icekyuu, Aug 4, 2014 : I wasn't blown away by the software, a modified version of CyanogenMod built specifically for the One Plus One, when I first experienced it. After some tinkering however, I got the phone just the way I like it and now I'm in love. So this post is about those customization decisions. Yes, this is another excuse to geek out, but what's the Internet for if not to do that? This is not a complete list by any means -- the amount of customization possibilities are endless -- but these are the 9 changes I recommend to get a great experience with the One Plus One. I'd go so far as to say that without these 9 changes, the One Plus One isn't all that great. Related: Check out my review of the One Plus One for more context 1) Face unlock Perhaps my favorite thing about the iPhone 5S (which I'm coming from) is Touch ID. It was so easy to unlock the phone that I couldn't imagine going back to passcodes and patterns. The first priority was therefore to figure out how to unlock the One Plus One; because I access cloud accounts with my phone, security is definitely required. I was surprised by how well face unlock works on the One Plus One (Settings > Lock screen > Screen security > Screen lock). Perhaps it's the 5 megapixel, wide lens front facing camera. Regardless, the phone was able to recognize me smiling or frowning, rocking headphones or even wearing a cap. I don't have to be fully facing the camera, though the speed of recognition goes up when I do. Recognition works best with sufficient light. Face unlock works fast. Not as quick as Touch ID, but quicker than passcodes and patterns. See it in action here - https://vine.co/v/M9vMdb62YBF I tested it with half a dozen people to see whether it would unlock for another face; thankfully, the phone didn't recognize anyone else. There's a trick where you can show a photo of a person and the phone would unlock. To combat that, you can require blinking eyes but that proved too cumbersome. If a thief stole my phone, I'm hoping he won't know my identity. Face unlock is not as good as Touch ID, but it's much better than passcodes and patterns. The latter are inconvenient because, with the phone's large size, two hands are required. One hand is all you need for face unlock. 2) Double tap to wake and swipe to sleep With its 5.5 inch display, the One Plus One isn't the easiest phone to hold. Tapping the power button to open the phone can be a hassle. Fortunately, you can simply double tap the screen to wake up the phone -- this is on by default. The size of the phone also makes closing with the power button inconvenient. There's a shortcut for that as well. Under Settings > Interface > Quick launch shortcuts for 4.4.2 and Settings > Buttons > Quick launch shortcuts for 4.4.4 (note this option only appears when on-screen navigation is enabled), configure it so swiping up-to-the-left from the home button closes the phone (or up-to-the right depending on which hand you hold the phone with). I can now comfortably open and close the phone with one hand, which makes the phone's large size quite manageable. See it in action here - https://vine.co/v/M9vKQzl6ulq Note: You can of course swipe much faster than what I demoed in the video above. 3) Home and work profiles The above two tweaks make the One Plus One much more comfortable to operate, but it was still annoying to do face unlock at home, in the dark, on the couch, watching TV. When you're safely at home, you don't need to fear burglars (as much anyway) so there's less need for security. Welcome to profiles. Under Settings > Profiles, tap the settings icon for Home. Set Lock screen mode as disabled. Now look to the bottom and tap on the geo icon and choose the WIFI network in your home. This means that every time you connect to your WIFI network at home, the phone will no longer require an unlocking procedure. You can do the same for Work. Then go to Default, tap the geo icon, and have the Default profile trigger whenever you disconnect from your home and work WIFI networks. The above is confusing but worth figuring out What this means is that when you're at home or at work, simply double tapping will open the phone, no unlocking required. And when you've left home or work, the phone will automatically require an unlocking procedure. You're welcome! Note: you can do other useful things with profiles, e.g. silencing the phone at work, maxing out the volume at home, etc.