Android 10 arrives on Nokia 7.1, causes some issues

Two days ago, Nokia announced the rollout of Android 10 to the Nokia 7.1. This announcement marks the third Nokia phone to receive the Android 10 update, after the Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 9 PureView received it a few days back.

According to the company, the Nokia 7 Plus, 6.1, and 6.1 Plus are next in line for Android 10. Users of these devices should start receiving Android 10 by the end of the year, or at the beginning of 2020.

The update brings all of Android 10’s signature features to the Nokia 7.1, including the popular Dark Mode, the new gestures, and the redesigned permissions system. However, the new Android 10 Focus Mode is set to arrive later, as it’s still in beta.

How to update Nokia 7.1 to Android 10

The global rollout of Android 10 has just started, which means some users will probably have to wait a day or two for the update to appear for them. You’ll be notified when the update is ready for install, but you can also check manually to make sure its there.

Here’s how to update your Nokia 7.1 to Android 10:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Navigate to About Phone > System updates.
  3. Tap Check for Updates to check if your phone has received the update yet.

Nokia 7.1 Android 10 issues

Some users have already installed the update. While the update’s been a smooth ride for some, others are experiencing a few issues. Here’s what one user reported on Nokia forums:

  1. Audio is messed up. there is a distortion when you play WhatsApp audio messages, the same issue is with some games and broadcasting apps like BIGO Tv, etc..
  2. Battery Draining so Fast, hardly 5-6 Hours standby time.
  3. It takes forever to charge the phone, no quick charge at all.
  4. When you switch between apps, every app just reloads itself, the duration to keep them in memory was good enough in Pie“.

Now, that doesn’t mean you’ll encounter the same issues when you install Android 10 on your Nokia 7.1. You may not have a single problem, or something else might bother you. It’s really a roll of the dice.

If you have encountered any problems upon installing Android 10 on your phone, feel free to share them with us in the comments below.

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Mike
Mike
January 8, 2020 7:49 pm

Hello everyone.I have a Nokia 7.1.It’s been updated to amdroid 10 but since then I have a problem searching my contacts. I can find some contacts only by the name (and I can’t find the same contact using the last name) and vise versa. Is anyone else facing the same problem?

Dariusz
Dariusz
January 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Reply to  Mike

Have the same problem on 6.1. Disaster!

Dariusz
Dariusz
January 25, 2020 3:52 pm
Reply to  Dariusz

Multiplication of the same contacts up to 14 times!

Pawel
Pawel
January 26, 2020 1:21 am
Reply to  Mike

I have the same plus some of the contacts are not found by search at all while if I scroll down the list they are there.

Wil
Wil
December 18, 2019 12:57 am

my phone was stuck to the Android one screen after downloading and installing the Android 10 update, did the factory reset, tried to sideload the update in recovery mode…no luck…

Babus
Babus
December 22, 2019 7:39 am
Reply to  Wil

Hi
If your reset has hold your OS back to android 9 you are lucky, because, we are struggling with this android 10 update, there are too much problems. So better wait till all the issue has resolved.

Pat
Pat
December 21, 2019 7:21 pm

Nokia 7.1 corrupted software message after android 10 update, ,tried factory reset, it keeps coming up with the message new update required, then tries to load but comes up with the same message that a factory reset is required , this phone hates updates as it is 3rd phone I have been given in less than a year?

Ranjit Behera
Ranjit Behera
December 17, 2019 4:38 pm

My phone just crashed after the update

sansui
sansui
February 12, 2020 3:02 am

me vi obligado a vender barato mí Nokia 6.1 debido a que lo arruinaron con android 10….

Kristen Erickson
Kristen Erickson
December 23, 2019 6:08 pm

Phone no longer charges since update 3 days ago. How do I remove update?

Falko
Falko
December 30, 2019 9:50 pm

Since the 10 update my phone is now constantly stuck on headphone mode, or to put it differently, the speaker on my phone doesn’t work in any calls, for listening to music or any other audio from media. The alarm works and the message sound sometimes does. It’s really annoying since my phone is for me for 1.Communication, 2.Music, 3.Camera. I only bought it in 2019 so that’s pretty, fuxxing annoying. DAMN NOKIA, GET ONTO FIXING THIS ASAP! Or my next phone is a Motorola again 🙁

dandy aboc
dandy aboc
December 24, 2019 9:05 am

my microphone is not working and audio is very bad

Jose Manuel Peña Giron
Jose Manuel Peña Giron
February 3, 2020 12:51 pm

Also, I have a problem searching my contacts. I can find some contacts only by the name (and I can’t find the same contact using the last name) and vise versa.

ARehman
ARehman
February 23, 2020 2:57 pm

Facing same issue any solution to this

Toyosi Taoreed
Toyosi Taoreed
May 6, 2020 9:15 am

I am using a Nokia 7.1 picked up my phone to use this morning and realised my gestures aren’t working. I have restarted the phone. Updated it and even switch between gestures. Nothing is working. Please what do I do???