OnePlus Nord gets OxygenOS 12 F.12 update; gets a ton of fixes and new features!

OnePlus launched its sub-brand “Nord” in the year 2020. It made its entry into the market with the OnePlus Nord smartphone. OnePlus Nord was the first smartphone from the brand to feature a mid-range chipset. All other phones from OnePlus used to feature Snapdragon 8XX series chipsets. OnePlus rolled out the OxygenOS 12 update to the OnePlus Nord 2 smartphone a month ago. It was the second major and last major update to the smartphone. However, the update contained some issues, and users have reported the same to OnePlus. So, OnePlus has pushed an Over the Air (OTA) update to address those issues. The new OxygenOS 12 F.12 update comes with the firmware version number AC2001_11.F.12​. As per the Community post, the update is live in India. The update will soon reach other markets like Europe, North America, etc., in the following days. 

oneplus nord gets oxygenos 12 f.12 update; gets a ton of fixes and new features!

OnePlus has bumped up the security patch from April 2022 to May 2022. It has a ton of fixes related to System, Dark Mode, Shelf, Work Life Balance, Gallery, etc. The significant changes with the System lie in adding Smart Battery Engine. They have also fixed the abnormal crashing of the Camera app. They have also added many options with the Shelf app. OnePlus also adds the Work Life Balance feature, which will allow users to switch between Work and Life modes. If we keep talking about the changes, the length of the article. Here is a detailed changelog of the update;


  • System

    • [Added] Smart Battery Engine, a feature that prolongs your battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-restoration technology
    • [Optimized] desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • [Fixed] the issue that sound plays abnormally
    • [Fixed] the occasional issue that unable to start “OK Google” with voice
    • [Fixed] the issue that Safe Mode popup displayed abnormally in certain scenarios
    • [Fixed] the issue that Camera displayed abnormally and crashed
    • [Fixed] the issue that the charging icon displayed abnormally
    • [Updated] Android security patch to 2022.05
  • Dark mode

    • [Supported] three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf

    • [Added] new additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
    • [Added] access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
  • Work Life Balance

    • [Added] WorkLife Balance feature, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • [Supported] automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
  • Gallery

    • [Supported] switching between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
  • Canvas AOD

    • [Added] new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
    • [Added] multiple brushes and strokes and support for color adjustment
    • [Optimized] software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures
  • Games

    • [Added] HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer

    • [Added] Voice effect preview to allow you to record your voice effect or check your voice effect in real-time

The update is incremental and will be available for a limited number of users in the initial days. The broader rollout of the F.12 update will begin in the following days. It will begin only if the users confirm that there are no significant issues with the update. To check if your device has received the update or not, head to Settings and open the System menu. From here, tap on System Updates, and it will pop up a notification if the update is available on your device. If you can’t wait for the OTA update, you can use the Oxygen updater app to install the update manually. Let us know if you have updated your smartphone to the latest version. 

Basith Rahman PP
Basith Rahman PP
Basith is a CA student who is also a tech evangelist and an auto lover who works with and talks about latest news in tech and auto industry. Apart from this, Basith is a traveller, foodie and a movie buff.


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