Since 2010 when it first debuted, Android has gained over 2.5 billion users all over the world. In some countries, Android accounts for 85% of all smartphones. Even in the United States, where iPhones are popular, Android phones are used by people from every walk of life. Dependable and cheap, there are some Android phone problems you should be aware of.
Not all Android problems can be fixed, but some have steps you can take to lessen the damage or inconvenience. For each issue, some Android phone repair tips will be included.
The bane of every smartphone user, Android phones are no strangers to battery problems. The lithium batteries used by Androids will wear out over time. For most people, the battery doesn’t become a problem until you have to charge it more than once a day.
You can take steps to prolong the life of your battery. Like all lithium batteries, full-cycle charging, from 0% to 100% is not recommended. Instead, you should make sure that the phone is never completely dead and never charged.
Taking care to not overcharge or drain the battery can extend its life by double or more. There will come a point that no amount of monitoring will save the battery. When the battery gets old, you will have to replace it or take that as a sign that you should get a new phone.
There are a few other steps you can take in order to increase the battery life. A big source of power drain comes from the brightness of the phone. Turning this down will save you a large amount of power.
A Slow Android
It isn’t just time and age that slows down your Android phone, but that does play a part. Newer processors work better and apps come out optimized for the latest phones. You can take steps to prevent your phone from operating at a snail’s pace.
One of the biggest culprits of phones slowing down is the apps or types of apps that you are using. Apps like Facebook are notorious for taking up a lot of resources. Google Chrome is another app that will eat up memory and processor power and slow down your phone.
Not using these apps can increase the speed that your phone operates. You can also remove them from your library if possible, but at least make sure they aren’t running in the background. If that doesn’t solve the problem, your phone has reached the end of its life.
The dreaded low-memory notification can pop up at any time. When it does, it means that your Android has used up all its internal memory. This can be because of pictures, too many apps, or a combination of saved content on the phone.
Older phones are susceptible to this as the size of apps increases. If your phone is giving you this message, consider printing off your pictures or deleting text conversations and applications. This should free up enough memory for the phone to function.
If you don’t take care of this problem the phone can slow down. This is because the phone requires a certain amount of memory for the operating system to function. This is one of the most common Android phone problems.
Apps Freezing Up
There are a lot of apps out there, and sometimes we find one that just doesn’t want to work on our phone. With Androids, this is often caused because of problems with the coding of the app or with the ads it wants to display. Sometimes it’s not the app, it is our phone and there isn’t always an easy fix.
You can discover whether it’s the app or your phone by booting the phone in safe mode. This will allow you to run the app without third-party windows or advertisements showing up. If this fixes the problem, you should remove the app because it won’t work outside of safe mode.
If it continues to not work, there isn’t much you can do. Sometimes applications just don’t agree with our phones. You can try to reinstall the application, but if that doesn’t solve the problem there’s a good chance nothing will.
A cracked or damaged screen can happen to any phone. If your phone has a cracked screen it isn’t ruined, you can get it repaired. Professional Android phone repair is available in case you don’t know how to replace the screen yourself. Don’t struggle to try to use a damaged screen.
The cracks in a smartphone screen mean that it won’t read your input the way it should. This means that you may find yourself misclicking, sending erroneous messages, and other embarrassing situations.
Failure to Charge
This must be one of the most common Android phone problems. If you have plugged your phone in but don’t see the charging icon over the battery meter, the phone isn’t charging. This can happen for a variety of reasons.
Sometimes this can indicate a problem with the battery. Even more common is an issue with the charging cord. Sometimes there can even be damage to the USB port that the charger connects to the phone through.
Visually inspect the phone and cord. If you notice any damage to the cord, replacing it isn’t difficult but it will cost money. You can replace the battery, but if the damage is to the USB port you will need professional help to repair it.
Android Phone Problems and You
For as advanced as our phones have become, it isn’t uncommon to have problems. There are a lot of little issues that spring up from time to time. If you experience any issues with your phone, always try to restart the phone and see if that has solved it.
For physical damage and other Android phone problems, you can contact us. At Fruit Fixed we are excited to answer the questions you may have and take care of any damage to your phone.