OnePlus Nord’s latest update fixes many issues and adds tons of new features

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OnePlus keeps customers on their toes with timely updates intended to further improve the user experience or address some of the most annoying issues. In short, not a week goes by without one of OnePlus smartphones get a new update. And judging by the list of changes, these are pretty significant updates that many users expect as they fix annoying bugs. Over the past week or so, OnePlus has focused more on the Nord series. After the Nord 2 reportedly has 5G received its long-awaited Android 12 update, the original Nord is now getting some love too. A pretty big update is hitting OnePlus Nord units in India right now, but customers in other regions should get it pretty soon too.

Dubbed OxygenOS 12 F.12, the latest The OnePlus Nord update fixes many issues with the mid-range phone, but also adds a lot of new features. Below is the full list of changes, but keep in mind that some of them are only available for the specific version of the phone.


  • [Added] Smart Battery Engine, a feature that extends your battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-healing technology
  • [Optimized] desktop icons with improved textures, using a design inspired by brand new materials and uniting lights and layers
  • [Fixed] the problem of sound playing abnormally
  • [Fixed] occasional problem that “OK Google” can’t start with speech
  • [Fixed] the issue that the safe mode popup was displayed abnormally in certain scenarios
  • [Fixed] the problem that Camera displayed abnormally and crashed
  • [Fixed] the problem that the charging icon was displayed abnormally
  • [Updated] Android security patch to 2022.05
dark mode

  • [Supported] three adjustable levels, for a more personalized and comfortable user experience


  • [Added] new additional map style options, making data content more visual and easier to read
  • [Added] access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple content on your phone, including apps, settings, media data, etc

work life balance

  • [Added] WorkLife Balance function, which allows you to switch effortlessly between Work and Life modes via quick settings
  • [Supported] automatic work/life mode switching based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network and time, also with custom app notification profiles according to the personalization


  • [Supported] switch between different layouts with a two-finger pinch, intelligently recognize the best quality photos and crop the thumbnail according to the content, making the gallery layout more enjoyable

Canvas AOD

  • [Added] new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring images
  • [Added] multiple brushes and strokes and color matching support
  • [Optimized] software algorithm and enhanced facial recognition to better identify the features and skin color of various figures


  • [Added] HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer
  • [Added] Voice effect preview that allows you to record your voice effect or check your voice effect in real time

In addition to releasing this comprehensive update, OnePlus is now asking Nord users to complete a survey that will help the OxygenOS team better understand their experience with this particular version of the operating system. If you would like to share your feedback with the Chinese handset manufacturer, visit the community forums

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