Oxygen OS is a very popular custom skin used by many OnePlus devices such as OnePlus 6/6T, OnePlus 7/Pro, and so on. After the so many updates, the oxygenOS has been improved a lot. OnePlus is the first ever Android device based on OxygenOS has beaten iPhone. This custom skin contains so many cool features and customizations options that you won’t get anywhere else, Such as, Zen Mode, Shelf, Smart boost and gaming mode, etc. Along with tons of customizations, it’s lag free custom skin and full of performance.
According to OnePlus, Oxygen OS 11 is based on Android 11 with some enhancement. Currently, it’s under beta phase and available only for OnePlus 8 model. Which means anyone who has latest model of OnePlus can install and enjoy Oxygen OS 11 features.
OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro users can easily install Oxygen OS 11 on their smartphone. Here’s how:
- Download Oxygen OS 11 for your device
- Open smartphone’s Settings
- Open System Update > Manual Update
- Choose Oxygen OS 11 Zip File and Tap Update
Oxygen OS 11: Top Features
Here are the top features of Oxygen OS 11. Also, at the end, we’ve listed those OnePlus device which are getting this Oxygen OS 11 update. So let’s start it.
New Visual Design For System Apps
There are some visual changes you can see on some OnePlus stock apps. The fonts and icons are slightly larger making easier to view information. There are more changes you can see in Gallery. Stories and Collections are the two new options added in OnePlus 11 which is kind a similar feature to OneUI based Samsung smartphones. However, there are limited number of system apps who got this new visual look interface such as Weather app, Gallery, Launcher, and Notes. Oxygen OS 11 also introduces a new power menu option which you can customize later.
Along with that, you’ll get a new refreshed galley UI, in which, collection, stories, and photos option has been shifted to the top of the screen.
Always-on Display Feature
Always-on Display is really cool feature that you get with Oxygen OS 11. This features works perfectly with AMOLED display because it turns on the pixel only that are in use and rest of pixels turned off hence screen looks pure black. Earlier, OnePlus devices has Ambient display feature which is now replaced by Always-On Display with Oxygen OS 11 update. This feature will lets you various choices of clock styles on the main display as well as it displays dates, time, pending notifications along with battery indicator.
Dynamic Live Wallpaper
Smartphone looks more cool with a cool live wallpaper. Oxygen OS 11 introduces a new feature called dynamic live wallpaper. Basically, it is like an enhanced version of live wallpaper which looks very cool. It shows the cool animation effects when you scroll trough homepage, also, when you rotate and unlock your phone.
You can get this feature now any Android smartphone. Thanks to XDA.
Enhanced App Drawer
The new app drawer has changed a bit slightly. In Oxygen OS 11, the app icons has been increased and slightly change in design. Fonts and other things are still same. However, we can change the system font from OnePlus settings.
Along with that, you get a new screenshot option to edit shots and long tap to share on social media platform directly.
You can now use OnePlus Share to share your photos, videos, documents, etc to another smartphone. OnePlus Share let you share files to other brands smartphone as well such as Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Realme, and other brands. To use this feature, swipe down and goto notification panel and tap on OnePlus Share.
New Zen Mode
It’s an interesting feature in OnePlus devices. Zen Mode helps you to put your phone down and enjoy your life. Basically, you can schedule a time in Zen mode which locks your devices for a set of time and notifies you. However, you can still pick up calls and take photos. In Oxygen OS 11, some new themes such as ocean, nature, etc has been added along with some other new options.
Dark Mode Improvements
With Oxygen OS 11, more Android apps including system apps will get dark mode support. The dark mode 2.0 supports scheduling, you can set a timer which enables/disables dark mode at a particular time automatically. Simply Pull down notification panel and select dark mode option to enable or disable the feature. I recommend to keep it turned on, it will save your smartphone battery.
Oxygen OS 11 Eligible OnePlus Phones
These OnePlus phones will get Oxygen OS 11 update for sure.
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8 5G
- OnePlus 8 5G UW
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 6T McLaren
- OnePlus 6T
- OnePlus 6
OnePlus may add more features in future.
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