ColorOS 13 update: Roadmap, list of eligible mobiles, how to download beta, stable update, and more

ColorOS 13 is OPPO’s next iteration of custom skin for its smartphones and tablets. The custom skin is based on Android 13 with all the core privacy and safety features baked in. Speaking of the ColorOS 13 features list, it focuses on interconnectivity with multiple devices, enhanced experience for large displays and visual improvements throughout the UI by introducing ‘Aquomorphic Design’. OPPO claims the new UI is highly inspired by nature and more specifically by water’s state and form which one may spot on various elements throughout the software such as quick settings panel, buttons, and icons among other places.

For those wanting to get an early hands-on of the latest skin, the brand has initiated the beta rollout starting with this year’s flagship phones – OPPO Find X5 and X5 Pro. Similarly, other OPPO devices will receive the ColorOS 13 beta update as well in the upcoming months. Check out the full list of ColorOS 13 supported devices below:

ColorOS 13 release date in India

ColorOS 13 was officially announced globally on 18th August 2022 where the company revealed all the new features and improvements to the skin. This was followed up by unveiling of the beta rollout schedule for all the existing OPPO devices. The first phones in line to receive the ColorOS 13 update based on Android 13 are the Find X5 and Find X5 Pro in August.

That said, the ColorOS 13 release date in India isn’t expected until September. Since the Find X5 series never arrived to Indian shores, the Reno 8 Pro 5G will be the first OPPO smartphone in the country to rock the ColorOS 13 skin in beta form by September 2022. The beta rollout will continue with more devices in October with Reno 8, Reno 7 series, F21 Pro and many more. This will be followed by ColorOS 13 final build release later this year or early next year.

ColorOS 13 top features

ColorOS 13 brings in a ton of new features and refinements over the existing UI. Check them out below.

Major design improvements and changes

ColorOS 13 design improvements and changes

ColorOS 13 brings OPPO’s new ‘Aquamorphic Design’ language to give the UI a fresh and appealing look by implementing a colour palette inspired by nature. Users may notice design upgrades in various first-party apps such as the clock which changes its form according to sunrise and sunset, brand new water-esque charging animation along with updated toggle buttons and icons. Apart from that, OPPO has also given its default font a slight tweak and the ability to change font weight for better readability. Expect some refined system-wide animations as well.

Material You theming

ColorOS 13 update is said to bring Material You theming to OPPO phones which will allow users to not only pick accent colours from a wallpaper but also apply those particular colours to the icons on the home screen and app drawer.

Quick settings overhaul

ColorOS 13 quick settings panel

The quick settings panel is expected to get a brand new design with ColorOS 13 update. Most notable changes include the music player getting its own dedicated space with two new large toggles beside it such as Wifi and Bluetooth settings as the default ones. OPPO has also seemingly toned up the blur effect in the quick settings panel on ColorOS 13.

Always-On Display upgrades

ColorOS 13 Always on Display

OPPO has taken Always-On Display to the next level with ColorOS 13 by integrating music and Indian food delivery apps such as Spotify and Swiggy respectively. What it means is that users will be able to control music and change the tracks played on Spotify through the AOD itself without the need to unlock the phone. As for food delivery apps, the AOD will show the tracking status in a minimal manner with the relevant information. Apart from that, the Insight AOD from OxygenOS makes its way to ColorOS 13 as well which indicates the number of times the user has unlocked their phone to limit the device usage. Lastly, OPPO also introduces a new AOD style called ‘Home’ which showcases how the animals are facing consequences due to global warming.

Blossom wallpaper

ColorOS 13 Blossom wallpaper

Aimed at maintaining the digital wellbeing of its users, ColorOS 13 comes with a live ‘Blossom wallpaper’. This is basically a seedling that indicates the amount of phone usage based on the colour of the most used apps throughout the day. Additionally, users can also set a screen time limit beyond which the leaves of the plant start falling off suggesting a deviation from the daily phone usage limit.

Homescreen customizations

ColorOS 13 homescreen custimisation

One of the prominent changes ColorOS 13 brings to the homescreen is the option to create enlarged folders in which the apps will be clubbed into one big compartment with multiple swipeable pages within it. Other than that, the new UI is also said to bring improved and Aqaumorphic Design-oriented widgets of clock, weather, and battery usage among other first-party widgets. The Shelf which consists of quick shortcuts, a step counter, weather information and other useful elements has also undergone some visual changes.

Multi-Screen Connect

ColorOS 13 Multi-Screen Connect

Introduced with previous iterations of ColorOS, Multi Support Connect is said to improve by a large margin with the ColorOS 13 update. It now allows users to transfer more file formats between OPPO smartphones, tablets and PC. Further refinements that have been made are related to app support where users will be able to display and use multiple mobile apps on the PC screen wirelessly.

Security & privacy

ColorOS 13 privacy & security features

Since ColorOS 13 is built on top of Android 13, the skin will utilise all the security and privacy features the platform brings such as picking a photo to share from gallery without accessing other media contents, more strict location permissions and automatically deleting clipboard’s content within an hour to prevent apps from accessing it. Other than that, OPPO has inbuilt an Auto Pixelate feature that can smartly recognise and blur out profile pictures and names when sharing a screenshot of a chat. The Private Safe feature to store documents and media is getting a security upgrade as well with better encryptions.

ColorOS 13 supporting devices

ColorOS 13 will be rolled to an end number of devices in OPPO’s smartphone and tablet portfolio. These devices range from entry-level phones all the way up to high-end phones. Since the update has been announced globally, the company has also revealed the ColorOS 13 beta update rollout schedule. So if you’re keen on getting an early hands-on experience of the latest ColorOS version, here’s when to expect the beta release for your OPPO device.


  • OPPO Find X5
  • OPPO Find X5 Pro


  • OPPO Find X3 Pro


  • OPPO Reno7 Pro 5G
  • OPPO Reno7 5G
  • OPPO Reno7
  • OPPO Reno6 5G
  • OPPO F21 Pro
  • OPPO K10 5G
  • OPPO A77 5G
  • OPPO A76


  • OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G
  • OPPO Reno8 5G
  • OPPO Reno7 Z 5G
  • OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G
  • OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G Diwali Edition
  • OPPO Reno6 Z 5G
  • OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G
  • OPPO Reno5 Pro
  • OPPO F21 Pro 5G
  • OPPO F19 Pro+
  • OPPO K10
  • OPPO A96
  • OPPO A74 5G


  • OPPO Find X5 Lite 5G
  • OPPO Find X3 Neo 5G
  • OPPO Find X3 lite 5G
  • OPPO Find X2 Pro
  • OPPO Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition
  • OPPO Find X2
  • OPPO Reno8
  • OPPO Reno8 Z 5G
  • OPPO Reno5 5G
  • OPPO Reno5 Z 5G
  • OPPO A94 5G (Elsa)

2023 H1:

  • OPPO Pad Air
  • OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G
  • OPPO Reno7 Lite 5G
  • OPPO Reno7 A
  • OPPO Reno6
  • OPPO Reno6 Lite
  • OPPO Reno5
  • OPPO Reno5 Marvel Edition
  • OPPO Reno5 F
  • OPPO Reno5 Lite
  • OPPO Reno5 A
  • OPPO F19 Pro
  • OPPO F19
  • OPPO F19s
  • OPPO A95
  • OPPO A94
  • OPPO A77
  • OPPO A74
  • OPPO A57
  • OPPO A57s
  • OPPO A55
  • OPPO A54 5G
  • OPPO A54s
  • OPPO A53s 5G
  • OPPO A16s

Although the aforementioned list is related to beta rollout, expect the stable ColorOS 13 to go live in a couple of months’ time since its beta release.

How to install ColorOS 13 Beta

Once OPPO announces the ColorOS 13 beta rollout, here’s how you can install the beta update on your eligible OPPO smartphone.

How to apply for ColorOS 13 beta
  • Go to the ‘Settings’ app on your phone and scroll down to ‘Software update’
  • Tap on ‘Software update’ and at the top right corner, you’ll find a cogwheel (settings) symbol. Select it
  • Now select ‘Trial version’ and the ColorOS 13 beta will appear depending on your device’s eligibility
  • Next, it may prompt you to sign in or sign up with an OPPO account. Fill in the necessary details for the same
  • Wait for a couple of minutes and you may find the ColorOS 13 beta update in the Software Update section

ColorOS 13 news

OPPO Reno7 Pro bags ColorOS 13.1 update globally (May 17th)

The Reno7 Pro is one of the first OPPO smartphones to get the ColorOS 13.1 update worldwide. Being an iterative update over ColorOS 13, the new build brings an option for seamless connectivity between OPPO devices, an updated Zen Space app, UI refinements and several performance and battery improvements.

OPPO to soon roll out ColorOS 13 update for A77 and A57 in India (May 5th)

The OPPO A77 and A57 are all set to receive the stable ColorOS 13 update starting from May 27th, per an official tweet. Users can expect several new customisation options and features with the Android 13-based skin such as UI theming, brand-new Always-on-Display styles, and a couple of privacy-related features.

OPPO announces ColorOS 13.1 update for eligible devices (April 24th)

ColorOS 13.1 is the next iterative update to ColorOS 13 for OPPO devices that brings several new features and key changes. It has started rolling out to flagship Find X5 series and Find X3 Pro smartphones globally. Other eligible devices are to said receive the update shortly. As for the changes, ColorOS 13.1 revamps the notification panel icons, adds an auto-connect feature for seamless connection between phones, tablets, and PCS, and also expands Omoji’s functionality.

OPPO begins rolling out stable ColorOS 13 to A55 and A53s 5G in India (April 21st)

The OPPO A55 and A53s 5G are the latest smartphones from the brand to get the official ColorOS 13 update in India. The new firmware brings a new design language called ‘Aquamorphic Design’ along with several features and customisation options such as home screen icon theming, revamped Always-on-Display, Shelf, and Multiscreen connect, among others.

OPPO India announces ColorOS 13 update for A53s, A55, A57 and A77 in India (April 3rd)

After releasing the Android 13-based ColorOS 13 update for several devices, the company has stated that the beta update for the A57 and A77 will begin rolling out on April 24th. Apart from that, OPPO A55 and A53s will receive the stable ColorOS 13 build starting from April 21st.

OPPO A53s 5G is the latest device to bag ColorOS 13 beta update in India (March 3rd)

The ColorOS 13 beta update is now available for OPPO A53s users in India. The new firmware brings several key design improvements and features along with Android 13 goodies. The beta update can be installed by tapping on the ‘Trial version’ option within the update section of the device.

OPPO A55 gets ColorOS 13 beta update in India (March 1st)

OPPO has started pushing out the Android 13-based ColorOS 13 beta update for the OPPO A55 in India. Users willing to install the firmware on their devices can do so by applying for the beta program through the update section within Settings. Once enrolled, the OTA update should arrive within the next couple of hours.

OPPO F19 Pro to get ColorOS 13 beta update from February 14th (February 6th)

OPPO has revealed the ColorOS 13 update rollout schedule for its next batch of devices. According to the schedule, the OPPO F19 Pro will receive the ColorOS 13 beta update on February 14th. The skin brings along a slew of new features and visual improvements throughout the software.

OPPO Reno6 5G gets stable ColorOS 13 update (January 19th)

OPPO has begun rolling out the stable ColorOS 13 update to the Reno6 5G. Those who haven’t received the OTA update notification can head over to the Settings app to check for the firmware update.

OPPO A77s and OPPO F19 start getting ColorOS 13 beta update in India and Indonesia (December 26th)

OPPO has opened up the ColorOS 13 beta program for two of its midrange smartphones, OPPO A77s and OPPO F19 in India and Indonesia. Those who are interested in trying out the latest skin should quickly head over to the update section of the phones and send in their applications since the company is only accepting 5,000 applications each. The ColorOS 13 Beta version will be available within 5 days after applying, per OPPO’s official community blog post.

OPPO A74 5G bags stable ColorOS 13 update in India and Indonesia (December 28th)

After beta testing Android 13-based ColorOS 13 for several weeks, the company is now seeding the stable version to OPPO A74 5G. Users of the device can check for the update from the ‘About Phone’ section within the settings app.

OPPO Reno5 Pro gets ColorOS 13 update based on Android 13 (December 23rd)

OPPO Reno5 Pro is the latest OPPO device to receive Android 13-based ColorOS 13 firmware update. The company recommends its users to back up their devices before proceeding to install the update just in case unforeseen circumstances arise which may lead to data loss. Besides that, the update brings several visual improvements and nifty features.

OPPO Reno7 Pro bags official ColorOS 13 update in India (December 17th)

After treating several midrange smartphones with the Android 13-based ColorOS 13 update in India, OPPO is now rolling out the said update to one of its previous Reno devices, the Reno7 Pro. The new firmware brings in a brand-new Aquamorphic design along with several customisation and privacy options. Users who haven’t received the update can manually check for the update by heading over to the settings app.

OPPO F21 Pro receives stable Android 13-based ColorOS 13 update (November 21st)

The stable version of ColorOS 13 is now being made available for the OPPO F21 Pro. Users of the device can head over to the device settings and check for the OTA update in the ‘About Device’ section.

ColorOS 13 stable seeding to OPPO Reno8 5G and K10 5G (November 18th)

Users of OPPO Reno8 5G and K10 5G are now getting the stable ColorOS 13 update on their devices. If you haven’t received the update fret not as the update gradually rolls out in a phased manner.

ColorOS 13 beta version announced for OPPO A74 5G (November 17th)

As per the official blog post on OPPO Community, the company has opened up the ColorOS 13 beta program for the OPPO A74 5G. Users willing to experience the latest ColorOS skin before anyone else can apply for the update by going into Settings > About device > tap the top of the page > tap the icon on the top right> Trial versions > fill in your information > Apply Now.

OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G, Reno5 Pro 5G, and F19 Pro+ get ColorOS 13 beta update (November 9th)

The ColorOS 13 beta version is now available for OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G, Reno5 Pro 5G, and F19 Pro+. Users willing to enrol in the beta program can do so by going into Settings > Software update > Selecting the settings icon in the top right corner > Trial Version > Submit your details > and then tap on Apply Now. Once accepted into the beta program, users will receive the beta firmware shortly

OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G bags official ColorOS 13 update in India (November 8th)

After running an extensive beta program of ColorOS 13 for the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G, the company has started providing the smartphone with the official update in India. Users can check for the OTA update by tapping on the ‘Official version’ option under the ‘About device’ section in settings.

OPPO rolling out ColorOS 13 update to more devices in India (November 4th)

After providing the beta update of its latest custom Android skin to the Reno 8 series, OPPO is set to release ColorOS 13 to a couple of more devices in India. Starting from November 9th, the company will push out the ColorOS 13 beta version to Reno6 Pro 5G, Reno5 Pro 5G, and F19 Pro+, while the OPPO A74 5G will receive the update from November 18th.

As for the stable rollout of ColorOS 13, it is said to be available for the Reno8 Pro 5G and Reno8 5G from November 8th onwards. OPPO K10 5G will get the update on November 18th.

OPPO starts recruiting users for ColorOS 13 beta testing (August 4th)

OPPO Find X5, Find X5 Pro and Find N (foldable) users can now apply for the ColorOS 13 closed beta testing and get their first hands-on experience of the upcoming custom skin. Currently, the company is accepting only a handful of applications with more slots expected to open later in the future. OnePlus 10 Pro users can also apply for the ColorOS 13 beta update.

OPPO to globally announce ColorOS 13 on August 18th (August 9th)

OPPO is set to reveal its next generation of custom skin i.e. ColorOS 13 on August 18th at a global launch event. As per Oppo, the new OS “integrates Android 13’s underlying safety and privacy features and provides customizations similar to Google’s Material You.” The company is also expected to reveal a list of eligible devices for the update along with a rollout schedule.