Try these best OxygenOS 12.1 features on your OnePlus phone!

3 OxygenOS 12.1 features

OnePlus smartphone not only comes with upgraded hardware but offers greater software – Oxygen OS 12.1 is absolutely perfect. The new OS doesn’t just mean an updated skin, but the UI has tons of new and updated features. And there are new features in the Camera UI too! Here are some helpful OxygenOS 12.1 features that can attract you deeply.


Try these best OxygenOS 12.1 features on your OnePlus phone!

1. OxygenOS 12 Scout

OnePlus OxygenOS 12 Scout is a Google search bar type widget that you can place on the home screen. It’s a one-stop search bar that lets you quickly find anything on your phone. If you’re a Mac user, OnePlus Scout is like Spotlight, but for the OnePlus 10 Pro.

This feature allows you to search documents, contacts, and apps, perform calculations, and more, just like Spotlight Search on Mac. If you don’t want to type in the box, you can also use the voice search feature. The company allows you to keep and delete search history.

3 OxygenOS 12.1 features

To enable the Scout widget, follow these steps:

  • Touch and hold the Home screen to bring up the Home screen Settings menu.
  • Tap the + icon in the top left corner.
  • Proceed to Scout.
  • Move the widget to where you want it to be on the Home screen.

2. OnePlus OxygenOS 150-degree camera mode

OnePlus 10 Pro comes with one of the most features which is a 150-degree camera view. The new feature is set to deliver bright, colorful, and exciting photos, many of them with a strong HDR effect. Specifically, a 150-degree camera will focus at a certain distance and will be out of focus if your subject is too close to the camera.

  • Tap the Camera icon.
  • Swipe from the right to go to More.
  • Tap 150.
  • Also, hold and drag it down to see its in-camera UI the next time you open the app.
  • Now you are ready to shoot at 150 degrees.

3. OxygenOS 12.1 Tool Box 2.0

The latest OxygenOS 12.1 Tool Box 2.0 feature has been developed for gamers. If you are someone who likes to play games on your smartphone, there must have been times when you wanted to record the game or see the thermals of the phone, but mostly you have to use different apps to do so.

The Toolbox 2.0 of the OnePlus 10 Pro has many features that you can use in a game. It can help you monitor the data and record your favorite moments in the game. You also get a built-in sound modulator.

4. OnePlus OxygenOS 12.1 Shelf

OnePlus has been providing an OxygenOS 12.1 Shelf feature on its devices for some time now. It’s no longer available by swiping right, but you can now swipe down from the top right corner to access the shelf. It’s even more useful if you have other OnePlus devices such as a Watch or Buds as it provides at-a-glance cards with battery information for those devices.

The shelf also holds other cards like the weather, available storage, data used, and a timer counter that is very accurate when you walk around with your phone in your pocket. It also includes Notes, which lets you write down and save your thoughts, shopping lists, and more.

5. OxygenOS 12.1 Work-Life Balance 2.0

Work-Life Balance 2.0 feature of the OnePlus 10 Pro lets you switch between app notification profiles based on time, location, or your Wi-Fi network. You can assign a work account to reduce distractions while working in a stream. This feature allows only select apps to enter your downtime.

6. OxygenOS 12.1 Private Safe

Sometimes you want to hide some of your data in a safe place. OnePlus has offered a lockbox with a file manager since the early days of OxygenOS, but now the feature has a name – Private Safe.

Private Safe is like a virtual lockbox that can be used to securely keep your data including images, sounds, videos, documents, and more. These files are isolated from other applications and remain accessible to you personally.

This is not the end, OnePlus has several other features that have been a part of the company’s smartphone lineup over the years. One of them is Zen Mode, which allows you to select a period of time when you cannot access apps on your smartphone and have to keep the phone turned off.

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