OnePlus needs no introduction among gadget enthusiasts. In the last few years, as they have doubled the number of launches in a single year, even regular smartphone users started hearing the name frequently.

If you use(d) a OnePlus device, you know the OEM rolls out timely software updates. As for almost all the manufacturers, Android 10 wasn’t a pleasant experience for them too. Of all the bugs that came to light, the latest one pertains to Bluetooth codec.

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OnePlus Codecs issue (Source)

What beeped on our radar recently is an awkward notification, about which the users have no idea. The user reports we grabbed depicts “Android System Handling Theme” notification. For many, it comes up on a reboot or after updating/installing an application.

So I updated to 10.3.1 recently and since then I keep getting a notification that says “Handling Theme”. it’s there maybe 10-15 seconds and then disappears. I noticed it usually comes after an app update or when I restart my phone. I’m assuming it’s adjusting the app theme in the background and just notifies me based on the theme I’m using? i.e. dark mode, colorful, etc Anyone actually know what it means?

The dozens of comments below the conversation strengthens the fact that the confusion started right after updating to OxygenOS 10.3.1 on OnePlus 6T. Even OnePlus 6 (very few 7 Pro too) users are also having this weird notification.

OnePlus handling theme notification

Fortunately for the consumers that the notification is dismissible. On further investigation, we got to know it comes from a system process named FGOpThemesApkHandlerService. Despite having a junky item on the panel, users need to tolerate a temporary volume reduction.

oneplus android system handling theme

We could spot more than half a dozen reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) from various online platforms. For some of them, handling theme notice is accompanied by a download notification. And, the comments under those posts indicates the wide expanse of the confusion.

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