With the Android Marshmallow being released to the devices such as Google’s Nexus models, Android Lollipop is still being rolled out for other devices. An upgrade to Android Lollipop comes with its own share of problems. Here is a list of some common Lollipop issues and how you can fix them:
1. Performance Related Issues
Though the Android Lollipop update has been an improvement to most devices, some users have claimed to experience issues ranging from phone lags, random freezes and crashes.
The first solution to any performance related issue in Android is first turning off anything that you are currently not using and if the problem persists, look for a specific cause. Ensure that all your apps have been updated to Lollipop. If all fails, a factory reset could do the trick.
2. Wi-Fi connectivity Bug
As with most Android updates, the Lollipop update comes with a Wi-Fi connectivity issue. Options for fixing this problem range from switching the Airplane mode On and Off, forget the Wi-Fi network and then reconnect, restart the Wi-Fi router or change the Wi-Fi frequency bands, reboot or restart your device.
3. Android Lollipop Device Overheating
The problem could be caused by a heavy casing which may disrupt heat movement. The other alternative is switching your device to Safe Mode and find out if an application may be the culprit.
4. Battery Drain Issue
This issue is encountered by some Android users with every new Android firmware update. This is especially true, if it’s an installation is done on top of previous installation instead of just one official update. Backing up your phone data and performing a factory reset would be the best solution. Simply go to your Settings and select the Backup and Reset option.
5. Issues with Video Playbacks
Some video playback bugs have been encountered by most Nexus 7 owners after the Lollipop update. The issue has been noticed on apps such as YouTube and any other app that uses the default Android video player.
If the problem for you is YouTube, go to the Apps section via your settings and select the YouTube option. You have two options, you could clear the cache then try again or uninstall and reinstall the YouTube if the first option does not work.
A temporary solution could be rebooting your device. But if the problem continues, you may need to do a full backup, a factory reset and wiping the cache partition.
6. Flashlight Bug
After the Android Lollipop update, you may have noticed that when you turn on your device flashlight, after a while it automatically goes off. A reboot could easily get your flashlight properly working.
7. Problem with Chrome Tabs
On the latest Android version, Chrome is by default set to save new tabs in the recent apps list. For many this is more of a problem than an improvement. All you need to do is go to Chrome settings and disable Merge tabs and apps.
8. GPS Issues
Though this issue is not common, you can easily fix this with a factory reset. An alternative solution, if your GPS signal keeps dropping is changing the location mode on your settings. If it is already set to a ‘high frequency’ change it then set it back again.
9. Camera Bug
Users have claimed that their device camera frequently stops working after the Lollipop installation. There have been cases where even the front facing camera icon is missing.
To solve this issue, wipe out the Camera app’s data.
Go to Settings, in the Apps section, select the Camera App and choose Clear data. This wipes out your existing camera settings and does not affect or delete your photos.
Did these solutions work for you? What problems have you come across not mentioned above?