All about OxygenOS – Dec 2020

  1. Gary C.
    OxygenOS Product Lead Staff Member Dec 21, 2020

    Gary C. , Dec 21, 2020 :
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    Hey everyone,

    It's time for December's OxygenOS FAQs! Here, we answer the most frequently asked questions about OOS to give you all the info you need.

    The latest FAQs are as follows, please read on.


    Q: To reject incoming calls on OnePlus 8/8 Pro I have to swipe up, which is confusing.
    A: Go to Phone - tap on the three dots menu on the top right - Settings - turn on the “Swipe up to answer”. This will reverse the swipe action to answer incoming calls.

    Q: Swiping up and holding on to the home screen opens the quick search menu. Can I disable this function?
    A: To prevent mistouch, we added a switch to the latest version of OnePlus Launcher ( To turn off this switch, please tap and hold on the home screen - enter HOME SETTINGS – Quick search gestures – turn off “Enabled” - Save.
    PS:Only when the “Launcher layout” has selected "Home screen and Drawer" can the "Quick search gestures" switch be turned off.

    Q: Will the ambient display consume a lot of battery?
    A: No. The ambient display is based on the self-luminous feature of the OLED display, which only lightens the respective pixels while the background processor is in the sleep state. Compared to turning the screen on constantly to check the time or other info, AOD display saves more power. Even if it's enabled for the entire day, the battery drain will not be significantly higher than usual.

    Q: Will there be screen burn after enabling always-on display?
    A: Canvas AOD will have moderate position adjustment while Insight AOD changes positions from the right, middle and left on the screen. Hence, no need to worry about it.

    Q: When will "white noise" be added to Zen Mode?
    A: The Zen Mode with five theme sounds is already available on Play Store, available for OnePlus 5 and newer devices.

    Q: After upgrading to OxygenOS 11, why do I need to pull down the notification bar to tap the “Clear all” button even when there are several notifications visible.
    A: This issue has been optimized in the latest released version, now you can clear all the notifications without scrolling down the notifications. Please update to the latest version and try again.

    Q: Why won’t the pictures downloaded from third-party sources show up in Gallery, and are only visible in File Manager?
    A: We are glad to inform you that this issue has been resolved, please upgrade the system and update the Gallery to the latest version (4.0.104).

    Q: Why does the color of the screen change when unlocking using fingerprint while the protection mode/night mode is turned on?
    A: This usually happens when the vision comfort mode is on, as it requires an accurate screen color to unlock the phone. The warm-tone color of the comfort mode might cause issues with unlocking. Therefore, there might be a little inconsistency with the cool or warm tone colors of the screen before and after unlocking.

    Q: My Snapchat's bottom and system navigation bar are overlapping after the new update.
    A: This may happen due to a compatibility issue with Snapchat. We are actively communicating with their teams about this issue. You can also give feedback to the three-party app to speed up the adaptation. Please wait for the subsequent updates.

    Q: How to achieve a rapid update of Canvas AOD?
    A: Recently, we released an upgrade package for Canvas AOD in the Play Store which only supports OnePlus 8/8 Pro/8T now. It is used for updating and optimizing the algorithm and generation effect of Canvas AOD. Now no need to wait for the system version update push, you can update it in the store independently.

    We hope you found the answers above helpful. If not, please feel free to share your doubts in this post or via the Community app. We will answer your questions regularly.

    Never Settle.

    Previous FAQs:
    [FAQ] All about OxygenOS - Nov, 2020
    [FAQ] All about OxygenOS - Oct, 2020
    [FAQ] All about OxygenOS – Sept, 2020
    [FAQ] All about OxygenOS – Aug, 2020
    [FAQ] All about OxygenOS – Jul, 2020
    [FAQ] All about OxygenOS – Jun, 2020


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  3. SandeshChinchapur
    Jelly Bean Dec 21, 2020

    SandeshChinchapur , Dec 21, 2020 :
    Biggest question, where is Android 11 Beta update for 7 series yet? Sure you won't be having an answer for this.

  4. Mihir2411✓
    Froyo Dec 21, 2020

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    Gingerbread Dec 21, 2020

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    KitKat Dec 21, 2020

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    OnePlus TV Product Ninja 2021 Dec 21, 2020

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    Honeycomb Dec 21, 2020

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    Nougat Dec 21, 2020


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  12. thiyaga0906
    Gingerbread Dec 21, 2020

  13. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Dec 21, 2020

    Dresa91 , Dec 21, 2020 :
    Next year. So stop asking

  14. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Dec 21, 2020

  15. supraket
    Gingerbread Dec 21, 2020

    supraket , via OnePlus 8T , Dec 21, 2020 :
    I suppose the most sought after request on Oxygen os 11 is to bring back OnePlus Dialer and Messaging apps. I see so many users asking for it and yet it hasn't come.
    Why OnePlus?!
    What is taking so long for your own apps to be used on your own devices?!?
    This is frustrating!!

  16. Auristic
    Lollipop Dec 21, 2020

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  18. Auristic
    Lollipop Dec 21, 2020

    Auristic , Dec 21, 2020 :
    It won't: get used to Google Dialer or buy another device.

  19. GuitarBart
    Jelly Bean Dec 21, 2020

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