Although this is a fairly recent update, it has excited us. Here are some of the new features in ColorOS 6.7 that you should check.
Note: OPPO Reno will be one of the first phones to receive the ColorOS 6.7 update, and so will other phones such as Reno 10x Zoom and Reno 2.
Full screen navigation gestures
One of the first features of ColorOS 6.7 to check is the gesture of navigation. These intuitive gestures not only allow you to easily navigate your phone, but also allow you to retrieve valuable screen elements at the bottom of the screen, which are also cluttered with virtual buttons.
Now you can play with both types: sweep gestures on both sides and sweep gestures.
In the first case, all you have to do is slide your finger inward on both sides of the screen to go up from one page to another. To go to the home page, it's easy: swipe from the bottom up. In addition, switching to the last open application is as simple as sliding down and holding down (until the application icon appears). .
Yeah, getting used to these navigation gestures can be a bit of a task at first, but you'll soon find out. In addition, you can also activate a lightbar at the bottom of the screen.
To turn it on, go to Settings> Help> Navigation Keys.
Hello, dark mode
Another interesting addition to ColorOS 6.7 is the system-wide dark mode. Once activated, almost all applications in the system are painted black, regardless of the settings or the notification panel.
And you do not need to dive into the display settings to activate it. Simply open the Quick Settings menu and tap the Dark Mode icon. Simple, see.
In addition to painting the screen in black, it also contains a handful of interesting features. On the one hand, it easily adapts to ambient lighting conditions, and is more convenient than you think.
Secondly, you can also enable dark mode for third-party applications such as Amazon Shopping and Google Play.
Revisit the smart assistant and quick settings
Now you must have seen the elegant user interface with this new version of ColorOS. This upgrade is evident in menus such as Quick Settings and Smart Assistant, in addition to the main settings. The icons have been dimmed and the font size has also been reduced, giving a neat look.
All you have to do is open the Quick Settings menu and you will be greeted by square icons. And the default green accent color adds to the looks.
In addition, did you notice the new design of the notification panel? In the new version of ColorOS, all notifications (in the notification panel) are reduced by themselves when you open the Quick Settings menu.
Finally, the volume bar and smart sidebar are more elegant versions of their old model. Finished their thick looks and are replaced by a single column.
As we mentioned above, these changes give a neat appearance and at the same time allow you to easily access frequently used functions and tools.
Refined adjust the permissions of the application
Another useful integration for privacy-conscious users is the new Authorization Management Module. This new feature lets you see which apps are allowed to use the phone's services. And that does not stop there. It even gives you the control to deny specific application permissions.
For example, you can see which applications have access to the camera, microphone, or call logs. If you remember correctly, the old version had just given you an overview of the settings of the authorization.
To see all the permissions, go to Settings> Privacy> Application Permissions and press one of the permissions. Then, switch the switch next to the applications.
Alternatively, you can also view detailed application permissions through the Subordinate Permissions button at the bottom.
And this is not the end of the story. You will be able to select the time at which an application has access to a specific authorization. For example, if you want the SMS application to access the location only when it is idle, you can now do it.
Randomization of MAC addresses
Another privacy feature that you can examine is the randomization of MAC addresses. As its name indicates, it gives a random MAC address when your phone connects to a Wi-Fi network.
This is not a default setting and you must first enable it. To do this, open your phone's Wi-Fi settings and tap the network you're currently connected to. Then touch Privacy and select Random MAC Address.
Note that you will need to make the network changes.
Now, why is it useful? For starters, your phone (or your desktop) can easily be tracked over Wi-Fi networks via the MAC address, which is a unique identifier. And this feature is likely to prevent this from happening.
Digital well-being and parental control
Digital Wellbeing, initially only available on Google Pixel devices, is now available on almost any phone. This feature allows you to understand how to spend time on your phone and see which apps are slowing down your time. This includes the number of unlocking you perform and the number of notifications you receive daily.
This feature has been integrated seamlessly into ColorOS 6.7. Now you can play with features like Wind Down and Dashboard to help you better manage your time on your phone. While the first one switches your phone's display to grayscale when it's turned on, the second one allows you to set timers for specific applications. So, if you think you spend too much time scrolling through your social networking apps, you know what to do.
The corresponding settings are available in Settings> Digital Welfare and Parental Control> Dashboard.
Speaking of parental control, ColorOS now offers easy access to Google's Family Link app. This is especially useful if the phone in question is used by a minor.
By using it, you will be able to remotely monitor the phone while keeping a tab on the duration of use of the screen. In addition, you can also set restrictions for application downloads, among others.
As the Internet gets darker each day, the integration of Family Link turns out to be a boon to parents. All you have to do is press the Configure Parental Controls button and the application will guide you through the rest.
Get the most out of your phone
So these are some of the new features released in ColorOS 6.7. Now, all you have to do is dive deep into the settings and adjust them as you like.