OnePlus IDEAS 2.0: accepted & rejected suggestions

7 IDEAS were adopted, while 16 were rejected
Adhiraj S. Chauhan

The IDEAS 2.0 co-creation platform was active from 28th September until 6th November 2020. You can read our coverage here.

After a total of 7300+ submissions spanning across 3 rounds (Round 1; Round 2; Round 3), only 7 IDEAS were adopted:

  1. Add a FPS counter option to Game Space
    Submitted by @dsmonteiro:
    As a heavy mobile gamer I want to have the possibility to track the performance of the games I play by being able to see the FPS of games as I play them So that I know the real performance of demanding games like PUBG MOBILE or other similar competitive games.
  2. Separate volume for each app and allow dual media playback
    Submitted by @micohau:
    As a user who listens to music 24/7
    I want that apps don't pause my music without my permission cause its very annoying
    So that I don't have to resume my music every time I open a social media app.
    One of the few features I miss from my old Samsung S10e
  3. Lock screen customization
    Submitted by @GeneralKen0bi:
    As an OOS 11 user I noticed that lockscreen clock is different many may not like I want to have ability to customize lock screen (clocks, shortcuts etc.) Weather data on lockscreen would be epic also. So that It looks better and simpler or whatever you want. Also more stock android and just better.
  4. Wireless file transfer from PC to OnePlus and vice versa
    Submitted by @Starcommander:
    As a user who frequently works on a laptop as well as uses a smartphone I want to have the ability to transfer files directly from laptop to my OnePlus or vice versa, wirelessly So that there is no hassle to search for USB cable whenever I need to transfer a file from windows to phone. This application is meant for efficient multitasking. Currently file dash allows us to send files only from OnePlus phone to my laptop but the process is not seamless. You have to connect the pc to mobile Hotspot, type the given web address and then download the files. My idea is "A file on laptop should be sharable to my OnePlus with a single click". The working of my idea would be: The computer and phone has to be connected to same wifi network. We can then choose a device we need to transfer the files. On selection, we will get a notification on my phone that a device is trying to connect. Once accepted, we can easily share files without the need of cables.
  5. Power Diet - Save up for a rainy day!
    Submitted by @YRJ:
    As a power user who drains out his batter to the point where it switches off automatically, I need a way to get the device going by restricting all apps/services. Also, helpful people with Nomophobia
    I want to have an option/toggle where I can turn my smartphone into a basic device with limited features so that it can last for longer when there is no charger or an opportunity to charge. Would you rather, the phone stay alive with limited functionality (perform only basic functions) or let it die midway while working normally? If you ask me, I prefer a feature phone over a dead smartphone that cannot even help me in an emergency situation. [...]
  6. Dark mode to be black instead of grey, or at least option for both
    Submitted by @ashrhmn:
    As a user who tends to use his/her phone at night
    I want to have the dark mode in pitch black rather than grey, or both option enabled.
    So that it would be helpful if there is an option for both grey and pitch black dark mode
    And also the pitch dark mode for notifications, quick settings, System settings and all stock apps like phone, messaging as well
  7. Partial screenshot
    Submitted by @yashwant24:
    As a user who takes a lot of screenshot from web pages and social media applications
    I want the ability to take screenshot of the particular part of the screen avoiding all other information present on the screen
    So that it is easier to share the screenshot without cropping the image again in gallery which saves a lot of time.
    This feature is already available in Realme OS, when three fingers are placed for a short time it activates partial screenshot and swiping down the part we wanted to take screenshot, captures the screen. This can be really helpful with Oxygen OS 11 where there is option to share screen shot quickly.

Now that they've announced the adoption of these IDEAS, one can only hope they are implemented as quickly as possible. After all, the company is known to delay features & builds without much explanation. If you'd like to submit more suggestions, OnePlus has created this survey. They will reward 3 users with a OnePlus-branded water bottle, so there's that.

If you're curious about which IDEAS were rejected, here they are:

  1. Hole punch camera notification alerts
  2. Desktop Mode
  3. Work with social media companies to improve camera optimization
  4. iOS 14 Back Tap Gestures
  5. Preventing Screen Burn-In by Subtle Pixel Shifting
  6. Customizable Battery charge level
  7. Dual audio in bluetooth
  8. Fingerprint Customization
  9. Notification Ring
  10. Improve the image processing
  11. Animations during accessory pairing and connecting
  12. Navigation Bar customization
  13. Replace the Google dialer to OnePlus Dialer
  14. Notification Count on Icons (App Badges)
  15. Battery Health
  16. Classic layout to oxygen os 11

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