The everyday guide to your Android phones

We’ve come to a point in our lives where almost everything can be done through our smartphones. Hungry? Order food online! Need to go somewhere? Book a cab online! Want to find out the distance between the sun and one of Jupiter’s satellites? Check online! The point is, our lives revolve around the small machine in our pocket. And like any other machine out there, your smartphone too is going to show signs of wear and tear. So, if your smartphone too is messing up, here are a few simple solutions you can follow to solve most of your android problems. (Sorry iPhone users, we’ll cover you soon!)

Problem: Your phone vs the snail – with the latter winning the race!

Reason: Too many apps slow down the phone as they cause the RAM to drain out.

Solution: The simplest way to deal with this is to delete the apps that you don’t use and clear out the cache data. If the slowness persists, you can restore the phone to factory settings and that should make your phone speed up.

Problem: Whether PUBG or Whatsapp, your apps stop working unexpectedly

Reason: Seldom, a bug in one of the apps can cause it or your phone to crash altogether.

Solution: The easiest way to resolve this would be to clear the app data from the app manager and avoid using multiple apps at the same time for a while.

Problem: Your phone needs to juice-up every now and then

Reason: Several heavy apps tend to take a toll on your phone battery life

Solution: If they do, delete those apps and check if your battery life has improved to any extent. You can further safeguard phone battery by keeping your phone on battery saver mode and dimming the screen brightness. Also, try auto-locking after 15 seconds.

Problem: Your phone is too hot to handle

Reason:  Overheating is one of the most common android problems. If you’re a frequent gamer, gaming apps can lead your phone to overheat. Even excessive use of the device can cause it to overheat.

Solution: Avoid using the phone while it is being charged. Additionally, delete the apps which you think are heavy on your phone’s processor. Even then, if your phone is overheating, then it might be a hardware defect. You can call us at Helpforsure for instant assistance.

Problem: You’re having a hard time accessing the internet via WiFi  

Reason: Either your device or router is facing connectivity issues.

Solution: Firstly, check your phone’s connection settings and make sure it is properly connected to a WiFi port. Also, verify if you’ve entered the router name and password details correctly in your phone. Try using forget the WiFi network option and reconnect or simply perform a factory reset to get it up and working.

Problem: Your phone is not letting you pair over Bluetooth with another device

Reason: Myriad reasons including compatibility, corrupt device, devices proximity while pairing etc.

Solution: Generally, this would be a temporary issue and a simple restart of your device with a gap of 25-40 seconds should sort you out. It may sound obsolete, but it does work when you keep your Bluetooth devices next to each other for seamless pairing. If it still doesn’t work, try reaching out HelpforSure for instant mobile repair assist.

Problem: Cellular data stopped working abruptly on your device  

Reason:  There could be a glitch in the network or your device 

Solution: Verify if your phone is duly connected to a cellular connection. The most common way to get it working is restarting your device. Also, try restarting your SIM card via the Settings option in your phone. If it still doesn’t help, you can approach HelpforSure and have it working within minutes!

Problem: Insufficient storage space

Reason: It’s YOU! You’ve accumulated every possible media on your phone for more than 2 years!

Solution: Transfer all your images and videos to the cloud storage, delete them from the physical memory, clear all the cache, and uninstall or move apps from phone memory. This should free up space on your phone for you to store newer data.

Problem: Your device is unable to auto-sync

Reason: Auto-sync problems usually occur due to network or account issues

Solution: Network related syncing issue will resolve itself when the network is stronger. If it doesn’t, then you may need to remove your Google account and re-add it.

Problem: Your phone screen looks like those good ol’ analogue TV screens!

Reason: A bug in one of the apps could make you see a glitchy mobile screen

Solution: Try a simple restart of the device. If it works, it was a small bug in the phone. Figure out those suspicious apps and delete them as soon as you can. If the problem persists, it is time to call us at Helpforsure.

These are smaller issues and can be mostly taken care of yourself. For all your other android problems, you have Helpforsure. Book a service, schedule it, and relax; we will do the rest.

5 things to do when you have cracked your phone screen

We’ve all had at least one friend who goes around with a phone screen that looks like a spider’s web. But what would you do if those cracks suddenly appeared on your phone? Sometimes, even in this world of “Cornering Gorilla Glass” and “Tempered glass screen protectors”, there’s no guarantee that your phone will come out of a fall in pristine conditions. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of things you can do when your phone gets crackin’! (sorry)

Check the damage

The first thing you should do is figure out how bad the situation is. The size of the crack, where on the screen, etc. Usually, a small crack in the corner isn’t too big an issue. But if it’s a deep crack and in the middle of the screen, there could be damage to the actual touchscreen beneath the glass or risk of damaging the internal parts of your phone in the future.

Back up your data

Okay, so either your phone is in a manageable condition or you need to repair it straight away. Either way, you need to get on a cloud or your computer and back up all your data as soon as possible. This way, all your contacts, photos, music and everything else you have on your phone is safe and recoverable even if you send it to the shop for repair or it gets damaged further in the future.

Stick it out

In a lot of cases, it’s only the top glass that breaks instead of the actual touchscreen. You might just be able to make your phone work long enough till you gather up enough money to get it fixed or buy a new phone. We recommend sticking on a new tempered glass protector on top to avoid getting any dust or moister into your phone though. It’ll even protect your fingers against the sharp glass!

Find a Local Shop

Warning! This step needs you to step out of your house and make an effort!

All kidding aside, finding a local shop to fix your phone might seem easy enough but you need to make sure your device is in safe hands. Research the shop through friends or online sources, get a clear quote before handing over your device and make sure you’ve backed up your data. Keep in mind that some of these shops might not provide an after-service warranty or use the best of parts.

Call HelpForSure

Now for the easiest method. All you need to do is book our Mobile repair service in Bangalore and Hyderabad and our technicians will be at your doorsteps within hours! Screen repairs are completed on the same day! You don’t even need to leave your house or stay too long without your phones. All this with a 90-day warranty and a completely hassle-free experience!

Which one of the above methods helped you in dealing with your cracked phone screen? Let us know in the comments!