Wallpaper bug affecting unlock speed plagues OnePlus 6T as well
OnePlus phones – as old as OnePlus 3/3T – have had an annoying issue with a particular wallpaper setting. If you set a wallpaper by choosing the ‘Home and lock screen’ option, it negatively affected the unlock speed of the device. The workaround has been to apply the wallpaper separately, through the ‘Home screen’ and ‘Lock screen’ options.
Sadly, the issue is there in the company’s latest OnePlus 6T smartphone as well. A OnePlus 6T user recently took to the official OnePlus forum to lodge this complaint. Here’s what exactly they said:
Hello, I bought the oneplus 6T 4 days ago and I realized that if I choose a wallpaper different from the ones that come with the phone, for example a picture of me, when I try to unlock the phone with the fingerprint sensor it takes longer than if choose a default wallpaper that comes with the phone. And the screen turns black before unlocking the phone, this does not happen with a default wallpaper.
Following the query, another forum member suggested the following workaround:
If you want to apply a wallpaper, don’t apply it on both with the “Home and lockscreen” option. Apply them individually, as the Phone (why? Don’t ask me, try it out yourself) slows the unlock down by a bit if you apply a wallpaper for both. If done separately, you won’t have any issue. This is more noticeable with Face Unlock. If you set them individually, you have instantaneous unlock, if both were set by the before mentioned option, you’ll first see the Lockscreen and THEN the phone unlocks.
And this workaround did the trick for the complainant. Following this small discussion, a OnePlus Bug Hunter Jeff H. confirmed the company is aware of the issue, and is working to fix it.
This issue has been forwarded to dev team. We are working on the cases, and we will try to fix it ASAP
So it’s good that OnePlus is working on a fix. Here’s hoping the fix is released for all affected OnePlus devices, not just the 6T. Rest assured, we’ll let you know as and when that happens. Until then, keep a tab on this space.
PS: We’ve created a list of issue currently plaguing the OnePlus 6T, you can take a look at it by heading here.
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