Simple solutions for common Samsung Galaxy S4 problems

Samsung Galaxy s4 is one of the most popular Android phones and many people chose this device. But, if you have such a phone you probably found out by now that it is not free from some issues. Don’t worry! These are only simple problems like random restarts, battery problems or speed which can be easily fixed. Here are some simple answers to most encountered problems!

Battery drain

If your S4s battery drains to fast and you have to charge it every day or every few hours, it is most likely that your apps are responsible. You have to verify if your apps are to blame by opening Settings , tapping More and then Battery. You can now see a graph that explains how is your battery being used and which apps use more energy. Check the apps that you haven’t used lately and uninstall them.Another way to save your phone’s battery drain is to check how long your screen has been on after you unplug your phone. To solve this issue tap the Display button and adjust Brightness as Screen settings.Your battery can also drain slower if you enable Power Saving Mode from the My Device section of Settings. Through this, you can limit your processor speed and adjust your phone’s brightness automatically.

The phone gets hot

If your S4 gets hot it means that your battery could have a more serious problem. The first thing you need to do is to remove it from the phone and put it on a flat surface. Then, try to rotate it: if it spins it can indicate that there is a problem with the battery and you should address to a specialized repair shop.If your battery is OK you may want to check if your phone and apps are up to date. In order to do that you have to go to Settings, then to the More section and tap About Device. Tap Software Update and then Update.

The phone sometimes randomly restarts

This is a common problem with S4. It can indicate a problem with the battery ( a bad connection) or your phone’s software. That is why you should check your phone and update it constantly.Random restarts can also indicate other problems. For example, an added memory card can be the source of this issue. Try to remove the microSD and see if the problem is still there. If your device won’t restart randomly any more you should buy a new card.

The camera doesn’t work

Many S4 devices have problems with the camera app. Some cameras close randomly, some images are not well displayed and sometimes photos can’t be taken. You can try removing the memory card first and see if your camera app works or you can clear app caches. In order to do this you have to go to Settings-More-Application Manager. Locate the Camera app, tap it and tap both Clear cache and Clear data. Repeat the actions with the Gallery app.

Your phone works slower that normal

If you have this problem with your phone you can try many useful solutions, including a factory reset. You will see that your phone will start working normally again. If your phone still works slower after trying some fixes you should address to a professional.

Hope you find these solutions at hand!


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