14 helpful options to strive

(Pocket-lint) – With each new OnePlus telephone comes a brand new model of Android-based software program. For the OnePlus 10 Professional that is very true because it’s adopted what’s – primarily – a tweaked model of Oppo’s ColorOS. 

Whether or not you wish to know how one can use the digital RAM characteristic, how one can use useful gestures to take a screenshot, or use the Android 12 one-handed mode, there’s a lot in right here to find. 

Discover out a number of the most helpful options in our video under or proceed scrolling for the written information: 

1. See how a lot RAM you are utilizing

In case your telephone is working sluggish, otherwise you identical to numbers, there’s a option to present how a lot of your telephone’s RAM you’re utilizing at any given time within the latest apps view. Simply open up your own home settings by lengthy urgent the wallpaper and tapping the ‘Extra’ cog, scroll all the way down to ‘Latest duties supervisor’ toggle on the swap subsequent to ‘Show RAM/reminiscence info for latest duties’. 

Now if you open up the latest duties view you will see a RAM utilization statistic on the backside of the display. 

2. Develop your RAM utilizing your inside storage

If you happen to’re discovering you want further RAM, you need to use a part of the telephone’s storage as digital RAM. Actually, the telephone already has this enabled by default and provides 3GB. However you’ll be able to broaden additional, as much as an extra 7GB. To try this, go to Settings > About System after which faucet ‘RAM’. Now you will see a slider on display that allows you to broaden by an additional 5GB or 7GB. Select how a lot extra reminiscence you need. 

3. Carry again the ability button

In recent times, it appears the default motion if you press and maintain the sleep/wake key on the facet is to launch an assistant of some variety relatively than mentioning the ability off and reboot choices. Nevertheless, you’ll be able to change this. Go to Settings > System Settings > Energy Button. Now faucet ‘press and maintain the ability button’ and select ‘energy menu’ from the listing. 

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4. Auto-switch to receiver throughout calls

Typically occasions I discover once we’re on maintain on the telephone we default to placing the telephone on loudspeaker after which wait till somebody solutions at which level we wish to swap to the earpiece and convey the telephone as much as an ear.

With a OnePlus telephone you’ll be able to allow a perform that does this swap mechanically if you raise the telephone to your ear. Go so Settings > System settings > Gesture and motions. Now toggle on the swap subsequent to ‘Auto swap to receiver’. Now everytime you decide up the telephone with the loudspeaker enabled, it’ll mechanically swap when it’s subsequent to your ear. 

5. Swipe to take a screenshot

That is one in every of our favorite options, and it’s the power to snap a screenshot with three fingers on the display, relatively than twiddling with the button mixture. Simply use three fingers and swipe down on the display, and it’ll snap a screenshot. If it doesn’t, verify that the characteristic is enabled by going to Settings > System settings > Gestures and motions > then toggle on the ‘Swipe down with 3 fingers to take a screenshot’ possibility. 

6. One-handed mode

So this one’s truly an ordinary characteristic of Android 12 now, and it’s the power to swipe down on the display to convey down hard-to-reach gadgets (like toggles/search fields and many others). Head to Settings > System Settings > One-handed mode after which toggle it on. Now if you swipe down on the backside of the display, it brings down the highest half of the interface to make these hard-to-reach components simpler to get to with out stretching or needing two palms. 

7. Icon pull-down

Alongside an analogous theme to one-handed mode, you’ll be able to carry out one thing known as an icon pull down on your own home display to shortly get to an app you wish to launch. Go to Settings > Residence display and lock display and now select ‘Icon pull-down gesture’. Toggle it on. 

Now return to your own home display, then swipe upwards from the left or proper nook and also you’ll see all of your icons squish down into that nook. Maintain your thumb on the display and simply let go if you get to the app or folder you wish to open. 

8. Present icons as an alternative of numbers for notifications

By default at any time when you’ve gotten notifications ready, the OnePlus software program reveals a small quantity within the standing bar on the high. If you happen to’d relatively see icons – in order that you understand which apps have alerts ready for consideration – you’ll be able to swap to these as an alternative. Simply go to Settings > Notification and Standing Bar, after which select ‘Standing Bar’. On the following display the very high possibility is ‘Notification Icons’. Select this, after which choose icons from the pop up menu. 

9. Melody notification sounds

For years if you select a notification sound the one actual possibility has been to have the identical alert sound for each single notification. However with the melody possibility, you’ll be able to have it in order that when a number of notifications come by in fast succession, the sound creates a melody, relatively than simply enjoying the identical single sound for each one. It’s a characteristic launched by Oppo in ColorOS 11 and now it’s accessible in OxygenOS 12 too. 

Simply go to Settings > Sound and vibration and scroll down till you discover ‘Notification sound’. On the high you’ll see Melody, together with 4 colored bins, every represents a distinct instrument sound. Select the one you just like the sound of, and your Melody characteristic might be enabled. 

10. Shortly disable digital camera and microphone entry

One of many new options launched in Android 12 was the power to shortly toggle off the microphone and digital camera out of your fast settings shade. With OnePlus’ software program, these toggles are usually not within the sheet by default, however you’ll be able to add them. 

Drop down your fast settings as ordinary after which faucet the little pencil to edit. In that first display you’ll see a toggle for mic entry and one other for digital camera entry. Simply drag and drop them up into the sheet the place you need them to be. Now if you drop it down, you’ll be able to simply faucet to dam entry to both your digital camera or microphone. 

11. Arrange work/life steadiness characteristic

Within the newest model of OxygenOS, OnePlus has launched a characteristic to assist together with your work/life steadiness.

Go to settings and discover ‘Particular Options’, now select ‘Work Life Steadiness’. Faucet ‘Arrange work mode’ and on the following display you’ll be able to decide what occasions it’s auto enabled and what days. By default that’s set to 9am to 6pm on weekdays. You possibly can change that if you wish to, or should you’d relatively it was primarily based on location you’ll be able to select to have it primarily based on if you connect with your work workplace Wi-Fi, or if you’re at your work location. 

Then you’ll be able to select which Gmail accounts are work, and beneath that, work apps you’d wish to nonetheless be notified by throughout your work day. 

Then you definitely do the identical however for ‘Life mode’ which once more – you’ll be able to arrange primarily based on time, location or Wi-Fi connection at which level you’ll be able to make sure you solely get notifications from private apps and accounts, and work accounts don’t come by. It’s fairly useful. 

12. Optimised charging

OnePlus’ newest telephone prices actually quick, however should you’re an evening time charger you most likely don’t have to be charging shortly on a regular basis. You possibly can improve the longevity of your battery by enabling the optimised charging characteristic. What this does is prices the primary 80 per cent shortly at evening time, however then waits till simply earlier than you get up (or your morning alarm time) to refill the final 20 per cent. 

It needs to be enabled by default, but when it is not you’ll be able to allow it. Go to Settings > Battery > Superior settings after which toggle on the ‘Optimised evening charging’ toggle. 

13. Easter egg

This can be a traditional OnePlus characteristic and, should you’ve had a OnePlus telephone earlier than, it is seemingly you already knew about it. However should you head to the preinstalled calculator app and sort ‘1 + =’ you will see an Easter egg seem on display.

14. Select a customized accent color

This is not new characteristic both, however the methodology of accessing it’s barely totally different to earlier than. You possibly can select a customized accent color for the person interface. Simply head to Settings > Personalisations and choose ‘Colors’. You will see a color wheel within the backside proper nook. Faucet it, and now transfer the dial till you discover the precise color you need. Now that color will seem because the accent in a number of interface layers, like your fast settings shade. 

Writing by Cam Bunton.