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.

The water-tight method of saving your water-drenched smartphone!

Water: a basic necessity of life and the bane to your smartphone. Unless you have one of those fancy “waterproof” (they really aren’t) high-end phones, you’re probably worried about your precious handheld device coming in contact with water, especially during this monsoon season. So what would you do if you somehow managed to get your smartphone drenched in water? Well, after you’re done panicking, follow the steps below and hopefully, you’ll manage to save it!

Act fast!

The most important thing you need to do is remain calm and move fast to remove the phone from the water. Since most new models don’t let you take out the battery, shut down your phone and avoid pressing any buttons more than necessary. This could push the water further inside.

Continue acting fast and dry your Smartphone!

It’s time to dismantle your smartphone as much as possible. This does NOT mean take apart every screw in your device. Remove the sim card, memory card and, if possible, the back cover of your phone and keep them aside. Grab on to a clean, dry cloth or paper towel and start dab away any excess water. Do not wipe as this might push the inside towards the more delicate parts. Avoid using heat to get rid of the water. This means keep those hairdryers away and defiantly don’t listen to your friend who suggests a microwave. The heat can lead to bigger issues that you don’t want to face in this stressful time.

Now, before you do anything else, we suggest taking your phone to a professional at this point to maximize the chances of survival. Although, there is one more step you can take before doing this though.

The most difficult step: saying bye!

Just for 24-72 hours though. Yes, it’s important to let your wet phones dry out over a period of 2-3 days at least. You can either keep your phone on a dry tabletop for this or bring out the rice and Ziplock bag! Now, before you try this method passed down through ancient times, make sure you wrap your phone in a dry tissue or paper towel. This will prevent any rice or starch from going into your device and giving you another headache. After the 3-day period, take out your phone, switch it on and hope for the best.

This isn’t a 100% guaranteed way to bring your phone back to life, so don’t go throwing your phones in water every other day and expect it to live long. But instead of going through all this, a better method to ensure the survival of your beloved smartphones is to avail our mobile repair services (now available in both Bangalore and Hyderabad) as soon as possible and our skilled professionals will make sure you get Help For Sure!