Common Smartphone Issues and How to Fix Them
Smartphones are wonderful things. They make our loves easy in a number of ways. However that doesn’t necessarily mean that are immune to faults and malfunctions. We have put up a list of the most common of these defects and how you can effectively eradicate them. Take a look below:
Quick Battery Drain
Recently, more people have reported the fact that their smartphone batteries have been draining at a much faster rate. Actually, this could be caused by a wide array of reasons, the most common being that you make use of too many apps and instead of closing each one after you’re done, you must minimize the screen. It is a bad habit that we all have, so you don’t necessarily need to worry yourself about that. if this is something that you do, all you have to do to fix that is just to be more vigilant when using apps. If you’re done with one, close it immediately. You can also go to your task manager from time to time to see which apps are still open, despite not being used.
If the issue still persists, it might be time for you to try something more efficient; changing your location and brightness settings.
From your start screen, go to Settings> Location> Battery-Saving Mode. It will strip down your phone’s ability to perform a bit, but you’ll definitely see an improvement in battery life. As for the brightness, manually set it somewhere in the halfway range and leave it there. You should also make sure not to use the auto-brightness feature for your phone. If you do, no matter how much you set it, you’re brightness, it’ll eventually increase at some point and you’ll be right back where you started.
Some high range Samsung phones, as well as a few Motorola Phones and HTC phones have the battery-saving feature. You can just as well check if yours does as well.
Freezing and Lagging
As a phone’s internal storage begins to get filled, it is only normal for it to begin to slow down and experience lags in usage.
Think of it like this
When you eat a bit too much, you get slow. You’re not able t do certain things and you have to slow down a bit to ‘catch your breathy.
Te same applies to phones. When a phone’s internal memory gets filled, it begins to lag as a way to ‘catch its breath’. It’s only normal, so don’t sweat it.
If you’re looking to fox this, try deleting apps and media files that you no longer need. As an alternative, you could also try cloud storage for your apps. This way, you will still have access to them, even though you’ve had them deleted from your phone. Cloud storage is an awesome alternative that you shouldn’t overlook. You can also try moving some files too your memory card. That way, you’ll be freeing up memory on your phone’s internal storage.
If you are experiencing issues with your phone’s ability to connect to Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, or even your cellular network provider, try enabling the Airplane Mode feature for about 30 seconds. This will most probably recalibrate all network settings and have it working again. Switch it off after the 30 seconds and try connecting again. Sometimes, you might not even need to wait as long as 30 seconds to solve this issue.
If the issue still persists, try repairing or setting up your Bluetooth device or Wi-Fi network again from the scratch.
Certain Android devices can begin to get really warm after continual usage. Although it might seem like a little issue, it has the potential to escalate and your battery is not really benefiting. To fix this, try your possible best not to make use of your phone while you’re charging it. Also, make sure not to use certain apps, like Snapchat and Facebook, for long periods of time. These apps put a lot of strain on your CPU and their continuous use could have deleterious effects on your battery. Once your phone gets a tad warm, give it a time out. However, if you don’t use any of these apps and your phone still gets hot, it might be better to have it checked out by a professional. It could very well be a factory defect.