OnePlus had released a new video on its official YouTube channel, and in that video, the company basically shows off some of the OxygenOS features on its newest handset, the OnePlus 6. OnePlus releases such a video every time it releases a new device, and it can be useful if you’re not that familiar with OxygenOS, or you’re just not in the loop with its newest features, as the company not only updates its OxygenOS Launcher via system updates, but also via the Google Play Store.
Having said that, the first thing the company shows off in the video is how to edit the ‘Shelf’. When you’re on your home screen, you can swipe from left to right in order to open the shelf, where you’ll find your most recently contacted entries from your phonebook, most used apps, and so on. This is basically a page where you can add widgets, shortcuts, and whatever else you’d like, and it scrolls vertically, not horizontally. In the video, OnePlus also shows you how to set up your hidden app drawer, which is one of OxygenOS’ newest features. You’ll need to open your app drawer, and swipe from left to right in order to access the hidden drawer. In it, you can put some apps you don’t want others to see, or apps that you don’t use frequently so that they don’t take up space in the app drawer, and the video will show you how.
The next tip that OnePlus shares is setting up Face Unlock, which you can access via settings. This will basically allow the phone to unlock itself after it scans your face. If you’d like to use two instances of the same app, you can set up ‘Parallel Apps’ on the OnePlus 6 as well. This feature can come in handy if you’re using two Facebook accounts, for example, and would like to have access to both of them from your home screen, for example. In the video, OnePlus also shows you how to utilize dual VoLTE, how to set up Reading Mode, and how to customize and use gestures. The video itself has a duration of five minutes, and it’s embedded down below.