How to troubleshoot common Android Phones problems

Android phones are available in all shapes and sizes, and not just that, they’re also available at multiple price points. That’s why you see plenty of Android phones around compared to other platforms. Since the underlying firmware behind many smartphones across brands is the same, these devices are also quite easy to troubleshoot. Are you having trouble with your Android? Here are some quick, easy, helpful tips you may want to check out. 


Battery drain

With the number of tasks Android phones are capable of, people use them for everything from work to gaming, and this naturally has an effect on your battery life. However, if your phone is draining the battery too quickly, you may need to take some steps to maximise your battery life.

Firstly, check which apps consume the most power in your device’s battery settings. You can then force-stop or uninstall those power-hungry apps. Adjusting your screen brightness, disabling unnecessary background processes, and using battery optimisation features can also help extend your battery life.

Slow performance

Like with most appliances and gadgets, smartphones have a lifespan, and the more you use a smartphone, the more you deplete its performance capabilities, similar to the engine of a new car vs an old one. For older Android phones, this could mean a drop in performance compared to when you first used the device. Thankfully, this does have a simple fix. 

Clearing the cache regularly is a great way to improve performance. You can do this by going to Settings > Storage > Cached data and tapping the “Clear cache” option. Additionally, uninstalling unused apps, disabling unnecessary widgets, and restarting older devices occasionally can work wonders for speeding things up.

Wi-Fi connectivity issues

One of the best capabilities of Android phones is the ability to connect to the web via Wi-Fi networks, which makes tasks like video calls, digital payments, and multiplayer gaming possible. However, things could quickly get disrupted if your phone isn’t efficiently connecting to your Wi-Fi. Worry not, though, as there are fixes for this too. 

Begin by restarting your router and your device. Ensure you are within the Wi-Fi signal range and the network is working correctly. If the issue persists, “forget” the problematic network in your Wi-Fi settings and reconnect to it, entering the password if required. Restarting your Android phone can also help.


Android phones are popular amidst both gamers and mobile photographers. But did you know extended gaming and photography (or videography) can quickly heat up your phone? Here’s how to fix that. 

To prevent overheating, disable unused features like Bluetooth or NFC, and keep your device out of direct sunlight. Make sure to cut down the processing load on your Android phone when running heavy apps and games by closing other unwanted apps. If the problem persists, consider using a cooling pad or even removing or switching your phone’s case to improve airflow. Lastly, if your phone only heats up during gaming, consider turning down the game’s framerate or graphics settings to improve thermal performance. 

Storage problems

Running out of storage space on your Android phone is something we all have faced at some point in time. However, if you’re not ready to upgrade your phone for more storage just yet, there are steps to quickly free up storage. To do this, start by uninstalling unused apps, deleting old files and photos, and moving media files to an external storage device or cloud storage service. You can also clear app caches and use the “Files” or “Storage” section in your device’s settings to identify large files and folders to delete.

Daniel Odoh
Daniel Odoh

A technology writer and smartphone enthusiast with over 9 years of experience. With a deep understanding of the latest advancements in mobile technology, I deliver informative and engaging content on smartphone features, trends, and optimization. My expertise extends beyond smartphones to include software, hardware, and emerging technologies like AI and IoT, making me a versatile contributor to any tech-related publication.

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