OnePlus 3 receiving another software update with even more major improvements

OnePlus 3 receiving another software update with even more major improvements
A couple of weeks ago, OnePlus rolled out a pretty important update for its 3rd flagship — OxygenOS 3.2.1, which added a much more color-accurate mode for the display and optimized the way the phone uses its massive 6 GB of RAM. Now, a new update has been reported to be rolling out, taking care of a couple more relatively major issues pertaining to battery life.

For those who get OxygenOS 3.2.2, the first thing you are likely to see is that a new NFC toggle button will appear in the notifications shade. This is there for all the users that have been requesting it – many prefer to turn NFC off when it's not in use. The bug where the phone would sometimes automatically go into silent mode has also been taken care of.

The rest of the updates are more under-the-hood, but arguably more important than the above ones. First, the OnePlus 3 will now disable the fingerprint scanner when it detects that it's in a pocket or bag. This is because the capacitive button would often pick up continuous touches through the user's clothes and was one of the culprits behind excessive battery drains.

Secondly, OnePlus says it has “improved notification management in doze” — Doze is Android's natural battery-saving mode, which kicks in when the phone has been at rest for a while. We can only assume that OnePlus fine-tuned the way the phone operates under that special mode.

The latest security patches and minor, unlisted optimizations will also be installed on your phone. Video recording has also been improved — the patch should improve noise cancellation in clips and will also bring along an updated 4K recording codec.

If you still haven't gotten the update on your OnePlus 3 — fret not — it may take a day or two before the rollout becomes global. If you have the patch — share the joy, let us know how your phone runs after installing it!

source: OnePlus

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Fast updates!!

7. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Because each update has broken more things than it has fixed... Three updates in one month mean that the software was half-baked to begin with.

2. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

They've always been pretty good with updates, as with other manufacturers it does drop off the older the devices get. OnePlus 2 owners whinge quite a lot about updates, I have no idea why. Even my old OnePlus One still receives updates.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

OnePlus has only four smartphone models, with no carrier-branded varient, and no regional varient with a different SoC. So it's much easier for OnePlus to roll out updates faster than Samsung and other OEMs.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes but the size of those large OMEs relative to the size of the phones they focus on improving, flagships and other high-end in phones, they have no excuses for not pushing out timely updates to more important phones, that people spent a lot of money on.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But you do know that the bigger (size-wise) a company becomes, the more work and time will be needed for maintainance, huh? So there's an excuse for slow but updates! How about Apple's fast updates, which are flawful and bug-infested all the time? Is there any excuse for it? Come on, man!

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

People in the tech world love to whinge about a lot of s**t that just isn't necessary or particularly worth whinging about.

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