[Updated: Apr 7] OnePlus 7T/Pro Always-on Display (AoD) still missing in stable OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update & here's why
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on March 23, 2021) follows:
This update is long-overdue as early reports suggested that we’d see this build rolling out sometime in November 2020. Of course, that was never to be as users have been treated to delay after delay.
Either way, the update is officially here in all its Android 11 glory with an extensive changelog to match.
However, one key feature is still missing from this stable release of OxygenOS 11 on the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro, Always-on Display (AoD).
To recall, this is not the first time we’re talking about this Always-on Display feature for the OnePlus 7T family of devices. This feature was missing in the initial Open Beta but was then added in Open Beta 2.
The support for this feature was a little glitchy in that Open Beta 2 update with a significant section of the testers not being able to take advantage of the same properly. This was however fixed in Open Beta 3 despite the official changelog not indicating the same.
Fast-forward to the present day and the official stable release is out and in what is quickly becoming OnePlus fashion, the feature is once again missing.
When responding to one of the user complaints on this issue, a OnePlus Staff Member goes to notify users of the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro that the Always-on Display AOD feature is still under testing.
Please note that AOD is still under testing in the Open Beta builds.
With that, users of the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro should look forward to an upcoming update to their devices that should bring back this feature in the future.
At the moment, we still don’t have any meaningful timelines for the same so it is a matter of “wait-and-see”. We shall continue to keep an eye on this and update as and when we get more info so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.
Update 1 (March 25)
IST 13:10 pm: The same OnePlus Staff Member has now confirmed that the AOD feature is still under testing in the Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro as well.
Update 2 (April 07)
IST 10:25 am: Thanks to the developer community, now there is a way to get Always-on Display on the stable OxygenOS 11 build for OnePlus 7 owners. However, this involves rooting your device. More on that here.
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