OxygenOS: Top 10 features you need to know

OxygenOS: Top 10 features you need to know

OxygenOS offers plenty of customization options.

OxygenOS is one of the best implementations of Android currently available — it’s on the OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3 & 3T, and OnePlus 5 — with OnePlus adding a few useful features on top of a near-stock user interface. While you may not be able to change entire elements of the UI, there are several customization options available to make the device truly yours.

Note: These features are all available on the latest version of OxygenOS 4.x and up. Older versions of OxygenOS may not support all of these features.

Night Mode

Night Mode activates a blue light filter, which reduces fatigue when viewing the screen at night. The feature debuted last year, but on the OnePlus 5 you can set it to automatically engage from sunset to sunrise, or select a custom time range.

The feature works by altering the color temperature of the display, giving the panel a yellowish tint that eliminates blue hues. While the screen no longer shows accurate colors, it does reduce the strain on your eyes, particularly if you’re interacting with your phone a lot at night.

OxygenOS also allows you to set the intensity of the effect — you can choose to eliminate blue tones completely, or select a setting that doesn’t alter the color temperature of the screen too much.

Reading Mode

OxygenOS Reading Mode

Reading Mode is a new feature that was introduced with the OnePlus 5. Like Night Mode, the feature automatically calibrates the color temperature of the display, making it conducive to reading.

Instead of switching to warmer colors, Reading Mode creates a monochrome effect that’s great for reading text. You can…

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