Google's Android OS is widely used and has a big chunk of market share. The company recently released Android OS' new iteration called Marshmallow with a slew of new features and improvements. While the 6.0 Marshmallow is now upon us, many smartphones are just getting updated to the previously released Android 5.0 Lollipop version as its updates are still rolling out worldwide.
Have you also recently upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop and are facing problems using it. There are many problems that are common to most of the Android Lollipop users. Here we pick up 10 such widely reported problems with Android 5.0 Lollipop and their fixes.
Smartphone is lagging or hanging:
You may have liked the new interface and features of the Android Lollipop, but might as well be facing performance issues after the update. In case you smartphone freezes, giving any sort of software glitches or simply crashes, you must do something about it. First of all check if the apps that are lagging or hanging now are the upgraded to the latest versions, meant for the Lollipop iteration. In case if the problem persists, you should try to factory reset your phone. However, before you do that, ensure that you take back up of your data.
To factory reset, following these steps:
Go to Settings > Backup & Reset > 'factory reset'.
Issues with Wi-Fi connectivity
Many users face problems while connecting the phone to a Wi-Fi network. To fix it, try the usual ways of resolving it, for instance toggle airplane mode on/ off, forget and reconnect to a network, switch between the Wi-Fi frequency bands, or even restart your router. If nothing works then wait for the update from Google for the permanent fix.
Is your device overheating?
If your phone is overheating, it could be because you are using it in direct sunlight, running a heavy graphic 3D game or the phone itself has a heating problem. In case the heating issue persists, try Safe Mode to check if an app is misbehaving.
It is usual that when you install a new Android firmware, your phone's battery drain out faster. It is mainly because you applied the update over the top of an existing firmware, instead of rebooting it and then installing clean. You should now take back-up of your data, and do a factory reset.
Glitches with YouTube Video playback:
You may face issues with video playback via YouTube after updating to Android Lollipop. This bug is with the default Android Video player which hampers any app that uses the default Android video player to play videos. For those who are facing problems with YouTube in particular can follow these steps:
Go to Settings > Apps > look for YouTube. Once you open the YouTube app, clear cache.
Besides doing this, you can reboot the phone however it will be a temporary fix. If nothing works then try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
Issues using Flashlight:
It might happen that your device's flashlight remains on, even when you try to turn it off after use. The flash light will continue to remain on until you do a reboot. The problem has been well known on the Nexus 5.
You can’t put your phone on Silent mode
No silent mode!
Google's Android Lollipop does not allow users to simply volume down to put the phone on silent mode. It will put it only to vibrate as there's no option to silent the phone like this. We are sure you must be already irritated with the late night alert buzzers on your phone!
Issue with Recent apps switcher
Recent apps switcher
Google added new feature to stack apps card for better multi-tasking in Lollipop, however it might just be annoying for some users. You might be facing performance issues with your phone after stacking multiple app cards. If might as well happen that even when you removed a card, it mysteriously returns to the stack. Al you can do is to keep on swiping to get rid of this problem.
Bug in Camera app:
It is due to a bug that the camera of the phone is not working fine. In fact, you might even get the icon to switch to front-facing camera. In order to get rid of this, you can try to delete your Camera app's data. Don't worry of losing any of your photos, as al you have to do is to change your camera settings. To do so,
Go to Settings > Apps > All > Camera and tap Clear data.
If the problem persists, try to disable the camera app and then enabling it.
Having problem with GPS?
It might just happen that the GPS on your phone starts giving problem, like the signals drop frequently, following the upgrade to Lollipop. To resolve this, do factory reset, or change the location mode in your settings. You can change the settings to High Accuracy.