OnePlus 6 Randomly Rebooting after Android Pie Update – FIXED


If your OnePlus 6 has been randomly rebooting after Android Pie update, its time to fix it. As you go down in this guide, you will find steps to fix OnePlus 6 randomly reboot after Android Pie update.

OnePlus 6 is still one of the best Android phones out there. If there is any budget-friendly phone that can give you close to stock Android experience, that is the OnePlus 6. OnePlus 6 comes with specifications similar to flagships from companies like Samsung and Google, but only at a half price. The company updates its phones as soon as a new version of Android is available. The OnePlus 6 was updated to Android Pie last year. It looks like some users are having issues with the phone running on Android Pie. A number of OnePlus 6 owners were found reporting random reboot issues

. Before we fix OnePlus 6’s randomly rebooting problem, let us take a look at the specifications of this phone.

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6 sports a 6.28-inches Optic AMOLED screen. The resolution of this screen is 1080 x 2280 pixels. It has 402 PPI. OnePlus 6’s screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. It has a notch which houses the front camera and sensors. The notch helps this display have a 19:9 screen ratio.

OnePlus 6 Randomly Rebooting

OnePlus 6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. This phone has a RAM of 6 or 8GB with internal storage of 64, 128, and 256GB. It does not support external SD cards. OnePlus 6 has a dual camera at the back. It has a 16MP + 20MP camera. On the front, it has a 16MP camera. There is a fingerprint scanner mounted right next to the rear camera.

OnePlus 6 Randomly Rebooting

This phone has a 3300 mAh battery placed inside. Originally, the OnePlus 6 ran on Android Oreo out of the box. The phone was updated to Android Pie as soon as Google released it. OnePlus 6 comes in Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White, and Amber Red colors.

Fix OnePlus 6 Randomly Rebooting after Android Pie Update

There can be a number of reasons which are pushing the OnePlus 6 to restart on its own. This can be a buggy software update, this can be some feature which is not working fine in the new Android Pie update, this can also be due to a dirty update installation. So, to fix the OnePlus 6 that is randomly rebooting, we can apply a number of solutions. I am going to list down the solutions in ascending order (easiest to hardest). OnePlus 6 owners can follow the upcoming steps to fix the random reboot problem right now.

In most cases, this is the solution that will fix OnePlus 6 randomly rebooting.

  1. Power down your OnePlus 6 completely.

    Press the power button for about 5 seconds. Your OnePlus 6 should shut down now. Follow the next instruction.

  2. Boot your OnePlus 6 into Recovery Mode.

    Press and hold Volume Up + Down + Power button to boot into recovery mode. If your phone asks for a password, enter your screen lock pin or password. If you did not set any password, just click on enter/ok without entering any password.

  3. Click on “Wipe data and cache”.

    As you have entered the recovery now, click on “Wipe data and cache”. This will take you to wipe cache option.

  4. Now click on Wipe Cache and wipe it.

    As soon as you see “Wipe cache” click on it. Now click on “Yes” to wipe the cache.

  5. Reboot your phone to the system.

    Your phone will now show the Reboot option. Reboot it and see if the randomly rebooting problem has gone or not.

Clear OnePlus 6T Cache
Clear OnePlus 6T Cache
Clear OnePlus 6T Cache

Another method to fix randomly rebooting OnePlus 6

In most cases, clearing the cache of your OnePlus 6 will fix its randomly restarting problem. Just in case the solution given above does not work, the next step is to check if an application is messing up with your phone. To check this, you can boot your OnePlus 6 in the Safe Mode. This will disable all the applications. Now you can run your phone for a while. If it continues working without rebooting, it means that an application was messing up the phone. Here is how to boot your OnePlus 6 into Safe Mode.

  • Turn off your OnePlus 6 completely.
  • Now turn on the OnePlus 6.
  • As soon as the phone turns on, press and hold Volume Down Key.
  • Keep the key press until you see the home screen.
  • As you see the home screen, you will find the “Safe Mode” icon on the lower left corner.
  • This means your phone is in the Safe Mode now.

So, all apps are disabled now. As mentioned earlier, if the phone runs without problems now, you simply have to reboot it to quit Safe Mode. After this, you have to check all the apps you recently installed. Delete the application that you think can cause all this trouble.

Update OnePlus 6 to fix Randomly Restarting problem

If your phone has started acting up after updating to Android Pie, it does not necessarily mean that something is wrong with the phone. There are likely chances that an update full of bugs is making the phone to restart on its own. When there is a widespread problem with a software update, companies are usually quick enough to roll out another stable update. So, what you can do is, you can go to Settings on your phone, System Udpates, and check for a software update. If there is a new update available, update your phone.

In case there is no OTA, but there is a new firmware available on the OnePlus site, you can download it manually. Copy the firmware to your phone’s root directory. Open settings, go to system updates, click on local upgrade and flash the file manually.

Factory Reset to fix OnePlus 6 Randomly Rebooting

Factory Reset should be your last option to fix the OnePlus 6. Since it deletes all your Apps and Data, you should avoid this option as far as you can. This is the only reason I am listing this solution in the end here. To factory reset your OnePlus 6, simply reboot it into recovery (Follow the steps given above). In Recovery, click on Wipe Data and Cache > Reset system settings > Yes. Reboot your phone after this. Check if the phone manages to stay up now.

Wrap Up

Hopefully, your OnePlus 6 is running smoothly by now. Random reboot or random restart is not a huge problem. It can always be fixed by following the simple solutions like the ones given above. If you are still facing some issues on your OnePlus 6, feel free to let us know about them. We will try our best to come up with the solutions for your phone.

Usama M, a software engineer by profession, is the founder and editor-in-chief at Techbeasts. At Techbeasts, he uses his expertise to craft solutions to solve everyday consumer tech problems. His main areas of interest are Android, iOS, and Windows. You can find him on YouTube at "Tech with Usama".

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