OnePlus users can now use AutoHz : control Per-App Refresh Rate on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro along with OnePlus 7 series devices -OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro.
OnePlus is one of the most popular OEMs and it certainly has various reasons for being so. One such being the amazing 120Hz High Refresh Rate Display that supports +QHD Resolution. Even the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will not be supporting 120 Hz refresh rate at QHD+ resolution! But OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro have got you covered!
Now even though OnePlus offers both 120Hz high Refresh Rate with +QHD Resolution support, users always need more. The Refresh Rate settings on OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro apply uniformly to all the apps on the device.
Now you might be wondering that OnePlus had earlier stated that the refresh rate on OnePlus 8 devices will be switched dynamically based on scenarios. However, the scenarios for this Switch haven’t exactly been mentioned explicitly.
On OnePlus device, you will get the option of setting Refresh Rate to either – 1. 120 Hz or the Auto option which shifts from 120 to 90 Hz as per some set criteria and 2. 60 HZ. So you see this doesn’t really give you the entire or most of the control on Refresh rate of your OnePlus device.
A relief is that, There’s one quick solution to this of using The Hidden 90Hz/120 Hz setting which you can enable by using ADB commands. But one major drawback of this settings is that the battery power consumption will increase by a huge rate when you use those commands.
Dont feel helpless just yet. Now that you are here, there’s nothing you need to be worrying about since we have got you covered. You can now actually change the Refresh Rate of individual app. Wondering how? Thanks to XDA Developer Member – Arter97 whose AutoHZ app will let’s users control Per-app Refresh rate on OnePlus devices.
What is Auto Hz: Control Per-App Refresh Rate On OnePlus?
AutoHz is an app developed by an XDA Developer, Arter97, that let’s users control per app Refresh Rate on OnePlus devices. If you are an android geek, you might have at some point heard the name – Auto90.
AutoHz is just a modification of that app which now let’s users control the refresh rate on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Isn’t that amazing? You can now actually decide how much refresh rate to allot to which apps.
How does Auto Hz work to Control Per-App Refresh Rate on OnePlus 7 and 8 devices?
AutoHz let’s the user of the device decide when their OnePlus 8 will switch to 60 Hz or 90 HZ and when their OnePlus 8 pro will switch to 60 Hz or 120 Hz.
AutoHz app works on the OnePlus devices that come with high refresh rates. It works only on OxygenOS.
To use this app, you will have to also set it up just once using ADB Commands. So basically need to have at least the fundamental knowledge of ADB Commands.
Once you have downloaded and set up the app according to the given instructions, You will see a list of the apps that are present on your OnePlus device. You will see a toggle in front od these apps using which you can select the refresh rate of these apps as either 60Hz or 90Hz (on OnePlus 8) and 120 Hz (on OnePlus 8 Pro).
Download AutoHz App
How to use AutoHz App to Control Per-App Refresh rate on OnePlus 7 and 8?
Given below is a detailed guide on how to use AutoHz app on OnePlus device –
But first make sure to follow the below requirements-
Install and Use AutoHz App on OnePlus
- Download AutoHz app on your OnePlus 7 or 8 series device.
- You will now see a page – how it works.
- Go to next page and now you will have to enter the ADB Commands.
- For this, Connect your OnePlus device to the PC.
- Now go to Settings > About > Tap on Build number for 7 to 8 times. You will see a message on the screen – “Congrats, You are a developer now.”
- Now go back to Settings> (new option) Developer Options> Enable USB debugging. Allow permissions if any pop up shows on the screen.
- On your PC, go to the ADB and Fastboot folder. In this folder, in the address bar, enter “cmd”.
- enter the below ADB Commands –
adb shell echo success
- You can copy this command and then paste it by right-clicking on the CMD window.
- This command will first show an error, dont worry, it is normal.
- You will be prompted –
Allow USB debugging
- Now enter –
adb shell echo success
- It will show –
- Enter the below command in the CMD window, and then hit enter –
adb shell pm grant com.arter97.auto90 android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
Although the name of the app is AutoHz, as mentioned earlier, the app was earlier known as auto90. Hence, the command still remains
It doesn’t change to AutoHz.
- On your OnePlus device, go to Settings> Developer Options> Enable USB debugging.
- Enter command –
adb kill-serverfrom the terminal window.
I hope you have successfully downloaded the AutoHz app and are by now changing the per app refresh rate on OnePlus. Do not forget to share your experience with this app in the comment section below. We will be glad to hear from you!
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