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Swipe Up Gesture Delay in Third Party Launchers on OnePlus OxygenOS 14

The latest underlying OS skin from OnePlus in the form of OxygenOS 14/ColorOS 14 brings a slew of intriguing goodies and noteworthy features to the fore. These include Aquamorphic Design 2.0, Trinity Engine, and a combination of HyperRendering, HyperTouch, and HyperBoast. However, on the flip side, it seems to be giving quite a tough time to custom launchers.

Swipe Up Gesture Delay in Third-Party Launchers on OnePlus OxygenOS 14

Numerous OnePlus users have voiced their concern that they are witnessing a considerable delay when carrying out the swipe up gesture in third-party launchers on OxygenOS 14. According to the users, if they are inside an app and want to directly go to the home screen, they perform a swipe up gesture but have to then wait for a couple of seconds before the icons appear on the screen.

This behavior is noticeable across numerous custom launchers and various OnePlus devices, the only common factor being the fact that all these devices are running the latest OxygenOS 14. So either there have been some major code-base changes under the hood that seem to have skipped through the eyes of custom launcher developers or the OEM is itself making it difficult for the users to leave its ecosystem and try out third-party launchers.

Swipe Up Gesture Delay in Third Party Launchers on OnePlus OxygenOS 14

From the user’s perspective, they are compelled to jump to the other side of the fence and give a shot at these launchers due to the lack of customizations that the stock launcher has to offer. In this regard, the non-existent customization for the app drawer, home screen maximum grid of only 5×6, no app drawer auto keyboard pop-up, and no widget stacking are just some of the reasons that force the users to have a shot at these custom launchers.

But now that even these third-party launchers are not working along the expected lines, it’s going to be a tough journey ahead for the device owners. However, there does seem to be some light at the end of the tunnel. So let’s traverse the path and find it out!

This Custom Launcher is Not Affected by this Bug!

Swipe Up Gesture Delay in Third Party Launchers on OnePlus OxygenOS 14

There exists a modded version of the OxygenOS system launcher that has some Realme UI features including the auto keyboard pop-up option for the app drawer and 5×5 app drawer. This are also some slight improvements over the stock system launcher. So if you are ready to give it a try, then here’s the direct download link for the same [Credit: XDA Member AlecTR].

That’s it. This was all from this guide regarding the swipe up gesture delay in third-party launchers on OnePlus OxygenOS 14. We shouldn’t be too much on the optimistic side of the issue being rectified because the general rule of thumb says that an OEM usually doesn’t care much about third-party app compatibility issues. Still, if there’s any development surrounding this story, we will update this post accordingly. So do keep a tab on the same at regular intervals.