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OnePlus 7 Pro: The Best Tips and Tricks

Dennis Steimels

The OnePlus 7 Pro has some cool features that many are not familiar with! We'll show you the best tips & tricks for the top smartphone from OnePlus.

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With the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus is bringing its latest flagship onto the market and is really knocking it out again: full-view display without notch, retractable selfie cam and exaggerated 12 GB of RAM. The OnePlus 7 Pro wants to put the competition for Galaxy S10 + and P30 Pro in their place. However, the days when OnePlus built good but affordable cell phones are over: the Pro version costs 709-829 euros. After all, OnePlus brings with the "normal" OnePlus 7 a cheaper alternative at prices between 559 and 609 euros.

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Because the OnePlus community wanted a device that could do a little more, OnePlus built the "Ultra Premium" model OnePlus 7 Pro in addition to the standard model OnePlus 7 (test). And that has everything on board that you imagine as a technology fan, so that it can easily keep up with a more expensive Samsung Galaxy S10 or Huawei P30 Pro. To really get the most out of the OnePlus 7 Pro, you will find the best tips & tricks on the new flagship from China here.

Tip 1: double tap to wake up and lock

EnlargeTip 1: double tap to wake up and lock

In order to wake up the display of the OnePlus 7 Pro, you first have to press the power button by default, in order to then unlock the phone using one of your security mechanisms. With a double tap on the deactivated display, you can wake up the mobile phone much more comfortably. The option Double tap to wake up can be found at Settings - Buttons & Gestures - Quick gestures .

To lock the mobile phone by double-tapping an empty area of ​​the home screen, hold your finger down on an empty area of ​​the home screen. Then tap Settings and activate the option Double tap to lock .

Tip 2: Quick start apps right after unlocking them

If you unlock your OnePlus 7 Pro using the fingerprint scanner integrated in the display and hold your finger in the position after unlocking for a short moment, then open the quick launch bar. In the you will find apps that you can start immediately - very practical! Activate the Quick Start under Settings - Utilities - Quick Start . You will also find the menu item there Settings for shortcuts . Here you can add apps and shortcuts that you prefer to use after starting. You can also determine the order in which you simply press and hold an entry and then move it.

Tip 3: set dark mode

You can darken many parts of the user interface of your OnePlus 7 Pro. Not only does it look better, it also has the advantage that it is easy on your eyes and saves battery. The AMOLED display of the OnePlus 7 Pro only consumes power when it has to light up. With black, the corresponding diodes are simply off and do not need any energy. After the changeover, for example, the settings and the notification field are no longer white, but black. You can find the "Dark Mode" under Settings - Display - Theme . There you choose dark out.

Tip 4: hidden area

EnlargeTip 4: hidden area, hide apps

Your OnePlus 7 Pro offers the option of hiding apps so that they are not visible to everyone. Swipe from the left edge of the screen to the center in the app menu, open the hidden area . In the top right, tap the Plus symbol and select the applications you want to hide. The apps disappear from the normal app menu. To show the applications again, press and hold the app in the hidden area and select Fade in out.

Tip 5: change the refresh rate for longer battery life

In addition to the dark issue, the refresh rate of the display also has an impact on the battery life. The screen of the OnePlus 7 Pro has a frame rate of 90 Hertz ex works. The high Hertz number makes it a bit smoother to use, especially when scrolling. But it also uses more electricity! Therefore you can switch from 90 to 60 Hertz under Settings - Display - Refresh rate.

Tip 6: remove animations

EnlargeTip 6: remove animations for more speed

The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the fastest smartphones on the market. To get even more speed, you can switch off the animations. This deactivates certain screen effects that appear when opening or closing apps, for example. The option Remove animations can be found at Settings - System - Accessibility .

Tip 7: swipe down for quick settings