[Update: Sep. 29] OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 6/6T battery drain and other issues like overheating and poor RAM management being looked into

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Chinese OEM OnePlus unveiled their newest flagship device OnePlus 7 Pro this month. Powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC, the phone runs Android Pie 9.0 layered with the company’s own OxygenOS 9 out of the box. And of course, the trending pop-up selfie camera is the cherry on the top.

Kingshuk De from our team recently got hands on OnePlus’ this year’s flagship phone and is trying to make the most out of it these days. From rooting to creating an unofficial version of TWRP for the device, he was successfully able to do both. Naah, I ain’t bragging about TeamPW’s work, or am I??

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TWRP booted on OnePlus 7 Pro (Click/Tap to zoom)

Meanwhile, our team’s man with the eagle eye Himanshu Arora found out that double tap to wake or Ambient Display isn’t working on OnePlus 7 Pro and even pocket mode feature is missing. He pitched his observations to Kingshuk, who then highlighted both the matters in his recent coverages.

Well, the men in our team have been keeping busy since they got OnePlus 7 Pro, so here I am talking about the issues that plague the older OnePlus 6/6T/5/5T devices. And before I start, these are the problems that the company itself has officially confirmed.

Recently, a OnePlus staff member (aka OP Bug Hunter) took to the company’s official help forum to inform OnePlus 5/5T and 6/6T users about some known issues with both stable builds as well as open beta versions that have either been fixed or the devs are working to resolve at the soonest.

OnePlus 6

Regarding OnePlus 6 – running the latest stable OxygenOS 9.0.5 – and OnePlus 6T – running stable v9.0.13 – OnePlus Bug Hunter acknowledged the following problems:

  • Apps get killed in the background/ Poor Ram management
  • Battery drain and Heating issue
  • Slow performance and lagging issue
  • Glitching in YouTube: the black bar area on the side Glitches

On the other hand, a couple of problems that have already been resolved include:

  • the Weather app keeps crashing when the setting is selected from the top right corner. So affected users are suggested to update the Weather app from Play Store.
  • Speed dial gets automatically cleared Randomly

In addition, auto-rotation support, which is currently not available for the native Message app will be made available in the upcoming update.

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OnePlus staff’s post

As for OnePlus 6/6T’s current version of open beta, the devs are working to fix two bugs:

  • Battery drain and Heating issue
  • Shelf Doesn’t Retain the Scrolled state when Swiped from homescreen
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OnePlus staff’s post

Coming to OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, both of which are currently running OxygenOS 9.0.5 (stable), two problems have been confirmed by the team and are being worked on are:

  • Battery Drain
  • Phone lags and freezes

Additionally, for the Speed dial getting automatically cleared issue, the fix will be arriving in the next update.

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OnePlus staff’s post

Coming to OnePlus 5/5T open beta, the problems which the team has acknowledged include:

  • Unable to open Notification bar/Quick Settings panel in landscape mode
  • Battery Drain issue

Other than that, the devs have already fixed misplaced buttons on Multitask Window for Pill navigation. So those who were facing the issue are suggested to update the Launcher app from Play Store.

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OnePlus staff’s post

That’s a good number of bug fixes. While some have already been taken care of, the company is asking users to give feedback if they are facing the other known issues, so that the devs can diagnose the actual root cause and fix it as the soonest.

So those of you who are facing any of the known issues, do share the logs with the developers through the feedback section in community app or in the forum feedback section to speed up the bug fixing process.

P.S. For more OnePlus related new and stories, head here.

Update (June 4)

The May security update for OnePlus 6T & 6 are finally rolling out via OxygenOS stable channel with the version number 9.0.14 & 9.0.6, respectively. The speed dial auto-deletion bug should be fixed in this build.

Update (September 29, 2021)

OnePlus is pushing out OxygenOS 11.1.1.1 to users of the OnePlusn6 and OnePlus 6T. This update goes to address one of the longstanding issues since the devices bagged Android 11.

According to the official changelog, the devices are receiving some optimizations related to system power consumption for improved thermal management.

Users have been complaining of rapid battery drainage on the OnePlus 6 and 6T following the Android 11 update. As the company notes, these optimizations should also allow for reduced overheating of the phones.

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