How to Fix Bluetooth issue on OnePlus 6T with latest Oxygen OS update

OnePlus 6T users received the latest Oxygen OS update together with October security patch this month. However, users are complaining about issues relating to Bluetooth connectivity of the device. The company is expected to fix all the known Bluetooth issues in the next update.

Annoyed by the Bluetooth not working anymore on OnePlus 6T with latest Oxygen OS? Can’t pair Bluetooth with your car or speaker? Well, today we will help you to fix all the Bluetooth issues which you guys are having after updating to the latest Oxygen OS update in OnePlus 6T.

The OnePlus 6T is one of best flagship devices to get your hands on in the market. Offering high-end specs at a mid-range price tag, it’s hard to complain about it. However, with the latest Oxygen OS update, OnePlus has let down many customers. Users are reporting several Bluetooth issues in mass. These include:

  • Not able to enable Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth not pairing with new devices
  • Not able to search for new devices
  • Issues connecting with already paired devices
  • Sound issues with connected Bluetooth speaker or headsets

How to Fix Bluetooth issue on OnePlus 6T with latest Oxygen OS update

How to Fix Bluetooth issue on OnePlus 6T with latest Oxygen OS update

These are some common issues OnePlus 6T users are facing after the new Oxygen OS update. It is sad to see how this new update has turned around but there are methods to get things done. Today in this blog post, we will try to give temporary solutions or fixes to all Bluetooth problems in OnePlus 6T devices. You can follow this article to the end to fix them until OnePlus officially releases a Bluetooth fix patch to fix such Bluetooth issues permanently.

Problem 1: Not able to turn on Bluetooth

Many users have reported that they are not able to turn on Bluetooth in the first place. The Bluetooth icon/slider becomes fade and has no action when trying to turn it on. The solution is very simple. ll you need to do is reboot your device and it will turn on back again.

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To reboot your device, simply press the power button for 3 seconds until you see an option to switch off or reboot your device. Click on reboot and wait for the device to reboot itself.

Problem 2: Bluetooth not pairing with new devices

This might happen because you haven’t clicked on “pair” option or “match keys” option while pairing a device. If you think that it’s not the case then a simple cache clear will fix this problem. Follow the steps down below to fix Bluetooth pairing issue in OnePlus 6T after Oxygen Update.

  • Go to the Settings app by pressing the settings button
  • Navigate to settings > applications
  • Tap 3 dots on the top right and click Show system apps
  • Then navigate to system apps > Bluetooth > Storage  and press on Clear cache and data

Problem 3: Not able to search for nearby devices

This problem has recently arrived and was not present in the previous update. Users are complaining that they are not able to search for new devices. It turns out that you need to force stop the stock Bluetooth app in order to search for new devices. So follow the steps down below to fix this.

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  • Go to the Settings app by pressing the settings button
  • Navigate to application manager > Bluetooth
  • Select “force stop” button
  • Click on “clear cache” option
  • Reboot your device

Problem 4: Issues connecting with already paired devices

If you already have paired a device before but are not able to connect tot he device again then you’re not alone. many OnePlus users have reported this issue and turn out that there is an easy fix. All you need to do is “un-pair” the device and pair it again in order for it to work. Hopefully, OnePlus will fix this minor issue in their next update. Follow the steps below to fix this issue:

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  • Go to the Settings app by pressing the settings button
  • Navigate to connections > Bluetooth > paired device(s) > settings > forget
  • Choose the device which is paired and un-pair/forget the all
  • Reconnect the Bluetooth again and pair the device.

Problem 5: Sound issues with connected Bluetooth speaker or headsets

Many users have reported that they are not able to listen to music while connected to Bluetooth. Many have reported that they are not able to make or receive calls through their headsets and earbuds. Some reported that the sound comes from the phone’s speaker instead of the connected Bluetooth device speaker for notifications and songs. So there are two ways to fix this issue. One would be clearing/resetting the network settings and the other would be wiping cache and data from the recovery menu.

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Resetting Network settings

It will reset all network settings including Wi-Fi, mobile, and Bluetooth in your OnePlus 6T with Latest Oxygen OS update.

Also read: OnePlus 6T OxygenOS 9.0.5 is Rolling Out

  • Go to the Settings app by pressing the settings button
  • Navigate to Network & Internet
  • Tap on the three vertical dots
  • Click on Reset Wifi, Mobile and Bluetooth
  • Tap on Reset settings and then confirm it
  • Wait for the process to finish

Wiping cache and data from recovery menu

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If you’re not able to fix the Bluetooth issues n OnePlus 6T will the above methods then this is your last shot.

Note: Please make sure to follow all the steps carefully. Wiping cache and data from recovery is a bit technical and complicated if you haven’t done this before. We take no liability or responsibility if you break/malfunction your device in the process.

  1. Turn your OnePlus 6T off by pressing the power button and selecting shut down
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Power and Home buttons at the same time until the Android logo shows up and the phone vibrates
  3. Use the volume buttons to scroll down to highlight Wipe Cache Partition
  4. Use the power button to select wipe cache partition
  5. Scroll to reboot the system and press the power button
  6. Wait for your device to reboot

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I hope these methods will fix all the Bluetooth problems which you are facing with the latest Oxygen OS update in OnePlus 6T. It’s sad and catastrophic to see such minor issues in the update. However, OnePlus will soon fix all these issues and will roll it over in another update.

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