The OnePlus 8T and OnePlus Nord don’t come with OnePlus communication apps. Instead, they get Google’s own suite of apps for dialer, contacts, and messages. However, if you don’t like Google’s version of apps, you do have the option to switch to the OnePlus stock dialer, messaging, and contacts apps. Here’s a step-by-step guide on getting the OnePlus Dialer, Messages, and Contacts app on OnePlus 8T and OnePlus Nord.
Get OnePlus Dialer, Messages, Contacts App on OnePlus 8T and OnePlus Nord
Till now, OnePlus phones have had OnePlus apps for calling, messages and contacts. However, the OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 8T come with Google’s Phone, Contacts, Messages, and Duo apps as their native calling and messaging applications.
Now, Google apps offer a clean and smooth experience. Plus, there are some additional features like RCS (rich communications services) in Google Messages. However, a lot of users prefer the OnePlus versions of these apps. Thankfully, you can easily switch to the communication apps of your choice.
Below is how you can install the OnePlus Dialer, Contacts, and Messaging app on your OnePlus Nord, OnePlus 8T, or any other OnePlus smartphone.
- Download the Zip file from here.
- Unzip the file on your phone using the file manager.
- Upon extracting the zip, you’ll get three files, including the APKs of the OnePlus Phone app, the OnePlus Contacts app, and the OnePlus Messages app for the OnePlus 8T and Nord.
- Install the APK files like normal third-party apps. It may ask you for permission to download apps from unknown sources.
- Open the apps and grant required permissions.
Now, you’ll have to set them as default apps. To do so, go to Settings > Apps & Notifications > Default Apps. Here, set OnePlus Phone, OnePlus Messages, and OnePlus Contacts as the default apps, one by one.
You can now disable the Google Dialer app on your phone. Tap and hold the Google Dialer app and click on App Info. Here, tap on Disable. Note that the OnePlus Contacts app needs the OnePlus Phone app installed alongside it to work properly.
This was all about how you can install the stock OnePlus Dialer, Contacts, and Messaging app on your OnePlus 8T or OnePlus Nord. Do try the method and let me know if it works for you. For any other doubts or queries, feel free to reach out through the comments below.
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