AOD: New Customization and More Fun!

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

    Gary C. , Dec 1, 2020 :
    Hi everyone,

    If you are using the OnePlus 8, 8Pro or 8T, you may have already noticed that there are some new ambient display options, so today, I am introducing you this brand-new, super cool yet pretty practical feature – Always-On Display or AOD!

    Imagine this – you are busy writing Ms. Karen’s final essay and it’s so close to the due time. Your ideas are sparkling and you are so afraid of interrupting your mind if you reach your phone to check the time. So, this is where AOD feature comes to the party, all you have to do is have a glance at your phone real quick and you got everything you need.

    You can go to Settings – Display – Ambient display – Always-on ambient display to find it. Also, there is a Schedule option which allows you to enable AOD only in a specific time period.

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    But now, we decided to take thing a step further and add something unique, besides the time information. What else are you expecting seeing on the ambient display? What about adding your special someone to the screen? Sounds interesting, right? Canvas AOD can help you with this brilliant idea: Simply take a photo of that person, set it as your wallpaper, activate the Canvas and boom! It's always on your screen.

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    This is Canvas, let your loved one keep you company at all times.

    Now let me show you how to find it. Like customizing our wallpaper or ambient clock style, Canvas can be quickly found in Customization. Yes, for now, it is still a beta version which means we are still working on it. Just let us know if you have any suggestions when using this feature.

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    Canvas can not only revive your treasured moments, but the outline on the ambient display can also be used to create a smooth transition from the Ambient display to the Home screen. Canvas works better with faces, so try to find a photo with clear outline and just give it a go!

    But that's not all. In case you didn’t know, we have another interesting AOD feature, the Insight! This is an on-screen display with digital memory. On the top of the ribbon, it records the times you have unlocked your phone. Every time you wake it up, you will leave a mark on the ribbon and the length of the mark tells you how long you’ve used your phone. Want to be self-disciplined? Want to track down every minute of your lovely day? Try Insight yourself!

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    Just go to Settings – Customization – Clock on ambient display – Insight and have fun!

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    Are using OnePlus 7 or 7T Series? No worries, we are trying our best to bring Canvas AOD & Insight AOD to more OnePlus series, please stay tuned! You can send us your suggestions and ideas by using the Feedback tool in Community app. We appreciate your support in creating a user-driven experience.

    Never Settle!

  2. Gary C.
    OxygenOS Product Lead Staff Member Dec 23, 2020

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    Gary C. , Dec 23, 2020 :
    Hey guys! Now Canvas AOD upgrade package has been released on the Play Store, which only supports the OnePlus 8/8 Pro/8T now. It is used for updating and optimizing the algorithm and generation effect of Canvas AOD. Therefore, no need to wait for the system version update push, you can update it in the store independently.
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    Yash Pratap Singh. , Dec 1, 2020 :
    Thanks for the update! Really excited!!
    Hoping to get the OOS 11 update soon!:p

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    the_o2 , Dec 1, 2020 :
    Glad to see considering older devices, if you just added the word Nord in it .......... ;)

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