6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

Customizing the home screen and lock screen of the OnePlus 6T is fun. It’s one of the key benefits of the Android ecosystem. Whether it’s playing with the built-in settings or exploring third-party options, you can add your personal touch without sacrificing much.

While many only change the wallpaper for personalization, there’s much more to it. In this article, we will discuss six tips to enhance OnePlus 6T’s home screen and lock screen.

1. Get a Set of Unique Icon Packs

The built-in icons of the Oxygen OS are sufficient until you discover various icon packs on the Play Store. From neon icons to white icons, you can try different packs. The best thing about the OnePlus 6T is that you don’t need a third-party launcher to try the icon packs. Just go to Home Settings, select from the available packs.

Whicons is one of my favorite packs. The white icons look interesting, especially with an AMOLED wallpaper or a single-color wallpaper. Whicons is free to download.

Another icon pack, Compacticons HD, offers similar designs and includes over 2000+ dynamic icons. Designed by tatosXL, it can be found on Deviant Art.

For those who prefer colored icon packs with a solid background, H2O Free Icon Pack is a good choice. It features personalized icons housed inside a squircle. Another option is Linebit.

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6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

2. Get an Attractive Widget App

When it comes to widgets on Android devices, KWGT and Zooper are key players in the market. While the built-in widgets are good, having widget packs like Foxie for KWGT (paid), Odisea KWGT, and Ocea for KWGT can enhance the experience with various widgets for music, calendar, weather, etc.

6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

First, download KWGT Kustom Widget Maker and install the widget packs. Customize the widget to your preference or leave it as is. Your phone’s home screen will look different.

If you prefer readymade widgets, consider the Overdrop app which offers a mix of free and paid options.

6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

Most icon packs feature a white color scheme, so a white icon pack will complement it well.

3. Tweak the Drawer

Did you know that you can search for an app directly in the app drawer? It seems you can now. What you’ll love is that the focus shifts immediately to the search bar, while frequently accessed apps are listed below with the app tags.

6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

This productivity hack is especially useful if you have many apps. To enable it, go to Home Settings > Drawer and enable Quick search. Pro Tip: [image description]

Running Android 9.0 Pie, the OnePlus 6T doesn’t display the temperature on the Ambient display, unlike the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 3. Two third-party apps can solve this issue: Weather Bug, which provides a sticky notification on the status bar.

6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

The Ambient Display shows the temperature as an icon. However, if you receive too many notifications, the icon gets hidden.

Weather Bug accurately alerts you of the current weather conditions. However, the grey icon in the ambient display looks off. The Today Weather app bridges this gap.

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6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

Voted one of the Best Apps in 2017 by Google, this app is interactive and has a variety of beautiful wallpapers to depict the current weather conditions. To enable the temperature on the ambient display, change the status bar settings from inside the app. Cool Fact:

The built-in lock screen settings of the OnePlus 6T don’t offer much. I am not a big fan of lock screen apps as they can mess up face unlock. These apps are best suited for phones running Android Jelly Bean or KitKat. The ambient display gets most of the work done seamlessly. Plus, we barely get to see the lock screen, thanks to face unlock.

But if you still want to tweak it, start with notifications. To ban all notifications from displaying on the lock screen, go to Security & lock screen > Lock screen preferences > On lock screen and select Don’t show notifications at all.

6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

You can modify the fingerprint animation icon in the Fingerprint settings.

In addition, you can set a separate lock screen wallpaper and add lock screen text. Don’t waste time on a lock screen app.

6. Unlock but Not Directly

Err, noticed that the OnePlus 6T’s Face Unlock is blazing fast. Sometimes it unlocks the phone when you just wanted to glance at the notifications. If such situations are too frequent, it’s best to switch off the Auto unlock option.

6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

This feature unlocks your phone and takes you directly to the lock screen. To access the home screen, simply swipe right.

6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

Go to Face Unlock and toggle the ‘Auto unlock once the screen is on’ option. Thank me later!

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7. Replicate the McLaren Home Screen

Like any special edition OnePlus device, the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition includes extra features such as a new ringtone, wallpapers, and boot animation and fingerprint animations.

6 Best Lock Screen and Home Screen Tips for OnePlus 6T

The latter two require root access, but you can still download the wallpapers and ringtone without any hassle. Just visit the link below.

Take Control of Your Phone

The home screen is frequently visited, and it’s surprising how often we unlock our phones. In addition to the above, you can install a third-party launcher. While I used to love Nova launcher, this time I tried the stock launcher and was pleasantly surprised by its features. How have you customized your phone’s home screen? Share it on Instagram and tag our official accounts: twothirds.us and twothirds.usHindi.

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