OnePlus 5/5T's Last Open Beta Brings In Zen Mode And Other Improvements

OnePlus 5/5T’s Last Open Beta Brings In Zen Mode And Other Improvements

OnePlus has started rolling out the last Open Beta for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. The OxygenOS Open Beta 33 update for both smartphones finally brings in Zen Mode, which had not been that long present on the OnePlus 6/6T phones.

Other features that came in the update are improvements on the OnePlus Weather app, as well as the Phone app. Furthermore, a minor but believed to be a helpful addition is the ability to edit out quick responses in the Phone app.

The most noted feature on the last Open Beta – Zen Mode

Zen Mode - the most noteworthy of all the features
Zen Mode – the most noteworthy of all the features

The changelog of the last Open Beta update for both OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T has been shared on the official OnePlus forum. The most noteworthy feature is the Zen Mode. This allows users to switch off their screen activities and block notifications so that their phone can take a breather.

Both OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T might only be enjoying this feature now, but to those who can remember, the Zen Mode made its debut to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T too with open beta updates last month.

Other features include…

Aside from the Zen Mode, there are other exciting features that also came with the Open Beta update. Here is the changelog:

  • System
    • General bug fixes and stability improvements
  • Weather
    • Improved scrolling experience for switching between pages
    • Weather cards for multiple cities can now be rearranged or deleted by tapping and holding on them
    • Optimized user experience by allowing you to use this app while app permission to access GPS location is disabled
  • Phone
    • Improved animation effects when switching between pages
    • Improved experience with searching for contacts
    • Optimized Quick Responses for declined calls and supported editing Quick Responses
  • Zen Mode
    • Added Zen Mode helping you keep away from the screen and back to life for 20 minutes
Other features include improvements on Weather and Phone apps
Other features include improvements on Weather and Phone apps

The Weather app gets an improvement in the new OxygenOS beta updates as well. A more enhanced scrolling experience is to be expected on the app in between switching to different pages.

And this can also be used even if GPS access permission has been disabled in the app. Lastly, you can also rearrange or delete weather cards for multiple cities by simply tapping or holding them.

A changelog has been posted on OnePlus' official forum
A changelog has been posted on OnePlus’ official forum

Finally, the Phone app has also received a couple of tweaks with the the new beta updates. First, the animation effect that can be seen while switching between pages has drastically improved. Second, the contact search experience is better now.

Additionally, aside from the optimizations to the quick response feature for any declined calls, users will now have the option to edit quick responses to be more personalized. Finally, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T also gets the general bug fixes and stability improvements.

Last Open Beta – providing better link to both OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T

With all the new features and improvements with the new beta updates, surely there is one that you will find very useful to you. If you did not like not even one of the improvements, all you have to do is simply flash them. Although, all your data will be deleted from the device.

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