Got issues with your Android device? Android offers stability, great reliability and an advanced protection from malware. However, you may keep on running into issues. Fortunately, the Android users can resolve almost 99% of failures with a few easy tips. Below is a simple rundown of some of the biggest Android issues and how to solve them.
- Google Play Store Crashing
In case the Play Store crashes after you launch it, most likely you have a corrupt file or cache. Wiping the corrupt cache may fix the entire problem. To wipe the cache, follow the steps below:
- Go to the Settings then to the Apps
- Swipe right to find the ‘all’ tab
- Find the Play Store and wipe data and cache
- Restart your handset
If that process fails, you can also try wiping cache and data via the services:
- Google Services Framework
- Google Play Services
Don’t forget to restart your handset after wiping the cache and the data.
- Insufficient Space on Android Device
Android has fixed storage space for apps. Android owners can’t expand the storage. You can also run into a storage error even if your handset indicates a large remaining storage capacity.
The easiest and simplest way to create space is by uninstalling applications. Some files like Spotify are hard to find where they are being stored. To simply find such files and erase them you need to download some applications like clean master. The app helps you to get rid of the junk and the unwanted files. You can also download the DiskUsage if your handset does not the app. This app helps you find the files location and their size.
- Google Play Store installing/downloading apps
Sometimes, Google fail to install or download applications. There are two popular ways if fixing this issue. The first way is to wipe the cache in the Google Play and the other method is to delete the Play Store history.
To wipe the cache, follow the procedure below:
- Go to the settings then to the apps
- Swipe to the right to locate ‘all’ tab
- Go to the Play Store and wipe data and cache
- Restart your handset.
To wipe data history;
- Open the Google Play Store
- Go to the settings and Choose clear history
- How to Install Google Play
Some imported smartphones and tablets don’t have Google Play Store. To install it, the user should locate the APK from a third-party source. After find the APK, install the Play Store manually. Before starting the process, you will need to enable the third party sources. To enable the sources, go to:
- Settings then to security
- Check the box for unknown sources.
- Then you can install Google Play Store
- How to free up space on an Android handset
The operating system of Android devices functions best when few apps are installed. The reason is some apps runs in the background even if they are not in use. The simplest solution for your android devices to work effectively is to uninstall the non-essential apps.
- System UI Not Working
Sometimes System UI in your Android device may stop functioning. Restarting your handset may fix the issue but if that doesn’t work, you may consider wiping the System UI cache. To wipe the UI cache, follow the procedure below:
- Go to the settings then to apps
- Swipe too ‘All’ and select the System UI
- Wipe the cache
- Restart your handset
- Failure to locate a download
Android by default mostly stores the download files in a folder referred to ‘Download’. To easily locate the ‘Download’ install the file manager such as ES File Explorer. Then go to the SD Card > Download and the complete files of downloaded files will be displayed.
- Failure to Play Downloaded videos
Use the MX Player or the VCL. This apps work effectively. If your video still fails to play install the proprietary video player.
- Breaking an Android Password
If you have forgotten your password, you have to perform a factory reset from bootloader. Bootloader restores the operating system of your Android handset. This method varies between different phone models. For most models, to access the bootloader you have to completely shut down your handset. Then hold the power button and volume down till your handset boots. On the inside of bootloader, factory reset your handset.
- Can’t Connect to Wi-Fi
The best solution to this issue is to restart both your phone and the router.