Android Oreo has been received with great fanfare. In fact, I am also in love with this new update. Of all its features, I especially love password autocomplete, notification points and image-to-image mode. However, the launch of Android Oreo has not been without complaints. Many users are complaining about numerous errors that have plagued this version. Now, any new update of the operating system always suffers from some errors, but, in the case of Android Oreo, the errors are quite annoying, since they are playing with some of the basic functions of the operating system. One more frustrating thing about updating Android Oreo is that some of the features vary depending on the device you are using. If you own Pixel, receive an update that is both aesthetically and functionally better than that received by the owners of the Nexus device line. This is simply unacceptable. Therefore, in today's article, we are going to cover all the common Android Oreo problems that users are experiencing and also the steps to fix them.
Note: After updating your device to Android Oreo, you must first restart your device. Although it is a basic step, you will have to solve some of the minor inconveniences you face.
1. Bluetooth connectivity issues
One of the main problems users experience after updating their device to Android Oreo is its Bluetooth connectivity. Users experience frequent drops in Bluetooth connectivity, since the connection has become erratic and essential. Although Google will launch an appropriate solution, you can take some steps to ensure the correct operation of your phone's Bluetooth.
1. If you are experiencing Bluetooth connectivity issues even after restarting your device, go to the Settings page and "Forget" all connected devices and then reconnect them. In most cases, this should solve the whole problem. To do it, go to Settings-> Connected devices-> Bluetooth . Here you see a list of all your connected devices. Touch the cone of the setting wheel next to each of the device names and press "Forget" .
2. If that doesn't solve your problem, you can try to reset your network settings. To do so, go to Settings-> System-> Reset-> Reset network settings and tap the button Reset Settings .
3. If even that doesn't work, try to start your device in Safe Mode . To do this, press and hold the power button for five seconds to display the "Restart" and "Shutdown" buttons. Here, press and hold the "Shutdown" button to restart the device in Safe Mode . Safe Mode check if there is any damage to the software your device may have. Once you have done that, to return to normal mode, restart your device as usual.
Note: to Restart the device in Safe Mode, all widgets will be removed, so be sure to take screenshots of your widgets to remember your preferences when you need to add them again.
2. WiFi connectivity issues
Although WiFi connectivity issues have not been as widely reported as Bluetooth connectivity, there are some users who complain about some errors. The steps to solve your WiFi connectivity problem will be the same as we just saw. First, "We will forget" all saved network connections . If that doesn't solve the problem , we will reset the network configuration and, as a last resort, we will try Restart the smart phone in Safe Mode . Since the last two steps are the same, do not rewrite them here. You can simply follow those mentioned above.
1. To forget WiFi networks, go to Settings-> Networks and Internet-> WiFi-> Saved networks . Here, just tap the name of the saved networks one by one and then touch "Forget" . Now, reconnect to your network by typing the password.
As mentioned earlier, the Steps 2 and 3 will be the same as mentioned in the subtitle "Bluetooth connectivity issues" . If the first step does not solve your problem, follow them.
3. Square icons on Nexus devices
While Nexus devices are the first online (after Pixel) to receive the Android Oreo update, their joy has been defamed by the fact that some of the features that come with Pixel devices are not for them. Personally, I think it is bad for Google to do that, but there is nothing we can do about it, other than finding a solution to recover those features. One of the biggest complaints from Nexus users with this latest update is that they are still stuck with square icons . As the Pixel launcher is exclusive to Pixel devices, there is no way to get those beautiful rounded icons or, right?
Good, you can install a custom APK of the pixel launcher to get most of its functions, including rounded icons, notification points and all kinds of things. What is even more interesting is that this APK can be installed on devices with Marshmallow and later versions, which allows you to obtain these functions even if you have a secondary device that has not yet been updated to Android Oreo.
1. Simply go to this link and download the APK file shown in the image and install it. So make it your default launcher .
2. Now, to change the shape of the cone, Long press the start page and touch "Settings" . Here, tap on the "Change icon shape" option.
3. Now, select the "Circle" option to get the rounded icons. The following image shows the new circular icons that are obtained after selecting this option.
4. There is no night light
Another feature missing from Nexus devices that is present in Pixel devices is "Nightlight." Night Light is a very useful function that filters the blue light that comes from the screen of your smart phone and gives a more warm tone. It is a very useful feature since the warmest colors are soft for the eyes, especially at night. In addition, it has been discovered that blue light interferes with our sleep patterns, so people who use their smart phones at night have trouble sleeping. These days, the nightlight feature is natively included in almost all of your smart devices, including laptops (macOS and Windows) and smart phones (iOS and Android).
Like all original equipment manufacturers, including Google (Pixel), include this blue light filter function, I really can't understand the reasoning behind its removal on Nexus devices with the Android Oreo update. Fortunately, there are a couple of good third-party applications that can help you do it. If your device is not rooted, you must use Twilight (Free / $ 2.99). However, if you have a rooted device, the always popular "f.lux" (free) will give you more control. If you are looking for more options, you can check our article that lists the best ones.
5. There is no automatic activation WiFi on devices without pixels
While we are on the issue of features that Google maintained exclusively for its Pixel devices, here is one more. There is no switch that allows the device to activate WiFi automatically when it is near a saved network. I don't know why Google kept this exclusive Pixels feature, but it is what it is. But you don't have to worry much, since there is an application that can allow you to do just that.
Download the "Smart WiFi Toggler" application from the Play Store and do the work for you. Not only that, the application also disables the Wi-Fi of your smart phone when it goes out of range of your saved WiFi networks. Simply start the application and guide you through its simple and easy setup process. Once you are done with the configuration, the application will work perfectly.
6. Persistent notification of "Applications running in the background"
One of the annoying things that come with Android O are the persistent notifications that inform you every time an application runs in the background . Although it is good to see that information, we do not have the ability to delete that notification. All we can do is postpone the notification. These persistent notifications are very annoying, to say the least. Fortunately, there is a way you can use to remove notifications forever. So, if you're ready, let's go through the steps.
Note: This tutorial was originally published by Marco Stornelli in a Reddit thread. It is a developer of many free Tasker add-ons (an application that we are going to use today).
1. First, install the "Tasker" application ($ 2.99) and the "Notification Listener" application (free) from the Play Store. Now, download the Tasker Profile needed to activate this function. The profile was made by Marco himself, and you can download it by clicking on this link.
2. Open Tasker and tap "Tasks." Now, tap Tasks again to bring up the import menu. Click to import the XML file We download.
3. Touch the arrow in the upper right corner and browse to the downloaded file and import it.
4. Now, you should be able to see your imported file in the "Tasks" tab. Now, tap on the "Profiles" tab .
5. Here, press the ms button in the lower right corner and then press "Event" .
6. Now, on the pop-up card, tap on Tasker and then select Monitor Start .
7. Press the Back button and then select the "Postpone" task We already matter. Once you have done that, Tasker will stop any persistent notification so that it is not displayed on your smart phone.
What is really happening here is that the Tasker profile that we create sleeps the "application is running in the background", persistent notifications for a long time (some thousands of years). This ensures that you will never see that notification again.
7. Problems with the battery
Some of the users also complain about having a lower screen time after updating their devices to Android Oreo. Although I have not experienced this problem on my device, if the problem persists, I will have to wait for a proper update to solve this problem at the operating system level. Meanwhile, you can extend the battery life of your smart phone by using the extensive battery optimization options offered on Android Oreo.
1. To manage the battery configuration, go to Settings-> Battery and find many options here.
2. Here you have the option to enable battery saving, set the suspension time and restrict the background process of the application using the "Force stop" button.
Common problems of Android Oreo and its solutions
The article covers all the main problems reported by users who have installed Android O on their respective devices. Although, there are some other problems too, but as they are not widely reported, they failed to cut. If you are also experiencing a problem of this type that is not listed, let us know in the comments section below. We will do our best to find your arrangements and add them all there. If many of you report the same problem, we will update the article to include the correction.