See the most common Android problems and their instant solutions

We can’t deny the fact that Android offers great reliability, stability and protection but problems choose to follow it in one way and the other.

However, any problems that choose to follow your Android device, we will provide instant solutions to it right in this article by providing fixes to the little and the common ones first.

1. Battery Drain

Battery Drain is one of the most common problems in Android. Those using low battery capacity on their device will really feel sad when their phone battery starts draining heavily.

Though, there are many reasons behind the battery draining issue. One of the best way in resolving the issue is by enabling battery saving mode, decreasing phone backlight, removing live wallpaper and stopping apps running on background.

Moreover, you can use Du Battery Saver app to resolve Battery Drain issue by helping you to eliminate apps that runs on background and additionally, it helps your battery charge faster by performing the necessary things that will help you save your battery.

2. Unresponsiveness, Freeze and Slow Speed

Unresponsiveness is one of the most common problems of Android device. When your phone starts freezing whenever you try to open an app or run anything on it, you should know that your storage is low. Although, there are many reasons behind this issue.

It can be that your phone RAM is too low or your processor is too low but that does not have anything to apply greatly to the cause. The best solution is to delete unused apps and delete heavy or big files from memory card or from the inbuilt memory storage.

You can also download Clean Master app from playstore, it will help you clean up your junk files, delete big files from your phone and help you clean up your phone till its RAM, Processor and Storage regains their balance for effective running of apps and files.

3. Wi-Fi Not Connecting

Wi-Fi inability to connect often happens to phone that has been online for long time. Several times, you connect your phone to a WiFi and you might be having problems or issues getting the signal or not connecting.

The solution is to simply restart your Android phone or enable Airplane Mode for at least 1 minute and try again. It will surely work this time.

4. Syncing or Refreshing Error with Google

You might have sync your phone from Google server to backup your contact list or other reasons. You might face problems sometimes but here is the instant solution to the issue.

Check if you have recently changed your account password to update with new password. If the issue still persists, kindly enable Airplane Mode for at least 1 minute and try again. Additionally, you can also remove your Google account and add it up again.

5. Forgot The Android Unlock Pattern

Many people do forget their complex password combination or pattern, or sometimes even simple passwords/patterns. If you forget your Android password, you won’t be able to do anything on your phone till that password is bypassed.

To resolve this issue, boot into your phone recovery mode by powering off your phone and by holding the VOLUME UP button + the POWER KEY button. It will boot directly into recovery mode, now scroll down and select “CLEAR CACHE AND DATA” and select “YES” to proceed. Once it’s done, you have successfully cleared your Android phone data and information and the password won’t be there any longer. Reboot and set a simple password this time or complex one that you can ever remember.

6. Keyboard Doesn’t Work

Sometimes, Android default keyboard do have problems while typing and can even become unresponsive or stuck up. You should download “Google Keyboard” on playstore and set it as your default app and enhance your typing experience.

7. Turn OFF Screen While Charging

When you plug in your phone into charger and your phone screen automatically turn off. Therefore, to resolve this, kindly go to Phone Settings>>Apps>>Development and tick the “Stay Awake” option to keep the phone awake while charging.

8. Phone Cannot Connect To PC for Data Transfer

To transfer data from PC to mobile or from mobile to PC, you need an app called AirDroid to make it work seamlessly, that’s if you use laptop or WiFi. This app will help you wirelessly transfer data to PC. Sometimes, your USB or USB port in PC doesn’t support each other that’s another reason you might face this type of problem.

9. Google Play Errors

Google playstore is the main, reputable and trusted store for all Android users to download their applications. If you experience any error like “Not downloading” and other stuffs, you should try out these simple solutions.

Remove and add your Google account again, this might resolve the issue within a minute. You can also clear the cache and data of your Google playstore app by going to Settings>>Apps>>Google playstore. Additionally, you can go to Apps and “Uninstall updates“, if the problem still persists.

10. Games Not Working

Games have different size. Always try to check the size of the game before you start to download because it might be too big for your device. Sometimes, the game might not support your phone, always check if Android game is compatible with your OS version before you hit the download button.

Games are not running because your RAM might be too low to run them and might cause your phone to show “white” and freeze. Try to use a phone with sufficient RAM to run those type of games or use Clean Master app to boost the game.

11. Insufficient Space Error

This usually happens to phones with full memory storage. Try to clean up junk files, delete big files and apps and install CCleaner app on your Android device to help in freeing up your storage.

12. Wi-Fi Disconnects Frequently

Whenever Android goes into sleep mode especially at night, the Wi-Fi automatically follow suite by interrupting whatever you are doing with it.

To fix this issue, kindly go to Settings>>WiFi>>Advanced>> and select “Keep WiFi On During Sleep” to “Always“.

13. SD card Not Recognized

When SD card is not recognized, the best solution is to reformat it using a desktop or laptop. You can also find some options in the menu of the SD card and format the SD card. This works best in most of the cases.

14. Stop Android Phone From Using Data When Abroad?

APNDroid – a third party app which allows users to turn off all data connection via a widget on the home screen, will definitely allow you to change this settings much quicker than using the standard Android settings screen.

15. Display Is Difficult To See In Bright Sunlight

This is one of the most common problems in Android but by using an anti-glare screen protector, you will be able to see much better than the standard ones because anti-glare will help you reduce the amount of glare on the screen when lighting conditions are extreme.

16. Android Consuming Too Much Data

Android internet data is cost and some internet providers won’t just reduce the data. For spending a lot of money getting the data you won’t just allow your phone to always consume the data without care, that’s why Android comes up with “Data Usage” feature, to help you set limit to your data usage.

Once your limit is crossed, your mobile data or WiFi will automatically turn off. Go to Settings>>Data Usage>>Set Limit to Mobile Data usage.

17. Apps Won’t Install To My SD Card

This feature is usually provided by your operating system (OS) version and if is not available, kindly wait for another upgrade update to bring out the feature. And also, some apps are built to be mounted on your phone storage, kindly go to Settings>>Apps>> and choose the option to “Move to SD Card“.

If the option is not available, kindly use APK Extractor app and extract all apps into your phone SD card.

18. Phone Overheats

Overheating are mostly caused by over using or heavy usage of a phone. Try to avoid charging or placing your phone in a sunny environment, reduce your phone backlight, stop background apps and run games or apps that are compatible with your OS version.

When charging your phone, please charge with a charger branded from the phone manufacturer. Using a fake charger, power banks or charging your phone from laptop or other stuffs can overheat your phone, kindly charge from main power outlet with full power supply. Using a ” Better-pass-my-neighbor generator can also have negative effect on your phone which can sometimes deteriorate the battery.

Conclusion

These are some of the most common problems we encounter everyday on Android phone and the solutions are based on our usage. Use your phone with care and all these won’t happen to your phone and if it in anyway happens, you can fix them using these instant solutions provided above.

Drop your phone problems in the comment section below and receive instant solution. You can as well share your experience or share this article to your friends on social media!

7 Comments

  1. Wow… It’s very helpful bro.. I have saved this article as pdf for future use, my own personal problem goes this way, my phone at times will just be touching and huck up by itself unless i but the screen off and on it back again, I have format the phone but to no avail. Please help me out

    1. For you to format it and nothing happens, you should try taking the phone to any nearest engineer to help you wipe the screen and also, I can suggest these two fixes…

      FIX 1: In my case, I discovered that the automatic touches on the screen of my android phone was mainly caused by some static electricity or oil on my screen which was making it to ‘think’ and act like I am touching it. This is what caused the automatic touches and automatic opening and classing of apps on my phone. To solve this problem, try giving the phone a good wipe with a slightly wet clothe to get rid of the oil, wash your hands well enough and dry them and try maintaining them clean, dry and free from oil. Also if you have been using electronics such as computers and laptops or even tablets, you should earth yourself by touching a metal in contact with the ground or metal water pipes with one hand. This will get rid of the static electric charges in your body. Remember to do this regularly depending on how long and regularly you are exposed to the charges from the electronics you use.

      FIX 2: In another case however, the jerking and automatic touches on screens of your android phone may be due to manufacturing defect in the touch screen of your android phone. Faulty touch screens are common with android phones and tablets. To detect this, you can enable ‘Show touches’ or ‘Visible touches’ in the developer options in the settings menu. This will enable you to see where the touches appear and this will prove your screen is defective. Alternatively you can install the paint program from google play store and run it on your android phone or tablet. Let the progam run and all the automatic and false touches will be painted on the screen. With this you can see where the touches are happening and maybe you mcan notice a pattern such as all being in one strip of the screen or all appearing at one point of the screen. This will confirm to you that there are faults in your touch screen. In this case, make use of your warranty, return your tablet or android phone to your dealer for replacement.

      FIX 3: The touch screen layer of the phone has been out of order. It should be replaced with the good one. The touch screen layer can be seperated with display screen layer in some smartphone models. Just replace the touch screen if your phone is in this model.

      Display screen and touch screen is combined together in some smartphone models. You will have to replace both display and touch screens if your phone is in this type.

      FIX 4: Lastly, Cool it down. Usually it will fake register touches thinking there is somebody actually touching the screen when in reality, the phone is just too hot and can’t tell the difference between an actual touch, and a nonexistent one.

      If your phone is cool and is still doing this, contact the manufacturer. Get a warranty replacement. If the warranty is out, and you have to pay to get it fixed, ask them how much it would be, and consider yourself if it would just be worth it to get a new phone.

  2. I just saw some problems I have been facing With out solution to them for long, but today I have found lot of solution thank admin

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