5 Smartphone Problems You Can Fix at Home

In today’s’ digital and technologically advanced era, we walk around carrying our whole lives literally in our hands in the form of smartphones. Smartphone’s capabilities are limitless.

We use them to connect to our loved ones through messages and social media, send emails and work documents, organize calendars, navigate, and take pictures, etc.

These tiny devices that fit into our palms do so much for us that we spiral into a panic when they malfunction.

If you are facing any of the following smartphone issues, try to use these simple fixes before running to the store and replacing it with a newer version.

1. Frozen Screen Issues

If you are using an older phone with a high-speed internet connection (or vice versa) you may face a slow, unresponsive, or frozen screen issue.

‘Though I had the latest smartphone, it happened to me often before I finally replaced my internet network with Spectrum Internet plans.

Multiple heavy applications such as Facebook, Google Chrome, phone’s camera, and so on, running in the background at any given time can also cause your phone to be slow in response or get frozen.

Try to restart your phone by pressing the power button for a few seconds and wait for at least a full minute before turning it back on.

2. Connectivity Problems

While facing troubles trying to connect to Wi-Fi, cellular network connection, or phone’s Bluetooth, it is better to turn on the Airplane mode of your smartphone for at least half a minute. Then, turn it off and try connecting again.

This should resolve the issue. In case it doesn’t, try to reset the Bluetooth device or malfunctioning network connection.

3. Belated Text Messages

Facing the problem of belated messages? Make sure to connect to the internet through a cellular or Wi-Fi network. Once that is done, click on the unsent messages and resend them.

If you still get issues in sending or receiving messages, the issue may be with the app. Try to restart your device or use another messaging app.

4. Running out of Space

Phones get slow and unresponsive when they are close to running out of storage space. If that is the case with your phone too, try deleting some of the unused applications, pictures, and videos, etc.

If you don’t want to lose any data and your phone supports a microSD card, then move the applications, pictures, videos, audio files, and documents, etc. to that external storage.

In case your phone doesn’t support a microSD storage card, you can upload all this data to cloud storage like OneDrive or Google Drive, etc.

Using either one of these two methods will instantly free up a lot of space on your phone.

In addition to doing that, also delete app cache data and refrain from using heavy live wallpapers. If you don’t know how to delete the app cache, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the phone’s settings and find the one titled Apps.
  2. Select the app you don’t use or the one whose cache you need to delete.
  3. Press the button named ‘Clear Cache’.

If you don’t want the hassle, you can download apps that clean cache from your phone’s app store.  

5. Battery Drainage

There are various reasons behind the poor battery life of a smartphone. If you watch a lot of videos or use the internet for longs hours, that could also lead the phone’s battery to drain quickly.

I often watch shows on the go using the Spectrum TV app, and many times faced the low battery issue. I solved my problem by carrying a portable battery and keeping a charger at hand. However, you may face poor battery problems because of another reason.

If you charge your phone to its full capacity, yet it drains very quickly, you may be dealing with a defective battery, charger, or phone.

If your phone gets hot to the touch, get it looked at by a technical expert. Meanwhile, don’t use your phone while it is on charging as it could be dangerous.