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OnePlus Nord Starts Getting OxygenOS 10.5.6 Update


OnePlus Nord has now started receiving the OxygenOS 10.5.6 update in India. The update fixes issues like Bluetooth connection stability and improves the overall power consumption of the device.

By Yeti - 
1st Sep 2020

Highlights of the Story

  • More and more OnePlus Nord devices are receiving the new update
  • The European region will start receiving the update soon
  • The update fixes Bluetooth connection stability issues
  • Overall power consumption is also more optimized now

The OnePlus Nord officially launched with the OxygenOs 10.5 on July 21. The OnePlus Nord will receive software updates for the next two years and security updates for the next three years. It will receive the Android 11 update in this year itself and Android 12 in 2021. Furthermore, it is also possible that the device receives the Android 13 update in 2022. This can be expected as the OnePlus 3T also received four android updates.

The OxygenOS 10.5.1 was released a day after the release of the phone. This improved the depth sensor and indoor image quality of the camera. The update also improved the power efficiency of the device for 4K recording.

The OxygenOS 10.5.2 came out a few days later with optimizations for OnePlus Buds. There were other improvements as well.

Also read: OxygenOS 11 Preview: Key Features, Release Date and more

The 10.5.3 came out in early August and brought minor improvements in overall system stability.

The August 10th 10.5.4 was a good update as it increased the launch speed of the gallery app. Furthermore, it enhanced the display experience and fixed an issue of music playing in the background while using the front camera. The update also improved color accuracy, the video call quality and more.

On the 24th of August, the OxygenOS 10.5.5 came out. This update fixed system bugs and improved the image clarity of the front camera and macro sensor.

What does the new update bring?

The 54MB 10.5.6 update brings with it several anticipated fixes which have been bothering users. To start off, the OxygenOS 10.5.6 update fixes a very annoying Bluetooth issue. In this, the device was automatically disconnecting with a paired device after a while. This was causing a lot of issues for the users like the ability to use wireless headphones or transfer files. Wireless headphones would automatically get disconnected after a while. This has been the topmost software problem with OnePlus Nord which this update fixes.

Also read: Leaks: OnePlus Working On New Smartwatch

Furthermore, the update brings optimized image stabilization. This improves the overall performance and stability of the camera. Also, users will see an overall improved power consumption of the device. While the previous update mainly focused on macro camera improvements, this update focuses more on Bluetooth connectivity issues and image stabilization.

Also read: OnePlus Nord New Colour Variant Could Launch In October

OxygenOS 10.5.6: Full Changelog

The full changelog for the Oxygen 10.5.6 is as follows:

  • System – Improved system stability
  • Camera – Optimized image stabilization performance
  • Power – Improved general power consumption
  • Bluetooth – Improved Bluetooth connection stability

Although OnePlus Nord has had several software issues since its release, the company has managed to effectively address these issues through updates. The updates have brought along a much better system stability, a better camera performance, lesser bugs and a much improved power consumption. The recent update also solved the much anticipated Bluetooth connectivity issue. This shows how OnePlus really does give it their all in the overall consumer experience department.


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