OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro now receiving Oxygen OS 12 update

Ricky, 06 December 2021

A new stable update is now rolling out to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro across most regions globally. The update includes Oxygen OS 12 based on Android 12. We were able to pull the update on a US Unlocked variant of the OnePlus 9 Pro and installed it with no issues.

Oxygen OS 12 brings new changes to the recently Oppo-fied Android skin. Even with this update, the UI keeps the Oxygen OS despite the recent merging of Oppo’s Color OS team with OnePlus. There are now some new design elements and animations that look new. App icons are also updated with new textures and according to OnePlus “a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers.”

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The OnePlus Shelf gets a bunch of changes. There are more Shelf card styles, and there are three new cards: Earphone Control Card, OnePlus Scout (universal search), and a OnePlus Watch Card for glancing at your fitness stats.

Work-Life Balance is now available with the update, and it lets you switch between Work and Life modes using a Quick Setting. Each mode can be customized with app-specific notification settings, and each mode can be triggered by location, Wi-Fi network, or the time.

The Gallery has been updated to support pinch-to-zoom layouts while you scroll through thumbnails. Canvas Always On-Display has also been updated with new styles, lines of color, and more granular control of the colors and appearance.

Make sure you proceed with cation as the update has already received few reports of signal loss. We can say that we didn’t have this issue on T-Mobile with the OnePlus 9 Pro. It’s also strange that at the time this post was written, OnePlus hasn’t officially posted about this update on its OnePlus Forums as it normally does.



Reader comments

  • Malik

Same here🙋

  • Anonymous

No, OxygenOS 12 and upwards will be based on ColorOS. Oppo mentioned merging ColorOS and OxygenOS to streamline software update, so it would be counterproductive to maintain both ColorOS and OxygenOS. But judging by the messy OxygenOS 12 on Oneplus 9...

After the update the new snapshots videos and screenshots won't save in the gallery and I can't delete the existing photos.

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