Most of the smartphones, automobiles, watches and smart devices used by people all over the world all use an Android operating system.
An operating system (OS) is a system software that manages the hardware and supports other software applications of that system.
Android OS is an operating system that was built initially by Android Inc. to serve as a digital camera operating system but seeing its potential they reverted to making it a mobile operating system.
This Android OS is now an all encompassing product meeting the Technological needs of various people.
In 2015, Google bought Android Inc. and hired the owners as well. The Android OS first entered the market as a mobile operating system in 2008 and since then, the OS has grown in its service offerings and it’s the most widely used mobile operating system.
The Android OS has a user-friendly interface and offers its users the opportunity to manipulate and navigate the OS due to it being licensed as an Open Source.
Using Open Source Code, developers and programmers can use Android to develop and design apps.
Despite its improvement and progress, Android OS has some problems and limitations.
However, this article will not just highlight these problems. It will also show easy ways of managing and solving these problems.
Common problems of Android OS and how to solve them
Android doesn’t come on when the power button is pressed: This problem is faced by a lot of people, Technically referred to as the ‘sleeping bug’, this causes the Android not to turn on even when the power button is pressed.
Solution: A temporary and faster solution is to restart the device, this is done by the continued pressing of the power button.
On some devices, like Pixel phones, the deactivation of the Active Edge feature works in stopping it. A permanent solution is a software update.
Quick Battery Drain: This involves battery drain even when the phone is not in use and then a literal battery countdown when the phone is in use.
There are two top causes of quick battery drain, either due to high power consumption of apps also called app power hogs or degraded battery conditions due to extended use.
Solution: To know what caused the quick battery drain, boot the phone in a safe mood and charge. Observe the battery life, if it doesn’t drain as quickly as it used to know that the quick power drain is due to an app.
Uninstall recent apps until the problem is contained. However, if after uninstallation of apps and quick battery drain continues then know that the battery has degraded and needs to be replaced.
Phone Connectivity Issues: Sometimes phones with Android OS exhibit connectivity issues with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.
Solution: The Wi-Fi issue can be solved by turning both devices off, and then forgetting the network on your device.
The Bluetooth issue could be solved by following the Bluetooth connection process duly and always delete any Bluetooth connection when you are not using it.
Undetected SIM card: This problem can be experienced sometimes, usually rebooting the phone resolves this. If it persists, remove the SIM card and reinsert it making sure that the SIM is properly inserted.
About the author
Chibuzor Elizabeth Chijioke a graduate of Abia State University is a Nigerian-based entrepreneur and content writer. She trained as a digital marketer at Innovation Growth Hub. She is committed to teaching people how to apply technology to better their lives and businesses. She spends her leisure reading sci-fi and fantasy novels.
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