Smartphones were never the same until the advent of Android. More than just being a phone, Android devices have become a style statement or a way of life, considering the quantum of customization one can make in it. Though the pros of using an Android device are ample, it has some glitches too. And the glitches, to be honest, are sometimes intimidating. So as a response, here are five of the most common Android errors and issues, and solutions for the same.
This has always been a concern for many! The phone seem to die out when we need it the most. Moreover, considering its functioning and the number of features that come with the operating system, the battery is bound to drain faster. But, that would be a problem no more, if you try out some of the resolves.
- Modify the brightness level of your screen. Trust me, it works! Set it to a minimum or mediocre level and make sure that the screen timeout is not more than 30 seconds
- Turn on services like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS only when needed. These services intangibly consume a lot of battery life. So, make sure you turn them off during unnecessary times
- Disable auto-updation of your apps
- Remove applications that you hardly use
I’ve personally faced this several times. On disconnecting a call or closing the gallery; sending a text or terminating an app, the OS slows down gradually and crashes. One of the primary reasons for this occurrence may be because your phone or tablet does not have enough memory space. So, just check if you have adequate space in the RAM and clean up some if you don’t. This can be done by removing all unwanted applications, moving some files from the phone memory to your memory card and the likes. Once you’re done, reboot and your device will seem fresher and responsive than ever.
This is a common issue people face while viewing images and pictures. Sometimes, the phone doesn’t change its orientation according to the images we view or the applications we use. Landscape images appear to be in portrait mode, even on flipping the phone horizontally. A simple solution for this is to reach the settings -> display, and make sure if the auto-rotate screen feature is enabled. In case it is disabled, enable it and try again. If the problem persists, try rebooting. It should work now.
Android & Social Networking Apps:
One of the primary reasons why people prefer a smartphone is because they can instantly connect with their friends and relatives online, through the numerous social networking applications. This includes Facebook, twitter and the likes. But what happens is, these apps sometimes fail to function efficiently as they are intended to. For instance, the Facebook app has the tendency of frequently reporting connectivity issues. This is followed by the images not getting displayed properly and inefficient functioning of the messenger. So to resolve this, all that one needs to do is simply reach the market place and update the app. The update will ensure these issues and bugs are fixed and allow for a seamless connectivity. I’ve done that and my app now shows absolutely nil errors. But, remember not to enable auto update feature, as it tends to draw in much of the phone’s battery life.
The Android OS sometimes even showcases issues on connecting to a wireless network. It begins from the instance we activate the wireless services in our phones and sustains till we actually begin to surf. So, we’ve tried to breakdown the issues and resolve them one at a time.
Failure to Detect a Network:
Android sometimes fails to detect a network, even when the proximity levels are correct and the signal strength is high. Now there are two probabilities for this; first is the connection may be an Ad-Hoc in terms of its class, and the second could be that the provider may have deliberately hid the connection for security concerns. Basically Android is not configured to detect and connect to Ad-Hoc access points, so there is no point in scanning them. And the latter issue is in no way in our hands.
Secondly, the operating system has the habit of frequently disconnecting from the established connection. This could be because the phone’s configuration to save battery life. This may also be due to the presence of third-party battery saver apps that you have installed. So to resolve this, modify the timeout settings in your app and in your phone. This will pave the way for an uninterrupted internet connection.
So, these were some of the common Android issues and errors that have been afflicting for so long. Check out these solutions, give them a try and enjoy an unbiased Android experience! If you have any questions or contributions to add to this article, please use the comment form below. Remember to subscribe to my RSS feeds.