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What is 'DC dimming,' and why are phone screens getting it?

OnePlus recently ported a feature called "DC dimming" to its older OnePlus 6 and 6T phones, and we thought a bit of explaining might be in order when it comes to the subject. What is DC dimming? The short answer is that it replaces quick flashes on your display with constant illumination — which is how an OLED screen typically functions — and we can show you what that looks like in a slow motion 960fps video capture.

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New OnePlus Gallery update lets you hide your photos, just not very well [APK Download]

OnePlus is in the midst of preparing its Android Q release, but that's not stopping progress on its existing apps and services. Recently, we saw the Gallery pick up a new carousel interface for Collections, and today, another update to the app lets you hide your photos from the main view, though you shouldn't rely on it to avoid prying eyes.

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OnePlus 6 and 6T pick up DC dimming in Oxygen OS Open Beta 23

The OnePlus 6 and 6T just picked up a new Open Beta release, and while the changelog is pretty lean, there is one slick new feature coming to the pair of phones: DC dimming. In case you aren't aware, the AMOLED display in the phones used something called PWM (pulse-width modulation) to control brightness, which quickly flickers it on and off faster than we can see to approximate different brightness levels. If you're among those with a sensitivity to PWM, this is great news.

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OnePlus Nightscape mode coming to telephoto and ultra-wide cameras on the OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus has made great strides in camera quality over the last few years. Whereas past OP cameras have been "good for the price," the OnePlus 7 Pro is just plain "good." It's going to get a little better soon, though. OnePlus product manager Zake Zhang says the night camera mode will come to all the device's cameras soon.

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OnePlus Screen Recorder adds frame rate setting and floating widget toggle in v2.2 [APK Download]

As an Android blogger, one of the tools on OnePlus phones I am most thankful for is the Screen Recorder introduced with the OnePlus 7 Pro. Documenting details for our readers is a whole lot easier when the process of recording a demonstration is built right in. Other lovers of the app will be glad to hear that a brand new update for OnePlus Screen Recorder has been spotted today. Version 2.2 delivers a new frame rate setting, plus an option to hide the floating widget while recording.

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[Update: Download] 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: Downloads] Android 9 Pie now rolling out to OnePlus 3 and 3T

As unfortunate as it sounds, it's rare for an Android phone to get major updates two years after release. Google and Samsung have done it on occasion, but it's far from the norm. OnePlus received plenty of praise when it announced that the OnePlus 3 and 3T, both released in 2016, would get Android 9 Pie. Now the company has delivered on that promise, as Pie is now rolling out to both phones.

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OnePlus 6, 6T, 7, and 7 Pro receive their third Android Q developer previews

OnePlus has released the third version of its Android Q Developer Preview simultaneously for OnePlus 6, 6T, 7, and 7 Pro users, bringing update pulses together for the first time. The program's latest refreshes come as Google itself is about to finish its beta process for Q on the Pixels. But on OnePlus's end, the company has implied that participants will need to temper their expectations on when the OS upgrade will be finalized.

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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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