A lot of us would have faced different problems while using Android especially when the phone becomes a little old. In this article, we will be talking about how to fix common issues in Android and we are going to share some quick tips. As our phone gets older and older we face problems like performance getting slow, phone freezing, applications or videos take a long time to open, etc.

 

Common Issues in Android & their Fix

 

Removing Apps

For removing any unwanted applications from your phone go to

  • Settings
  • Application Manager
  • Select the application’s name
  • Click on Uninstall.

Stopping the Flashing LED

If you wish to stop LED from flashing when you get a call or when you get any notification go to

  • Settings
  • Display
  • Notification Flash and remove check marks from all the options.

Phone shows more space being occupied even though you’ve consumed less

You would encounter this issue once you have used your phone for a few months and you would no longer be able to install new apps and even though you have consumed less space your phone shows more. The extra space that your phone shows is because of the storage space being filled with cache memory, apps and also with files that are not removed even after removing their parent applications. To fix these try the following:

Solution 1

Delete the cache data for all apps from your phone

Solution 2

Uninstall apps that you do not use

Solution 3

Move large apps to your SD card to create more internal storage space.

 

Applications take a lot of time to open up

This is also one of the common problems that you would encounter.

Solution 1

You need to clear and boost your phone’s RAM (Random Access Memory)

Solution 2

You can also download any of the free cleaning software from Google Play store Like Clean Master, they will help you in clearing RAM and also boosting system performance.

 

How to take screenshots on the phone

In most of the new series of phones, you can take a screenshot by pressing the Home button and the Power button at the same time.

 

 

How to update Android OS on the phone

This will depend on your phone’s manufacturer if they have given an option in the phone to upgrade the OS. If yes, once the latest update is released, go to:

  • Settings
  • About Device
  • Software Update

If new updates are available it will display and you could download it but it requires a Wi-Fi connection.

 

How to stop Virus from attacking the Android OS

Just like desktops and laptops smartphones are also facing an increasing threat in terms of security. You could install any Antivirus software from Google play store to keep it protected.

 

How to improve the battery life

As the battery comes in use on a daily basis due to the wear and tear the life of battery goes down. Follow these to improve the battery life:

Solution 1

Enable Power Saving Mode from the notifications area of your device.

Solution 2

Turn Off your Bluetooth and GPS when they are not in use.

Solution 3

Do not use your Android device while it is charging

Solution 4

Avoid playing games that may require a lot of battery on your device

Solution 5

Use free applications like Battery Doctor or Easy Battery Saver available on the Play Store to use the battery present efficiently.

 

How to fix Android GPS issue

If your device is giving you the wrong location or it if GPS is not working as expected then follow these solutions to fix the problem:

Solution 1

Toggle your GPS from the notifications area and check if the problem is fixed

Solution 2

Toggle Airplane Mode from the notifications area

Solution 3

Remove the phone case and try to use your GPS

Solution 4

If Power Saving mode is switched on then switch it off and try to use the GPS

Solution 5

Restart your device

Solution 6

Check the location settings of your device and make sure that High Accuracy option is selected under mode so that the device uses the GPS, Wi-Fi, and your device’s network to identify the location

Solution 7

Update Google Maps

Solution 8

Clear cache and data for Google Maps

Solution 9

Use a third-party app from the Play store like GPS Status and Toolbox App to ensure that your device’s GPS works efficiently

Solution 10

Check the settings for other apps that require location services to function

Solution 11

Update your Android device’s firmware

Solution 12

Wipe the cache partition of your device

Solution 13

Reset the device to factory settings

 

How to fix no signal on Android

To fix a no signal problem, you must first find out if the problem lies in your device or if it is the SIM that may be causing the problem.

Solution 1

Restart your device

Solution 2

Toggle Airplane mode to fix the problem

Solution 3

Check if the SIM card is inserted properly or not

Solution 4

Check the settings of your device and make sure that mobile network is selected automatically

Solution 5

Make sure your device is broadcasting the radio signals properly

Solution 6

Update your phone’s firmware

Solution 7

If your device’s IMEI is corrupted or nulled then you will have to restore the IMEI of your device.

Solution 8

Reset to factory settings

 

How to fix Android won’t download Apps

When your device cannot download apps from the Play store, you must first check if you have a stable internet connection. Then try the following solutions:

Solution 1

Restart your device

Solution 2

Check the date and time settings on your device

Solution 3

Use mobile data instead of Wi-Fi network to check if the apps are downloaded

Solution 4

Make sure the Download Manager App is On and it is working

Solution 5

Delete cache and data files for Google Play Store

Solution 6

Delete cache and data files for Google Play Services

Solution 7

Refresh the data sync settings on your device

Solution 8

Update the software on your device

Solution 9

Reset your Google account by removing your Google accounts from your device and adding them once again.

Solution 10

Uninstall Google Play Store updates and reinstall them to solve the problem

Solution 11

Reset your device to factory settings

 

How to fix Android that is stuck in logo screen and won’t boot

There are many reasons for your Android device to be stuck on the logo screen. Depending on the cause of the problem, you can try these solutions to fix it:

Solution 1

Soft reset your device

Solution 2

Reinsert the battery of your Android device

Solution 3

Switch off your device completely. Charge it for some time and then try to switch it on.

Solution 4

Use the PC suite provided by the manufacturer of your device to access your phone from a PC. If it is stuck on an update, then the update will complete and your phone will be able to restart.

Solution 5

Reset to factory settings

Read also: How to update software on android

 

Android Boot Problems

To fix problems with booting up your device try the following solutions:

Solution 1

Charge your Android device. There is a possibility that the boot problem is arising of a dead battery.

Solution 2

Remove the battery of your device. Wait for 30 seconds and reinsert the battery.

Solution 3

Soft reset your device and check if it powers on as expected.

Solution 4

Remove the SD card of your device and power on your Android. This will resolve problems arising out of a corrupt SD card.

Solution 5

Wipe the cache partition of your device

Solution 6

Restart your device in Safe mode and check if it is working. If your device powers on properly then the problem may arise from a third party app. Uninstall the app that may be causing the problem.

Solution 7

Reset your device to factory settings

 

How to fix camera errors

Using the camera from our phone has made things so much easier.

Solution 1

Restart the camera.

Solution 2

Restart the device

Solution 3

Clear the cache files for the camera app on your device

Solution 4

Clear the data files of your camera app

Solution 5

Update your device’s software

Solution 6

Delete the cache and data files of the gallery app on your device

Solution 7

Use a third party camera app

Solution 8

Use safe mode to figure out if a third party app may be causing the problem. If your device works in safe mode then uninstall the app that you think may be causing the problem.

Solution 9

If you are unable to figure which app may be causing the problem then you can reset your device to factory settings.

Read also: How to change the language on android 

 

How to fix “Unfortunately, keyboard has stopped” on Android

When the keyboard on your device does not work, it can cause a lot of problems for you. Sending messages or emails will come to a complete stop when the keyboard is not working. Use these solutions to fix the problem.

Solution 1

Restart the keyboard from the settings menu of your device

Solution 2

Restart your device

Solution 3

Clear the cache and data of the keyboard app on your device

Solution 4

Delete the cache and data files of the Dictionary app from your device

Solution 5

Reset the keyboard settings

Solution 6

If the stock keyboard app is still not working then use a third party keyboard app if you are comfortable with it.

Solution 7

Update the firmware of your device.

Solution 8

Restart your device in Safe mode and check if the stock keyboard app is working now. If it is then a third party app is causing the problem. Uninstall the apps that you think may cause the issue.

Solution 9

Reset the device to factory settings

 

How to move apps on an SD card

Many Android users find it easy to create space in the internal memory of their device by moving apps to the SD card.

Solution 1

Use a USB cable to connect your device to a PC and then transfer the files you want from the device’s storage to the SD card.

Solution 2

Go to the settings menu of your phone, and then access application manager to get a list of all the apps on your device. Tap on each app and tap on Move to SD card if the option is highlighted on your device.

Solution 3

Use a third-party app to transfer the apps from one device to another.

 

These are the common Android problems that most of our users have reported and wanted a solution for. These solutions should work on most of the Android devices including Samsung, HTC, Sony Xperia, Motorola and other Android devices.

You may also read: Top reasons to root your android phone

 

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