1. digitalbreak's Avatar
    OnePlus 5 is the latest smartphone from OnePlus and is packed with great customization options. In the video below, I walk you through some of the top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5:



    Quickly launch your camera

    Double press the power key to quickly launch the camera app. This works with the display on or off.

    Configure the capacitive and on-screen navigation buttons

    With the OnePlus 5, you can either use the capacitive buttons or enable the on-screen navigation buttons for the home, back, and recents keys. You can also set long press and double tap action shortcuts for the capacitive buttons to launch certain shortcuts.

    To configure the button settings, navigate to:

    Settings->Buttons

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-button-options.png

    Alert slider

    With a simple slide, you can quickly switch to different sound profile. The alert button allows you to quickly switch between - Ring, Do Not Disturb (DN) and Silent - sound profiles. You can also configure the specific settings available for these sound profiles. To do so, navigate to:

    Settings->Alert slider

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-alert-slider.png

    Apply custom icon packs

    Android has many customization options and one of them is applying custom icon packs. The OnePlus 5 launcher supports selecting a different icon pack for the system. Once you have custom icon packs installed from the Google Play Store, go to home screen, long press, and tap on the Settings option. Then tap on the Icon pack and select your custom icon pack to apply.

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-cusom-icon-packs.png

    Enable Shelf

    The Shelf in your home screen provides quick access to your favorite widgets with a swipe on your home screen. It is similar to iPhone's widget screen where you can add some handy widgets like recent apps, contacts etc.,

    To enable this Shelf, navigate to your home screen, long press and then tap on Settings. Here you can enable/disable the Shelf option.

    App Shortcuts

    The OnePlus 5 supports app shortcuts where you can long press an app icon on the home screen to reveal the shortcuts available for that app. You can enable or disable the app shortcuts by navigating to your home screen, long press and then tap on Settings where you can turn on/off the app shortcuts.

    Customize Status Bar icons

    You can customize the OnePlus 5's status bar icons from choosing a different battery indicator or showing/hiding the clock and other icons. To do so, navigate to:

    Settings->Status bar

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-status-bar-icons.png

    Dual SIM configuration

    OnePlus 5 supports dual sim (even the ones sold in the USA) and allows you to configure default SIM to use for voice, data and text. If you are in one of the supported networks, like T-Mobile here in the USA, you can also enable Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and WiFi-calling options in your OnePlus 5. To configure these settings, navigate to:

    Settings->SIM & network

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-dual-sim.png

    Reading mode

    The reading mode in OnePlus 5 optimizes the display for reading. You can either turn on this reading mode manually or set it to turn on for certain apps like the Amazon Kindle or Chrome browser app. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Display->Reading mode

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-reading-mode.png

    Ambient display

    The OnePlus 5 supports the ambient display. With this setting, you can just lift your OnePlus 5 device or configure to wake up the device when you receive notifications. To configure these settings, navigate to:

    Settings->Display->Ambient display

    Settings->Display->Lift up display

    Configure Gestures

    You can configure specific gestures that you can use in the OnePlus 5 when the display is off to launch an app or a shortcut. To configure these gestures, navigate to:

    Settings->Gestures

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-configure-gestures.png

    App locker

    You can lock one or more apps that require either a PIN or your fingerprint to unlock. This is very handy if you want to protect certain apps from other users. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Security & fingerprint->App locker

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-app-locker.png

    Night mode

    You can enable night mode by navigating to:

    Settings->Display->Night mode

    You can select to turn on automatically from sunset to sunrise and also control the warmth of the color temperature.

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-night-mode.png

    Change to Dark Theme

    The OnePlus 5 supports light and dark system themes along with your choice of the accent color. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Display->Theme

    Note that this only changes the system theme and does not alter the apps' themes.

    Choose LED notification color

    You can choose your color for the LED notification pulse light. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Display->LED notifications

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-led-notification-color.png

    Gaming Do Not Disturb mode

    You can now configure a Do Not Disturb mode for your games such that you can lock buttons and block notifications while playing. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Advanced->Gaming Do Not Disturb

    Top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5-op5-gaming-dnd.png

    Enable pocket mode

    To prevent your OnePlus 5 from accidental wake ups or fingerprint touches, enable the pocket mode. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Advanced->Pocket mode

    What's your favorite OnePlus 5 tip? Share them below!

    If you are interested in more tips and tricks videos, make sure you are also subscribed to my YouTube channel.
    06-27-2017 03:07 AM
  2. Ahmedthegeek's Avatar
    Late but still useful and great to know.Well didnt knew about the app locker
    ShevoyV and abhishek singh21 like this.
    08-01-2017 02:23 PM
  3. queensoft's Avatar
    Cool features.
    Almost all are now found in other phones too:
    - either they are standard in Android 7.1.2
    - integrated in lanuchers
    - can be achieved using 3rd party apps
    digitalbreak and ShevoyV like this.
    08-02-2017 02:35 AM
  4. obembridge's Avatar
    Very useful tips for anyone who is new to the OP5 or who doesn't obsessively watch every video and read every article they can about the phone...not that anyone would do that....>_>
    digitalbreak and ShevoyV like this.
    08-02-2017 03:22 AM
  5. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Cool features.
    Almost all are now found in other phones too:
    - either they are standard in Android 7.1.2
    - integrated in lanuchers
    - can be achieved using 3rd party apps
    Yep. Having features available out of the box reduces the complexity for normal users to try it out! It's great to see OP5, that is Oxygen OS, packing useful features for users!
    ShevoyV likes this.
    08-02-2017 11:44 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Stickied .
    digitalbreak and ShevoyV like this.
    08-03-2017 02:17 AM
  7. PRGDR's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I believe most of the features were there for the 1+3 too, but it is helpful to have them all written in one place.
    digitalbreak and ShevoyV like this.
    08-03-2017 08:23 AM
  8. badelhas's Avatar
    OnePlus 5 is the latest smartphone from OnePlus and is packed with great customization options. In the video below, I walk you through some of the top tips and tricks for the OnePlus 5:



    Quickly launch your camera

    Double press the power key to quickly launch the camera app. This works with the display on or off.

    Configure the capacitive and on-screen navigation buttons

    With the OnePlus 5, you can either use the capacitive buttons or enable the on-screen navigation buttons for the home, back, and recents keys. You can also set long press and double tap action shortcuts for the capacitive buttons to launch certain shortcuts.

    To configure the button settings, navigate to:

    Settings->Buttons

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Alert slider

    With a simple slide, you can quickly switch to different sound profile. The alert button allows you to quickly switch between - Ring, Do Not Disturb (DN) and Silent - sound profiles. You can also configure the specific settings available for these sound profiles. To do so, navigate to:

    Settings->Alert slider

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Apply custom icon packs

    Android has many customization options and one of them is applying custom icon packs. The OnePlus 5 launcher supports selecting a different icon pack for the system. Once you have custom icon packs installed from the Google Play Store, go to home screen, long press, and tap on the Settings option. Then tap on the Icon pack and select your custom icon pack to apply.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Enable Shelf

    The Shelf in your home screen provides quick access to your favorite widgets with a swipe on your home screen. It is similar to iPhone's widget screen where you can add some handy widgets like recent apps, contacts etc.,

    To enable this Shelf, navigate to your home screen, long press and then tap on Settings. Here you can enable/disable the Shelf option.

    App Shortcuts

    The OnePlus 5 supports app shortcuts where you can long press an app icon on the home screen to reveal the shortcuts available for that app. You can enable or disable the app shortcuts by navigating to your home screen, long press and then tap on Settings where you can turn on/off the app shortcuts.

    Customize Status Bar icons

    You can customize the OnePlus 5's status bar icons from choosing a different battery indicator or showing/hiding the clock and other icons. To do so, navigate to:

    Settings->Status bar

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Dual SIM configuration

    OnePlus 5 supports dual sim (even the ones sold in the USA) and allows you to configure default SIM to use for voice, data and text. If you are in one of the supported networks, like T-Mobile here in the USA, you can also enable Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and WiFi-calling options in your OnePlus 5. To configure these settings, navigate to:

    Settings->SIM & network

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Reading mode

    The reading mode in OnePlus 5 optimizes the display for reading. You can either turn on this reading mode manually or set it to turn on for certain apps like the Amazon Kindle or Chrome browser app. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Display->Reading mode

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Ambient display

    The OnePlus 5 supports the ambient display. With this setting, you can just lift your OnePlus 5 device or configure to wake up the device when you receive notifications. To configure these settings, navigate to:

    Settings->Display->Ambient display

    Settings->Display->Lift up display

    Configure Gestures

    You can configure specific gestures that you can use in the OnePlus 5 when the display is off to launch an app or a shortcut. To configure these gestures, navigate to:

    Settings->Gestures

    Click image for larger version. 

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    App locker

    You can lock one or more apps that require either a PIN or your fingerprint to unlock. This is very handy if you want to protect certain apps from other users. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Security & fingerprint->App locker

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Night mode

    You can enable night mode by navigating to:

    Settings->Display->Night mode

    You can select to turn on automatically from sunset to sunrise and also control the warmth of the color temperature.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Change to Dark Theme

    The OnePlus 5 supports light and dark system themes along with your choice of the accent color. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Display->Theme

    Note that this only changes the system theme and does not alter the apps' themes.

    Choose LED notification color

    You can choose your color for the LED notification pulse light. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Display->LED notifications

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Gaming Do Not Disturb mode

    You can now configure a Do Not Disturb mode for your games such that you can lock buttons and block notifications while playing. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Advanced->Gaming Do Not Disturb

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Enable pocket mode

    To prevent your OnePlus 5 from accidental wake ups or fingerprint touches, enable the pocket mode. To configure this setting, navigate to:

    Settings->Advanced->Pocket mode

    What's your favorite OnePlus 5 tip? Share them below!

    If you are interested in more tips and tricks videos, make sure you are also subscribed to my YouTube channel.
    Wow, those are great tips indeed, thanks!

    Cheers
    digitalbreak likes this.
    08-03-2017 06:59 PM
  9. ByteMyAscii's Avatar
    Does something like the pocket mode exist when making calls, on this phone or another.
    My parents have a habit of pressing other keys, sometimes muting a call etc.
    08-03-2017 07:37 PM
  10. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Does something like the pocket mode exist when making calls, on this phone or another.
    My parents have a habit of pressing other keys, sometimes muting a call etc.
    There is something called Pocket Mode to disable accidental touches. Is that what you are looking for? I have talked about this in the video as well.

    Settings->Advanced->Pocket mode
    08-03-2017 08:33 PM
  11. ByteMyAscii's Avatar
    There is something called Pocket Mode to disable accidental touches. Is that what you are looking for? I have talked about this in the video as well.

    Settings->Advanced->Pocket mode
    The video only repeats what is said here, when it is in your pocket.
    Does this work in any other scenario as well, such as when held up to your ear during a call.

    Searching suggests that it works through a proximity sensor next to the front camera, which should in theory detect when close to your ear or side of your head.
    I just wanted to know if that was actually tested, placing it in such a position, and trying to touch the screen from the bottom to see if it responds.
    Or whether there is another software solution to actually require a more deliberate action while a call is in progress.
    08-03-2017 09:07 PM
  12. digitalbreak's Avatar
    The video only repeats what is said here, when it is in your pocket.
    Does this work in any other scenario as well, such as when held up to your ear during a call.

    Searching suggests that it works through a proximity sensor next to the front camera, which should in theory detect when close to your ear or side of your head.
    I just wanted to know if that was actually tested, placing it in such a position, and trying to touch the screen from the bottom to see if it responds.
    Or whether there is another software solution to actually require a more deliberate action while a call is in progress.
    When it's in your ear during the call, yes, the proximity sensor kicks in. Pretty much every smartphone does that today. Due to the proximity sensor, the display turns off itself and thereby there is nothing to touch on the screen. As soon as you move the phone slightly away from your ear, the display will turn back on.

    And yes, pocket mode also works in other situations like inside bags as well.
    ByteMyAscii likes this.
    08-03-2017 09:12 PM
  13. ByteMyAscii's Avatar
    When it's in your ear during the call, yes, the proximity sensor kicks in. Pretty much every smartphone does that today. Due to the proximity sensor, the display turns off itself and thereby there is nothing to touch on the screen. As soon as you move the phone slightly away from your ear, the display will turn back on.

    And yes, pocket mode also works in other situations like inside bags as well.
    Useful to know, thank you very much.
    08-03-2017 09:25 PM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    Awesome tips! Thank you!
    abhishek singh21 likes this.
    08-15-2017 08:54 PM
  15. MODScy's Avatar
    The pocket mode is seriously something good in this model
    Morty2264 and digitalbreak like this.
    09-16-2017 02:33 AM
  16. wenso smith's Avatar
    Very useful information..thanks for sharing the post..
    11-03-2017 06:35 AM

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