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Quick Fixes to 5 Common Android Problems

Android, despite being made by Google, is open source which means that basically anyone can fiddle around with it and modify it into whatever they please. This is of great importance for smartphone manufacturers because each one of them produces their very own version of Android, with different themes, add-ons and interfaces.

However, the basis of the operating system is the same so the same problems can be associated with all hardware manufacturers.

What follows are five common problems which can be dealt with ease and without the need to take the phone to the repair shop.

Low Storage

You might experience a low storage issue even though you have a brand-new Android device. This is because Android assigns fixed storage space for apps.

If your storage is indeed full, you can free up space by uninstalling apps. But, if you use music apps, for instance Spotify, you may have a problem finding where the files are being stored. In this case, you can use an app like CCleaner to free up space. You can also try using DiskUsage, if you want a visual display of your files’ locations and size.

Internet Connection Problems

The most common reason for internet connection problems are defective APN settings. APN settings are specific for each provider and the best way to solve this problem is to contact your provider. They will send you an automated message which contains configuration profiles, which you will save and install on your device.

Another problem can be with a WiFi connection that is not working or is extremely slow. If connection is the problem, meaning you are connected to WiFi but your browser is not loading pages, the cause is probably your router. The solution is to either restart your router, or if that does not help, revert it to its fabric settings.

Slow internet speeds are often caused by a secondary device leeching all your bandwidth or by some apps downloading updates in the background. You can use a mobile speed test to see if this is the case. If the speed is lower than it should be, identify the devices connected on your router and the check if any apps are downloading updates in the background.

Malware

You should never install a cracked game or app because they probably have malware. If you already
have malware, just uninstall the defective app or game. If you cannot figure out which app is causing mayhem on your phone you can try a malware scanner.

Low Ram

RAM memory on Android phones is increasing every year, so the latest Android phones have as much as 4 GB RAM. This means that, in the future, there will not be so many problems connected with RAM. However, many people are unable or do not want to upgrade their phones, so their devices have 1.5GB, 1GB, or even less RAM. Considering that Android uses a lot of memory, especially if you have many apps installed, you will often feel stressed out because your phone is slow. The solution is to close as many background processes as possible and clear the app history.

Unavailable Google Play Services

Some phones which are produced for Chinese market actually do not have Play Store and other Google services installed, Xiaomi for example. This problem is easy to solve, just go to settings-security- and then tick the box next to “unknown sources”. Now, you can download Google Play Store and this problem is solved.

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