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How to disable battery optimization for Google Photos and other system apps on OnePlus devices

With the introduction of Doze in Marshmallow, app developers and users had to find the perfect balance between battery life and background activity. Granular options for battery optimization exist on most Android devices, allowing you to single out apps you'd like to give free rein to. This can be crucial for backup apps (Google Photos), companion apps for wearables (Fitbit, Wear), and smart home security apps that require your location to arm or disarm (Nest, SmartThings).

However, some phones like the ones from OnePlus limit your access to battery optimization settings for system apps, specifically, meaning you can't give Google Photos the freedom to run whenever it needs to, which usually results in stalled backups.

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Random 'shutdown' bug affecting some OnePlus 7 Pros will soon be fixed

We were recently tipped off that some OnePlus 7 Pro owners are running into a significant but thankfully not widespread issue: Their phones appear to randomly turn off or shut down, potentially while they're even being used. The only means of resuscitation in such cases is manually rebooting into fastboot by holding down a combination of hardware buttons. Thankfully, OnePlus is both aware of the issue and planning a fix.

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OxygenOS 9.5.9 for OnePlus 7 Pro delivers new camera tweaks, June security patches, and more

We've almost lost track of updates given their sheer volume when it comes to the OnePlus 7 Pro. The last two landed nearly back to back, and as of today's OxygenOS 9.5.9 update, that makes three updates in thirty two days. The changelog this time around is "yuuge" — OnePlus' words, not mine. Let's take a look.

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The best phones for LineageOS

The vast majority of Android device buyers don't know or care what a custom ROM is. There's nothing wrong with that—a phone or tablet's stock ROM will be enough for 99.9% of potential users. But for the 0.1% that like to tinker, the development community surrounding a given device can drastically impact the value. Your purchase can become a much better deal if there is a wealth of custom ROM options available, extending its lifespan for possibly years (or roughly a decade, in the case of the HTC HD2).

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OnePlus 6/6T get screen recorder and June security patch in latest OxygenOS update

The OnePlus 6 and 6T may be last year's devices, but the company still seems to be hard at work on pushing out timely updates for them, including the much-anticipated screen recorder feature. This, along with a new security patch, is coming to all variants of the OnePlus 6 & 6T (except the T-Mo OnePlus 6T) via OxygenOS 9.0.15 / 9.0.7, which begin their incremental rollout today.

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[Update: Statement] OnePlus accidentally pushed a cryptic notification to 7 Pro users

About an hour ago, OnePlus 7 Pro users got pinged with two weird notifications on their devices, emanating from OnePlus's own Push service. One of them had a string of gibberish latin consonants and the other what appears to be Korean or Chinese characters. Users were obviously confused and thought this was spam or the servers were hacked, but OnePlus has just cleared things up saying it was an error originating from a test.

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OnePlus 7 gets June security patches and further camera improvements in OxygenOS 9.5.6 update

The OnePlus 7 series is off to a great start when it comes to updates. The 7 Pro has seen quite a few land back to back to back, but the non-Pro OnePlus 7 isn't left out in the cold. A new update to OxygenOS 9.5.6 is now rolling out to the OnePlus , delivering owners the June 2019 security patch, automatic brightness improvements, further camera tweaks, and other fixes and optimizations.

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The last Open Beta for the OnePlus 5/5T brings Zen Mode and other improvements

We're coming to the end of another road, everyone. OnePlus has started rolling out the last Open Beta for the 5/5T. At least it brings Zen Mode to the phones, a feature the 6/6T got not too long ago. There are some other improvements, too, as usual, but for a final beta, it has only one highlighting feature.

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New Open Beta for OnePlus 6 and 6T adds screen recorder improvements, optimized quick responses, and more

OnePlus has moved on to hyping the OnePlus 7 family, but it hasn't forgotten about the 6 and 6T. These phones have a new Open Beta release today. It's version 21 for the OnePlus 6 and 13 for the 6T. Don't expect major changes this time, but it sounds like OnePlus has smoothed over some rough edges.

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