OxygenOS 5.1.4 update for OnePlus 5, 5T released, brings July security patch, battery optimisation feature

OnePlus has released a new OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. The OxygenOS 5.1.4 OTA update brings the Android security patch for July along with a few noteworthy features. The update will see a staged roll-out where a select number of people will receive it initially before a broader roll-out that is expected to take place over the next few days. The update brings with it a new battery optimisation feature, group messages and improvements to photo quality, among other things.

As per the changelog, one of the biggest new features is what the company calls sleep standby optimisation which can be accessed via Settings > Battery > Battery optimization > Advanced optimization > Sleep standby optimization after the update. The feature when turned on will intelligently identify your sleep patterns based on the phone’s usage. While you’re asleep, the device will disable all network thereby reducing standby power consumption. Just before you wake up, the device will enable all network so you will be able to check all your notifications.

This sounds like a pretty neat way to extend the phone’s battery life, but this does raise some concern for when you may need the network active in case of emergency situations, even while you’re asleep.

The OxygenOS 5.1.4 update also brings a group messaging feature to the default messaging as well as some general bug fixes. Notably, the changelog also mentions improvements made to the photo quality. OnePlus has lately been focusing on the camera quality for its device, releasing a update recently for the OnePlus 6 camera quality. The company has promised that it will fix the oil-painting effect on the OnePlus 5 and 5T as well, but we’re not sure if the latest update fixes that issue.

The latest update does not yet bring the features promised by OnePlus during the Open Ears Forum in India.One of the more anticipated features assured is the selfie portrait mode for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. As of now, selfie portrait is only available for the OnePlus 6, but the company could soon bring it to older models as well.