As Android phones have found their way into everybody’s life today, they are always being updated with new features and improvements. But they are not without their problems. Let’s look at six common problems that have been faced by Android users now and then along with solutions to fix them.
1. No response:
Problem: Sometimes your Smartphone just stops responding or appears to be frozen or switched off, no matter what button your press.
Solution: Remove the battery and put it back to restore the phone back to normality. Sometimes restarting also works favorably. Hold the power button for a few seconds and click restart.
2. Battery drain:
Problem: These phones are known to be a battery hog. No matter the version of Android used, the battery does not always last as long as you would like.
Solution: Stop those apps running in the background which you don’t use. Adjust your phone brightness and use auto-brightness settings. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when unnecessary. Put your locations services like GPS to power-saver mode. When your battery is at 5%, in lollipop versions, you can enable the power-saver mode.
3. Overheating of the device and switching off by itself:
Problem: The phone sometimes get overheated and become too hot to hold. There are numerous reasons for this; sometimes the battery improvement may not be on par with the hardware development.
Solution: Remove the battery and let it cool. Reduce too much gaming on the phone, disable the functions you don’t use, and switch it off for some time every day. If the problem persists, you might need to take it to a service center or repair tech and get your battery replaced.
4. Holding the power button does not bring up the small pop-up menu:
Problem: When holding the power button for a few minutes, the small pop-up menu to restart, power off or turn on airplane mode usually appears. However, sometimes it may not appear.
Solution: Reset the phone to factory settings. Restarting or removing the battery will not solve this problem. Go to Settings -> Backup and reset -> Reset phone. You may lose data when resetting the phone, in such cases, the Android data recovery can be of great help.
5. SD card not recognized
Problem: Once the expansion card is corrupted and your Android can’t recognize it, you may lose all data in it.
Solution: Reformat the SD card using a computer. The standard file explorer when connected to the computer will let you choose the format option and bring your card back to normal. To avoid loss of data try to back-up the data before formatting.
6. User interface is slow
Problem: Sometimes the phone just hangs, or you have slow UI. This is mainly due to lack of storage space in the internal memory.
Solution: Transfer all the apps and photos to the external micro SD card. Delete apps which you don’t use and close all unused apps running the background. Remove cache from all apps as well as avoid the use of live wallpapers to create more space and speed up your phone.