OxygenOS Open Beta 23/14 for the OnePlus 3/3T Now Available With Many UX Improvements

OxygenOS Open Beta 23/14 for the OnePlus 3/3T Now Available With Many UX Improvements

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OnePlus is starting September with a treat for its users by releasing a new OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. There are a number of changes for both devices, as with every beta release.

This update also updated the security patches to August. The rest are largely UX additions such as battery percentage in ambient display, some phone app changes and some gallery app improvements. A “Shot on OnePlus” watermark was added, along with support for adding your own name to the watermark. The default display colour has been tweaked too, to be closer to sRGB!

The changelog is as follows.


Camera:

  • Added Shot on OnePlus watermark
    • You can toggle the Shot on OnePlus watermark and add your name to all pictures taken in the main camera settings

System:

  • Redesigned lift up display UI
    • Now supports displaying battery percentage
  • Now supports hiding of notification content from apps locked by App locker
    • There is now a toggle that allows you to block notifications from apps that are in the App lock list
  • Improved stability of Parallel apps
  • Adjusted color display of default screen calibration
    • It now tends more towards sRGB calibration
  • Added E-warranty card
    • You can now find a version of your warranty card in “About phone > E-Warranty card”
  • Updated Android security patch level to August

Phone:

  • Added quick index bar in contacts UI
    • The contacts page/app now have an alphabetical bar on the right side for easy moving to certain groups of names
  • Improved experience of switching incoming calls
  • Improvements to suggested merges functionality

Gallery:

  • Loading speed of images improved

Weather:

  • Improved location accuracy
  • Improved the experience of searching cities

Clock:

  • New feature “Alarm calendar”
    • Can be used to set an irregular alarm schedule, once you set the time, you can activate this feature by hitting the 3 dot menu button to the right of “repeat”

Known issues:

  • Immediately following the update, you might not be able to turn on the flashlight. Please reboot the device and normal functionality will be restored.

As you can see, there were a number of nice changes for the device, with many OnePlus applications being updated and some performance and stability optimisations too. Hopefully, we’ll see some of these changes reach the stable branch of OxygenOS in the coming months, as I’m sure many OnePlus users are eager to see them. If you want to give it a try, click the button below. Note, if you switch to the OxygenOS Open Beta you will need to clean flash your device to revert back to stock.


OnePlus 3/T Open Beta 23/14