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Can't disable/force stop/turn-off notifications/uninstall Zen mode!!!

  1. MarcW1
    Froyo Aug 10, 2019

    MarcW1 , Aug 10, 2019 :
    Just what the title says:
    Zen mode is always on, it can't be force-stopped, disabled, uninstalled, or even have the notifications turned off.(force stop doesn't work, disable is grayed-out andso is the check box to turn off notifications)

    I don't want Zen mode popping up with suggestions that I take a break from my phone regardless of whether I've been using my phone for 5 seconds or 5 days straight!
    How do I stop/disable/uninstall Zen mode????

    What I don't want:
    Answers that involve rooting my phone, or rolling back to before the udate. If that's all you've got, don't bother responding.
     

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  2. santiagoopintos
    Eclair Aug 10, 2019


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  3. Kytharsis
    Marshmallow Aug 10, 2019

    Kytharsis , Aug 10, 2019 :
    When you get the notification, slide it slowly to the right (or left) then tap the gear icon.
     

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  4. MarcW1
    Froyo Aug 10, 2019


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  5. anupritaisno1
    KitKat Aug 10, 2019

    anupritaisno1 , Aug 10, 2019 :
    @MarcW1 settings > security

    Find "device administrators" or something along those lines

    Open it and take a screenshot. See if zen mode is present
     

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  6. anupritaisno1
    KitKat Aug 10, 2019

    anupritaisno1 , Aug 10, 2019 :
    com.oneplus.brickmode is the package name

    Windows instructions:

    Plug your phone into a PC and enable USB debugging
    Install the drivers and adb

    (Prefix each command with "adb shell")

    In a powershell window type this
    Code:
    pm disable com.oneplus.brickmode
    See if it succeeds. It won't print anything to the console if it does

    If it succeeds then run

    Code:
    pm uninstall com.oneplus.brickmode
    That should be the end of zen mode

    Linux instructions:
    You might need to install udev rules and restart your PC. Driver installation is not required as it just works

    Instead of powershell open your terminal emulator and type the same commands
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2019

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  7. M1559583477222
    Eclair Aug 10, 2019

    M1559583477222 , Aug 10, 2019 :
    Uninstall with ADB is the best solution. It's drain battery! I did it in two minutes. (and now I'm happy again ahahaha)
     

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  8. Georgeoneplus7pro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 13, 2019

  9. kthomas72
    Donut Aug 17, 2019

    kthomas72 , Aug 17, 2019 :
    I'd just like to say, I own a one plus 6 and a 6t. These are the 1st One Plus devices I have ever owned. So far I have enjoyed the phones, there are some issues that never got worked out but I got tired of dealing with support about it so I've just lived with them. Then comes the last update. They installed some insidious app called Zen Mode. I didn't ask for it and I can't get rid of it. At random times a message pops up telling me to put down my phone and enjoy life? These messages occurred when I was sleeping or at times when my phone was not even in use! I never look at my phone for 2 hours straight. My screen time for yesterday wasn't even 2 hours all day! Actually the message is up right now telling me I'm using my phone continually and I just picked it up this morning to type this message. I DON'T WANT ZEN MODE PLEASE REMOVE IT! If this is the path one plus is going this will be my 1st and last one plus device. Please remove Zen Mode or give us the option to turn off these ridiculous messages, I shouldn't have to look for work around's to make my phone work like I want it too.
     

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  10. F_Alessandro_Mercier_Ujx
    Froyo Aug 18, 2019


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  11. Georgeoneplus7pro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 18, 2019

    Georgeoneplus7pro , Aug 18, 2019 :
    When OnePlus 8 is launched, I will inform myself if it has Zen mode pre-installed, then I will make the purchase decision.
     

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  12. ngydat
    KitKat Aug 18, 2019

    ngydat , Aug 18, 2019 :
    In the community, you'd be surprised how many users asked for it
     

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  13. F_Alessandro_Mercier_Ujx
    Froyo Aug 18, 2019

    F_Alessandro_Mercier_Ujx , Aug 18, 2019 :
    I know, I've seen nothing but users begging for it to be removed. So many threads about this and they just keep on coming.
     

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  14. Georgeoneplus7pro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 18, 2019

    Georgeoneplus7pro , Aug 18, 2019 :
    We will leave alone if OnePlus doesn't give up this idea. If Never Settle becomes Zen mode we will say goodbye to OnePlus.
     

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  15. Georgeoneplus7pro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 18, 2019


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  16. Kytharsis
    Marshmallow Aug 18, 2019

    Kytharsis , Aug 18, 2019 :
    No one's forcing you to use it... jeez.
     

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  17. Georgeoneplus7pro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 18, 2019

    Georgeoneplus7pro , Aug 18, 2019 :
    But it forced me to preinstall it, to send me notifications, without my permission. That's on my money. I should be able to choose to disable or uninstall what I don't like
     

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  18. anupritaisno1
    KitKat Aug 18, 2019

    anupritaisno1 , Aug 18, 2019 :
    I think oneplus does allow you to unlock the bootloader
     

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  19. Vansh99
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 18, 2019

    Vansh99 , Aug 18, 2019 :
    Judging by your first post, you're getting bothered by the zen mode app telling you to take a break, so....
    You can go to zen mode app and go to its settings and turn off the reminder to remind you every 2 hours to take a break.
     

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  20. MarcW1
    Froyo Aug 19, 2019

    MarcW1 , Aug 19, 2019 :
    None of what you typed, works.
    There is no way to turn off, disable, or stop Zen mode.
    Typical OnePlus software "performance".
     

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