After the grand success of OnePlus 5, its newly launched model OnePlus 5T, comes with additional but hidden features. Soon after its launch, it is giving a tough competition to other contenders like Pixel 2 XL, iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S8 Plus, etc. And why would it not be, because when it comes to performance, nothing can match OnePlus 5T.
This classy, speedy, well-rounded flagship phone with an amazing screen and improved cameras, comes with OxygenOS system which is a big bang feature because it is relatively light re-skinning of Android 7 Nougat. Wait, wait, this is just the beginning, let’s know what else can OnePlus 5T do? We’ve compiled the best OnePlus 5T tips and tricks that’ll help you master your new phone and take advantage of its hidden features.
Best OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks Everybody Should Know
- How to Create Parallel Apps on OnePlus 5T
- How to Customize the Alert Slider on OnePlus 5T
- How to Customize App icons on OnePlus 5T
- OnePlus 5T Battery Makeover Tips
- How to Organize Shelf on OnePlus 5T
- How to Use Full-Screen Mode on OnePlus 5T
- How to Use Gaming Do Not Disturb on OnePlus 5T
- How to Take Photos with Fingerprint Sensor on OnePlus 5T
- How to Set Up Face Unlock on OnePlus 5T
How to Create Parallel Apps on OnePlus 5T
Create parallel apps. If you have multiple social media accounts then, you might be tired of switching accounts in your app. Well not anymore, with the parallel app feature in OnePlus 5T, you can clone those apps and operate them separately. For that,
Step #1. Go to Settings.
Step #2. Select Apps → Parallel apps, choose the apps you want to duplicate. You can see them in your app drawer bearing a small orange badge.
How to Customize the Alert Slider on OnePlus 5T
Customize the alert slider. Unlike other phones, OnePlus 5T has highly customizable “Do not disturb” option. On the left side of the phone, you can see three different settings, and the top position will activate “Silent Mode,” middle position is linked to “Do Not Disturb,” and the bottom slot is set to “Ring.” To customize them further,
Go to Settings → Alert slider and adjust how and what kind of notifications you want.
How to Customize App icons on OnePlus 5T
Resize and reshape icons. On your home screen menu layout, you can choose from 3 different app icons sizes. To change its shape;
Step #1. Press and hold the home screen wallpaper.
Step #2. Tap on “Settings”→ “Icon Pack”.
Step #3. Choose from three default options: OnePlus, Round and Square.
Step #4. Select “More” to download more icon packs from Play Store
OnePlus 5T Battery Makeover Tips
Battery Makeover. You can customize what how and what battery information you want on the status bar. To do that,
Go to Settings → Status bar → Battery style and choose the one you like.
How to Organize Shelf on OnePlus 5T
Shelf organization. Located to the left of your home screen, the shelf of OxygenOS is highly customizable. By default, it shows weather and recently used apps but if you want to add other widgets:
Tap on the floating action button in the bottom right corner → Select your desired widget.
To customize widgets: Press and hold the top widget and you can customize the following.
- Change the text
- Disable weather information
- Drag and reorganize them
- Delete any particular card by pressing the red “X” button
To disable the shelf:
Step #1. Go to your home screen.
Step #2. Tap and hold the wallpaper.
Step #3. Tap on “Settings”.
Step #4. Switch the “Shelf” toggle to the off position.
How to Use Full-Screen Mode on OnePlus 5T
Full-screen mode. Since OnePlus 5T has the display of 18:9 ratio, some apps might not display correctly. To change that,
Step #1. Go to Settings → Apps.
Step #2. Select “Full-screen apps.”
Step #3. Choose any app and switch it back to 16:9.
How to Use Gaming Do Not Disturb on OnePlus 5T
Gaming mode on. This feature is a boon for gamers. You can play games at peace without any notifications bugging you in between. To use this mode:
Step #1. Go to “Settings”.
Step #2. Tap on “Advanced”.
Step #3. Select “Gaming Do Not Disturb”.
Step #4. Select the apps for which you want this mode to be applied automatically for.
How to Take Photos with Fingerprint Sensor on OnePlus 5T
Fingerprint shot. Your fingerprint can not only unlock your device but now can also take your snapshot. OnePlus 5T’s fingerprint scanner has been upgraded to take smart selfies and shots. How to enable it?
Step #1. Go to “Settings”.
Step #2. Select “Gestures”.
Step #3. Long press on the sensor to take a photo.
How to Set Up Face Unlock on OnePlus 5T
Face unlocking. Pin, patterns, fingerprint all are older now; you can unlock your OnePlus 5T with your face. If you have skipped this while setting up your phone, you can add your face data later. How?
Step #1. Go to “Settings”.
Step #2. Select “Security & Lock Screen settings”.
Step #3. Tap “add face data.”
Step #4. Point your front-facing camera at yourself and follow the instructions.
Step #5. To remove this feature, tap on “Remove face data” option.
There is a long list of features that are not directly visible in OnePlus 5T. The more you explore it, the more you will be surprised how smart it is and why is it the hottest among other smartphones. Hope you enjoyed this article and you’re most welcome to share other tips and tricks with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.