OnePlus 8 5G receives Android 11 update


The latest Android device to get an update to Android 11 is the OnePlus 8 5G from T-Mobile. 

According to T-Mobile’s support page for the update, Android 11 improves a number of features for device users. The new update, known as version 11.01.1.IN55CB, brings general improvements and fixes as well as the Android security patch December 2020 upgrade. 

There are three main areas that have been updated by Google: connection, control, and security. 

With the new update, users will be able to see all conversations across multiple apps in one designated notification space. There is also an option to mark a conversation as priority so it always appears on top and notifications come through even when the phone is on Do Not Disturb mode. The conversation can also be turned into a floating Bubble that appears on top of the screen no matter what app is launched. There is also a built-in screen recorder so you can record your screen with sound.

As for its controls, the new update lets you quickly access and control your smart connected devices in one place. The update also brings improved media controls with an updated design and even resume playing outside the app. Autofill suggestions have also been improved to make better predictions. Lastly, the update now supports Android Auto devices.

In terms of security, the update gives one-time app permissions for microphone, camera, and location. Apps that you haven’t used in a while will automatically reset its permissions. The update also brings additional security and privacy fixes to make sure your device is protected. 

If you are using the OnePlus 8 5G, were you already able to update your device to Android 11? 


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  • mike

    Can’t seem to find the AOD. Is this part of the update or is it like the 8T and missing until the next update?

    • Joe Hartley

      I was wondering the same thing, it’s not in the settings where it should be so I am assuming it’s not ready yet.

    • jlsmith929

      It’s in the customization setting it is there though

      • Mike Taylor

        That is for if you tap the screen or lift phone to see what time it is or alerts. I am talking about Always on Display like the Galaxy line of phones. That is supposed to be in Android 11 for OP8 but it isn’t.

    • I was really looking forward to the AOD and it is not there. What they have is the likeness of the AOD in the ambient display which does NOT stay on. what a bummer

  • Jan H

    I just update to OS11 on my one plus 8 and it completely reset my main page and it looks like it was when it was a factory reset. What happened to my old settings?

  • dcmanryan

    On the ambient display the time shows in military format even though the clock settings are set for 12 hour. Does anyone know how to fix it? Once the phone is open the clock in the top left shows the 12 hour clock and it’s only the ambient display that’s messed up.