You’ve got your awesome new OnePlus 7 Pro in your hand, and now you want to make sure it’s set up correctly, and that you’re not missing out on any key features. Here’s our complete guide to the settings you should change, and features you must know about, on the OnePlus 7 Pro.
Your OnePlus 7 Pro is awesome. It has a good camera, a stunning screen, fast charging, and the great OxygenOS software built over Android. Still, there are a few settings and aspects you should ensure are active, or alter, to make owning the phone even better. We’re here to put you on the right path to OnePlus 7 Pro ownership nirvana.
What’s that? You don’t own a OnePlus 7 Pro yet? Here’s our review of the latest OnePlus phone to help out with your decision.
Now, for the rest of you, pick up your phone and follow our carefully chosen OnePlus 7 Pro tips:
OnePlus doesn’t give you the option to activate Face Unlock when you set up the phone, so you must do it manually later on. Don’t dismiss it as slow just because the phone has a pop-up camera, because it’s not, and we’ve found it activates quicker than the fingerprint sensor sometimes.
Go to Settings > Security and Lock Screen, then choose Face Unlock. You will have to enter your PIN to go to the next menu, where you then tap Add Face Data. Follow the on-screen instructions to record your face, and then exit back to the main Face Unlock screen. Make sure you also alter the Default unlock method option, so you don’t have to swipe up on the screen once your face is recognized.
Now, when you press the power key to wake the phone, the camera will pop up to unlock your phone, and it’ll be ready to use.
Who doesn’t want to increase battery life on their phone? If the OnePlus 7 Pro isn’t lasting as long as you want, then there is a setting that will help extend the lifetime of the battery, without sacrificing too much functionality. The phone’s screen has a 90Hz refresh rate, and a high 3120 x 1440 pixel resolution, which puts additional pressure on the battery.
Go to Settings > Display > Screen Refresh Rate. The phone defaults to 90Hz, but gives the option to switch to 60Hz, which will result in slightly longer battery life. Tap this option to activate 60Hz. Go back to the main Display page, then select Resolution, then FHD+. The phone defaults on an auto-switching option; but by forcing a 2336 x 1080 pixel resolution, you’ll get a little more battery life from your OnePlus 7 Pro.

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