With a stylish exterior, top performance, and a large screen packed into a compact body, the OnePlus 6 is a compelling smartphone option, especially when you consider it’s half the price of the iPhone X. While the OnePlus 6 improves on its predecessors in every way, it’s not faultless. It’s easy to get rid of the notch if you’re not a fan, but there are other issues you might encounter.
We’ve been scanning forum posts and comments to find the main issues people have been having. These are the most common OnePlus 6 problems, with advice on how to work around or fix each one.
While most people are content with the battery life they’re getting from the 3,300mAh battery in the OnePlus 6, we have seen a few complaints about the battery draining too quickly and the phone overheating. There’s a huge thread about it on the OnePlus forum and threads elsewhere, like this one at XDA Developers forum. It’s normal for your new phone to get hot and drain quickly the first few days you have it because it’s installing apps and you’re probably using it a lot more than you realize, but if problems persist, you might need to act.
A few people found that if they tapped to switch to speakerphone during a call, the call would go silent. Switching back doesn’t bring the audio back you must disconnect and place a new call. The problem was reported at Fuse Boxed and acknowledged by OnePlus.
A few OnePlus 6 owners have been complaining about notifications being delayed or not arriving at all, as discussed in the XDA Developers forum. It’s a problem that’s also been listed at the OnePlus forum for older phones.
There have been a few discussions on the OnePlus forum and XDA Developers forum about auto brightness on the OnePlus 6 not working properly. Some people complain about flickering in direct sunlight and some have found that it’s generally darker than it should be.