When talking about 2017’s smartest phones, OnePlus 5 is really something worth mentioning. One Plus team has surely put in a lot of hard work and dedication by offering us these amazing devices. There are some good things that we like about Apple and similarly there are some features of Android that we can’t help but love. But One Plus team has smartly combined best of both the worlds—Apple as well as Android.
OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are undoubtedly the best-selling devices of 2017. So, if you own one of these amazing phones, here are a few tips that’ll customize the overall experience how you use your device.
Let’s have a look!
1. Customize Alert Slider
If you have observed your OnePlus 5 or 5T closely, there’s a small physical button on the left side of the device. This button is basically used for 3 functions like, the top side activates the silent mode, middle one enables Do Not Disturb mode and the bottom one is set to ring. So, at any point of time if you wish to customize these alert slider controls here’s what you need to do. Open Settings > Alert slider under the Customization section. Select any one of the three options to further customize items just as you like!
2. Setting Up Gesture Controls
This is one of the most useful features offered by OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. Using gestures not only saves time but also looks cool and more tech savvy. So, if you want to control and customize gestures on your OnePlus 5 head on to Settings> Customization> Gestures. You can use gestures for various purposes like double tapping can wake your phone from locked mode, you can assign various app letters to quickly launch an application and more.
3. Change Font Style
This feature where One Plus allows us to customize font styles has pleased a lot of users. To change the font settings of your device open Settings > Font and then select the font you want to use.
4. Change App Icons
One thing is pretty sure, you can never get bored with this gadget. At any point when you need to customize the app icons and change the look and feel of your device, here’s what you need to do. To view your app icon settings, long-press on the home screen then select Settings > Icon pack. OnePlus offers three default styles to pick from, tap on each respective icon to see the preview and select your favorite icon pack without any fuss.
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5. Say Bye Bye To Shelf
If you’re not quite fond with One Plus 5’s shelf which offers news, app suggestions and other similar stuff you can easily get rid of it at any point of time. To disable Shelf from your OnePlus 5 Smartphone head on to Settings and then toggle the Shelf slider to turn it OFF.
6. Lock Individual Apps
This is one feature which Apple users crave for, the most! Locking individual apps gives a peace of mind when you hand over your phone to kids, or snoopy friends or family members. It not just keeps prying eyes at bay but also adds an additional layer of security to your device. To lock down individual apps go to Settings > Security & fingerprint > App Locker then select the apps you want to protect.
7. Change Camera Interface
One of the most striking features of OnePlus 5 is its stunningly beautiful camera interface. While you’re in the camera app, you no longer have to swipe from the edge of the screen to view various camera styles and shooting modes. Now, you swipe up from the bottom of the screen to change modes and find the settings icon.
8. Play Games On DND Mode
Nobody likes those annoying popping notifications that pop up on screen while we’re playing our favorite games on phone. To avoid this, go to Settings > Advanced > Gaming Do Not Disturb. Enabling this mode will block all notifications and capacitive buttons so that you can enjoy your games without any interruptions.
Here were a few of OnePlus 5 tips and tricks that’ll allows you to make the most of your device. All in all OnePlus 5 and 5T are great devices, quite worthy of the price tag that they come along with! If you have any other queries feel free to hit the comment box. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get regular tech updates right in your inbox!