Jul 24th, 2020

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you have an OnePlus Nord on the way or it’s sitting on your desk already. Based on the phone’s specs and it’s extremely low price, the OnePlus Nord is one of the most competitive mid-range smartphones of 2020 and could be a great alternative for those who are looking for flagship-tier smartphone specs and features at a price that’s quite affordable.

Anyone just getting started with a OnePlus Nord will have quite a few options to play around with since Oneplus has consistently delivered a great user experience with its customizable software. If you’re not sure where to start or simply need a refresher, below are 10 first things we think every Oneplus Nord user should do when they get the phone for the first time.

Let us know if you have any other suggestions that we might have missed and feel free to share them in the comments.

One of the best features of OnePlus smartphones is the vast customization options that the software delivers. Below are a few different customizations you should do once you finish setting up your smartphone.

  • 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