize and extract text and images from the screen with one tap.
- Adds Smart Cutout, a feature that can separate multiple subjects in a photo from the background for copying or sharing.
- Improves Shelf by adding more widget recommendations.
Security and privacy
- Improves photo and video-related permission management for safer access by apps.
- Improves system stability, the launch speed of apps, and the smoothness of animations.
- Upgrades Aquamorphic Design with a natural, gentle, and clearer color style for a more comfortable color experience.
- Adds Aquamorphic-themed ringtones and revamps the system notification sounds.
- Improves system animations by making them even smoother.
- Adds a carbon tracking AOD that visualizes the carbon emissions you avoid by walking instead of driving.
How to Update?
To update your OnePlus Open, first, you have to Open Settings > About Device > Click on Blue Colored OxygenOS Version Box > Click on Download.
If you have not received the OxygenOS 14 stable update on your OnePlus Open, and you want to update it instantly, then check that your phone is running on the CPH2551_184.108.40.2061 version. If you are on this version, then Go to Settings > About device > tap up to date > tap icon on the top right > beta program > follow the steps to apply > check for updates.
Note: This will only work for the Indian (IN) users.
Have you got the OxygenOS 14 stable update on your OnePlus Open? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
Note: Before updating your phone, do keep in mind that your phone must be charged above 30%. Also, do remember that at least 5GB of space must be available on your phone for this update.
How to Rollback OnePlus Open from OxygenOS 14 to OxygenOS 13?
If you want to roll back to OxygenOS 13, then first you have to download the rollback/downgrade file by clicking here.
After downloading the rollback/downgrade, you have to enable the developer option by going into Settings > About device > Version > Click Build number 7 times and enter the password; now you are in developer mode.
Then, to do a local update, Go back to Settings > About device > Up to date > Click the top right button > Local install > Click on the corresponding rollback package > Extract > Upgrade > System upgrade completed to 100%.
OnePlus 12 First Update Adds New Camera Mode and System Improvements
The OnePlus 12, the latest flagship smartphone from the OnePlus company has just received its first major update since launch. This update brings improvements and new features to enhance the overall user experience of the device. It also integrates the January 2024 Android security patch for better system security.
This update can be identified for the OnePlus 12 with its firmware version CPH2573_220.127.116.114(EX01) and its size is 1.40 GB. This update will be rolling out it in stages, so it will take some time to reach all the users.
OxygenOS 18.104.22.1684 for OnePlus 12
The OxygenOS 22.214.171.1244 update for OnePlus 12 brings ProXDR compatibility to the Google Photos app, enhancing the viewing experience with more vivid and dynamic colors. There are improvements in the overall stability of the system, ensuring smoother performance. The success rate of the fingerprint unlock feature has been improved, offering a more reliable and faster unlocking experience.
This update also enhances the stability and compatibility of Wi-Fi connections, ensuring a more consistent and reliable internet experience. The NFC functionality has seen improvements in both stability and compatibility, expanding its range of use. The Bluetooth connectivity has been improved, offering a more stable and broader range of compatibility with devices.
A significant addition to the camera features is the Master mode, which now includes Hasselblad color tuning. This mode is designed to enhance photos with more natural and vibrant colors, bringing professional-grade color accuracy and quality to everyday photography.
- ProXDR is now available for Google’s Photos app.
- Improve system stability.
- Improves the success rate of fingerprint unlock.
- Improves the stability and compatibility of Wi-Fi network connections.
- Improves the stability and expands the compatibility of the NFC function.
- Improves the stability and expands the compatibility of Bluetooth connections.
- Adds Master mode that features Hasselblad color tuning to enhance your photos with more natural and vibrant colors.