Android devices offer diverse options, including hardware, good prices, and other features.
However, a good phone does not come without its problems. Have you ever had an Android with an issue and wondered how to resolve it? Well, if so, this is the guide for you.
Androids are popular smartphones, but they’re far from perfect. These are the five common Android problems and troubleshooting solutions.
1. Battery Drain and Power Issues
Android phones have a lot of power, and with that power comes a need for a good battery. You may notice your Android’s battery is draining. If you experience these issues, it could be caused by an application on your device.
To check your battery, go to Settings > Device > Battery > Power > Battery Use. Under these settings, you can see what applications could be taking up most of your charge.
Additionally, if you see an app that you do not use, you can uninstall it from the device, maintaining a better battery charge. You can also manage your background data usage, which allows for better battery life.
2. Android Download Manager Is Not Working
Sometimes when you download content on your Android, the files it is downloading can become corrupted. The data, also known as “caches,” can be cleared out to help this issue.
To clear the cache, go to Setting > Apps/Notifications > See All Apps. From here, select the drop that states “all apps” and select “System UI.” From here, you can select “Storage and Cache” and then tap “Clear cache.”
After this, you should be able to restart your phone and have the download manager be up and running again.
3. The Screen Gets Too Dark
Androids come with ambient light sensors, and these sensors adjust the brightness depending on what environment you are in. Sometimes this can be jarring, especially if you are unaware of that feature.
If the sensor is blocked, it can cause the screen to dim dramatically. To avoid this issue, try to opt for a case or screen protector that will not prevent the light sensor.
4. Not Charging
If your Android is not charging, sometimes it can be an easy fix, and not due to a broken Android phone.
If your Android is not charging, first check to make sure that the bottom of the device, where the charging port is, is free from debris or other gunk that can intercept the connection between the phone and the cord.
If the device has debris, use a small toothpick with a gentle hand to extract the debris. After this, your phone should have a clean connection. Additionally, make sure to check the cable for a proper wall or power brick connection.
Sometimes, old cords can give out. To keep your charging cords in good condition for a long time, opt for braided ones or try to detangle them regularly.
5. Accidently Installing Malware
When you are browsing through the Google Play store, there is a multitude of applications to choose from. Sometimes, however, some apps may not be so innocent, and malware can be downloaded onto your device.
If this happens, don’t panic. Just simply uninstall and remove the malware from your device by uninstalling the app, booting your phone into safe mode among other options.
How to Solve Android Problems
With these five tips, you will be fixing your Android problems like a pro.
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