Oppo F1 Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options

by Ganesh Mundhra 20

Oppo F1

Oppo has recently launched a new smartphone i.e., the Oppo F1 priced at Rs 15990. It has a 5.0-inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and 1280 x 720 pixels as its resolution. It is a Dual SIM smartphone supporting dual standby and comes with a Hybrid SIM card slot. The chipset on the device is Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz coupled with Adreno 405 GPU. The performance of the device is fast as it comes with 3GB of RAM and 16 GB of its internal storage. Though the device comes with very low internal storage it can be expanded upto 128 GB using an external Micro SD card slot. The battery capacity of the device is 2500 mAh and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1. The device is available in two variants of colors, i.e., Gold and Silver. As the device comes with a tagline Selfie Expert, the front camera on the device is 8 MP and the rear camera on the device is 13 MP with an LED flash. If you are using this smartphone or interested in purchasing the device, then you can check the Tips & Tricks of the device which will help you in a better understanding of your SmartPhone.

Before we proceed with the actual tips and tricks of the device, let us setup the device first. When you boot your device for the first time, the welcome window along with the language selection option appears on the screen. Now you need to tap on the language that you want to use and click on the next button. Further, you need to select the region and then click on the next button. The WiFi connectivity options appear on the screen; you can add a Wi-fi network, or you can skip by tapping on next button. Further, you will find Data Protection option, Privacy option, join user experience project, you can skip these steps by tapping on the next button. Once you are done with the above steps Congratulations message is displayed on the screen, and you need to tap on Getting Started to get hands on your device.

You can also check the Tips & Tricks of the other Oppo smartphones which we have covered on PhoneRadar Earlier.

Oppo Joy 3
Oppo Mirror 5
Oppo Neo 7

  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?
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    How to insert the SIM card on your device?

    Oppo F1

    Oppo F1 comes with a non-removable back panel hence the SIM card tray is available on the right edge of the device, just above the power button. To insert the SIM card on your device, remove the SIM card tray by push the SIM ejector tool near the port. Now place the SIM card on the respective port as per the marked direction and push the tray back inside the port. You have successfully inserted the SIM card on your device and will be ready for use once it is setup.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    It is a dual SIM smartphone and supports Dual Standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Nano SIM card with 4G connectivity. The SIM 2 slot is a Hybrid slot where you can either insert the Memory card to expand the storage on your device, or you can add a Nano SIM card.

    How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

    Every device these days come with an interesting feature where you can share the data network on your device by created a hotspot. To share a data network on your Oppo F1 smartphone, open the settings and tap on more in Wireless & Networks. In the new window, tap on the personal hotspot in the tethering section and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. The SSID name and password can be set by tapping on Name and password setting in the same window.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Oppo F1?

    The screenshot is used to captured the data on your device and store it in the from an image which may be in jpeg format of png format. There are two ways in which you can capture a screenshot on your device.

    Method 1: This is the general method of capturing a screenshot where you need to press the power button along with the volume down button at the same time to capture the screenshot on your device.
    Method 2: This is smart gesture method of capturing the screenshot on your device and must be enabled from your settings to capture screenshot on your device. The screenshot can be captured by swiping three fingers from top to bottom.

    In both the methods, the captured screenshot is saved to the gallery on your device and can be quickly accessed from the notification where you can share and edit the image.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    Android Updates are helpful in fixing the flaws on your device and helps in better performance on your device. To check for Updates on your device, you need to open the settings and tap on System Updates option which is at the bottom of the screen. The device checks for updates, and if there is no new Update, a message stating The current version is the latest version is displayed on the screen.

    How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

    External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown Sources option on your device. To install an app with an external apk, open the Settings and tap on Safety & Privacy in the Account and Security section. In hew new window, toggle the button adjacent to All installation of applications from Unknown Sources and click on the Ok button in the pop-up to enable that on your device. Now head over to the apk file available on your device and install that on your device without any interruption. Before you install, make sure that the application which you are going to install must not harm the system.

    How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

    The Quick Setting in the Notification Panel cannot be customized on this smartphone.

    How to use the Power saving modes on the Oppo F1?

    Power Saving Mode is helpful in improving the battery life on your device during the low battery conditions. The device comes with two types of power saving mode, Smart Power Saving Mode, and Ultra-long Standby Mode. To use these on your device, open the Settings and tap on Battery and Storage. In the new window, tap on Battery Manager, you will find the power saving modes. Now, tap on any of those options to enable them on your device.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    Acceleration, AOSP Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Linear Acceleration, Magnetic field, Orientation, Proximity and Rotation vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

    What are the Smart Call options available on your device?

    Oppo F1

    The device comes with many gestures, and smart cal gestures are one among them which are used to control the incoming calls with few gestures. To use these on your device, open the Settings and tap on gestures & Motions. In the new window, click on Smart Call and toggle the off button adjacent each of the options to enable them on your device. The smart call options available on the device are Easy Dial, Auto-Answer by motion, Switch the speaker by motion(all the three options can be used just by placing your phone near your ear) and the last option is Flip to Mute.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    Yes, the device comes with LED notifications lights which must be enabled on your device if you want them to appear. To use the lights on your device, open the Settings and head over to the Display column. In the new window, head over to the system section and click on Easy Light and toggle the button’s adjacent to each of these option to enable them on your device. It comes with three options, i.e., Notifications, Low Battery and Charging.

    How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Oppo F1?

    Screen pinning is usually present on the devices with Android lollipop on it. Though the device comes with Android Lollipop 5.1, there is no information about the screen pinning feature on this device.

    What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

    The device comes with Theme Store, Music, Contacts, Email, Calender, Clock, Weather, Keep, Video, Photos, Backup & Restore, Lock Now, Files, few bloatwares, and all the google related apps pre-installed on your device.

    Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

    There is no such option available on the device using which you can move apps from internal to external storage on your device.

    What are the bloatware applications on the device?

    The device comes with few bloatware applications like Kingsoft Office, Fm Radio, Clear Memory pre-installed on your device.

    Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

    Yes, few bloatware applications can be deleted by uninstalling from them on your device and rest of the applications can be disabled if you don’t want to use them on your device.

    How much is the internal storage on the Oppo F1?

    The device comes with 16 GB of internal storage and out of which only 9.28 GB of free storage is available for the end user and rest of space is occupied by pre-installed apps and Color OS.

    How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

    The device comes with 3 GB of RAM and out of which around 2.18 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

    Does the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device supports the USB OTG connection, but the option must be enabled on your device if you want to use it. To enable the USB connectivity, open the Settings and tap on the more button which is at the bottom of the screen in the general settings section. In the new window, tap on the OTG connection to use the OTG connectivity on your device. Now you can easily exchange the data from the device to drive and vice-versa without any interruption.

    What is the SAR Value of the device?

    The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the International Commission on Non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The Head SAR value of the device is 0.160 W/Kg and the body SAR value of the device is 0.687 W/Kg for 1g tissue.

    What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

    Benchmarking tools are used to rate the performance of your smartphone. There are many benchmarking tools available on the Google Play Store, and we have tested using few of them and below are their respective scores.

    Antutu benchmark score: 35466
    Vellamo Multicore score: 1754
    Vellamo Metal score: 1181
    Chrome Browser Score: 2472
    Geekbench Single-core score: 691
    Geekbench Multi-core score: 2982
    Quadrant Standard score: 23836

    Will the Oppo F1 get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    Oppo F1 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 with Color OS on it. There is no information about the device getting the Android Marshmallow Update by the brand, but you may get the Android M Update shortly. You can also check the list of the smartphones that are coming with Android M out of the box and also check whether your current device is upgradable to Android M or not.

    What is Eye Protection Display and how to use that on your device?

    Oppo F1

    There was research conducted on the shortwave blue light and it is said that this light in the visible spectrum is harmful to the human eye. The device comes with an Eye Protection Displays where it omits the Blue light and protects the health of vision. To use this on your device, open the Settings and head over to the display column and click on Eye Protection display. It comes with three modes, i.e., Low, Medium and High tap on any of the option as per your requirement and enable the protection on your device.

    What are the Screen-Off Gestures available on your device?

    Oppo F1

    Screen Off features are used to open few of the applications from the black screen or when the screen is locked. To use these option son your device, open the Settings and tap on Gesture & Motions and click on Screen-Off gestures and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. The screen-off gestures available on the device are Double tap to wake up, Draw O to start Camera, Music control and Draw V for Flashlight. You can also add additional gestures depending on your choice by tapping on Add a screen-off gesture and enable that on your device.

    What are the Screen-On gestures avaialble on your device?

    Oppo F1

    Screen-On gestures are used to perform action when the screen is on and controls few of the options on your device. The device comes with five screens on gestures i.e., Activate camera with multi-finger, double tap to lock the screen, gesture screenshot, Adjust the volume of the interface with two fingers and Single Handed Operations. To use these features on your device, open the Settings and tap on Gestures and Motions and click on Screen-Off Gestures. In the new window, toggle the button adjacent to each of the option to enable them and use them on your device.

    How to enable the Battery percentage on your device?

    Battery Percentage indicator is used to show the battery percentage adjacent to the battery icon in the menu bar. To enable this on your device, you need to open the settings and head over to the display column. In the new window, toggle the button adjacent to Battery percentage. The % indicator is activated on your device.

    What is Simple Mode and how to activate that on your device?

    Simple Mode comes with a limited number of options like Photos, Favorites, Contacts, Phone and Messages. All the additional applications on the device become hidden and cannot be accessed. This option is similar to that of a power saving mode. To use this on your device, open the Settings and click on Display column. In the new window, head over to the system section and click on Simple Mode and tap on the checkbox adjacent to Simple Mode to enable that on your device. To exit the simple mode, you need to tap on the exit button which is on the left screen or else you can open the settings from the notification panel and activate the ColorOS Launcher to bring the screen back to default.

    What are the Additional Camera Modes available on the device?

    The Camera Modes available on the device are Normal Mode, Ultra HD, Beautify, various filters, Panorama, HDR, GIF, slow shutter, Audio Photo and also supports some additional features like Double Expose, Super Macro, Expert Mode, RAW Mode, Time-Lapse, and Slow-Mo. The Video Mode on the device record both 720p and 1080p videos.

    How to Change the Theme on your device?

    The device comes with an addition theme store where you can download a number of themes for your device. To change the theme on your device, open the Settings and tap on Theme Store on your home screen. In the new window, select the theme that you want to use and tap on it. Further, tap on the download button which is at the bottom of the screen and click on the Apply button. The Theme is successfully changed on your device.

    These are the general questions that a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you still have any query related to the device then pass your message in PhoneRadar Forums or you can tweet us @phoneradarblog.

    • Melissa Aileen Abby

      Can i know how can i change my screen off gesture?

      • om

        Go to settings <gestures and motions<screen off gestures

    • Utsav Patel

      can i transfer my obb data in sd card then a app running perfectly??

    • WHY WE CANT TRANSFER APPS INTO SD CARD THIS IS SO DISAPPOINTING

    • Rizwana Khan

      why app lock is not supporting in this handset..

    • Nikitasha Nikki

      My OPPO f1 is out of storage how can I transfer apps to sd card

      • Eruel Isaac Alvarez

        yeah me too, also with oppo f1 plus so disappointed

      • Joshua Guyo

        as far as i know there is no option for that.

    • galen j

      How to open widget on oppo f1 pls

      • Joshua Guyo

        put two fingers on screen (one on upper left and one on lower Right) then swipe it towards each other.

    • Motilal Uikey

      Dear oppo frns,,
      Will u pls help me to solve my prblm of not capturing of SIM in my oppo f1,it smoothly worked for two month but now shows no services

      • Gourav Podder

        Just flash the firmware file from oppo website with stock recovery and untick wipe

    • Eruel Isaac Alvarez

      WHY WE CANT TRANSFER APPS INTO SD CARD?
      THIS IS SO DISAPPOINTING

    • Vipul Kataria

      How to make Google default for contacts and sync all other contacts with google. Currently default is Phone storage. Also, I would like to discontinue dropbox after sync with google please.

    • virat malik

      Can anyone tell me how I can clean my ram there is some sort of lock appearing on some apps
      How to remove the lock from them so that I can clean my ram?

      • Joshua Guyo

        swipe the apps down to remove the lock.

    • Leon Mananguite

      Hi I’m Using Oppo F1s, Unfortunately the network connectivity does not support LTE, I mean it doesn’t shows in the data indicator though I’m Using LTE simcard. Please anyone who can help me with this?

    • ashish

      I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH SECURITY CENTRE IN F1. MY APPS WHICH I HAVE SAVED IN DATA SAVING MODE eg; whatsapp,hike,wechat..DOESNT GET DELETE. HOW TO DELETE THEM?

    • Parvatikar Narayan

      how to set quick dial, or placing the imp numbers on screen on F1s?

      • mihtin

        is any one know pls advice