The latest Android 8.0 Oreo brings native Parallel apps feature in OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, Oneplus 3 and Oneplus 3T. The latest parallel apps feature in OnePlus enables users to run a cloned version of apps already installed into the phone with different accounts and credentials. It means you can run dual WhatsApp, dual Facebook, dual Instagram and other apps in the dual configuration. It helps the power users to separate their business and personal accounts on different Android apps.
Using Parallel Apps in Android phone is not a new concept and the Google Play store is full of such apps those allow to run two apps on the same smartphone. Before Oneplus 5, so many other smartphone manufacturers already in the market with parallel apps feature such as Xiaomi, Honor, Vivo, Oppo etc. Recently the Samsung has also brought the same features as a part of the Oreo update.
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Step 1: Android 8.0 Oreo Update
First of all, update your Oneplus 5 or other OnePlus models to available Android 8.0 because the parallel space is only accessible in the Android Oreo as part of the update. The OnePlus updated Oxygen Os is 5.0.1.
Step 2: Locate Parallel apps
To access the parallel apps in OnePlus 5, 5T, 3 or 3T go to Settings and select Apps option. Under the apps, you get multiple options such as:
Application List: Shows all applications installed on your smartphone.
App Permissions: To see which app is holding what type permissions like storage, camera, internet and more uses by an app.
Default: Info about Apps set as default for particular file type or actions such as Default Browser app, Phone App, SMS app, Gallery app, Music app, Mail app and more.
Parallel Apps: For running apps in Dual configuration.
Special access: It gives different options to provide some special access as a Device administrator, Notifications access, Unrestricted data usage, Install Unkown apps and more.
Step 3: Parallel Apps
Now select and open the Parallel Apps option to clone apps or use them in the dual configuration. From the screen, you will see a list of all apps installed apps those can be cloned. Tap the On/Off toggle button in front of the app you want to clone.
After cloning the app you will see two versions of same app one with golden circle icon and other will remain same in the standard icon. You can see in the screenshot.
If you are using some other smartphone apart from OnePlus or still you didn’t get the Android 8.0 Oreo update in your mobile phone then you can use the party app called Parallel Space – Multiple accounts & Two-face.