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 1. Onscreen buttons maybe, time to switch from hardware!
- 2 2. Set up a reading mode
- 3 3. Alert Slider- Switch the sound profiles with an easy slide.
- 4 4. Secure Box-Guards all files
- 5 5. Share Files via FileDash
- 6 6. The Inbuilt App Locker
- 7 7. Pro Mode Camera
- 8 8. Get your play on with Gaming DND!
- 9 9. Choose your own incoming call vibration pattern
- 10 10. Saves battery
- 11 Is it On Your Wish-List Yet?
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.
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.
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.
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.
To send a file to the Secure Box, long press on it, tap on the three-dot menu, and then select ‘Set as Secure’
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.
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).
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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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.