Basic Android Troubleshooting Tips

It is a well-known fact that all phones face problems regardless of their operating system. Unlike the popular iPhone, there are a number of phones that run on the free Android operating system and each one of them have their own hardware quirks. In other words, any phone that runs on an Android OS might not have the same solution if the problem is a hardware related issue. This post basically highlights the common problems that you might face on your Android phone.

Your first step is to identify, diagnose and fix common problems. Obviously, the solution depends on the nature of your problem. Unless you diagnose the symptom, you will not be in a position to troubleshoot your Android device right way. While there are certain issues that can be resolved rather easily, there are ones that can be quite tough. For instance, you might not be too impressed with the default Android keyboard but you can easily tweak or replace this.

The next step is to be prepared for any quirks while installing Apps. This is one of the most common problems that many Android users face. Although installing and removing of apps are rather simple and straightforward, you should also be aware on how to safely use the market.

Another common problems faced by most Android devices is with its battery. The best way to manage better battery consumption is to disable unused internet connections and other unwanted elements in the user interface. This will help you prevent battery drainage and also considerably save power usage.

Most Droid device problem can be resolved with a simple troubleshooting tip and that is by simply turning the phone off and then turning it back on after a minute. This is very easy and this should be the first step you ought to try when faced with a problem. My guess is that a lot of Droid problems can be resolved this way.

If your Android device is still not responding to the switch off and on method, then try the crash recovery process. This is also a simple and uncomplicated process. All you have to do is to switch off your Android device, slide the back cover, and remove the battery. Reinstall it after a minute. Most common problems can be resolved using this method. Instructions for removing the battery cover and battery can be found in the user manual.

Your last ditch effort should be to reset your Droid’s settings. You must remember that resetting the phone will remove and erase all your personal data that has been stored on the phone. You can use the factory data reset button thereby restoring your phone settings to the default factory mode. However, this should be used only as a last option. This is similar to a system restore that is done on your PC, when your PC runs into unexpected trouble.

Finally, if none of these options seem to work, contact customer support.

This is a guest post by Jem Larson of buyVerizon.com, a site that offers savings and current information on Verizon FiOS, as well as Verizon.com.

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