August 14, 2020

You may have to uninstall these apps to fix your OnePlus 3, 3T smartphones

56415941OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphone users have recently started receiving an OS update (OxygenOS 4.0.1) that fixes a few minor bugs. However, as per a post on the company’s blog, users may have to uninstall a few apps to address an anomaly affecting downloads from Google’s PlayStore.

These solutions are basically workarounds related to the PlayStore-based bug users encountered once they downloaded OxygenOS 4.0. To address the bug, OnePlus says that if users have apps, such as Truecaller, AVG Antivirus, and PayTm installed, they need to force stop or uninstall them first. Once done, these apps can then be reinstalled to resume operations.

This, however, may put the company in bad light as millions will have to uninstall the aforementioned apps. The company added that users can follow Google’s troubleshooting steps to see if their problem has been resolved.

Users can also try turning on the Battery Saving Mode or reset PlayStore app preferences. OxygenOS 4.0.1 also fixes a proximity sensor bug experienced while receiving or making calls.

The company said, “WiFi connectivity might still fluctuate, if you experience this issue, please send me [Tony L. – OxygenOS PM] a pm.” It can hence be inferred that a fix for this issue may be included in the next update.

As per the company’s blog post, other highlighted features of the OS include a new notifications design, new settings menu design, multi-window view, notifications direct reply and custom DPI support. Those using the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T with OxygenOS 4.0 may have got these features already.

For those unaware, the OxygenOS 4.0.1 brought the Nougat 7.0 to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. It was rolled out almost a week ago. The update also includes a few other improvements.