OnePlus Pad gets Cellular Data Sharing & Multiscreen connection features with OxygenOS 13.1 update

In a recent update on their community forums, revealed that the ‘Cellular Data Sharing' feature would soon be available to OnePlus Pad tablet users worldwide. Today, OnePlus made an official announcement confirming the arrival of this feature, along with a new multiscreen connection feature, through the latest OTA OOS 13.1 update for the OnePlus Pad.

As stated in the official press release, OnePlus smartphone users now have the ability to enhance their communication-sharing capabilities and enjoy seamless cross-screen functionality with the OnePlus Pad. These features elevate the user experience by enabling convenient internet access, call answering, and SMS messaging directly from the OnePlus Pad.

The newly introduced Cellular Data Sharing feature allows OnePlus Pad users to utilize the same account as their OnePlus smartphone and share mobile communication capabilities within a range of 10 meters. This feature enables users to browse the internet, respond to calls, and exchange text messages on their OnePlus Pad, utilizing the mobile data network of their OnePlus smartphone.

Additionally, the update also brings features like Auto Connect and Relay Playing features. In short, the Auto Connect feature facilitates an immediate connection between the OnePlus Pad and a paired OnePlus smartphone when they are in close proximity. On the other hand, the Relay Playing feature allows users to effortlessly switch between their OnePlus smartphone and OnePlus Pad. You can check out how to enable these new features below.

How to enable Cellular Data Sharing:

  1. Ensure that the OnePlus Pad and OnePlus smartphone are logged into the same OnePlus account. Note: If you have two OnePlus Pads, only one can use the cellular data of the OnePlus smartphone.
  2. Turn on WLAN and Bluetooth on both devices.
  3. Activate Quick Connect and Auto Connect settings.
  4. Enable Mobile Data Sharing, Calling Sharing, and Messaging Sharing functions in the Multi-Screen Connect settings.
  5. Please disconnect the WLAN on the OnePlus Pad to experience cellular data sharing as it is not available when connected to WLAN.

How to enable Auto Connect:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth, Quick Connect, and Auto Connect on both the smartphone and OnePlus Pad.
  2. Ensure that the smartphone and Pad are in close proximity.

How to enable Relay Playing:

  1. Access the Multi-Screen Connect settings on both devices.
  2. Open an application that supports Relay Playing.
  3. A smartphone icon will appear on the OnePlus Pad's dock bar for the same application. Click on the application to allow screen casting from the OnePlus smartphone.

The OnePlus Pad features will be compatible with OnePlus smartphones running OxygenOS 13.1, which includes models such as OnePlus 11, OnePlus 11R, OnePlus 10T, OnePlus 10Pro, OnePlus 10R, OnePlus 9RT, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9Pro, OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8Pro, and OnePlus 8T.


(Source: OnePlus press release)


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