OnePlus 6, 6T, 5 and 5T to get Screen Recorder and Zen Mode via open beta update soon

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OnePlus launched the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro a week ago and as usual, the pair came with a bunch of new features that aren’t available on the older models.

Two such features are the Screen Recorder and Zen Mode and as expected, they are finding their way to the older OnePlus 6, 6T, OnePlus 5 and 5T. You can already install these two on your device unofficially, but expect to bump into some issues since both were created with the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro pair in mind.


To make them suitable for use on older models, OnePlus will have to make some tweaks to the code. To this end, the company has promised to include both features in an Open Beta update scheduled to arrive next week, but this will only cover the 2018 pair.

As for OnePlus 5 and 5T, the features will arrive in a future update.

Here’s the full statement released by OnePlus regarding this matter:

We have received some feedback from users who have installed the Screen Recorder and Zen Mode on the OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T. The results turn out to be that when you are using Screen Recorder, there is no sound coming out when you play the game and listen to the music, or that there will still be notification reminders when you are in Zen Mode.

After checking with the team, the reasons are that current Screen Recorder and Zen Mode are only compatible with the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro and are not fully integrated with previous models. If you install these apps on other phone models, you may face some issues while using it. We recommend that you do not install and use the 2 applications until we fit them to the OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T.

We plan to release Screen Recorder and Zen Mode in next week’s open beta build for OnePlus 6/6T. And the software team is also working on the adaptation of these two applications on the OnePlus 5/5T and the stable build.

Thank you for your understanding and support.


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