Oneplus 9, 9 Pro OxygenOS 12 C.44 Update Now Rolling Out: Brings Dark Mode Levels, Gallery Modes

OnePlus 9, 9 Pro get three new adjustable dark mode levels!


In March of last year, OnePlus released the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. The handset has received regular software updates ever since from the firm. In a recent development, OnePlus has now begun pushing out a new update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones (outside China).

The latest update comes with firmware version C.44 and brings major new changes including the Android security patch for the month of January 2022. Let’s take a closer look at the new update for these OnePlus devices.

OnePlus 9, 9 Pro C.44 Update Changelog

The latest update for OnePlus phones includes the January 2022 Android security patch. Aside from that, the update includes three new Dark Mode settings, new Card style options, the ability to swap between layouts in the Gallery with a two-finger gesture, and more.

The company has also patched a bug that caused the notification bar to display incorrectly in certain situations alongside optimizing available features and fixing other known issues. You can find the changelog for the update, attached below:

  • System
    • [Optimized] Desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • [Optimized] System power consumption to extend the battery life
    • [Optimized] the smoothness of fingerprint unlocking
    • [Optimized] charging animation display
    • [Updated] Android Security Patch to 2022.01
    • [Fixed] a scrolling lag issue in Notification Bar
    • [Fixed] Notification Bar abnormal display in some game scenarios
  • Dark mode
    • [Added] Dark mode now has three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • [Added] new additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
    • [Fixed] Notification Bar abnormal display in some game scenarios
    • [Added] Earphone Control Card with Bluetooth earphone one-click adjustment
    • [Added] access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
    • [Added] OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at health status
  • Work-Life Balance
    • [Optimized] Work-Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • [Added] WLB 2.0 now supports automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
  • Gallery
    • [Added] Gallery now allows to switch between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
  • Canvas AOD
    • [Added] Canvas AOD brings new diverse styles of lines and colours, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
    • [Added] multiple brushes, effects and colour adjustment
    • [Optimized] software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures
  • Camera
    • [Optimized] Camera response speed when taking videos
    • [Optimized] the startup speed of Camera
    • [Optimized] the image effect of the rear Camera
  • Network
    • [Fixed] Unable to access the 5G network in some scenarios

OnePlus 9 users in India are receiving an update with firmware version OxygenOS LE2111_11_C.44, whereas the update comes with version OxygenOS LE2113_11_C.44 and OxygenOS LE2115_11_C.44 for European and other global users respectively.

OnePlus 9 Pro update is rolling out with firmware version OxygenOS LE2121_11_C.44 in India, while the update carries firmware version OxygenOS LE2123_11_C.44 and OxygenOS LE2125_11_C.44 for European and other global users respectively.

The company has revealed that the update will be released in stages, so it may not be available on your device right now. Please keep in mind that some of the above-mentioned features are only available in the EU.