T-Mobile’s OnePlus 8T+ 5G is getting a new update with always-on display


While the T-Mobile OnePlus 8T+ 5G includes an official IP68 water resistance rating that the unlocked OnePlus 8T lacks, the T-Mo version has also been missing the always-on display feature included with the unlocked model. That’s changing today, though.

T-Mobile today released a new OnePlus 8T+ 5G update that includes the always-on display. The update’s changelog says “Included Always On Display feature”, and after installing the new update, we can see that there’s now an “Always-on ambient display” option inside the 8T+ 5G’s settings.


Along with the always-on display, this new update includes the October 2020 security patches and optimizes the OnePlus 8T+ 5G’s battery performance. It also promises fixes for software freezes, device overheating, and Bluetooth audio problems.


This new update weighs in at 320MB and bumps the OnePlus 8T+ 5G up to version It’s now rolling out over the air, but if you want to check for it right now, you can do so by launching your Settings app and selecting System > System update > Check for update.

It’s kind of strange that the T-Mobile version of the OnePlus 8T+ 5G launched without an always-on display feature while the unlocked model had it, especially since the two phones are largely the same save for the T-Mo device’s IP68 rating. One month after its launch, T-Mo and OnePlus are adding the always-on display to the 8T+ 5G, making it even easier and faster for owners to quickly check info like the time, battery level, and their notifications.

Thanks Moshe and Lucas!

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