OxygenOS 12 for the OnePlus 9 series is littered with bugs

OnePlus officially recently released the stable update to OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12 for the OnePlus 9 series. The software version contains several new features, including reworked icons, adjustable dark mode, Work Life Balance 2.0, bookshelf reworked, etc. However, it looks like the update is half-baked and littered with bugs and inconsistencies, with some users even going so far as to examination if it’s really a stable update.

OnePlus Android 12 Tracker: Here are all the official versions of OxygenOS 12 to download and install

OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro users are report a wide range of issues after installing OxygenOS 12 update like issues making and receiving calls, poor animations, broken autofill feature, slower Wi-Fi speed, etc.

What’s even worse is that the update is also missing some customization features that are an integral part of the OxygenOS experience. For example, you can’t change icons individually anymore, can’t customize status bar, can’t turn off Google feed, can’t turn off battery icon, etc. Call recording app and advanced restart feature are also missing.

Here’s what OnePlus 9 users have to say about the new update:

This is one of the worst stable updates ever released by oneplus, there are so many bugs, the biggest of them is if you don’t have the phone app on the screen of home before the update, you physically cannot find the app anywhere in the phone (not even in the app manager) You still need to open it from the play store. The Icon field in the personalization gets stuck, you can’t open the google feed most of the time, all permissions are reset, and the recent menu is some of the worst you’ll see on a phone. It’s glitchy, not worth it. – Amankirti Walde (Am4nk)

I’m not happy at all. The newer task manager cannot close all applications because the last application always remains on the screen after pressing the Close All button in the task manager. Whatsapp parallel cannot connect to the web. No call recording app. Lacks the old phone and contacts app. –mkhan8426

Considering that OxygenOS 12 has had several rounds of beta testing leading up to the stable update, it is disappointing to see the status of the final version. If you have a OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro, you should probably stay on Android 11 for now and wait for OnePlus to fix these issues.

Have you installed the latest OxygenOS 12 update on your OnePlus 9? How has your experience been so far? Let us know in the comments below.

Lance B. Holton