common smartphone issues and their solution

Common Smartphone Issues and How to Fix Them

Today Smartphones became a part of our body and we face many issues and problems with them in our daily life. And sometimes these issues become very annoying and it’s natural we don’t want to have slow smartphones or any other gadgets like slow computers.

With the entire world in our hands, a smartphone brings many uncertainties with itself. Such uncertainties can hinder our daily functioning and are highly intolerable. After all, it’s an electronic device, prone to get interrupted irrespective of the time and situation. We all face problems with our smart gadgets with time like Smart TVs etc.

Apart from a broken heart, things can be fixed, and so is your smartphone. However, there are some issues that need special attention and can ruin your smartphone further in the DIY (Do it Yourself) process. But there are some that can be restored by the touch of your hand. Here are some of the quick magic fixes that you can do by yourself.

We have curated this article after discussion with one of the mobile repairing company experts based in Delhi which throws light on some of the common mobile repair issues we face quite often and offers quick fixes to overcome them.

1 – Your Smartphone Slow Down

This is something that we all experience at least once. Slowing down smartphones is the most common mobile phone issue and it can be associated with old phones. However, newer devices can present the same problem. This may be, when your Random-Access Memory (RAM) is full of apps and files that you do not use or need, your phone tends to respond slowly.


Quick Fix: The solution to it can be, cleaning your cell phone and closing/deleting the unused apps, files and clearing the cache data. If you have recently installed an app and your phone is not working well, you should uninstall it and see if your mobile phone runs faster. If this does not help, then you can also try saving important information on Google Drive, Dropbox, or just on your computer. After that, you can restore your cell phone to factory data.


2 – App Crashes/ Freezes

This happens a lot with most of us,  it is a very annoying thing but it’s not so difficult to solve. Although it should not be a common thing, the truth is that apps sometimes present this issue and can be related to bugs on the app, or maybe the operating system of your smartphone is not the best or the newest for those apps. There are some apps that are constantly adding new options and improving some details for better performance, but sometimes your phone just cannot support the latest version and that app starts crashing all the time.


Quick Fix: The first thing you should do is, restart your smartphone and start using the app again. Another thing you can do is, go to the App Manager and stop the app, sometimes cleaning the cache data also works. If your smartphone continues doing the same then, try to uninstall the app and install it again. As mentioned earlier, sometimes the app has a lot of bugs that cause this problem.  


3 – Bad Battery Life

Another common problem that everyone encounters is when your phone doesn’t have enough battery, even if you did not use it all the time. There are different factors that can affect your battery life and you should take them into account and act accordingly.

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Quick Fix: The solution is, you should try to dim the screen brightness and turn off the GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use. You can also enable the Battery Saving Mode and see if your battery lasts longer. Additionally, you should check your Battery Usage in your phone Settings and see which apps are using more battery, this will give you an idea of which are the apps that are consuming more battery. Consequently, you can close or disable the ones that are draining more battery if you usually do not need them.  


4 – Full Storage

If you are the kind of person who saves too many photos, songs, documents and some other files and although you do not need them anymore, you do not delete them. Sometimes those files are so old that you forget you have them stored in your smartphone. Unnecessary apps also occupy important storage space that can be used for other matters and can further result in the slowing down of smartphones.


Quick Fix: When you have filled up your storage space, your cell phone tends to respond slowly. So, the possible solutions for this problem are – try to delete those files and apps that you do not use anymore, you can also delete old calls and text messages and clean the cache data. Try to transfer those files you would like to keep with you on an online cloud or buy a microSD card to save that valuable information in a safe place. Doing this will help you to overcome the situation a bit. 


5 – Damaged Charging Port

Charging ports tend to deteriorate as time passes. Misuse or dirt can be the cause of the deteriorating condition of the charging port. This problem needs a solution by a mobile repairing centre but you can try some things to see if it works again.


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Quick Fix: Before taking your smartphone to the repair shop, try to clean the charging port with a new and dry toothbrush. You can also clean it using a dry cotton swab to remove the dust and dirt that does not allow your charging port to working properly. If this does not work, please don’t ruin your smartphone and take it to the mobile repairing shop to get it fixed. 


6 – Connect to Wi-Fi Issue

Some of the users face this issue of losing the wifi connection and they cannot connect to a local network. While a wifi network is working with other devices, users assure that they have a problem finding a stable connection. Before trying to find a possible error in your smartphone, make sure that the router is close to you and ensure that it is connected to the correct network.


Quick Fix: Restart your device or the router by unplugging it and plugging it again. If this doesn’t work then you may go to settings to re-establish your network. It will restore the wifi network and the password with the VPN and APN of your cell phone. If the same problem further continues, you can restore the factory configuration by eliminating all the content. Before doing this make sure that you have made a backup of all the important files as everything will be erased once you restore your device.


Conclusion

Although these are not the only problems that smartphones have, they are the most common ones according to Internet searches. These are some of the common problems that can be fixed by you at home, however, these are not the ultimate solutions but they can provide relief to an instant snag. 

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