OnePlus phones are known for their performance-oriented features. This is why despite having a relatively clean Android skin, OxygenOS has a number of customizations that you can change to get the best out of your OnePlus phone. Here are some of the settings that you need to check and apply to enhance your experience on OnePlus device.
dual channel network acceleration
The OnePlus smartphone has a neat feature called dual-channel network acceleration. This feature allows you to use both mobile data and WiFi at the same time, allowing the phone to automatically switch between the two when connectivity is poor.
This setting can be found under WiFi and Networks/Dual-Channel Network Acceleration and offers two configurations, one for using both mobile data and WiFi at the same time for normal use, and another for toggle downloads Is.
An advanced feature, RAM Boost will help you see modest performance gains on the device by predicting the apps you are most likely to launch and pre-loading them so that launch times are shorter. This feature is definitely something that you must try, especially if you have an 8GB or 12GB variant on your hands.
Resolution and refresh rate control
A 90Hz refresh rate on the Nord series and 120Hz on a phone like the OnePlus 9R are great, but you might not know that you can toggle the refresh rate settings to suit your needs. For example, you can switch back to 60Hz when you want more battery life, or go up to 90Hz or 120Hz when you want the best visual experience.
One of the OnePlus 7 Pro, 7T Pro, 8 Pro, and 9 Pro can lower the resolution of the phone from QHD+ to FHD+. All these settings can be found under Settings/Display/Advanced.
The new OnePlus phones come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, so you can use one of my favorite features on a OnePlus device – quick launch. Instead of lightly pressing on the fingerprint icon to unlock your device, Quick Launch allows you to short-press the icon to quickly go to a horizontal list of preset shortcuts.
These shortcuts can lead to your most used apps like Camera, Calculator or Weather. You long-press the fingerprint icon from the lockscreen to enter the Quick Launch section, scroll left and right, and when you lift your finger on the app you want to open, the whole thing moves in one quick, becomes a single gesture.
Bad charging habits are notorious for reducing the long-term battery life of a smartphone. This is why more and more OEMs are implementing features that ensure that you charge your phone in a way that is as less damaging to the battery as possible.
In OnePlus devices, it is the optimized charging feature that you can find under Settings/Battery. The option also allows you to “customize the charging pattern according to your usage habits”, allowing the phone to slow charge when not needed to minimize battery damage.
Nearby Charging Stations
Another option that you need to look for under the Settings/Battery section is the Near Nearby Charging Stations toggle, which when turned on will alert you if there is a OnePlus Charging Station near you. These charging stations are often found in places like malls and airports and can come in handy when you don’t have a charging brick or power bank.
Yet another setting under the Settings/Battery section is one of the most important settings on your phone and that is the Battery Optimization section. Here, you can decide which apps can call Customization (not allocated to resources) when they are pushed to the background.
Most apps can be set to ‘Optimized’ or ‘Intelligent Control’, but you can override this and change the setting to ‘Don’t Optimize’ for apps you want to always allocate resources to.
Bonus: Developer Options
Android power users will first go to the Developer Options section when they want to control the finer settings on their device. It still offers some great tools today, even if they aren’t for everyone. On OnePlus phones, you can find the page by first going to Settings/About phone and tapping ‘Build number’ 7 times and then navigating to Settings/System/Developer options.
Settings you can change here include enabling support for non-standard NFC tags, advanced reboot options, toggles for refresh rate overlays, manual animation controls, and even when you connect a USB cable. So your default configuration is also included (Charge Only, Transfer Files, etc.). However, we suggest that you do not mess with the settings that you do not know about or fully understand under this section.