1. WiFi Keep Disconnecting
Your Android phone may start disconnecting from WiFi either while using the phone or when it goes to sleep. And as a result, there will be a delay in messages and notifications. Android do this to save battery life, but it’s not for everyone. So, here’s how to solve this problem:
- Go to “Settings” and then tap on “WiFi”.
- Now tap on the main menu button at the top-right corner and select “Advanced”.
- You should see the option of “Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep”, make sure it is set to “Always”.
If you are still getting the same problem, make sure to turn OFF Scanning always available option in the Advanced Wi-Fi setting. Because, when this option is turned ON, your phone’s Wi-Fi keeps looking for better connection and try to connect to that.
2. SD Card not Working
Your phone may stop recognizing your SD card or may not show the data inside it. Usually, this happens when the SD card is not properly inserted or it’s corrupted/infected. Take out the SD card and put it back inside properly. If this doesn’t fix the problem, then put the SD card in some other device to check if there is the problem with the SD card or your SD card slot. If that doesn’t help as well, then you will have to format your SD card.
Of course, this will delete all the data inside the SD card. You should back up important data inside the SD card by connecting it to a PC using an SD card reader. While still connected to the PC, right-click on the SD card and select “Format” to delete all the data.
Alternatively, if your phone is accepting the SD card but not showing its data, then you can also format it from inside the phone. From the phone settings, tap on “Storage” and then tap on “Erase SD card” or “Format SD card” to delete all the data. You can even use a file manager app to do this.
3. Battery Draining Too Fast
Short battery life is one of the biggest issues of smartphones, and Android phones aren’t an exception. Most smartphones are meant to last a single day, if you are not getting that much, then there is some problem. Usually, the biggest reason for this problem is apps running in the background. Facebook is the major culprit. Do keep an eye on the apps and frequently look their battery usage.
A quick way to fix this is reboot your phone, generally, this will force close the misbehaving apps. If that doesn’t work, then go to Settings > Battery> scroll down till you see Usage since last full charge and force close the misbehaving apps.
4. Slowing Android mobile
The biggest cause of UI slowdown is too much data inside the phone and especially the SD card. My first suggestion would be to delete all the cache. Go to “Storage” from phone settings and tap on “Clear cache” to delete all the cache.
5. Can’t Download Apps from Google Play Store
Simply deleting Google Play Store app’s cache and data should help solve this problem. Follow the instructions in the problem #6 in this list to clear both cache and user data of Google Play Store.
If this doesn’t solve the problem, then go to “Accounts” from the phone settings and delete your connected Google account. Now launch Google Play Store again and fill in the account details. This reset should solve any authentication problems that may be stopping you from downloading apps.
6. Particular App Suddenly Crashing or not Working Properly
Whenever an app starts misbehaving, it’s usually due to corrupt or over loaded cache. Simply delete the cache like we did above and it should work fine. If that doesn’t solve the problem, then you will have to delete its “Data” to make it behave. However, deleting data will delete all user configurations and anything downloaded inside the app (basically factory resetting it). You should ensure that the data is backed up in the cloud before deleting the data.
There is also a chance an update may have made the app buggy or incompatible with your device. You can either wait until the app is fixed or sideload an older (working) version of the app from any popular APK website, such as APKMirror.