Google’s Android operating system (OS) is present in more smartphones than any other mobile OS, globally.
The presence of numerous phone makers who are willing to offer high-end specs at the lowest possible price to entice buyers and the flexibility the software provides to users in terms of what they can do with them are some of the factors which make Android more popular.
What the phone makers have not been able to resolve are the various inconsistencies that users have to live with every day. Here are some of the factors which make the Android OS a test of patience and how you can resolve them.
Android Mobile Phone Problems and Solutions
==> Case of Custom UIs
The feature that is often loved by many mainstream users and hated by many is the custom UI. Phone makers have been trying to refine the rough edges in their custom UIs for years. Some like HTC have made improvements by cutting down on app clutter and making the UIs simpler.
However, a lot remains to be done. Too many features, custom themes and a long list of options make some of these UIs so complex that it becomes difficult for users to navigate through them at times.
It can never be an exaggeration when you say that the android mobile device is known for having a shiny and attractive appearance but with a muddled user interface, although there has been a large improvement in recent times.
One of the improvements is providing the user with tools such as themes and launcher which can be found in the Google mobile App play store. Though this will only change the basic layout and cannot override the entire custom UI, it will make navigation better.
==> Battery drains too fast
The presence of too many apps and features on your android mobile phone not only increases clutter but also puts more stress on a phone’s battery. Some apps can drain battery by sending too many notifications, running background sync for new data, looking for your locations consistently and more.
Android widgets on a daily basis sync data to provide the user with live updates on the home screen. Google new battery manager Doze can help by killing apps when the phone is not in use. However, it only works on phones with Android 6.0 and above. See if your phone is eligible for the Google updates in the Phone’s Settings->About phone-> System updates.
Lags and performance issues
A lot of Android phones become sluggish after some time, due to various reasons. Buildup of cache files, inconsistency between the older OS and newer apps, keeping too many apps in the background are some of the factors that can be behind it. The first one can be resolved by simply running cache cleaner apps on your phone regularly. Many phone makers preload such apps on their phone. You can download them from the Play Store. The issue of inconsistency between apps and OS is a bit hard to resolve.
Newer apps are regularly updated by their developers to make them more compatible with new versions of Android OS. One can resolve it by updating the phone’s OS. This is why it’s important to buy phones with new OS. The third issue of multiple apps is the easiest to handle. Merely closing an app doesn’t stop it. It continues to run in the background using your phone’s hardware resources. Go to the multi-tasking button and close all apps which you don’t require.