Nothing Phone 1

Nothing Phone 1 users receive Nothing OS 2.0 update: what’s new, how to update, and more


  • Nothing Phone 1 users finally get a taste of all the latest software features introduced in the Phone (2).
  • The Nothing OS 2.0 update weighs 0.97 GB in size and is currently rolling out via an OTA update.
  • New features like Glyph Torch and Essential Notifications have been ported as well.

Nothing OS 2.0 is officially rolling out to Nothing Phone 1, the company announced on Monday. The Nothing OS 2.0.2 update is based on Android 13 and it brings a host of new features that have been present on the Nothing Phone (2) since its launch.

The update weighs around 0.97GB, and is rolling out right now. The changes the new update brings are welcome, and finally brings some of the most requested features such as App Lock and Cloned Apps, along with the new Nothing Launcher, Nothing Icon Pack and all the new widgets applicable on the homescreen and lockscreen. Here is the entire changelog:

Homescreen customisation
• Update a new visual identity that feels unmistakably Nothing.
• Updated launcher grid layout, supporting the option to hide icon labels.
• More options for customisable folders, try out different layouts and folder covers by expanding the folder.

Nothing widgets
• Updated the design for the following widgets -Clock , Weather, Quick Look. Also introduced the new Quick Settings Widget, allowing you to access settings even quicker.

Glyph Interface 2.0
• Essential notifications – allow your most important apps and contacts to leave a persistent
Glyph, so you know at a glance if you have any important missed notifications.
• Glyph torch – Long press the Torch Quick Settings tile to light up the entire Glyph Interface.

New Apps features
• Introduced Cloned app – allowing you to operate multiple accounts in apps without having to log
• Introduced App Locker – protect your apps by requiring another unlock when attempting to open.

Other improvements
• Updated auto-brightness logic
• Many (and I really do mean many) improvements to optimise your Phone (I) experience.

How to update Nothing Phone 1 to Nothing OS 2.0

You will receive the update via an OTA (Over-the-Air). To update, simply go to Settings>System>System Update and tap on ‘Check for Updates’. You will receive a notification that an update is available, as shown in the screenshot below. Now simply tap on ‘Download and Install’.

In case you are impatient, you can update via an offline method too. However, that file is unavailable right now, once it is available, we will post a full guide along with the link to download the update.

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