OxygenOS gets a slate of new fan requested features

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OnePlus frequently updates OxygenOS with more features, even outside of major Android releases. Despite sticking relatively close to a stock Android experience, there’s still a lot to dig into for power users and enthusiasts to tweak and customize your OnePlus phone.

A big source of these features is the community forums for OnePlus devices where users request things to be added in. Obviously not everything makes it in, but every once in awhile we see some fan requests make the official leap into OxygenOS.

OxygenOS fan features

OnePlus has announced a slate of new things that will be available in coming builds of OxygenOS.

  • On-screen FPS counter in Game Space
  • Simultaneous audio playback from multiple apps with separate volume
  • Lock Screen customization
  • Wireless file transfer between phone and PC
  • Extreme power saver mode
  • True black dark mode
  • Partial screenshot

These are pretty exciting, especially things like the FPS counter and Lock Screen customization. Other things, like extreme power saving mode and wireless file transfers, are available through other means or phones, but that doesn’t mean we won’t welcome them to OnePlus phones.

But not everything made the cut. There were even more features that were suggested but didn’t quite make it.

  • Hole punch camera notification alerts
  • Desktop Mode
  • Work with social media companies to improve camera optimization
  • iOS 14 Back Tap Gestures
  • Preventing Screen Burn-In by Subtle Pixel Shifting
  • Customizable Battery charge level
  • Dual audio in bluetooth
  • Fingerprint Customization
  • Notification Ring
  • Improve image processing
  • Animations during accessory pairing and connecting
  • Navigation Bar customization
  • Replace the Google Dialer to OnePlus Dialer
  • Notification Count on Icons (App Badges)
  • Battery Health
  • Classic layout to OxygenOS 11

It’s pretty obvious why some of these didn’t make it into the final round of new features, like the suggestion to work with social media companies to improve camera optimization. That’s something everyone wants, but not really something OnePlus could easily patch into OxygenOS with a few lines of code.

Other things would be cool to see in future builds, however, like more animations while pairing your Bluetooth accessories, a battery health setting, and app badges, but hey, it leaves some stuff on the table for the future.

Read more: OnePlus Forums

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo’s Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.

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