The Samsung Galaxy S3 experiences lots of problems. The Android Kitkat has many bugs that negatively affect the handset’s operating system. According to rumors, the Galaxy S3 is never to get the Android 5.0 update. This means that the S3 users will continue experiencing the bug problems unless the use the offered potential fixes for a better performance for their devices. There a number of permanent fixes for the S3 which the handset’s users should be aware of.

Galaxy S3 problems and how to fix them:

1. Battery Life Problems

One of the greatest complaints that many S3 users have posed to Samsung is about the battery life issue. Those complaints stated that Galaxy S3 is a subject to heavy power drain. Fortunately, there tactics that can help you fix the abnormal power drain.

One of the common causes of power drain is the third party apps.  Some applications implicate abnormal power drain on the S3’s battery life. That is why booting the handset into safe mode is the first thing recommended when fixing the battery life problem. The mode gets rid of the third party applications that cause power drain. The process is tedious but it successfully narrows down the battery issues.

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How to boot the S3 into Safe Mode:

  • After rebooting the phone, the model name of the handset appears
  • Once the logo animation appears, press the menu key
  • After successfully entering the safe mode, a text that reads ‘safe mode appears at the screen.

If that fails to work, there are several steps that can handle the battery issue. Restart the device to see if the problem will be solved. This clears the cache and gets rid of the services that are causing power drain.

2.Wi-Fi Problems

Poor Wi-Fi connectivity is another serious problem that many Galaxy S3 users are complaining about. However, like the battery issues, there are solutions for poor Wi-Fi connectivity.

The first step to take is rebooting the hand. The S3 users should keep on rebooting their phones for a while in case the device hasn’t been rebooted for a long time. The router should also be unplugged for 25 seconds then plug it back in.

The handset users should also consider rebooting the routers firmware. If those fixes don’t solve the problem try using the handset’s settings. Force the device to forget the Wi-Fi network which is posing issues. To do this, go to the Wi-Fi settings and tap the Forget Network option then reconnect the Wi-Fi network.

3. Bluetooth Issues

Bluetooth issues are very common not only to the Galaxy S3 but to all smartphones. There are few fixes to try on a Bluetooth network which might help fix the problems.

The first thing to try is toggling the Bluetooth on and off. Go to the Settings > Bluetooth and then toggle the Bluetooth off. After a few moments, toggle it on. If this does not work, forget the connection. You should forget all connections that are causing problems. After a short period, reconnect.

The Bluetooth issues can also be solved by booting your device to safe mode to disable the third party applications

4. Performance Issues

Lag is one of the greatest issues that have been encountered on the Galaxy S3. The device brings lots of updates that contribute to a lot of new features. The new features bring bulk to your device. Old devices often collapse due to bulks brought by the new features. Fortunately, there are ways to solve these issues.

The first process will involve clearing the cache partition. To clear the cache partition, follow the guidelines below:

  • Turn your device off
  • Press and hold Power, Home and Volume Down buttons at the same time till the handset vibrates.
  • When the Samsung logo shows up, release the buttons
  • Tap the Volume Down button repeatedly till you Wipe Cache Partition.
  • Select the wipe cache partition with the power button. (Select Yes)
  • Wait till the process is complete.
  • Reboot your device.

If this does not work, halt the live wallpapers as they can have a negative impact on your device. The handset’s users can try toggling the NFC off. The S voice should also be toggled off if it isn’t in use. The animations should also be turned off. To turn them off, go to the home screen settings, and then disable the animations effects.

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