The first 11 things you should do with your OnePlus 3T

Get your phone off to a flying start with these top tips: number seven will shock you (but not really)

If you're the proud new owner of a OnePlus 3T - congratulations. Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made a smart move.

For £400 (S$715), it offers a hell of a lot of bang for your buck, including a super-fast processor, a crazy 6GB of RAM, and an excellent 16MP camera, all packed into a delightfully premium solid metal body.

It'll last you a few years easily - assuming you've protected it with a case - and you've got plenty of good times to look forward to. Before you jump straight in though, we recommend taking a look at these tips and tricks to ensure you're off to a flying start.

Quick tips

Yep, you caught us out - the video above is actually showing off tips and tricks for the original OnePlus 3, which has since been discontinued. But don't worry - the tips still apply to the almost-identical OnePlus 3T. Panic over.

Switch off

Above the OnePlus 3T's volume buttons, you'll find a three-way switch. This is the alert slider, and it'll be your best friend on stressful days when you just want to escape work emails and the bants from your multiple WhatsApp groups.

Sliding it all the way up is a quick and easy way to put the OnePlus 3T in silent mode, while leaving it in the halfway position allows only priority notifications to come through. You can tweak the priority notifications settings by going to Settings > Alert slider > Priority settings. From here, you can allow exceptions for important contacts, alarms and more, essentially making you the bouncer of your own smartphone.

When you're ready to open yourself up to the world again, just slide it down, and it's business as usual.

Finger-scannin' good

The OnePlus 3T has a delightfully nippy front-facing fingerprint scanner, letting you instantly access the handset without faffing around with a pin code.

As with all fingerprint-scanning smartphones, it's well worth registering, at the very least, both of your thumbs, so that you can use both hands to unlock the device. 

We also tend to register our index fingers as well, making it easier to unlock our phones when they're resting face up on a table, but that''s entirely up to you.

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