OxygenOS 5.1.2 Update for the OnePlus 5 & 5T Brings A Double-Tap Screen Lock

OnePlus has begun the rollout of OxygenOS 5.1.2 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T today, bringing a number of fixes and improvements to the devices.  The update is just over 1.6GB in size so it will be one that you will need to download via WiFi.  Also keep in mind that the update was released over the weekend and it is being phased out to users as OnePlus normally does.  If you don’t see the update on your 5 or 5T yet, it is just a matter of when it gets to your device.

The OxygenOS 5.1.2 update, from a feature perspective, brings a couple of new features according to the release notes.  First, in the Gallery app, you will now find a “Recently Deleted” collection of photos you have deleted from your phone.  This makes it easier to find them should you want to recover them (I still recommend using Google Photos).

Second, in the launcher, there is now a double-tap to lock gesture available.  When enabled, you can double tap your Home screen and it will lock the screen of your device.

Beyond these two new features, there are a lot of fixes in general to the system, the WiFi antenna stack and an issue that impacted AKG headphones microphones.  The May 2018 Android Security Update patch is also in this update to OxygenOS.

Here is the complete rundown of features and fixes from the release notes:

System

  • Updated Android security patch to 2018.5
  • Fixed auto-rotation stability issue

Gallery

  • Places: a map view of photos by location
  • Added “Recently Deleted” collection

Wireless & Network

  • Fixed Wi-Fi connecting issue

Launcher

  • Double-tap to lock screen

Earphone

  • Fixed microphone not functioning issue for AKG earphones