OnePlus 3 & 3T Receive Face Unlock & Plenty Of New Features

OnePlus has released a new update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. This new update comes in form of OxygenOS 5.0.3 for both devices, and the changelog is identical in both cases. The company has released this info via its official forum, as per usual, and it shared the full changelog. First and foremost, it is worth noting that the update brings Android security patch for May 2018 to the two devices, and in addition to that, both devices are getting one major feature, “Face Unlock”. Following the OnePlus 5, 5T and 6, the OnePlus 3 and 3T now finally have that feature as well.

That’s not all in terms of changes, however, in addition to what was mentioned, OnePlus also updated its launcher, gallery, file manager and weather app. When it comes to the launcher, the company update its UI, introduced new design for App shortcuts, while you will not get more option when you long-press an icon within OnePlus Launcher. “Places” option has not been added to the gallery as well, and it will let you see where were your photos take on the map. Gallery on the OnePlus 3 and 3T now also supports sharing photos to Shot-On-OnePlus, while the “Recently Deleted” collection has been added as well. The “Large Files” category has been included in the File Manager, while a new widget has been added for weather. Speaking of weather, OnePlus also improved the positioning accuracy in the Weather app, while the refresh interval for weather information update has also been adjusted.

Now, as it’s usually the case when it comes to OTA updates, this is an incremental update, which means not everyone will get it this very moment, some of you will have to wait a couple of days, perhaps even a week to get it, but it will arrive soon. You can try to force the update by firing up a VPN application and choosing Canada or Germany in the options, that usually works. The OnePlus 3 and 3T were both released back in 2016, so it’s nice to see that OnePlus brought some much-requested features to the two devices, even though it took some time to do it.

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