OnePlus confirm ‘silent phone calls’ OnePlus 6 bug

 OnePlus confirm ‘silent phone calls’ OnePlus 6 bug

OnePlus have confirmed the existence of a OnePlus 6 bug that can cause the new flagship to lose all audio during a phone call.

The bug can occur when the speakerphone is activated during a call. Instead of moving the call to the loudspeaker, the audio is lost and the OnePlus 6 falls silent. Switching back to the handset earpiece and deactivating the speakerphone does then not have any effect.

Once the audio has been dropped, the only way to restore the call is by disconnecting and placing a new phone call.

OnePlus have confirmed to Fuseboxed that the bug should be resolved in the next OnePlus 6 firmware update. This update should also restore the status bar battery percentage display option and introduce a scheduled do-not-disturb feature.

The ‘silent speakerphone’ bug was first reported by members of the OnePlus community. Some complained that the bug left them unable to use software that automatically activated the speakerphone using the proximity sensor.

Here’s our current list of changed planned to be made in the next OnePlus 6 update:

  • Display more notification icons in the status bar, when reducing the display size setting has created more space before the notch
  • Removal of the three overflow status bar dots on all devices
  • Increased notification and ringtone sound volume
  • Rear camera autofocus improvements
  • Fix problems when using Indian carrier IDEA as secondary/non-data sim
  • Fix silent phone calls bug (as above)
  • Restore status bar battery percentage option (as above)
  • Add scheduled do-not-disturb feature (as above)

OnePlus are yet to confirm when exactly this software update will be released, but they have a great record of prompt updates, so expect no more than a couple of weeks. Your phone will notify you once the update is available, which should allow you to resolve all the OnePlus 6 bugs listed with a simple quick restart.

Future updates will include portrait mode functionality using the front camera, and ongoing improvements to display scaling within apps. We’ve reached out to OnePlus for further information.

The OnePlus 6 is the first OnePlus device to support seamless updates, an Android Nougat feature. This allows updates to be installed silently in the background, to then be activated with nothing but a quick, standard restart. Seamless updates will not require the extended restart of traditional Android software updates, which install the update itself whilst the phone is restarting. These kept the phone out of action for anything from a few minutes upwards, depending on the size of the update.

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