OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro official ColorOS 12 update available via OTA C.36

Earlier, OnePlus decided to launch the ColorOS 12 upgrade public test for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro users. The bottom layer of this update is based on the Android 12 version. The official version launched last week and OnePlus users will be receiving it soon.

The new ColorOS 12 stable update for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro users will be available on build number C.36 via OTA. this means you can easily download it by going to the software update section. The ColorOS 12 update will be based on Android 12 and the update method of this one will be slightly more special and Color OS 12 Public BETA users will no longer have to click on early adopters to apply, which means they will directly receive an OTA push. Meanwhile, ordinary users of the official version will have to apply for some upgrades and early adopters.


  • Brand new design
    • The concept of borderless design has evolved again, and the design language of real noise reduction makes the experience simple, easy and burden-free
    • [New] Quickly view cards, provide smart and efficient application cards, key information is clear at a glance, and key functions can be reached at one touch
    • [New] Noise reduction design, reconfiguration of page layout, optimized text and color display, more focused core information
    • [Optimization] Quantum Animation Engine 3.0, centered on “quality”, simulates real physical motion, optimizes animation details 300+, and brings a more natural interactive experience
  • Convenient and efficient
    • [New] Sticky note graffiti tool, personalized record of life
    • [Optimization] Smart sidebar
    • Support intelligent recommendation related functions in video, shopping and other scenarios
    • Add shorthand for small window, click to enter the floating window of notes, and complete the record quickly
    • Added smart subtitles, supports recognition of conference and call voices, real-time generation of subtitles, and supports translation between Chinese and English
    • Added drama listening mode, support switching to other APP scenes or lock screen to continue listening to the video sound
    • Added recognition of background music, quickly recognize the background music in short videos, and find music without asking for help
    • Added article reading, supporting one-click reading of WeChat official accounts, today’s headlines and other information content
    • Added product price comparison, when using shopping software, one-click display of the same good products at low prices
    • [Optimization] Shinda window upgraded to free floating window
    • Added quick switching of floating window status, making interaction more convenient
    • Added file management and album support to drag and drop files or photos to the floating window application by long pressing
    • [Optimization] Xiaobu suggestion, new schedule assistant, intelligent integration of schedule information, one-stop viewing and management
    • [Optimization] Recording, improve the speed and accuracy of voice-to-text conversion, and reduce waiting time
    • [Optimization] The text bubble on the SMS conversation page can be double-clicked to enlarge the display, making it more convenient to extract the content of the SMS
  • Seamless interconnection
    • Cross-screen seamless connection, build a multi-terminal mutual integration ecology, and create a full range of comfortable life experience
    • [New] PC cross-screen interconnection
    • Support cross-screen drag and drop transfer of files and photos between PC and mobile phone, get rid of the shackles of wired, fast transfer
    • Support the PC to directly edit the document in the mobile phone, and automatically save it back to the mobile phone after completion
    • Support PC terminal to receive and process mobile chat software, SMS and other notification messages, no need to switch back and forth
    • The clipboard of the mobile phone and the PC are interoperable, and the latest content in the clipboard can be directly pasted
    • [New] My device, a unified smart device center, convenient for quick management and control
    • [Optimization] Screen sharing
    • The caller and receiver can switch shared screens and control permissions with one click
    • When sharing the screen, you can hide sensitive notifications such as WeChat, phone calls, and text messages
  • Security and privacy
    • [New] Sharing photos or videos supports erasing location information and shooting data
    • [Optimization] After the phone is lost, it can be locked through the cloud and cannot be shut down or used, reducing the risk of data loss
    • [Optimization] Mobile Manager integrates privacy doubles, codebooks, emergency calls and more security and privacy functions
    • [Optimization] When the application calls sensitive permissions such as camera, recording, positioning, etc., the status bar icon prompts are more eye-catching
    • [Optimization] Medical emergency card, support automatic transmission of preset medical emergency card information to emergency center when dialing 120
    • [Optimization] Earthquake warning, new function preview page, new banner notification reminder for earthquakes with estimated intensity 2.0 and below, warning of earthquake information at all times
    • [Optimization] Harassment interception, new MMS interception capability, reduce the interruption of spam
  • Performance optimization
    • [New] Display power consumption records in graph form to quickly understand the details of battery consumption
    • [Optimization] When switching WLAN, Bluetooth, airplane mode, NFC, the response speed is faster
    • [Optimization] The loading speed of high-frequency scenes in third-party applications has been improved, making Weibo and watching videos more enjoyable
  • Game
    • [New] When the game resource pack is updated, the game can be switched to the background to update (only some games are supported)
    • [New] Pop-up game skills and game review during the game to help you quickly master the gameplay (only some games are supported)
    • [Optimization] The frame rate of the game is more stable in high-load scenarios such as team battles
    • [Optimization] Heterogeneous computing reduces the average load of the processor, and the game power consumption is lower
  • Camera
    • [New] Customize the order of camera modes to facilitate quick switching to commonly used camera modes
    • [Optimization] Inertial zoom, rear video shooting mode, drag the slide bar to zoom at a constant speed
  • System
    • [Optimization] Automatic brightness adjustment algorithm, optimized intelligent scene detection, and more comfortable browsing screen
    • [Optimization] The anti-inadvertent touch algorithm on the edge of the curved screen reduces the probability of accidental touch on the screen
  • Barrier-free
    • [Optimization] Accessibility mode
    • Added a visual introduction, and added an image introduction to the function page
    • Optimize function classification, display according to visual/auditory/interactive/general classification
    • TalkBack adapts to more system applications such as photo albums, calls, emails, calendars, etc.

How to apply for the ColorOS 12 update?

You must ensure that the phone version has been upgraded to the basic version A.12. If you’re not sure how to check the current version number, you can simply go to the Settings -> About Phone -> Version Information -> Version number.

OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro official ColorOS 12 update available via OTA C.36

To upgrade to the new ColorOS 12, following these simple steps –

  • Click on the Settings
  • Go to the Software Update
  • Look for the Settings button located in the upper right corner
  • Visit upgrade early adopters
  • Then move to the Official version applications and check the “I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy”
  • Click on “Apply Now” and click on “Check” after completing the application update
  • Check if the update is present and download it
  • Install the update and upgrade your device to the new ColorOS 12

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