OnePlus Nord receives important OxygenOS update

Users of a OnePlus Nord will soon receive a rather large update. This update contains numerous new features in addition to the necessary bug fixes.

The OnePlus Nord was announced in July of 2020 as the first model in the new Nord series. It's good to hear that the company is still releasing updates for a nearly two-year-old device. OnePlus has given the update for the Nord the name OxygenOS 12 F.12. The changelog lists the following changes:


  • [Added] Smart Battery Engine; extends battery life using smart algorithms
  • [Optimized] desktop icons with improved display for text
  • [Resolved] issue where sound was played abnormally
  • [Resolved] issue where sometimes spoken "OK Google" was not recognized
  • [Resolved] issue where Safe Mode popup was displayed incorrectly
  • [Resolved] issue where Camera was displayed incorrectly and crashed
  • [Resolved] issue where charging icon was displayed abnormally
  • [Updated] Android security update 2022.05

Dark mode

  • [Support] Three customizable levels for more personalized experience


  • [Added] new style options for Cards
  • [Added] access to OnePlus Scout from Shelf

Work Life Balance

  • [Added] WorkLife Balance feature under quick settings
  • [Support] automatic switching based on location, WiFi and/or time


  • [Support] switching between layouts with two-finger pinch gesture

Canvas AOD

  • [Added] new line and color styles for more personalized look
  • [Added] New brushes, strokes, and support for color adjustments
  • [Optimized] software algorithm and improved face recognition


  • [Added] HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer
  • [Added] Speech effects preview to listen and record real-time effects

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS F.12 for the Nord in India and a wider rollout is expected in the coming days. The speed of this hinges on the experience of end users. Those can let OnePlus know via a survey that can be found here: OnePlus Nord 1 OOS 12 Survey.

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