OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro get OxygenOS 12 C.44 update

A new incremental update is being rolled out for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. This is the second update for the OnePlus 9 series since the release of Android 12. The last update C.40 was rolled out in the last week of December. Here you can find more about the OxygenOS 12 C.44 update for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.

The OnePlus 9 series is the first and only OnePlus phone series to get the OxygenOS 12 update based on Android 12. Well, some other OnePlus phones are eligible but have not received the update yet. Yes, many other OEMs have released the update for a bunch of phones but OnePlus is still behind.

The latest update for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro comes with build number C.44. It is available in India, North America, and Europe. As OxygenOS 12 is still a fresh update for the OnePlus 9 series, recent updates will be more focused on bug fixes. As usual, OnePlus admins have shared the update details on their forum along with the changelog that includes the January 2022 Android Security Patch.

OnePlus 9 (Pro) OxygenOS 12 C.44 Changelog

System

  • [Optimized] Desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
  • [Optimized] System power consumption to extend the battery life
  • [Optimized] the smoothness of fingerprint unlocking
  • [Optimized] charging animation display
  • [Updated] Android Security Patch to 2022.01
  • [Fixed] a scrolling lag issue in Notification Bar
  • [Fixed] Notification Bar abnormal display in some game scenarios

Dark mode

  • [Added] Dark mode now has 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
  • [Fixed] Notification Bar abnormal display in some game scenarios
  • [Added] Earphone Control Card with Bluetooth earphone one-click adjustment
  • [Added] access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
  • [Added] OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at health status

Work Life Balance

  • [Optimized] Work Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
  • [Added] WLB 2.0 now supports 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

  • [Added] Gallery now allows to switch 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] Canvas AOD brings new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
  • [Added] multiple brushes, effects and color adjustment
  • [Optimized] software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures

Camera

  • [Optimized] Camera response speed when taking videos
  • [Optimized] the startup speed of Camera
  • [Optimized] the image effect of the rear Camera
  • Network
  • [Fixed] unable to access the 5G network in some scenarios

Some of the features are limited to the EU region.

OxygenOS 12 C.44 for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are rolling out in batches. So it can take time to be available to all users. If you are a OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro user then you will receive the OTA update on your phone. You can manually check for the update by going to Settings > System > System Update.

OnePlus also allows sideloading OTA updates if your device is running on the latest required version. So if you want to manually update your phone, you can download the OTA package from the Oxygen Updater app or from the official OnePlus download page.

Before upgrading to the latest version, make sure to take a backup of your data and also charge your phone to at least 50%.

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