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5 common problems Android users have and how to fix them

5 common problems Android users have and how to fix them
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There are plenty of reasons to love your Android smartphone or tablet. You can navigate, chat, surf, stream, bump and so much more with such ease. But, even with the smorgasbord of great functions and features, there are still a few areas that could use improvement.

Android developers create their smartphones for people who want to be on the cutting edge of technology. Sometimes that means the most basic functions like battery life, Wi-Fi and other common features aren't as polished as they should be. Instead time went to mobile wallets, touch sharing and other cool features.

To help you curb the unwanted side effects of a built-for-the-future smartphone, we're here to show you the five most common issues users have with their Androids and the best ways to fix them for good. So, grab your Android and let's get started.

1. Teeny tiny text

Some images on your smartphone or tablet are just too small to see. Plain and simple. Now there's a feature you can enable to allow you to get a close-up of items on your Android's screen.

Just like Apple gear, Androids also let you use certain gestures to zoom in anywhere on the screen. To do this, you'll need to enable the Touch zoom function under the accessibility screen (Settings>>System>>Accessibility). Toggle the Touch zoom on and you're ready to start zoomin'.

Now, when something is too small on your screen or you want to zoom in on a tiny detail, you just need to tap on the screen three times in a row. Make sure you tap three times in roughly the same place or the system won't recognize the zoom command.

zoom collage

The portion of the screen you tapped on will become enlarged and you can adjust the screen by dragging the zoom box to show the area of the screen you want to move to, pinching to zoom out and panning with two fingers to zoom in. Tap three times to undo the zoom once you're finished.

If you want to get even fancier with it, you can try triple tapping and holding your finger on the screen with the third tap. This enables a temporary zoom function that releases after you remove your finger from the screen.

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