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4 annoying Android problems and how to fix them

Let’s be honest, Androids are impressive. Their smart designs and various features have captured the envy of many smartphone users; however, nothing is perfect. Like everything else, Android smartphones have been known to have their fair share of  problems.

These problems have created a sort of love-hate relationship among Android users, which has lead them to contemplate getting a new phone entirely. It seems like every time we turn around, there’s a new issue.

But be assured, there are ways to overcome these problems without having to buy a new phone. Here are four quick fixes for some of the most common problems Android users face.

1. There it goes

Of all the issues users have to put up with, this one is probably the most common: rapid battery draining. Oftentimes, users will respond by immediately deciding to replace the battery completely; however, there are some easy and even obvious steps you can take to better preserve your phone’s battery life.

One of the easiest ways to keep your battery from draining so quickly is to adjust your brightness setting.

Decreasing the brightness of your phone’s display can save a great deal of battery life in the long run. Avoid using auto-brightness and bring your brightness down to about 50%, or to a level that is suitable for your eyes.

Your location settings can play a role in your battery drainage as well. Access the settings menu, click on Battery and choose battery saver.

If you’d like more information about Android battery life, tap or click here.

2. Frozen isn’t just a Disney movie

Phones typically tend to slow down as their internal storage begins to fill up. Sometimes phones will even freeze up and force users to restart. If your screen freezes, try removing any apps or photos you no longer want or haven’t used in a long time. If you have an abundance of apps and photos, but wish to keep them, consider moving them to the cloud or storing them on an SD card.

Another way to keep your device from freezing is to close any open apps after you’ve used them. Delete your app cache and avoid the use of live wallpapers. The app’s cached data can be deleted by going to Settings > Apps. Go through each individual app and choose the clear cache option.

Speaking of apps, be careful and pay attention to what you download. The Google Play Store is rife with fake apps created to steal your identity, empty your bank accounts and more. Tap or click here to learn how to protect yourself from these malicious apps.

3.  Why does this happen?

Can’t connect to a cellular network, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth device? Connectivity can be a tricky thing, especially when it comes to mobile devices. What should be the most simple thing to do ends up being the most frustrating. Thankfully, there’s a quick fix for this common issue.

Try turning on Airplane mode and leave it on for about 30 seconds, then switch it off and try connecting again. Simply toggling the specific connection can be effective in most cases. If the problem persists, try going directly to the source and set up your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth networks again.

4. Android: the hottest phones?

Have you ever picked up your phone and it felt as if it’s been cooking in an oven? You’re not the only one. It’s a common problem among certain Android products.

Androids can get really warm, almost to the point of hot, which causes serious concern for users. It’s recommended you don’t use your phone while it’s being charged. If you can, avoid charging your phone to a full 100% and don’t use cases that trap heat.

Make sure your phone is not connected to any Bluetooth speakers for too long if not in use and try not to use high CPU draining apps like Facebook, SnapChat or even Pokemon Go for extended periods of time.

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