The new Android Marshmallow not only comes as Google’s intelligent beauty queen with its good looks but also has quite some stunning features that makes all the scramble for it worthwhile. However, there are also a few technical hitches that come with this stunner which are worth noting and getting to find a way out of them.
Wi-Fi battery drain
A number of people have expressed their concerns after discovering that Wi-Fi has been the greatest feeder on their precious battery life. A simple solution would be to open the Backup and Reset in the Settings app then head for Network settings reset. This will erase all your connection data. Afterwards, you’ll require to reconfigure everything since your cellular data and Bluetooth will be erased too. Another option could be disabling your Wi-Fi scanning. Extremists would suggest a full factory reset then flashing the factory image after which you do another reset.
General battery drain
Since time immemorial, Android OS updates have always come with battery drain problems. The immediate solution to fix this would be to update all your apps for compatibility with the new OS after an Android update. To clear out the old data, wipe the app and system cache after this.
Clearing app caches individually or as a whole will entail heading for the Apps in the settings then select app, then storage. To clear app caches concomitantly, clear the cache, go to storage and USB in setting, view cached data and tap OK.
If the battery drains are stubborn, factory resetting your phone is the only option.
Marshmallow installation problems
When your phone hangs when installing the Marshmallow OS, the best thing to do is wait patiently. If the wait takes weirdly long, wiping the system cache through recovery could be the trick. After this, restart and try installing the OS again. If the same goes on, you have to hit the factory reset option but first back up all your data before doing this. You can then try installing the OS afterwards.
Wi-Fi connection bugs
If there are problems with Wi-Fi connection, first remedy would be to toggle Airplane mode on and off till it’s fixed. If this does not work, switch off Wi-Fi and reboot your phone. Still troublesome? Hit your settings and head for ‘Backup and reset’ then reset your network settings.
Stability and performance bugs
Issues with stability and performance might come up especially when you just installed the Marshmallow OS. Some of them come in form of random reboots, queer phone behaviours, stutters and glitches, app crashes, etc.
The first option would be to turn off your phone for about a minute then restarting it. If the problems persist, it’s wise to see if the problem is related to an app or the OS itself.
To catch the miscreant app, boot your phone into Safe mode. This mode disables all installed apps so that you can get to assess whether all the basic system apps are working normally. If they are, the problem is in one of your installed apps. Sort this systematically by uninstalling the apps one at a time to get hold of the culprit.
If the OS is unstable even in Safe Mode, the problem then lies within the operating system. Clear the system cache. If that does not solve the problem, the last resort is to factory reset.
Google has offered a pretty smart solution for saving on your precious battery juice with the amazing Doze mode. However, more problems may be experienced with charging and faster battery drains. Going nuclear about it and erasing all your data is a good option but it should not always be the first. Getting to check tutorials on these problems on Google’s website could help you out before opting for the factory reset.
Mobile data problems
When your data gives you headaches, toggle Airplane mode on and off as well as Mobile data in the Quick Settings. If the problem persists, shut your phone down for a minute then restart it, which will require you to re-enter your pin code.
Still not working? Try removing your SIM card then reinsert it. If that fails, get in touch with your carrier and get to know if there are any problems with Android Marshmallow on your network.