Starting today, a new OxygenOS update is rolling out to OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T devices around the world. The update brings with it the August 2018 Android security patch as well as a new feature that tweaks how you unlock your phone.
OnePlus starts closed beta program for OxygenOS, requires an NDA
Right now, there are two streams of OxygenOS releases: open beta and official builds. However, it looks like OnePlus is introducing a new stream that will be a closed beta.
This closed beta stream will only …
Even if you primarily use your fingerprint to unlock your smartphone, you must also have a fallback PIN or password unlock. You also have to periodically put in this PIN or password as an extra security measure, usually every 72 hours.
Right now, when that happens on a OnePlus 5/5T, you enter in your PIN and then hit a check mark to unlock the device. However, you will now be able to choose to remove the checkmark and just have the phone unlock automatically once you enter the proper PIN.
This seems like a silly thing to bother updating, but anything that cuts down on taps is a welcome change as far as I’m concerned.
The OxygenOS 5.1.5 update is rolling out now to select devices and then will roll out slowly over the next week OTA. At some point, OnePlus will add it to the list of available downloads here so you can update without waiting for the OTA.