We all live in a digital age with our whole lives that fit into our hands-literally. Smartphones are compact devices that hold our lives in them. We connect with people, make memories by capturing pictures and videos, send emails, make calendars, navigate to places, and so much more. We have become so dependent on our smartphones that when they cause troubles, send us into a frenzy. To help with that frenzy, here are the most common smartphone problems and their easy fixes you can try before you replace it with the latest model.
#1. Phone Shows Frozen Screen?
Frozen screens often show up in the case of older phones, or if you have more apps running in than your device can handle. Restarting the phone or closing unnecessary apps should fix this issue. However, if the phone gets stuck with a particular app, that means one of two things. Either, the app needs to be updated, or there are bugs in it. It could also mean that the app doesn’t support your phone’s OS. Another issue could be a slower internet connection, especially if you stream a lot of videos online. I called Spectrum internet customer service to resolve this issue, you may consider an upgrade too.
#2. Dropped the Phone in Water
In case you dropped your phone in water, you can take the following steps to ensure your phone’s safety.
- Quickly, take the phone out of the water.
- Grab a clean paper towel or cloth. Pat dry as much water as you can.
- Wrap the phone in a clean, dry paper towel.
- Submerge it in a bag or jar of rice for at least 36 hours.
Alternatively, you can purchase a Dry-All or a Bheestie Bag since they both perform the same function as the rice. Your phone will dry up and should work well.
#3. Full Storage Space
If you are frustrated because your phone’s limited storage is full, you can deal with it in two ways.
- Deleting all unnecessary app, pictures, videos, and documents, etc. from the phone will clear up the storage quickly.
- However, if you don’t want to lose your data, you can upload and sync all important data to an online drive such as Google Drive, or OneDrive, etc.
#4. The Phone is too Slow
Smartphones gradually become slower in response over time. That is because their RAM (Random-Access Memory) gets full of heavy apps and data files. To speed up that RAM, you should often clear the cache data of apps. Also, remember to periodically delete unnecessary and unused apps or files. Use a cleaner app to make it easier.
#5. Phone’s Overheating
If your phone is overheating to the touch, it means either you are dealing with a faulty battery or the issue is with the phone’s screen. If the phone is hot from the back, it could be due to the battery or the processor. However, if the phone gets hot at the point of the charging port then, the issue could be with the charger. In such cases, it is better to take it to a repair shop and have a technical expert take a look at it.
#6. Poor Battery Life
A sudden drop in battery life, especially when you just charged it to its full capacity a little while ago, can be due to a few reasons. If your phone is really old it means you need to buy a new one. In case you use way too much internet, you must realize that that’s why your phone’s battery drains so quickly. I say that from experience because I have binge-watched a few of my favourite shows on the smartphone using Spectrum cable. Even though my phone wasn’t that old, its battery would drain quite quickly and it made me realize that streaming heavy video files drains the battery quicker than expected. So, to avoid this debacle, try to limit such activities to maintain better battery life.
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