OxygenOS Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro brings Work-Life Balance mode to Indian users

OxygenOS Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro brings Work-Life Balance mode to Indian users

OnePlus devices come with their own custom UX, OxygenOS, which maintains proximity to stock Android while still mixing in some of its spice through additional features. The company maintains two public release tracks for its devices: the Stable branch and the Open Beta branch. There is another Closed Beta branch for internal testing, but those builds are not available to the public. On the other hand, users on the Open Beta get to try out new features before those features make their way to Stable. For instance, Open Beta 1 and 2 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro allowed users to try out Android 10 before the platform update rolled out in Stable. Now, OnePlus has begun rolling out Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, bringing along several bug fixes and Work-Life Balance mode for users in India.

OxygenOS Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

The update has begun rolling out to both the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro through an OTA.

Changelog for OxygenOS Open Beta 3:

  • System:
    • Added hide option in the Settings for Game Space (Game Space -> Hide Game Space)
    • Optimized GPS performance
    • Optimized the performance of Messages
    • Fixed the crash issue with the Alert Slider
    • Fixed the blank screen issue with apps
    • Recovered the Bluetooth connection icon in the status bar
    • Fixed the crash issue with recent apps while using navigation gestures
    • Fixed the unusual display issue of screen switches between Portrait and Landscape mode
    • Fixed the issue with power usage while connected to Bluetooth Headphones
    • Fixed the issue with shadows when using the bottom side swipe gesture to return to the screen
    • Repaired the crash issue with Settings caused by WhatsApp notification settings
    • Improved system stability and fixed known issues
  • Zen Mode:
    • Added Activity mode to enable users to share their experience with other OnePlus users around the world
  • OnePlus Switch:
    • Optimized performance and experience to adapt to Android 10
  • Work-Life Balance (India Only):
    • Added Work-Life Balance Mode to enable users to sort notifications when at work or leisure, accordingly


Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance is one of the several India-specific features that OnePlus has been developing for its users in India. The feature can be found in Settings -> Utilities -> Work-Life Balance. With Work-Life Balance, users can essentially define triggers for entering and exiting both Work mode and Life mode and select the apps whose notifications will be muted in those modes. Triggers can be based on your schedule (for example, 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday), connections to WiFi networks, or your location.

So in essence, when you enter your office, your leisure-related notifications such as from Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook will be muted. On the flip side, when you reach home and have your time to yourself, your work-related notifications such as from Outlook, Trello, and other work-related apps can be muted. As the name implies, the idea is to define, demarcate and balance your work and your life. I hope OnePlus considers extending the feature to other regions too, as I fail to see why this should be a region-specific feature.


Download Links for OxygenOS Open Beta 3

OnePlus has not yet created a new forum post announcing this new OxygenOS Open Beta update, but I have already received the update on my OnePlus 7 Pro. You can try checking for an OTA on your device. Alternatively, you can download the update independently using the links below and sideload it onto your device.

OnePlus 7 Pro

Full OTA for OxygenOS Open Beta 3
Incremental OTA for Open Beta 3 from Open Beta 2

OnePlus 7 Pro XDA Forums

OnePlus 7

Full OTA for OxygenOS Open Beta 3
Incremental OTA for Open Beta 3 from Open Beta 2

OnePlus 7 XDA Forums


Thanks to XDA Senior Member Some_Random_Username for the download links!

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