Most Common Problems with Android and How to Fix Them
If you are using an Android mobile, this article will be helpful since it contains some of the most common problems and solutions so that you can find your mobile smoother and more useful. Let’s assume that you have recently moved from iOS to Android and you have been facing various problems after that. Therefore, you can check out this article to find whether you can find any solution or not.
Although manufacturers have started offers more storage in recent days, previously users used to get only 8GB or 16GB storage to store files. If you do not want to use a memory card, it can create problems. You cannot install all your favorite apps and store all the files that you might need. Therefore, there are some simple solutions you can use.
- You can delete all the unnecessary apps. Many people download an app and forget about that after a few days. Chances are you might have such an app. Do create a list of apps those you haven’t used in the last two weeks or so. Then, uninstall them one by one.
- Search for large files. Many people watch movies on mobile. If you got something a long time ago, but you forgot to delete that after watching, you should search for such file and delete them as soon as possible. The easiest way to do that by using a third-party app. There are many such apps like Files Go by Google, CCleaner and so on.
Install Apps from Unknown Source
For Android, Google Play Store is the only trusted source. Whenever you try to install apps from other sources, it shows a warning, and eventually, it blocks the installation. Sometimes you may need to sideload an app that is not available on Google Play Store. If so, you need to allow a source before installing. To do that, open the Setting app and search for ‘Install unknown apps.’ Here you should get all the sources of Android apps. Let’s assume that you want to install an app that you have downloaded in Chrome. Therefore, tap the Chrome icon and toggle the button that says ‘Allow from this source.’
That’s all! Now you can install your app from that source.
No FIle Manager
If you have a stock Android device, you might get some apps like Files or Files Go. They are good but not that handy for every kind of user. If you want to find a file, you might have to spend a lot of time. Therefore, to fix that problem, you can use a third-party tool called ES File Explorer, which is free, easy to use, and it does all the jobs you can think of. Apart from allowing you to navigate through various folders, you can browse files by App, Movies, Images, Music, and so on. It also has a ‘Clear’ option that lets you delete all the unwanted files at once.
Android Stuck at Boot
If you restarted your phone for some reason but your phone has stuck in the boot, there are only a few things you can do before heading towards the service center. You need to boot your phone into Safe Mode. Like Windows, it helps users find whether the problem is occurring due to system files or third-party apps. Here is the detailed guide that you can use to start your Android mobile into Safe Mode.
Android Phone Not Connecting to Mac
This is very easy to connect your phone to a Windows computer. You just need the proper cable. However, if you are using a Mac computer and you want to transfer files from Mac to Android or Android to Mac, you need a third-party app. Without that, your Mac computer won’t be able to detect your phone. It is called Android File Transfer, and you can download it from the official website of Android. For your information, you need macOS 10.7 or later version. After installing this app, you can connect your phone with the USB cable and allow the computer to access your files. You should get this option on your mobile.
Remove Adware or Malware
If you often sideload apps from untrusted sources or you visit a crappy website, you might be a victim of adware or malware injection. If your phone is not performing smoothly or you are getting a lot of pop up ads on your mobile, you need to consider it seriously. Otherwise, you will end up losing your mobile’s data. The first thing you can do is install a trustworthy antivirus. If that is not helping you, and you have an SD card, you should remove that card and scan it with PC antivirus. Sometimes they do wonder.
Here are a few things you can do to avoid such situations-
- Do not install apps from third-party source unless you know that very well.
- Do not install any cracked version of the paid app from a third-party source. Android apps are not expensive. You can spend a little money to buy some apps.
- Do to visit a website which is showing a lot of unnecessary popups, i.e., deals.
Google Play Store Not Responding or Downloading Apps
This is a very common problem among Android users. If you are unable to open Google Play Store on your Android mobile or your Google Play Store is not downloading apps, here are a few things you can do-
- Clear data of Google Play Store and Google Play Services. You can find them in the Settings > Apps.
- Check your internet connection. If Google Play Store is showing ‘Waiting for Network’ message, you should actually check whether you have a valid internet connection or not. You can try changing your Wi-Fi network, enable and disable Airplane Mode and so on.
- Restart your phone. Sometimes, some internal files create problems, and you can fix that issue by restarting your phone.
That’s all! These are some of the most common issues Android users face frequently. Hope they help.