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5 common Android problems and how to fix them

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Justin Duino / Instruction Geek

Android phones are great, but like any other device, they have their fair share of problems. There are a few issues that most Android users will encounter at one point or another. We’ll show you some solutions to these common problems, whether you’re using a Samsung Galaxy device, a Google Pixel, or anything else.

Unusual battery drain

Battery statistics.

Battery life is something you probably keep a close eye on, so it’s very noticeable when your Android phone is draining faster than usual. There are a number of things that can cause this, but it usually has to do with apps.

The easiest solution to battery drain, and most problems, is to restart your phone. Sometimes things become unstable and need to be rebooted. It’s easier to reset your phone than to try to hunt down the exact culprit.

The next thing to try is to update your apps. There could be a problem with an app for which the developer has already issued a fix. Head over to the Play Store and make sure all your apps are up to date. This is a good practice in general.

Lastly, if your phone is old, the battery may be degrading faster. You can check the battery status to see where it is.

RELATED: How to check battery status on Android

Wi-Fi disconnection

There’s nothing more annoying than trying to use your phone and Wi-Fi won’t stay connected. There are three possible culprits in this situation: your phone, router, or the Internet connection itself.

We’ve highlighted a number of things you can try to prevent your phone from disconnecting from Wi-Fi. If none of that works, the last resort is to reset the network settings on your phone.

  • Google pixels: Settings > System > Advanced > Reset options > Reset Wi-Fi, mobile and Bluetooth.
  • samsung galaxy: Settings > General management > Reset > Reset network settings.

RELATED: Why does my phone keep disconnecting from Wi-Fi?

phone freeze

samsung reset keys

If you have been using a smartphone for a long period of time (iPhone or Android), then it has probably crashed or become extremely slow for some unknown reason. Happens. Usually a simple reboot will resolve the issue.

However, it is not so easy if your phone is not responding. The good news is that it’s usually easy to force a restart with a combination of buttons. For most Android devices, that means holding down the Power and Volume Down keys until the phone restarts. This will not erase anything from the phone.

RELATED: How to force restart an Android phone when it doesn’t respond

The app keeps crashing

press "force stop".

What if the problem is with a specific app? It is very common for apps to occasionally crash or stop responding. Just like you can force restart your phone, you can also force restart an app.

There are two ways to do this. The easiest method is to open the Recent apps menu and swipe the malfunctioning app off the screen. If that doesn’t fix the problem, you can go to system settings and “Force Quit” the app. Force closing an app almost always fixes small issues.

RELATED: How to close apps on an Android device

charger not working

A pretty big problem that can occasionally occur is when your Android phone seems to refuse to charge. Usually, if this happens, it is related to the charging port or cable, not wireless charging.

First, make sure it’s not just the cable, but also check with other cables and chargers. If it still doesn’t work, check the charging port for debris that may be interfering with the connection. Still not charging? It could be water damage or just a faulty charging port.

In the case of a faulty charging port, you should contact the manufacturer for a replacement. This occasionally happens with devices as they get older. However, if the problem is water related, they may not honor the warranty.

RELATED: Why won’t my phone charge? 5 fixes to try

Using any type of device means dealing with the occasional problem. Some are more annoying than others, but there is usually a solution. A reliable web search for your problem and device name may show solutions to try.

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