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How To Prevent Automatic Update Of OnePlus 7, 7T Series Phones To The Buggy OxygenOS 11

OnePlus 7 series smartphones have finally received the Android 11 based OxygenOS hotfix update for its devices. But the update is filled with bugs causing series of issues to the users. The issues range from drastic battery discharge, sudden drop in frame rate during gaming, overheating issues, and many more. Moreover, a large number of users have complained of these issues.

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We recommend any and every OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7T series device owners, to not update their phones to the latest system update. However, by default upon restarting the smartphone, the phone automatically updates the phone to the latest Android version provided it is connected to WiFi before the phone downloads the update.

What’s The Problem With The Update?

System updates are something that we all highly anticipate and eagerly look forward to. But for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series users, it’s no less than a headache. The Android 11 based OxygenOS hotfix update has introduced several issues for the users.

The new update on my OnePlus 7 has literally broken it. There are consistent frame drops while playing games. The new update has destroyed my gaming experience, the device is overheating more than before and it has reduced battery efficiency too. What a curse I got in return for few crap UI perks. One of the disgruntled user

The issues the users are facing include:

  • The drastic increase in battery drain is one of the biggest issues users have complained about facing after the update.
  • A serious drop in frame rate during gaming repeatedly which ruins the gaming experience.
  • Severe overheating of the phone during mild use and even when the phone is idle.
  • Long loading time for the opening of apps, that too even basic apps such as phone, messages, WhatsApp, etc.
  • Slower overall scrolling of mobile apps.
  • Repeated issues in connecting to mobile data.
  • Slow viewing of opening and viewing of notifications.
  • Frequent app crashes.

How To Prevent Automatic System Update To OxygenOS 11

To not update your OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series smartphones to the latest Android and OxygenOS version follow these steps:

  1. If you have already downloaded the latest update or even if the update is available for download do not download the update. If you have downloaded the app then follow these steps.
  2. Open Settings App on your OnePlus smartphone.Step 3
  3. In the Settings menu, open the About Phone option.
  4. Here you will be able to see the details regarding the phone, including your device’s version and status.
  5. Now tap on the Build Number option you see here multiple times if you have not turned on the Developer Options already. If you have done it already then you can ignore this step.
  6. Now go back to the Settings home menu and open the System option.
  7. In the System menu tap on the Developer Options.
  8. Here on the top search bar search for Automatic System Updates and open the first option you see on your screen.
  9. Here turn off the Automatic System Updates button.
  10. That’s it! Now you can continue using your OnePlus device and even restart your phone without the worry of automatically installing the latest Android version to your phone.

OnePlus has so far not taken a public stand regarding this system update issues for the OnePlus 7 series device users. The company is expected to release a statement and launch a stable and bug-free (hopefully) or at least launching a new update solving some if not all of the issues.

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