Android phones play a huge role in our daily life. We check our phones the moment we get up and right before we sleep. Of course, when you bought the phone, it was shiny and fast, and never hinged once. But now, there are high chances that your phone does not perform its functions properly. It may get sluggish while swiping or slow at opening apps. So here is our list of 4 common Android issues and how you can fix them.
What is the cause?
Problems on an Android device could be induced due to several reasons, and one of it is low maintenance. Yes, your phone requires maintenance too. With time and excessive usage, there are high chances that your installed apps have produced a lot of data that needs cleaning. Unlike computers, the storage space on Android devices is pretty limited and requires maintenance more often. So if you haven’t given your device a nice clean lately, then it is time that you do it now.
We will be covering four major issues that arise on almost all Androids over time.
4 common Android issues & how to fix them
» Storage issues
Be it a 16, 32, 64 or even a 128 gig device, sooner or later all of us are welcomed by “Insufficient storage” message on our screen. This can get annoying and definitely needs fixing. So how do we prevent this? The steps below may answer to it.
1. Use External Storage
The most common and effective way to deal with this issue, is by making use of a support SD card. Most of the Android phones have a slot for SD card (In case your device doesn’t support it, skip this step). First off, analyze the maximum amount of external storage your device supports. Now, we have memory cards from various manufacturers, ranging all the way from 1 GB to 256 GB. The quality of the memory card is judged by its Class. So the bigger the class number, the better and high-speed card it would be. We suggest you opt for a card that makes an optimal balance between the size and class, within your budget.
One you’ve inserted a SD card, you can transfer your data like images, videos, music, and documents over to it. Certain OEMs like Moto offer a feature known as Adoptable Storage. This helps you use your external storage as internal and all your apps will then be on the SD card.
2. Clear cache
Cache is the temporary data stored on your Android device, that helps in reducing data access time and latency. It is stored for every app you have on your phone and can accumulate a lot of space in your Android’s memory.
If you haven’t cleared it lately, go to Settings > Storage and you shall see that it is already consuming a few hundred MBs or even GBs. Clearing the cache will not only help reduce data consumption but also allow the apps to further cache the updated content.
Now you can clear either on per-app or system-wide basis. For wiping cache of an individual app, go to Settings > Apps (select the app)> Storage> CLEAR CACHE. If you’re looking forward to wiping out all the cache at once, go to Settings> Storage > Cached data and tap OK.
3. Clear Duplicate Files
One major reason of overused space on your Android could be duplicate content on the storage. We download and transfer numerous files and forget about them often. So they start cumulating the storage.
Manually finding and cleaning cloned files could be a really hectic process, so make use of SysTweak’s Duplicate Files Fixer and get the job done within seconds.
4. Uninstall Apps
We tend to relentlessly install every new app that grabs our attention and ultimately end up not using them more than once or twice. So the most convenient way to free up space on your device is by trashing out the unwanted apps. Open the app drawer and carefully analyze the installed apps. If there’s an app(s) that you haven’t used in awhile, simply uninstall it.
You can do by simply long-pressing and drag the app to the Uninstall icon, or go to Settings > Apps and uninstall from in there. If you already have some sort of cleaning app installed like DU Speed Booster & Cleaner, Clean Master, 360 Security Lite, you can use that too.
BONUS: We highly recommend using Systweak Android Cleaner for all your storage data management problems. It is a one stop solution for handling Junk, Apps, and Storage.