The OnePlus 6 is the latest flagship launched by OnePlus, and it comes with the latest Snapdragon 845 processor and Adreno GPU. Love the Notch? OnePlus has you covered. Hate the Notch? We have you covered with the sleek list of best OnePlus 6 tips and tricks you should know.
The OnePlus 6 runs on the Oxygen OS 5.1 which is the forked version of Android with near-to-stock Android experience. The latest version of the Oxygen OS 5.1 comes with numerous neat tips and tricks up its sleeves. If you hate the notch, you can hide it. Want to have a quick look at the notifications without unlocking the device? Yep, that’s possible too! Here we have handpicked the best OnePlus 6 tips and tricks so that you can make the most out of it.
Show/Hide the Notch Area
Irrespective of whether you like the Notch design trend or not, the OnePlus 6 come with a notch. Started by iPhone X, the design trend has been picked up by smartphone makers like Asus, Vivo and now OnePlus.
However, OnePlus has given the users the option to keep the Notch or hide it by turning off the notch area. When turned off, all the apps and games will be displayed in the standard 18:9 aspect ratio.
To hide the notch area, go to Settings Display > Notch Display.
Under “How to show the notch are, select “Hide the notch area” option to hide the Notch in OnePlus 6.
Ambient Lift Up Display
We have had “Always on display” for a long time now, and now OnePlus 6 comes with Ambient Lift Up Display. The Lift up Display works like the Always on Display but displays the notifications and messages only when you lift the phone. The feature allows you to check quick notifications such as reminders and traffic info without having to unlock the phone.
To turn on Ambient Lift Up display go to Settings > Display > Ambient Display.
Turn on “Lift up Display” and “New Notifications options” by toggling the On/Off switch.
New generation smartphones come with Dual VoLTE support. As the earlier generation of smartphones used to support only on VoLTE connection at a time, which is a bummer despite having a dual SIM VoLTE supported smartphone. The OnePlus 6 comes with dual VoLTE support making it easy for the users to use dual SIMs with VoLTE support concurrently.
You can enable the dual VoLTE feature in OnePlus 6 from Settings.
To enable dual VoLTE in OnePlus 6, go to Settings > SIM Settings.
Under Enhanced Communication, turn on “VoLTE“. Do this for your second SIM as well to enable dual VoLTE in OnePlus 6.
Run Two Instances of the Same App
There are times when you may want to run two accounts of the same on OnePlus 6. Like two facebook accounts, two whatsapp accounts, two shopping app accounts, reasons can be many, but OnePlus 6 does offer the feature finally!
To run multiple accounts of the same app, go to Settings > Apps.
Tap and open “Parallel Apps“. You should see all the supported apps.
Simply enable the button for one or all the apps. Once done, a new instance of the enabled app is available on your homescreen.
The feature is not exclusive to OnePlus 6 as even the Xiaomi devices like the Redmi 4 had the feature by default. But, it is good to see that OnePlus had added the feature in Oxygen OS 5.1.
Disable Auto Unlock After Face Unlock
The OnePlus 6 comes with a face unlock feature which is fast and accurate than any other Android smartphone in the market. Thankfully, it also has a fingerprint scanner, just in case.
However, unlike the iPhone’s face unlock, the OnePlus 6 sends the users to the homescreen directly after unlocking the device with face unlock whereas some of us may wish to see the lock screen and swipe up to see the homescreen. This way you can quickly have a look at the notifications and lock the device again.
The good thing is you can disable this feature in OnePlus 6. To do this, go to Settings > Security and Lock Screen > Face Unlock.
Here, Turn off the option “Auto Unlock after the screen is on.”
If you have too many apps on the home screen and want it better organized, the smart folders come to the rescue. What the smart folder does is that it automatically names the folder based on the type of app you are moving into it.
For example, let’s say you have to move Twitter and Facebook app to a folder on the home screen, the phone automatically names the folder as Social. If you move games to a folder, it will be named as Games, etc. This feature is integrated into the Oxygen OS 5.1, so you don’t need to enable it manually.
While the navigation gestures on the OnePlus 6 may not be as fluid as iPhone X, it still works fine when you get used it. The navigation gestures allow you to view recent apps and home screen without the need of using the on-screen buttons. If you don’t like it, you always have the option of getting back to the on-screen buttons.
To enable Navigation Gestures, go to Settings > Buttons.
Tap on Navigation bar and gestures and enable “Navigation Gestures” from the option.
Swipe Three Finger to Take Screenshot
One of the nifty gesture you can enable in OnePlus 6 is the three-finger screenshot feature. What it does is, when enabled, let’s you take screenshots of your OnePlus 6 screen by swiping three fingers on the screen. This is similar to what we have seen in the Xiaomi devices.
To enable Three-finger screenshot, go to Settings > Gestures.
From the list of options, enable “Three-finger screenshot” and you are done.
Now whenever you want to take a screenshot on OnePlus 6, simply swipe three fingers horizontally and a screenshot will be captured.
There are other handy gestures you can try on OnePlus 6. Just head over to Settings > Gestures and enable gestures like Flip to Mute and Music Control etc. as per your needs. You can even customize the gestures using the unused gesture controls.
Portrait and Pro Camera Modes
The OnePus 6 comes with dual-lens camera setup as well as two camera modes. Both the modes offer good customization option for better results.
Portrait Mode – Portrait Mode allows the users to adjust the depth effect using the controls that can be accessed from the right-hand side. Another option allows you to select whether you are taking a picture of Person or Object making it easier to capture a good photo.
Pro Mode – Pro mode offers more customization option to the users. You can control shutter speed, ISO, aperture and White balance. The OnePlus 6 can also save images in RAW format, in case you want to edit them later without losing any detail due to compression.
The OnePlus 6 is an excellent device, and these handy little features make it even better. Do let us know which of these features are your favorite or if you know of a mysterious feature that we may have missed in the comments.