OxygenOS 5.1.0 update brings ‘Swipe up to answer calls’ gesture on OnePlus 5 & 5T

Here’s good news for OnePlus 5/5T users. OnePlus has started rolling out the stable OxygenOS 5.1.0 OTA update for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. The update brings Android 8.1 Oreo along with the latest April security patch to both the devices. Those unaware, the Android 8.1 Oreo update was initially introduced with the Open Beta 4 and is now rolling out to everyone. The main highlight of the update is the full-screen gestures that bring iPhone X-like navigation gestures to the OnePlus 5T and they work perfectly.

Below is the official changelog:


  • Updated system to Android™ 8.1 Oreo
  • Updated Android security patch to 2018-04
  • Added full-screen gesture support (Only 5T)

Gaming mode

  • Added new optimizations in gaming mode including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness
  • Added network boost – network priority for gaming App in the foreground


  • Added category tags in the search section of the app drawer
  • Auto name folders based on category

In addition to the above-mentioned changes, the update adds a much-needed option to swipe up or down to answer calls. This is something that was initially added in the beta release and is now a part of the stable release.

The option to customize the ability to swipe up or swipe down to answer incoming calls should rejoice most OnePlus 5/5T users. That’s because Android users are used to swiping up gesture for answering calls, however, on OnePlus 5/5T one had to swipe down to answer calls until now. This usually resulted in dismissing few calls unintentionally especially in the early days.

How to enable ‘Swipe up to answer’ on OnePlus

To switch this setting, open the phone dialer, tap on 3 dots and select Settings. Then turn on the toggle for “Swipe up to answer” setting.

enable swipe up to answer setting in oneplus

That’s it! You can now swipe up to answer calls on your OnePlus 5/5T while it is in lockscreen mode.

incoming call on oneplus

Besides, the update brings new clock styles for Ambient display and the option to set a display message.

ambient display clock styles on oneplus

That said if you haven’t got the latest stable update yet then you can install Opera VPN app from Google Play and switch to Canada or Germany region. This way you may get the OTA update instantly without waiting indefinitely.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

5 Responses

  1. Mohamed Hassen says:

    thanks for the topic , a silly question , how i can auto-record calls , attached in your screen shot?

  2. DR says:

    It does not work! I have op5t oxygen 5.1.1 android 8.1.0. Can NOT answer calls from lock screen. The rings but the lock screen remains black and unresponsive. Called Oneplus and received a bull \”catch all advice\” to hard reset the phone. Probably would get the same advics if I told them that the phone flew to moon and back. This is a bug and they are responsible.

  3. Vinay says:

    I want swipe up incoming call method in redme note 4 pl tell me plz

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