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OnePlus 6 software update wrecks battery life

Since its launch, OnePlus 6 has already received several software updates. The latest update introduced OxygenOS version 5.1.8, but for many users the joy was soured by a new problem, excessive battery consumption. What is the cause of the problem? How can this be solved?

OxygenOS 5.1.8 caused a battery drain problem

Since the software update that introduced OxygenOS version 5.1.8, several OnePlus 6 owners have complained about an unusual increase in battery consumption. You can read different comments from users in the OnePlus forum:

5.1.8 upgrade aggregated the battery drainage issue!!! If the issue was with Cell Phone Signal reception, I’ve tried using an alternative network provider and issue seems to be the same… I’m guessing it’s a BUG, which needs to be FIXED at the earliest. I’m ending up charging my phone 2-3 times a day with a very minimal usage…

battery drain is serious.. in 5 hrs of phone idle the battery drain was -9%

battery draining very quickly as quick as dash charge

I am also facing the battery drain issue. it was working fine before the update.

Several users have encountered the same problem, and all after downloading and installing the update. Fortunately, if it’s any consolation, the issue has not affected all the updated units. Some users also experienced a slowdown of the fingerprint reader and overheating of the device after the update.

Issues with OnePlus are emblematic of the whole smartphone industry

The solution

The OnePlus team is aware of the problem, and it’s impossible not to be after the avalanche of messages left on the forum. The only solution, at the moment, seems to be the release of a new update capable of fixing the bug that causes the battery drain of the OnePlus 6. 

Have you experienced excessive power consumption on your OnePlus 6?


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