Do you have an OPPO smartphone? Get more out of your level of customization with these secret tricks.
Whether you’ve just bought a cell phone from OPPO As if you had been with the Chinese company for a few years, the chances are you haven’t noticed many hidden functions that includes ColorOS, Your level of personalization.
Grew up since its inception (in 2013) as a clean and fluent softwareColorOS is one of the best layers of customization we can find on Android today, and it is also one of the most popular. Keep in mind that Realme phones were also included by 2020 Factory installed ColorOS.
In any case, today we are going to see some of the secrets that ColorOS is hiding in your OPPO smartphone. We will talk about both ColorOS 7 (based on Android 10 and therefore also available in some Realme phones) and its successor, ColorOS 11 (based on Android 11) Have the OPPO that you have (unless it is a very old model) these tricks will surely come in handy for you.
Quickly access the customization settings
We’ll start with a basic step to fully master customizing your smartphones with ColorOS. Just hold your finger up anywhere on the home screen Customization options. You will see at least four different links: Widgets, wallpapers, effects and settings. The maximum thing you can do in this final section is to play around with how your device’s home screen looks.
Swipe down for faster notifications or access the search box
We all know how Access notifications quickly on our phones: just slide your finger down from the top of the screen. However, with ColorOS they make it even easier for us to access them without having to stretch your finger into the upper zone from our cell phone.
Although this setting only works on the home screen of our OPPO, it is a really handy feature: simple Swipe down from the center of the screen. From there, you can view one Drawer for searching apps (comes up with this gesture by default) or change it in the customization settings (check the previous trick) by tapping “Swipe down on the home screen” section where you need to Change “Search” to “Notification Panel”..
Take screenshots by sliding your fingers
By now in the movie you will know that Take a screenshot on an OPPO phone All you have to do is press, like many other devices, the volume button and the power button at the same time. There are, however an even simpler method and all thanks to ColorOS.
Enough of it Using three fingers, swipe down from the top at the same time take such a screenshot. As if that weren’t enough, you can access additional screen recording options Hold down all three fingers This way, before gliding, you can either a partial capture (slide gently after holding) or a dynamic capture of the entire page (Slide suddenly after stopping).
It takes a bit of getting used to at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a gesture the sea of useful.
Access the Google Assistant using the power button
You’re not the first to have trouble activating the Google Assistant. Depending on the circumstances, “Ok Google” may not be as convenient as it should be. This is why you want to know that you can bring up Google Assistant by pressing the power button on your phone.
If you want to enable this option, go to the general settings of the terminal and there Search for “Practical Tools”. The first thing you see is a setting called “Press and hold the power button to activate the Google Assistant.”. When you enable it, you can Go to the Google Assistant Press for half a second mobile power switch.
If you’re curious, this menu also lets you configure the device’s navigation gestures and the actions they trigger physical buttons.
Activate the smart sidebar
Take advantage of the fact that you are in the menu “Practical Tools”Click on “Smart Sidebar” to access the settings of that feature, where a is displayed Sidebar with certain applications and utilities which can be very handy for some users.
Remember that the maximum you can customize What do you want to show in this sidebar? Just click “Edit” and drag the apps you want.
Mute calls by turning the phone over
While this is not an adjustment SUI generisIt is true that there are many people who do not know this option which one it is found, again, in the “Practical Tools” menu.
Once you’re in that menu, click where it says it is “Gestures and movements” and go to the bottom of the screen. There you will see different options to enable or disable, one of them is “Mute incoming calls”. Of course, we encourage you to experiment with everything OPPO gestures offer. In addition to muting calls You can answer calls automatically or just call a selected contact by holding the mobile phone to your ear.
Perform functions and open applications by gesturing on the off screen
In the previous section of Gestures and Motions, you can see that there is an option that comes up “Off-screen gestures”. When you access it, you’ll find that ColorOS gives you a whole range of gestures to perform on the screen.
For example, if you draw a letter “V”, you activate the flashlight. When you form a circle, activate the camera and so on. The best part is that You can customize these gestures to the maximum Perform tasks, right away, Draw a “W” to open WhatsApp on the locked screen. Experiment yourself!
Turn your OPPO off and on again automatically
There aren’t many cell phones that allow their owners to use it Schedule an automatic on and off, extremely useful feature for disconnecting and saving the battery without too many complications. Because of this, this option is one of the most interesting that is offered by both ColorOS and OPPO phones.
To activate it, simply:
- Go to the “Settings” of the terminal.
- Go to “Additional Settings”.
- Click on “Automatic on / off” and set the hours according to your requirements.
Record mobile screen along with sound and video
We finish this compilation of tricks with a very useful functionality for Create videos for social networks or to Create tutorials with your cell phone. Basically, not only are all events recorded on the screen of your OPPO, but the front camera and sound are also activated. This will create a clip where you can hear what you speak and see both the mobile screen and your face. How do I activate this option? Well, very simple:
- Under Settings, type or search for Additional Settings.
- Tap “Screen Capture”.
- Activate the options “Record sound from microphone” and “Front camera”.
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