OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are getting the OxygenOS 13 update as part of the company’s open beta program in India and North America. The smartphone was launched in India in March last year with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11. The OxygenOS 13 beta update will bring a host of new features to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro handsets, including a new ‘aquamorphic’ design, home screen world clock widget and the company’s Quantum Animation Engine 4.0. The latest update also includes new privacy and security features. It also provides features to optimize system performance, gaming and stability. Since this is a beta test, users should be aware of the potential risks and bugs from the pre-release software.
according to a new Post On the OnePlus Community Forum, Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 open beta is currently open to OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro users in India and North America. It will be released to eligible devices in the Europe region in the near future. Interested users can update their OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones to the latest OxygenOS 12 version (c.63) to experience the Chinese smartphone brand’s next custom skin firsthand. Since the update is a beta test, users are cautioned that it may cause problems with their devices.
OnePlus has identified some issues that OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro users are likely to encounter with the latest update. Incoming call notifications will not be displayed when receiving calls from iPhone models and the notification of the flashlight switch will not be shown on the lock screen. Known issues also include Carrier Edition (VZW) that does not support Open Beta builds.
OxygenOS 13 Beta Update Changelog
As per the changelog, OxygenOS 13 open beta brings several new features, improvements and changes to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro devices. The update adds a new ‘aquamorphic’ design and UI layers, which are claimed to enhance the visual comfort of both the models. It brings home screen world clock widget to show time in different time zones. The update adds improvements to OnePlus’ Quantum Animation Engine 4.0 with a new behavior recognition feature. The update brings new widget designs, real-world physical motion in animations, and optimized fonts, images, and system icons.
Efficiency-related upgrades by the OxygenOS 13 build include a new Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connecting experience and larger folders on the home screen. The update also adds media playback controls and optimizes quick settings in the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. It also introduces a sidebar toolbox feature and adds more markup tools for editing screenshots. In addition, the changelog lists a new type of always-on display that shows live information about music, ride-hailing and food delivery.
For better connectivity, the update claims to optimize screencasts, earphone connectivity and cross-device file transfer with support for more file formats and device models.
For security and privacy, the update adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots and adds regular cleaning of clipboard data. Other health and wellbeing-related upgrades include a new Kid Space option to switch the browser app to kid-friendly mode with an eye-relaxing feature. According to the changelog, the update adds a dynamic computing engine to improve system speed, stability, battery life and app experience. It also features Hyperboost GPA 4.0 for better gaming experience.
OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro OxygenOS 13 Beta Update: How to Install
Users should ensure that their smartphones are charged 30 percent or more and that they have at least 4GB of free storage to install the new Open Beta update. If you are a OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro user, you can check for the latest build by following these steps:
- Download Latest ROM Upgrade Zip Package Available on Blog Copy the upgrade package to phone storage.
- go for Click Settings > About Device > Version > Create number 7 times and enter your phone password.
- Go back Settings>About device>Up to date>Click on the top right button>Local install>Click on the relevant installation package>Extract>Upgrade.
- After the upgrade is complete, click restart.