Smartphone manufacturers and system updates – what a topic! It’s a never ending, always interesting topic in the Android world. I don’t know when OEMs will start understanding that the price we pay is not just for the hardware but also for the software and updates (for a reasonable period of time). I mean what good is a good hardware without a proper software to drive it?
As if prolonging and delaying the update is not enough, OEMs often release half baked updates and sometimes they even remove some features that users love *facepalm*. Apparently, they haven’t heard of the famous saying ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. OnePlus recently performed one such stunt – they removed the ‘Vibrate in Silent Mode (DND)’ features which left many users fuming with anger! Thanks to the Reddit user Relaking, there is a workaround to enable the feature now.
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Get the Old Vibration Mode Back on OnePlus 3/3T/2:
I’m gonna keep it short and simple (cos, the workaround is actually very simple!). Just follow the below steps to get the old vibration mode back:
- Assuming your phone is unlocked and in normal mode.
- Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode by using the Slider.
- Press and hold the Volume Down button.
- Now, slide the slider from Top (DND Mode) to Bottom (Normal Mode) while holding the volume down button.
- Release the volume down button.
Your phone should now be in DND Mode with Vibration, yay! Below is a screenshot of the Vibration mode on OnePlus 3 running Oxygen OS 4.0.0:
Below are a few limitations I found by a little digging. The workaround has been found to be working on the following OnePlus Devices/Oxygen OS Versions so far:
- OnePlus 3T – Oxygen OS 4.0/4.0.1
- OnePlus 3 – Oxygen OS 4.0/4.0.1
- OnePlus 2 – Oxygen OS 3.5.6
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If you miss the old vibration mode on DND, give this one a shot. Seems to work out fine for a lot of people. And do let us know if it did work, in the comments below!