Galaxy Watch 4 causing serious lag and issues with media playing on Oneplus 8 pro via OnePlus 8 Pro

  1. Z1590592097964
    Cupcake Sep 15, 2021

    Z1590592097964 , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Sep 15, 2021 :

    I have my Galaxy watch 4 connected to my Oneplus 8 pro.

    I have serious lag and issues opening the phone when the watch is connected.

    YouTube, Pocket cast and Spotify among others are all massively delayed.

    Opening the phone itself is also an arduous problem as it causes crashing.

    My phone seems to be draining battery at a much quicker rate now as well

    My phone is up to date as is the watch

    This is not good enough

  2. envdia
    Cupcake Sep 17, 2021

    envdia , Sep 17, 2021 :
    I also have this issue with the 8t. Issue seems to be with the watches "Media Player Controller" app. Theres definitely some bug there causing the galaxy watch4 plugin to crash and absolutely decimate the phones battery and cpu.

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  3. envdia
    Cupcake Sep 17, 2021

    envdia , Sep 17, 2021 :
    So far the only thing I've been able to do is uninstall the watches plugin on my phone. But this renders the watch useless as you wont get any notifications. Still sucks.

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  4. envdia
    Cupcake Sep 18, 2021

    envdia , Sep 18, 2021 :

    Have you found anything to fix this?

  5. Z1590592097964
    Cupcake Sep 18, 2021

  6. Philip MoreGs
    Cupcake Sep 22, 2021

    Philip MoreGs , Sep 22, 2021 :
    I have found a solution to this on my OnePlus 7Pro.

    Disable battery optimisation for all system apps. I have no idea which one the galaxy watch plugin is using but it must be using one of them. This also fixed a number of other lag issues I have been having with the phone. The process is tedious because you have to go through manually disabling this for many system services.

    "Battery optimisation" by killing system apps that are generally not doing anything or consuming any significant battery life is a really dumb idea, whoever developed this at OnePlus clearly doesn't know anything about operating systems and didn't do any testing of this "feature". The impact on battery life of having to repeatedly re-start these processes that should already be running is likely higher than just leaving them running in the first place and the start up of these services will cause lag as they will not start back up instantly.

    Hope this helps :)

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  7. vicoco83
    Cupcake Oct 16, 2021

    vicoco83 , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Oct 16, 2021 :
    It works for me on my OP 8 pro.

    Thanks for this information ;)