OnePlus 7T (Pro): 8 tips and tricks for an optimal OxygenOS experience

OnePlus 7T (Pro): 8 tips and tricks for an optimal OxygenOS experience

With the OnePlus 7T, the Shenzhen company raises the bar even higher for the OnePlus brand. In the smartphone market, it is rare to find such high-end equipment at such an attractive price. To make the OnePlus 7T (and the OnePlus 7T Pro) as fun every day and in the long term, we have put together our tips and tricks for you here.

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With a modern smartphone, transferring data, messages and images is generally no longer witchcraft. A large part is stored in the cloud by the respective applications or even by the mobile operating system. But there are applications that do not store data on a central server. Most smartphone manufacturers have apps to make sure everything goes from your old smartphone to the new one. With OnePlus, this application is called OnePlus Switch and not only transfers data, images and applications from your old smartphone to your new OnePlus, but also the home screen and the layout of the applications located there.

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The OnePlus Switch App can be very useful when setting up a new OnePlus smartphone. AndroidPIT

This application is preinstalled on OnePlus smartphones. If you have a smartphone from another manufacturer, you need to download the app from the Play Store. We don't need to explain much about the app, just follow the instructions on both devices.

Unfortunately, switching from a OnePlus smartphone to iOS seems unacceptable, because OnePlus had to temporarily remove the Switch app from the App Store, because Apple has changed the restrictions applicable to these apps. As soon as the Switch app appears new in the Apple App Store, we'll let you know.

As of Android 9.0 Pie, Android smartphones offer the possibility of replacing the usual key controls with gesture navigation. OnePlus jumped on this train very early. With the new OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, gesture navigation is now tight, so you can go backwards by swiping left or right in the middle. Of course, it is always possible to display the keys on the screen and do without gesture navigation. But you should definitely try gestures if you haven't already done so.

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OnePlus users can use gestures to navigate. AndroidPIT

OnePlus has always been known for the fact that the operating system can easily be adapted to its own needs. Over time, however, the adaptation of the software has become increasingly robust. OxygenOS 10 being preinstalled on the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, there is now a central contact point for the so-called adjustments that can be found in the settings

You can personalize your OnePlus smartphone according to your personal tastes: from fonts to icon packs in accent colors, including the layout of quick settings. Of course, you can also select dark mode for the entire system. Otherwise, OnePlus offers a completely white theme or a bright theme with colored icons. All this is in a new section personalization in the Settings menu.

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The adjustment becomes easier under OxygenOS 10 on a OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro. AndroidPIT

Everyone went through there. Thanks to Android 10 on OnePlus 7T, you can now easily share the password with your guests. Go to Settings, then Wi-Fi & Internet and select your network and click on the button settings. You will see an icon there that reminds you of a QR code titled Share. All you have to do is confirm your identity using a PIN code, a reason, a password or a fingerprint and a QR code appears on the screen so that your guests can the scanner. Alternatively, with the QR code, the password is displayed in lowercase so that it can be entered manually.

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You'll never remember Wi-Fi passwords again. Via QR code, you can easily share data access to a Wi-Fi router. AndroidPIT

If you want to use the OnePlus SMS and MMS application, it now offers a very useful feature: a spam filter. You must manually enter the keywords for the spam filter in the spam settings, but this helps combat the flood of unwanted SMS or MMS advertisements that you receive these days.

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SMS and MMS spam should not even appear in OnePlus thanks to a new spam filter. AndroidPIT

Over two years ago, OnePlus introduced a playback mode via a software update. This monochrome mode is very reminiscent of a printed newspaper, because everything is displayed in black and white. With the OnePlus 7T, there is now a second playback mode. It brings back color but in a very light form.

With OnePlus, this mode is called reading mode with chromatic effect. There are two ways to activate it. The quickest way is to call up the quick settings with a simple swipe up and down and activate the mode there. In the second step, you are asked if you want to use the mono or chromatic effect. Select the color and the setting will be applied.

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The OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro now have a chromatic reading mode. AndroidPIT

The second way is to go through the settings menu, then press Pin up. You then access the playback mode settings and activate it using a switch. In the second step, you will also be asked which of the two reading modes you want to use. To deactivate the read mode again, proceed in the same way as for activation.

In addition, you can define applications in the settings of the reading mode, which must always be started in this mode. To do this, click on Add an application to reading mode in the read mode settings, then select the application. You will also be asked which of the two playback modes you want to select.

Just like play mode, OnePlus adds another feature to game mode on the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro. The game mode is preceded by a play area. Here, all the games that you have installed on the device are combined in a carousel. You can quickly access your games here instead of overloading the Home screen or scrolling through the application drawer.

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OnePlus in OxygenOS 10 now combines games in Game Space. AndroidPIT

In addition to a better overview, you can also configure the Game Space mode for each game or application that is stored here or even set the Fanatic mode for the respective application.

The OnePlus 7T has the same Fluid AMOLED panel as the OnePlus 7 Pro or the 7T Pro. This AMOLED panel can display a screen refresh rate of up to 90 Hertz. A high refresh rate is particularly good for games that are designed accordingly or for applications that require a lot of scrolling in order to display movement more easily on the screen.

The downside here is that the battery life suffers somewhat. Thus, if you prefer a longer autonomy or if you run out of battery, you can force the screen in the settings to work only with a maximum of 60 Hertz. To do this, go to Settings> Screen and select 60 Hz instead of 90 Hz under Refresh rate.

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If you don't want the 90 Hz screen, you can manually change it to 60 Hz to save energy. AndroidPIT

If you know of other OxygenOS 10 tips and tricks that we don't have listed here, there is room for them in our comments!

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