You will see that most of the content of the apps has been located at the bottom, after which access to your thumb has become easier. At the same time, the upper part of the screen is quite empty and contains less information. It looks very much like Samsung’s OneUI, which is not bad. Some new features and shortcuts have been added to OxygenOS 11, so let’s have a look at some of these features.
Let me tell you, the features mentioned below are the rest of the phones of OnePlus 8 series, including OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones, when these will be updated to OxygenOS 11, then these features will also be available. OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T are believed to be released in December for these phones, while OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6 and OnePlus Nord smartphones will also receive this update, but the update rollout date is not revealed yet. has been done.
1. Gaming tools
OnePlus’ game space app has received a new icon with OxygenOS 11. Most of its functions are the same as before, but a new option has been added to its settings called ‘Gaming Tool’. After enabling this option you can overlay the menu by swiping down in any game from the left and right corner of the screen. From this menu you can see the system temperature and battery level and there is also a shortcut to WhatsApp, Instagram, etc.
2. Always-on ambient display
The OnePlus smartphone has had the Ambient Display feature for a long time. But after the OxygenOS 11 update, it has included Always-On Ambient Display Settings. You go to the settings of your OnePlus 8T smartphone and click on Display and then enable Ambient Display. You can set here how long you want the Always-on display, besides you can keep it on forever.
3. Dark mode
With the OxygenOS 11 on the OnePlus 8T, there is a dark mode option in the settings. You can enable this feature by using the toggle button in the Quick Settings panel. A new shortcut switch has been added for dark mode. Which can be set to be turned on automatically at a certain time or according to sunset and sunrise.
4. New Zen mode
Zen Mode is a type of digital detox process, which will enable you to block all calls and notifications for some time. OnePlus has 5 sleeping themes in Zen mode with the OxygenOS 11 update, more time options starting with 1 minute and a new group feature that allows this Zen mode to be used simultaneously with other OnePlus users. This new feature is already present in OnePlus 8 without any OxygenOS 11 update.
5. Focus tracking in Camera app
OnePlus 8T has better camera sets, even if it is not different from OnePlus 8, but you can take advantage of a particularly useful new feature. A new ‘focus tracking’ toggle has been added to the settings of the camera app, as the name suggests, allowing the camera to lock focus to the moving subject. This is a very useful feature, which we have seen earlier in Samsung and Google smartphones, we are quite happy that now OnePlus has also included it.
6. Accessing notifications with a swipe
If you are an existing OnePlus user, by now you must have swiped down anywhere on the home screen to access the notification shades. One such gesture comes with the OnePlus 8T, which is a card-style column of OnePlus in which you can access widgets, step counters and recently used apps. If you do not want to use it, you can also change this gesture easily.
Long press on the blank area of the homescreen and select Home Settings. Here you will get the option of ‘Swipe down to access’ on the second number and then you can change it from the shelf to the notification and quick settings. Save this selection and use it.
7. Quick access to Google Home devices
OxygenOS 11 redesigned the power menu. Instead of providing buttons with a small pop-up for power, reset and screenshots, you are given oversize buttons with full-screen menus. If you have installed Googum Home for a smart device in your home, then you can add the shortcut for those devices to this power menu. It is going to be quite profitable here, as an example, you will not have to open the Google Home app exclusively to turn your home lights off or on or off.