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Video Lagging or Buffering on OnePlus 8 Pro. How to Fix?

Video buffering or lagging all the time can only be caused by a slow internet connection speed or you have a good internet connection then there might have some other issue. If you are also facing the same issue on your OnePlus 8 Pro although you have a good internet connection, then follow the below article, we have mentioned a few methods to get rid of the issue where Video Lagging or Buffering on OnePlus 8 Pro.

Streaming video often results in the stoppage of the video while the video “Buffers.” Buffering means the part of the video you’re trying to watch is currently downloading. Constant buffering usually occurs if your Internet connection is slow. You can decrease the amount of buffering that occurs throughout a streaming video in Windows Media Player by adjusting the buffer time. You typically cannot adjust the buffer time through online video players; however, you can access the video and let it load completely before watching it.

OnePlus 8 Pro

Fix, Video Lagging or Buffering on OnePlus 8 Pro

Verify signal strength

In a lot of network issues, poor or weak signal is to blame. If your OnePlus 8 Pro is showing No Service all the time recently, be sure to check how the signal bars are showing on your device. Anything lower than 3 bars is not good and can indicate a network issue.

If you are inside a building, try to go out and see if No Service goes away. If you are traveling by car, it’s possible that you may be transiting a dead spot. What you want to do is to move a known well-covered area. If No service remains, there may be an issue with your OnePlus 8 Pro. Continue troubleshooting it by following the steps below.

Check Internet Speed

Video buffering usually takes more bandwidth than normal surfing or browsing the internet. Make sure your speed enough to stream that video. There are many ways to check internet speed. In our case, we are using a website called fast.com to check internet speed.

If your internet connection speed is faster but intermittent, it may also cause video streaming to lag or buffer. To check if you have an intermittent internet connection, connect to known working wifi. If the problem continues even when internet connection speed is fast, there may be other factors involved. Continue with the troubleshooting steps below.

Troubleshoot the App

Force Stop Apps

You can do is to ensure that you close all active apps and those that run in the background. Sometimes, too many apps and services running together can overwhelm the system and cause random shutdowns or overheating.

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  • Select Show system apps.
  • Find and tap the app you want to force stop.
  • Tap Force Stop.
  • That was it.

Clear App Cache

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • Now, tap on See all apps.
  • If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  • Select Show system apps.
  • Find and tap the app you want to clear the cache.
  • Tap Storage.
  • Tap the Clear Cache button.
  • Restart the device and check for the problem.

Clear App Data

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • Now, tap on See all apps.
  • If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  • Select Show system apps.
  • Find and tap the app you want to clear the data.
  • Tap Storage.
  • Tap the Clear Data button.
  • Restart the device and check for the problem.

Update App

To check for Play Store app updates on your Galaxy:

  • Open Play Store app.
  • Tap More settings icon at the upper left (three horizontal lines).
  • Tap My apps & games.
  • Tap Update or Update All.

If you are on Cellular Data connection, we suggest that you update via wifi only to avoid additional charges. Here’s how:

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  • Open Play Store app.
  • Tap More settings icon at the upper left (three horizontal lines).
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap App download preference.
  • Select Over wifi only (select Over any network if you don’t have wifi).
  • Tap Done.

Make sure to also keep your apps updated all the time by enabling auto-update option.

  • Tap Auto-update apps.
  • Tap Over wifi only (select Over any network if you don’t have wifi).
  • Tap Done.

Update System Software

Sometimes the glitch is with outdated software updates, installing software updates can solve the overheating issues in your OnePlus 8 Pro.

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on System.
  • And then tap on System Updates.
  • If a system update is available, you’ll see the option on the screen. Tap Download and Install.
  • If your system is up to date, you will see a message stating that the system is up to date.

Here are a few things that are needed to take care while updating your OnePlus 8 Pro or any device:

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  • Your device must be connected to the internet.
  • Your device must have enough space to download the update.
  • Your device should have enough charge, more than 50% to install the update.

Reset Network Settings

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Then go to System.
  • And then Reset Options.
  • Now, tap on Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth.
  • Tap RESET SETTINGS.
  • Enter your PIN or Password, then tap Next.
  • Tap RESET SETTINGS again to confirm.

Troubleshoot apps in Safe Mode

In case you don’t know what is safe mode, in safe mode, the system temporarily disable all third-party applications you installed on your device. By doing this we can figure out which app is occurring the problem. Follow the below step to turn Safe Mode on:

  • Turn OFF the OnePlus device.
  • Press and hold the Power button.
  • On the screen, press and hold Power off.
  • Tap Ok to reboot into Safe mode.

After figuring out the apps which are creating the problem, follow the below steps to uninstall it(if required):

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • Now, tap on See all apps.
  • Tap on an app, then tap Uninstall.
  • Tap Ok to continue.

Clear Cache from Recovery Mode

In case you don’t know what is recovery, the first thing the bootloader rings up is the recovery. Recovery Mode refers to a special bootable partition, which contains a recovery application installed in it. And you can fix some problems with your phone. Follow the steps to clear cache from recovery mode:

  • Switch off your OnePlus device.
  • Now press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until you see the recovery mode options on your device.
  • Once you see the recovery options, you can let go of the two buttons.
  • The Recovery screen menu will now appear.
  • Use the Volume button to go to Wipe Cache Partition then press the Power button to confirm the selection.
  • Wait until your device wipes out all cache or temporary data from the system partition.
  • Press the Power button again to reboot the device.

This clears all the temporary data from the device. And then it works like new.

Reset Your Device

Disclaimer

Factory reset will delete everything, so you want to make sure that you create a copy of your data such as photos, videos, documents, texts, etc. ahead of time.

Factory Reset

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on then tap on System.
  • Now, tap on Reset options
  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset).
  • Finally, tap on RESET PHONE.
  • Don’t select the internal storage checkbox. Select it only if you are sure you have backed up everything on internal storage, including photos and videos, music, documents, and other files.
  • Tap the ERASE EVERYTHING button now and let the phone do its thing.
  • The device would restart automatically after performing the factory reset.

Hard Reset

  • First, power off your phone normally.
  • To turn it on, press and hold the Volume up + Power buttons simultaneously.
  • Don’t release them until you see the OnePlus logo on the screen.
  • Tap on the ‘Wipe data/Factory reset‘ option.
  • Now tap on the ‘Wipe data/Factory reset‘ option to confirm your selection.
  • The phone will reset and on the new screen, use the Volume up button to scroll to the ‘Reboot system now.’ This will reboot your phone normally and that’s it!

Conclusion

These were the few methods to troubleshoot the problem/issues you were facing with your OnePlus 8 Pro. Additionally, you can always contact tech support or visit your local OnePlus store or Service Center so a qualified Samsung technician can examine the issue.

Do you own an OnePlus Device, or any Android device and need these types of simple tutorials? Then stay tunned to GetDroidTips’ Android Tips & Tricks column because many simple tutorials for OnePlus are coming soon.

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