OnePlus 3: the most common problems and how to solve [Exclusive Guide]
even if the OnePlus 3 is no longer available for sale and the latter for been replaced by the OnePlus 3 T, many of you still own this superb smartphone. Also, in this article, we will see together the most frequent problems and potential solutions to solve them. It is!
problem of overheating and battery which empties quickly when the device is in your Pocket
many people have encountered this problem and it seems that it is caused by the scanner. The latter scanner detects permanently a contact when your OnePlus 3 is in contact with your leg in your pocket. Alas, it is a problem with the firmware, if you have the latest update installed on your OnePlus 3 it should no longer be present.
Problem with the camera
many users have found that the stock of the camera app did not work when they were taking pictures. In question, the shutter button that is not responding. Even the hardware solution (by pressing the down volume button to take a picture) is not operational in this case.
This issue seems to occur only with the stock camera app. You can easily solve the problem by installing a third-party application to the Google Store like ‘ camera ‘ of Google . For some people, a deletion of the application cache seems to have solved the case. If the problem persists, your last resort would be to perform a factory reset.
Camera problems are also known, and a few corrections have been made accessible via the software was last updated.
Screen rotation problem
some users of the OnePlus 3 noted this concern, and also have at the same time found the solution: just restart the smartphone! However, when the problem occurs the following days, it requires us to frequent reboots, which is not very practical, even disturbing.
A third-party application may be the cause of this inconvenience. To check if this is the case, restart your OnePlus 3 in SafeMode , and check if the problem persists. You can also try to uninstall any installed application until the problem appears. This should fix the problem.
It can also be a problem with the accelerometer and gyroscope. Download an app on the Store as GPS Status & Toolbox , recalibrate the sensors, and see if that fixes the problem. If it turns out to be a hardware problem, the only option will be to proceed with a replacement of your OnePlus 3.
A temporary workaround that worked for some is to use a third-party application, such as the Rotation Control , which allows you to manually trigger the orientation from portrait to landscape and vice/verca mode.
Problems with Push notifications
many OnePlus 3 people have encountered problems with Push notifications. Indeed, impossible to read them without having to open applications. The applications being questioned include popular Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger.
Using an application of the Google Play store such as Push Notifications fix . This should fix the problem temporarily, at least until an official update is available. There is also a version for users with root access, you can find here .
You can manually select the applications that can send Push notifications to in: parameters – sounds and Notifications – the App Notifications . Also, make sure that none of these applications for been added by mistake in the list ‘do not disturb ‘.
Various connectivity problems
many users are facing problems of connectivity with Wi – Fi and the Bluetooth feature when they are buying a new smartphone. OnePlus 3 is no exception. Here are some problems you might encounter as well as the possible solutions to remedy:
the Wi – Fi connection disconnects all the time
this seems to be a very common problem, especially with the wireless routers that support both bands 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. go into advanced settings and then in the Wi – Fi menu and check the frequency band. Change the Auto selection defaults to 2.4 GHz. For most users, this solves the problem.
Unable to connect to Wi – Fi
- turn the device and the router off for at least ten seconds, and then restart them and restart the connection.
- Go to settings then saving and make sure that this option is disabled.
- Forget the Wi – Fi connection by going to settings > Wi – Fi and then long press with your finger on the Wi – Fi that you want and press “forget.” Fill the login again and try again to connect
- make sure the firmware on the router is up-to-date.
- Make sure that the applications on the device are up-to-date.
- Go to a Wi – Fi connection > settings > advanced and write down the MAC address of the device. Then, make sure that it is authorized to access the router MAC filter.
- in the case of a connection problem with a car, check the manual of the manufacturer for your OnePlus 3 as well as that of your vehicle and reset your connections.
- Make sure that missing you an essential part of the login process.
- Go to settings > Bluetooth and make sure that everything is ok.
- Go to settings > Bluetooth then remove all previously configured connections and try to start from scratch to set a new.
To go even further, you can take a look at the best tips and tricks for OnePlus 3 .
We have seen the most frequent problems encountered with OnePlus 3, of course, there are others, and the best way to try to solve them, it is to expose directly on our forum , where the community strives to help each other in order to find the best possible solution to the different problems of each.
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