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10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

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10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

Here are 10+ Cool OnePlus 5 tricks and hidden features you should know which includes Manual Reading mode, Pro Camera Mode, In-built App Locker, Gaming Mode and more!

It is very rare when a brand comes along with the ability to change the conversation. OnePlus has done it successfully over the past few years and has led the brands to make course corrections with their product offerings. Recently, after many editions of the smartphones offered, OnePlus 5 is now on the trending charts in the world of smartphones.

For a phone with a price tag of Rs. 32,999, the OnePlus 5 is every bit outstanding with many OnePlus 5 Hidden Features. These features mentioned below are kinda new to the OnePlus 5 Oxygen OS.  So, if you have just bought the new OnePlus 5, here are the Top 10 Best OnePlus 5 tricks with hidden settings you must know

So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started with the Best OnePlus 5’s new features and hidden settings!

1. Onscreen buttons maybe, time to switch from hardware!

Maybe you prefer onscreen buttons instead? Or don’t like having ‘back’ on the left and ‘recent’ on the right? That’s fine – you can change them with just a few taps. There are two capacitive buttons hidden at the sides of that stupid-quick fingerprint sensor.

10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

Just by pressing the Home button, you can open certain applications [PayTM] and this feature is called “Quick Pay”. To enable navigate to Settings > Security & Fingerprint > Quick pay.

2. Set up a reading mode

This mode turns your screen to grayscale and provides you with a seamless reading experience – something similar to what Kindle provides. Head over to your phone’s Settings > Display > Reading mode.

10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

It’s basically a Night Mode, but for specific apps – ones you get to choose and have Reading Mode kick in automatically whenever you open them.

3. Alert Slider- Switch the sound profiles with an easy slide.

The OnePlus 5 makes it easy to switch between sound profiles, with an Alert Slider at the side that flips between loud, vibrate and silent profiles. If you want to change any of those, just flip the slider and tap the cog icon that appears at the top of the screen.

10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

It also comes with Bluetooth Audio Codec and to enable it on your device, go to phone’s Settings > Advanced > Bluetooth Audio Codec. So from now on,  depending on Bluetooth headset you use, you can select either from SBC, aptX, or aptX HD.

4. Secure Box-Guards all files

Have you ever wanted to hide some files in your phone, so that no can see them nor do they show up in any file manager? This is where OnePlus’s native File Manager comes to the rescue again. It has a feature called “Secure Box” that hides your data from any file explorer and can only be accessed with a password.

10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

To send a file to the Secure Box, long press on it, tap on the three-dot menu, and then select ‘Set as Secure’

5. Share Files via FileDash

In addition to Android’s WiFi Direct, OnePlus has integrated a feature they call ‘FileDash’ within their native File Manager. This feature can be used to transfer files to any phone at a high speed.

10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

To enjoy the FileDash feature on OnePlus 5, Open File Manager > then tap on the FileDash icon (You can find it next to the search icon).

Love these OnePlus 5 Tricks? Still we listed more below!

6. The Inbuilt App Locker

To prevent unauthorised access to certain apps OnePLus contains an inbuilt feature of app lock. This makes it much more secure than the third-party apps that overlay a lock screen on top of your apps rather than locking them natively.  This is not an OnePlus 5 Tricks, but one of the best feature of OnePlus 5!

10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

You can lock certain apps by going to your phone’s Settings > Security & fingerprint > App locker. You can choose the apps that you want to be locked and no one can access it without entering the password.

7. Pro Mode Camera

The OnePlus 5 Camera features a Pro Mode camera feature that lets you control manual settings.  While these features might be handy for some, not everyone will find useful. Thankfully, you can disable them all.

10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

OnePlus 5’s Pro Mode lets you save RAW images as well. To do that, simply tap on the “RAW” button that appears on the top of the screen.

8. Get your play on with Gaming DND!

OnePlus is clearly as sick and tired as we are of being interrupted by notifications while planning out which card to play next in a heated game of Hearthstone – it’s why the OnePlus 5 has a Do Not Disturb Mode saved specifically for games. That’s pretty cool, isn’t?

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While you’re gaming, it can block notifications and disable the capacitive buttons and if you don’t fancy being chucked back to the home screen because of an accidental tap, you can lock the capacitive buttons as well.

9. Choose your own incoming call vibration pattern

If you watched the launch event of OnePlus 5, you must have heard a mention of vibration patterns. OnePlus improved greatly upon their vibration motor with a much sharper and quieter one.

10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

To do that, go to Settings > Sound & Vibration > Incoming call vibration pattern and choose your own incoming vibration pattern for incoming calls.

10. Saves battery

there are various other ways that can help you save battery on your OnePlus 5.

It comes with an alternative that lets you save your phone’s battery life without giving up on the aesthetics – to change your phone’s theme to Dark.

10+ Cool OnePlus 5 Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Know

To do that, go to your phone’s Settings > Display > Theme. From the window that pops up, select “Dark” and you’re good to go.

Is it On Your Wish-List Yet?

This post comprises of some hidden features of the newly launched OnePlus 5 mobile phones. It’s certain amenities about the phone will make readers know more about it. It incorporates some of the best traits like the onscreen buttons, the reading mode, Pro camera mode and what not. Its battery saving mode helps the phone to carry on a little bit longer. And along with that, there are some OnePlus 5 Tricks that will help them choose it over any other phone.

If still not compromised with this list?  Then give a try to OnePlus 5 Easter Egg which is one of the best Hidden Features of OnePLus 5.

To do that, Go to the native Calculator app, then type ‘1’ followed by the operation ‘+’. Now press ‘=’ and see what happens 😛 😀

Hope you gave a try to all of these OnePlus 5 Tricks and hidden features and if there are any other hidden features or tricks that you know of? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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