August 6, 2021

First OnePlus 9R update arrives with a slew of system tweaks

Update: April 16, 2021 (12:47 AM ET): After the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro received a series of rapid post-launch updates, the OnePlus 9R is now gaining its first. OnePlus is currently delivering Oxygen OS to the budget flagship.

Changes touch on system issues, the Gallery app performance, tweaks to Wi-Fi, and more. Read the full changelog below.

  • System
    • Improved the charging stability to provide a better user experience
    • Improved charging stability
    • Improved the haptic feedback for Call of Duty Mobile
    • Fixed the abnormal change of incoming ringtone with dual SIM cards
    • Fixed the delay in incoming calls when the device is in charge
    • General bug fixes
  • Gallery
    • Improved the loading speed of the gallery to speed up the process of previewing pictures
  • Clock
    • Improved the vibrating performance of alarm tones
  • Network
    • Improved Wi-Fi Hotspot performance

As always, OnePlus notes that this update will be rolled out via OTA incrementally. Don’t be too concerned if you haven’t yet received it. To check if an update is available, head to Settings > System > System updates on your device.

Welcome to the OnePlus 9 series updates hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Android updates for the trio, including past and upcoming software versions.

Like previous iterations of the firm’s flagships, the OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, and 9R run on Oxygen OS, OnePlus’ Android skin. Oxygen OS is known for its relatively quick update delivery and long support, so be sure to bookmark this page and revisit often.

OnePlus 9 series updates

  • Current stable version: Android 11
  • When will the OnePlus 9 get Android 12? October 2021 (Estimated)
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The OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R were announced on March 23, 2021. While the 9 and the 9 Pro will be available in global markets, the 9R is limited to India for now. We expect to see at least two major Android updates arrive on these models — Android 12 later this year, and Android 13 following in 2022.

Days after the phone launched, OnePlus pushed a day-one update to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Dubbed Oxygen OS for Indian variants and for global and European models, the update should be available to those who have preordered the devices. It’s clear OnePlus wants to give those who purchase the phone in week one a more refined experience.

Oxygen OS landed as the second update to the OnePlus 9 series on April 1. The update brought numerous improvements to the phones’ camera systems, a tweak to dark mode, and additional system improvements. The March 2021 Android security patch was also included.

The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro gained Oxygen OS on April 6. The third rapid-fire update touched on both phones’ system power consumption, and made improvements to the camera and network.

Let us know which OnePlus 9 update you’re rocking in the comments, and if you’ve spotted an update we’ve missed, tip us!

Are you looking for another device update? Head to our general Android 11 update tracker at the link.