OnePlus Buds Z Annoying Faulty Wear Detection via OnePlus 5T

  1. vinayaknagri
    Donut Nov 18, 2020

    vinayaknagri , via OnePlus 5T , Nov 18, 2020 :
    The wear detection feature which is supposed to pause the music when we take any bud out of the ear and play it as soon as we re-place the bud is too sensitive.
    The audio playback randomly pauses even if the buds displace just a little in the ear. It's unbearably annoying and even if OnePlus can't fix it, atleast they should give an option to disable this feature.

    Anyone else facing this issue?

    [Edit (28 Dec 2020)]: A new update was pushed out, but the problem still persists and no option to disable the feature is provided. Disappointing.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2020

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  2. ajleest
    Donut Nov 19, 2020

    ajleest , Nov 19, 2020 :
    I am definitely also experiencing this. It seemed to be fine when I first got them but now a couple days later I can't watch youtube or play music with them because they pause and resume every 30 seconds or so. I'd love to even disable the wear detection somehow but it doesn't appear that I can do that. I'm also considering covering the sensor with a sticker or something.

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  3. vinayaknagri
    Donut Nov 22, 2020

    vinayaknagri , via OnePlus 5T , Nov 22, 2020 :
    Please let me know if you find any kind of fix to this.

  4. cpaleop
    Cupcake Nov 24, 2020

    cpaleop , Nov 24, 2020 :
    Second day and it's getting annoying already. Please give us the option to disable this feature.

    It's impressive how these features that take control of the product's behavior are not optional in 2020.

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  5. E1607324411846
    Cupcake Dec 7, 2020

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  6. DOCTOR_93
    Cupcake Dec 16, 2020

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  7. michaman12345
    Cupcake Jan 4, 2021

  8. jimjohnjames
    Eclair Jan 11, 2021

    jimjohnjames , Jan 11, 2021 :
    There are three threads about this:
    One https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oneplus-buds-z-pausing-issue.1354493/
    Two https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oneplus-buds-z-annoying-faulty-wear-detection.1346933/
    Three https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oneplus-buds-z-bug.1331247/

    Plus Reddit-threads (here is one):

    Still no comment or update from OnePlus, is this bug in a backlog somehwere? I'm very sceptical about their processes around testing or potentially deploying scary hotfixes. These kind of disastrous bugs should never go into production and shelf-items. If that catastrophe happens... DEPLOY A FIX.

    I have had auto-update ON for months, still no update. Pause pause....

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  9. vinayaknagri
    Donut Jan 15, 2021

    vinayaknagri , via OnePlus 5T , Jan 15, 2021 :
    I mean if they don't want to fix it, just give us an option to just disable the damn feature.

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  10. rahhuldas
    Donut Jan 17, 2021

    rahhuldas , Jan 17, 2021 :
    Yeah, its very sensitive even am facing the same issue and after a certain point it gets very annoying :(:(

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  11. jimjohnjames
    Eclair Jan 19, 2021

    jimjohnjames , Jan 19, 2021 :
    I think we should all report the issue here with the text "SOFTWARE BUG" - the more reports they get, the more attention it can receive.


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  12. vinayaknagri
    Donut Jan 19, 2021

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  13. jimjohnjames
    Eclair Jan 21, 2021

  14. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Jan 21, 2021

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  15. jimjohnjames
    Eclair Jan 21, 2021

    jimjohnjames , Jan 21, 2021 :
    Hi Dresa91,

    Many thanks for your response and for sharing the link. The problem many users are experiencing is not listed under the link.
    - I have tried resetting my buds, without any change or success (actually made it worse which I do not understand).

    What everyone wants is to be ablet to manually disable the "Wearing Detection"-feature, it would solve the immediate problem.


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  16. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Jan 21, 2021

    Dresa91 , Jan 21, 2021 :
    What about contacting the support?

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  17. Helder_DAlmeida , via OnePlus 7T Glacier Blue , Jan 21, 2021 :
    This question was already put to me when I reviewed Bud's, but I don't have this issue. I don't have the bud's Z... Maybe is something related to Z?

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  18. jimjohnjames
    Eclair Jan 21, 2021

    jimjohnjames , Jan 21, 2021 :
    Contacted, without success. This needs to be escalated somehow. Ideas? @Dresa91

    Yes. All the threads online are about Buds Z (Reddit, OnePlus-forums)..

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  19. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Jan 21, 2021

    Dresa91 , Jan 21, 2021 :
    Do you have a case number?

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  20. jimjohnjames
    Eclair Jan 21, 2021