OnePlus 5T is one of the hottest smartphones on the market. Thanks to the outstanding design, powerful hardware and stunning shooters. It is powered by the Oxygen OS, which is the best customized version of the Android OS. There are tons of useful features. But most of them are not publicly revealed. We have worked hard to compile this list of the OnePlus 5T tips and tricks to uncover 10 great hidden features that you must know about. Take a look at them.
OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks: Utilize “No Disturb” Feature for Uninterrupted Gaming
If you are a gaming addict who hates being interrupted by notification while playing games, you should definitely activate “No Disturb” option. It will prevent all the notifications from being popped out. So, you will never see your game being paused automatically. To enable it, head to Settings > Alert and tap on “Do not disturb.” The feature provides you with a lot of flexibility. By using “Calls or Messages” option, you can allow certain contacts to make calls or send messages even if you are playing your favorite game. So, you will love to use it.
OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks: Swipe Fingerprint Scanner to Bring in Notification Shade
Everyone knows to authenticate the phone by using the fingerprint scanner. However, there are some additional applications of the specific component in the OnePlus 5T. You can use it to drop down the notification shade. Navigate through Settings > Gesture and turn on the switch beside “Swipe fingerprint for notifications.” From now on, whenever you swipe down the sensor, the notification shade will be pulled out.
OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks: Enable Night Mode to Protect Your Eyes
The display of the OnePlus 5T is stunning. However, just like the other screens, it emits blue lights, which can create a massively negative impact to your vision. If you have a tendency of watching movies or reading books in the dark, you have a higher chance of being affected. To protect your eyes and vision, you must use the Night Mode in certain conditions. To activate it, navigate through Settings > Display > Night Mode. Under Manual toggle the switch on beside “Turn on Night Mode.” You will notice that the display has shifted to a warmer hue, which makes it very comfortable for your eyes to look at.
OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks: Activate Reading Mode for Looking Through Books Comfortably
The Reading Mode on the OnePlus 5T is quite different from what we saw in Google Pixel 2. When activated, the feature makes the screen completely black and white. It will make you feel that you are reading a real-life paper, rather than the smartphone screen. But more importantly, it makes the books look very comfortable for your eyes. To enable it, head to Settings and tap on “Display.” Then toggle the Reading Mode on. You can also choose specific apps that will utilize it automatically. If you are a book lover, you should definitely use it.
OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks: Enjoy Split Screen Multitasking
If you love multitasking, you can take the advantage of the split screen feature. It allows you to run two apps simultaneously. Each of them occupies half of the screen. In this way, you can check your email on Gmail and edit office documents with another time at the same time. But more importantly, split screen multitasking makes you more productive. To activate it, go to Settings and then Buttons. Add the specific feature as double tap or long press gesture. From now on, whenever you want to open apps in split screen, just make a double tap or utilize the gesture with a long press.
OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks: Use Secure Box to Keep All of Your Secrets Safe
If you put a lot of secret stuffs in your phone and concern about getting them exposed to someone else without being knowledgeable, you should definitely use the Secure Box. It hides all personal data and images behind an extra layer of security. So, after unlocking your device, you will have to use the fingerprint scanner once again to get the access to the secret stuffs. You can make them password protected as well. To use the feature, go to File Manager and then to Secure Box. Select the files you want to secure. After being kept in the secure box, they will no longer be available in other apps.
OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks: Use the Phone Easily with a Single Hand
The OnePlus 5T is a massive device. The 6-inch body has made it a bit difficult to use in a single hand for many people. The screen is too large for the fingers to reach comfortably. However, OnePlus has pulled out several tricks to make it convenient to use. For instance, you can swipe down anywhere in the home screen to get access to the notification menu. You no longer have to stretch your finger to swipe down from the top. To enjoy this feature, you have to go to Settings and enable “swipe down” option. There is also another trick for the convenient single-handed use. It is “swipe fingerprint for notifications,” which I have already mentioned.
OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks: Take Shots with Fingerprint Scanner
As said earlier, there are multiple uses of fingerprint scanner in the OnePlus 5T. Here is another one. You can use it to take shots with the camera. Head to Settings > Gestures and toggle “Long press to take a photo” option. Now, launch the camera app and press the fingerprint sensor a bit longer. The shooter will capture photo immediately.
OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks: Stretch Apps to Fit the Screen Perfectly
OnePlus 5T comes with an outstanding aspect ratio of 18:9. However, not all the apps can fit in such a massive space. In fact, a lot of apps look ugly when they leave black bars in the extra space. To solve this issue, you have to stretch them to fit the display perfectly. Go to Settings > Apps > Full screen apps. Tap on the app you want to stretch. Then select full screen mode. From now on, the apps will always be opened in a stretch view. In other words, they will fit to the screen perfectly. There will be no irritating black bars.
OnePlus 5T Tips and Tricks: Use Parallel Apps
Parallel Apps enable you to run multiple instances of the same app in your OnePlus 5T. It is very useful for such a scenario where you are performing a task while being signed into multiple apps with different accounts at the same time. In other words, you can run cloned versions of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with two different account credentials. So, you can easily use an app for both personal and business purposes. Go to Settings > Apps > Parallel Apps. Then choose the apps you want to clone. They will be added to the app drawer.