The latest update for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro installs an app that you definitely won’t be using


OnePlus isn’t as quick on its feet as it used to be when it comes to updates. The July security patch is only now coming to the company’s flagship phones – the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro – as we near the end of the month. The software update also secretly installs an app that you definitely won’t need.

OxygenOS loads the OnePlus Store app onto the phones; it seems like OnePlus is hoping you can get some impulse buying into it. While it’s annoying, the good news is that you still have the option to uninstall the app.

In addition to adding the store to your app drawer, the new update also introduces the Bitmoji Always-on Display, which OnePlus developed in collaboration with Snapchat. Your Bitmoji avatar will be updated throughout the day based on your activities and the events around you. You can enable this by going to Settings> Personalization> Clock on environment display> Bitmoji. Finally, some unspecified issues were fixed and overall stability improved.

The OTA is gradually rolling out for users so you may not see any notification about it just yet. However, if you are impatient to see your Bitmoji avatar on the lock screen, you can install the update manually with the help of the unofficial Oxygen Updater tool.


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