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OnePlus 6 now receiving another software update

OnePlus has released another software update for the OnePlus 6

The upgrade bundles a slew of much-requested features, the most notable of which is the addition of Portrait Mode for the front-facing camera. It also transports the option to schedule Do Not Disturb (DND) mode, as well as a toggle to display the remaining battery percentage in the status bar.

Here’s the full changelog:


  • Added Portrait Mode for the front camera
  • Added preview for Light Bokeh effect in Portrait Mode for the rear camera

Earphone Mode

  • Added Smart Answer for Bluetooth


  • Fixed stability issues for dual-SIM


  • Optimised call quality


  • Added Dual-4G network option in SIM & Network settings
  • Improved ringtone volume and sound quality
  • Now able to schedule Do Not Disturb (DND) mode
  • Optimised power consumption and improved system stability
  • Supported battery percentage in the status bar

This isn’t the first update the OnePlus 6 has received

Customers who were fortunate enough to pick up a OnePlus 6 on launch day found a nice little surprise waiting for them after they’d blasted through the setup process: a software update, consisting of a number of new features, including the all-important option to disguise the notch at the top of the handset’s screen.

Once the tool is enabled, the space either side of the cut-out is filled with black light, creating the illusion of a symmetrical design – something ‘notch haters’ are bound to found useful. Or, you know, can always choose to embrace the notch till its inevitable demise when all-screen phones hit the shelves in the next year or so.

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The upgrade also transported a couple of tweaks for the camera. It enabled slow-motion video in two modes – 480 fps at a standard HD resolution and 240 fps at a Full HD resolution – and added support for Portrait Mode to Quick Capture, the feature that lets you take a picture by double tapping the Power button.

If you didn’t receive an alert prompting you to install the latest update on your OnePlus 6, you can toggle it by heading into Settings, selecting About Device, then hitting Download Updates Manually. Alternatively, you can head over to OnePlus’ Forums to download the firmware for manual flashing.

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