OnePlus 2

Despite it's Nexus-ish outer appearance, the OnePlus 2 experience is fairly unique. There's some interesting hardware and software here, and when you really dig into OxygenOS and start poking around at the settings you'll find new ways to use this phone.

To save you some time, we've assembled this quick guide for things that are lurking in OxygenOS on the OnePlus 2 you might be interested in.

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Map your whole fingerprint for better accuracy

OnePlus 2 Fingerprint

OnePlus did a great job with the fingerprint sensor on their latest phone, but not so much with the instruction manual for recording your fingerprint. To get the most accurate setup, make sure you are mapping as much of your finger as possible. That means move all across your thumb when pressing it to the sensor during the capture process. The sensor records 15 different imprints of your thumb during this process, so the more of your thumb it can record the greater your chances of success will be when unlocking your phone.

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It's a simple thing, but the difference it makes is huge.

Edit your LED colors to fit your needs

OnePlus 2 LED

OxygenOS is all about personalization, right down to the color of the LED on the front of your phone. You can set a special color for nearly dead, charging, fully charged, and of course notifications. The menu for this is tucked away with the Dark/Light theme settings, and adds a tiny bit of personal flair to the outside of your phone.

Head to Settings> Customization> LED notifications and you'll be able to select a color out of the available grid for each option.

You can use the hardware home sensor with software buttons

OnePlus 2 Home button

Like its predecessor, the OnePlus 2 lets you choose between soft buttons on the glass and software buttons on the display. It's a nice feature to have, but this time around there's a fingerprint sensor where that home button goes. Since a lot of folks are already bringing their thumb down to that hardware home sensor anyway, OnePlus included a setting that lets you have software buttons and the hardware home sensor on at the same time.

It may seem a little counter-intuitive to have a pair of home buttons on the phone, but the setup quickly becomes comfortable if you're already using the fingerprint sensor. If it ends up not being your thing, the setting is just as easy to disable.

Pay attention to your SIM card position

OnePlus 2 SIM

If you've never used a dual-SIM phone before, the OnePlus 2 is going to seem a little strange. If you live in the US and you think you'll just take the phone to your local carrier store and they'll help you set it up, you're only half right. Carrier stores will try to help, but with no instruction manual things can get strange.

To make things easy, remember to always have your primary SIM in Slot 1, which on the OnePlus 2 is the card that goes deepest into the phone. You don't have to have anything in Slot 2 if you don't want to, but remember if you do there's an entirely different set of settings for controlling and monitoring that second SIM.

Check out Double Tap Actions for more launch options

OnePlus 2 Double Tap

OxygenOS on the OnePlus 2 includes this feature called Double Tap Actions, which basically lets you set additional commands to the back and multitask buttons on this phone. There's a huge list of options available to you here, including the ability to launch the camera with a double tap which can be pretty useful.

Like any soft touch or software key setting, if the phone wakes in your pocket you run the risk of accidentally launching things. Avoiding this is fairly easy with a lock screen, but it's important to keep in mind.