May 20th, 2020 publishUpdated   May 26th, 2020, 9:21 am

As mentioned in our OnePlus 8 Pro review, the company has finally delivered a smartphone that can compete with true flagship devices in 2020. It’s sleep, fast and offers a decent camera as well. If you’re new to OnePlus devices or are simply looking for a few pointers on where to get started, this article will guide you through the first things you should do with your Oneplus 8 Pro.

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Once you have your phone set up, we also recommend checking out our OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro tips & tricks article that contains more than 30 different tips & tricks to get the most out of your new phone.

One of the many reasons to buy the OnePlus 8 Pro is that Oxygen OS offers a ton of customization options without feeling bloated or overbearing. With just a few tweaks, you can completely customize the home screen of the OnePlus 8 Pro to make it more intuitive for your needs.

  • General UI customizations: Go to Settings > Customization and you’ll be given the option to change the phone’s main theme, lock screen style, fingerprint animation, accent color, tone (light and dark mode), icon pack, system icon shape and font.
  • Home screen layout: Long press on an empty space on the home screen and then tap “Home screen layout.” Here you’ll be able to change the number of all columns on the home screen and the app icon size
  • Hide apps from your launcher: open the app drawer and swipe right to open the “Hidden space” feature. This will allow you to hide apps from the app drawer to remove clutter and organize things better