We have stepped into the time of technology. With that, we cannot deny the fact that our smartphones have already become a necessity. In addition to that, a lot of us depend on our smartphones for work, communication, and a lot more. With the rapid growth of usage, it is understandable that problems go along with it as well. In this article, we are going to give you some of the most common Android problems and how you can fix them.
Android’s infamous battery drain
Since we use it for most of our activities, it can be a safe conclusion that battery consumption is a problem. Numerous people reported that the statuses of their battery life descended. Why is this so, you may ask? Well, ever since the functionalities transitioned from plain to complex, it goes parallel with the battery drainage.
One easy and simple fix that can prolong the battery life is in your settings. You can do the following:
- Turn off your location when not in use
- Decrease the brightness when it’s not needed
- Enable the “battery-saving” mode
There actually are multiple ways on how you can prolong your battery life. What most of us do not know is that the gradual downgrade of our lithium-ion batteries is normal. What you can do to prevent the short-term d***h of your batteries is to take care of it properly by not letting it at a full-charge and 0% about 80% of the time.
This doesn’t just go for Android as it also occurs sometimes in iOS. Have you ever experienced or noticed that your phone is not properly connecting to a network? May it be a Wi-Fi signal, or from your own Mobile Data? Or have you ever experienced problems with your bluetooth? These are all common occurrences and you don’t have to panic if this happens to you. Typically, the most effective trick is that you disable all of it by going on Airplane Mode for about 30 seconds to a minute and re-enabling everything again. If it doesn’t work, then the source might be the issue here. Power cycle your router (device if it’s bluetooth) and try again.
Preventing it is kind of unnatural since our devices go through the wear-n’-tear process but you can prolong its effectivity by not overusing it.
In sending text messages, we can count on our smartphones since one of its main uses is to do that, correct? But what if it gives us errors that it cannot send messages? That the errors we are receiving are more often than the time we successfully send messages?
This is a common problem for Android users. To fix this, ensure that you have reception and resend the message. If it’s still not sending, turn on airplane mode and then resend the message as a new one (compose another one [copy + paste]).
Slow UI/Freezing or hanging
Our phones gradually slow down in accordance to how much we use it. The storage fills up every time you download or even browse. If you notice that it is starting to slow down, what you need to do is to manage your storage. To do this, go to Settings > Apps. Select a specific app (of course the app that is slowing down) and hit on Clear Cache and Clear Data. Note that by doing this, you are allowing the space to be freed up from all the activities you have done.
One way to prevent this is of course by you having an SD card (if the unit you have has this feature) and transfer apps to that so that your phone storage keeps clean. Another is to refrain from saving cookies and bookmarks as it fills up the browser you are using.
Some Android smartphones has this problem of heating up especially when used for a long period of time. With this, you become frantic and scared of what’s causing your phone to heat up. One easy fix is for you to make sure that currently open apps are apps you are using. Make sure to close apps that are not in use.
Another is by refraining from putting cases that are absorb heat like rubber cases. If you think you are doing it correctly and it is still heating up, then the best advice is that you visit a technician and have your smartphone checked.
Google Play Store – Crashing
When you want to download new apps but your phone itself doesn’t let you. There have been numerous reports about Google Play Store being unresponsive; this is kind of normal because it is the only portal you use to get things that are not in your phone.
The root of this is because your Play Store has an inconsistent cache. So what do you have to do? Go to Settings > Apps > Select Google Play Store. Once you select that, you would see Storage. You just have to select Clear Cache and that should work like a charm.