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Oppo  Reno6 5G: Hidden Features that you should be taking advantage of right now


Oppo Reno6 5G is a middle segment smartphone that has been on the local market for quite a while. The smartphone was introduced right after the launch of the Reno 5 series at the start of the year. The gadget runs on Android 11 with its ColorOS V11.3, but soon we hope to see an upgrade to Android 12 as promised by the Manufacturer earlier on.

This 5G gadget has several unique features that, trust me it hasn’t caught your attention apart from its eye-catching sleek design. Without beating the bush, here is what you ought to explore.

Smart Sidebar

Take advantage of the Smart Sidebar on 5G gadget, which helps you access shortcuts from all angles of your screen. Swiping from the right side edge, where a little bar hangs on the edge, will bring up the Smart SideBar.The component also provides access to several valuable shortcuts such as screen recording, File Management, snapshots, and the desired applications that you may like. To access Smart Sidebar settings:

  • Go to settings
  • Choose Convenience Tools
  • Tap on Smart sidebar

Ram Extension

Oppo Reno6 5G is one of the few models from the Manufacturer to be integrated with the RAM expansion feature. It takes advantage of the initial smartphone storage and converts it to Virtual RAM. The model allows you to expand your RAM from 2GB,3GB, and 5GB, respectively. To enable the component

  • Hover to settings
  • Scroll to  about phone
  • Choose RAM
  • Make sure RAM expansion is enabled
  • Adjust the slides as you wish and restart your smartphone

Edge lighting

Gamers can have the upper hand here since they are familiar with the LED lightings, but in whichever case, Edge Lighting slightly differs from LED lights. In this case, you are provided with the shadings Blue, Red, and Gold. If the feature is enabled on your smartphone, you can see it upon the arrival of a message or notification on your smartphone whereby both sides of your screen will light up given that they were off initially. To enable edge lighting, follow these steps:

  • Go to settings
  • Hover to Personalisation & select Edge Lighting
  • Select Notifications when the screen is off and your desired color

Split Screen

This feature permits you to split your Oppo Reno 6 5G screen by just using your three fingers. This works by selecting a second application to take advantage of the other half of the screen after activating the 3-fingers  split-screen gesture. Follow these steps to have it enabled on your device:

  • Go to settings
  • Hover to convenience tools
  • Choose Split Screen

External Drives (USB) and Mouse connection

The OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G supports USB devices and External gadgets that you may want to connect to your smartphone. To achieve this, you will first have an OTG cable and then follow these steps

  • Go to Settings
  • Hover to Additional settings
  • Tap on OTG connection to enable it(Make sure OTG cable is connected. Else it won’t work)

Google Assitant Shortcut

The Power key can be used to rapidly activate the Google Assistant, especially if you are an individual user of Google Assistant. To take advantage of this function, you will have to press and hold the power button for at least 0.5 seconds. To access it

  • Go to settings
  • Tap on convenience tools
  • Choose Wake Google assistant with Power Button

Portrait silhouette

This feature creates a  mockup of your images when they are selected. This works by having the feature enabled and then choosing the photo you want the effects to be seen. Portrait silhouette is a child of Always-on-display feature; thus, to access it

  • Go to settings
  • Hover to personalization
  • Choose Always on display
  • Tap on the Plus symbol
  • Choose Portrait silhouette and click on Generate

Adaptive Screen Refresh rate

The screen refresh rate of the OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G is up to 90Hz. The Display’s refresh rate is set to 90Hz by default, but you may change it to 60Hz if you need a little more battery life. However, if you don’t care about battery life but prefer a 90Hz refresh rate for better scrolling and gaming experience, feel free to leave it else;

  •  Go to Settings
  • Tap on Display and  brightness, then more
  • Choose 60Hz as the preferred screen rate

64MP Camera Mode

If you have an OPPO reno6 5G smartphone by now, you ought to have realized its powers as far as the camera department is concerned. The rear camera of this gadget is rated at 64MP but is off by default. The primary camera takes very high-resolution photos of up to 8MBS as it uses the  pixel-binning technology, thus to have the feature enabled on your device:

  • Go to your camera Application
  • On the right edge of your smartphone, tap on the two vertical dots(Menu)
  • Turn On the 64 MegaPixel Mode

Voila, and that’s what has impressed us so far. We can rest our case right there for now, but if you have any other discovered titles on your Oppo Reno6 5G gadget, feel free to mention them in the comment section, and we will update the article right away.