OnePlus 2: 10 Helpful Tips and Tricks

The 2014 was marked by the entry of one of the best Android smartphones - the OnePlus One from the Chinese maker OnePlus. The first smartphone from the company rocked the market with its unbeatable pricing policy and astonishing high-end specification.

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Now the company, hoping for the similar reception from the Indian market, has launched its new device - the successor of the awesome OnePlus One - the OnePlus 2 with new proprietary OS built over the Android 5.0 version - the Oxygen OS, which is quite interesting in a lot of ways.

GizBot has come up with some interesting tips which will help you operate with your new OnePlus 2 smartphone with ease.

Knowing how to upgrade and update your device is a must knowledge if you are modern day individual with a smartphone. If you are not aware of this, you might be missing out on a lot of features on your phone and you might as well end up using the same lag-enabled phone for another year or so. Normally, updates are released by the companies to debug the device from bugs that often makes them slow and laggy. Anyway, here is what you have to do to check for updates.
Although, most of the time the updates are automatically installed but if you are that unlucky one to miss out getting the same, you will have to do it manually.
Go to the Settings > System > About Phone > System Update. Once you click the system updates, the device checks for the updates, if there are any updates available, it will notify you and you can install them directly.

To enable this on OnePlus 2, you have to go to the Settings app. Go to Security Option and under the Device Administration enable the Unknown sources option. Once you do that you can install any external files on your device without any interruption.

Although, OnePlus 2 comes with a stock notification panel, it can be customized by clicking on edit icon below the profile setting in the notification panel. In this, you can drag the tiles and re-arrange the icons on the panel, as well as hide or show the tiles by tapping on it and then click on save button.

All the devices running Android version 5.0 or later versions feature an interior feature called screen pinning. Even in OnePlus 2 you get this option. To enable screen pinning option you have to go to Settings > Security > screen pinning.

Now you can pin any screen on your device by opening the recent menu and tapping the pin button. You can come out from the pinned screen just by double tapping the back button.


OnePlus 2 features a Fingerprint sensor just below the display which also works as a home button. You can setup the fingerprint option in two ways. First is, when you are booting up the device first time, which you would have probably missed and second option would be doing it manually. To manually do it, go to the Settings > Fingerprint and follow the direction. Once you follow the directions, the sensor is ready to work.

Again this one is quite quick and easy. First go to Settings > Fingerprint and enter the pattern to open the new window. There would a list opened where you will have to tap on the fingerprint that you want to remove and click on delete fingerprint. A confirmation message stating Delete the fingerprint now appears on screen. Once you see that tap OK.

Although this time around the OnePlus fans will miss out on the Cyanogen customization feature, you will still get a partly customization feature where you can change the theme from light to dark and vice versa. To change the theme go to Settings > Customization. You can enable or disable the dark mode and you can also change the accent color in dark theme mode.

This one is impressive. In OnePlus 2 smartphone users can actually swap the functionality of the capacitive buttons and on-screen navigation bar. To customize it, go to Settings > Buttons option. You can tap on swap buttons in the new list to enable it.

Backlight is very important as it helps to navigate the phone at night very efficiently. You can enable the backlight of the capacitive buttons on the OnePlus 2 device. To do this, go to the Settings > Buttons > enable backlight.

The company's proprietary Oxygen OS 2.0 enables users to change the functionality of the physical home button. To use this button to the fullest you can customize it by going to the Settings > buttons. Under home button you will see two calls to action options, Long press, and Double tap. Choose anyone you want.

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