The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T phones are receiving a new beta update. Open Beta 9 and Open Beta 7 were the updates that arrived, one for each smartphone. We have the changelog for them, and we can see that there aren’t any major differences.
OnePlus users will be glad to find out that this update will come with a few new features. The most important addition is the ability to use double-tap to lock your screen.
What do these updates bring?
As we mentioned before, the double-tap to lock screen feature is the most important one for many. That is because numerous other smartphones had this ability already. In order to activate this feature, you will need to install this update and go to settings.
When it comes to the phone launcher, you will also notice that the searched history for the app drawer has been improved. File manager received an improvement as well, and the scanning logic for large files has been optimized.
Installing the update
This is an OTA update and you should receive a notification to install it. You can also choose to install this update manually and you can find it on the official OnePlus downloads page. Before you install the update make sure that you back up all your data, just in case something goes wrong.
While this update is definitely important for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, we continue to focus on the upcoming release of the OnePlus 6. The smartphone is supposed to come out next month and OnePlus users are already excited about it. We already know that it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6 GB/8 GB RAM, as well as 256 GB of storage. We also expect 64 GB and 128 GB versions as well.
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