Android KitKat Problems, Issues and Fixes – Tips and Tricks
Android KitaKat may be the most likable variant at the moment, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its fair share of problems. The following list we have put together will help you understand some of these problems, but more importantly how to fix them. So keep on scrolling down to find out more:
- Battery drainage
Battery problems are pretty common once you update the firmware. It will disappear on its own, but there is something you can do about it, so why wait? Here is what you can do:
- a 30 sec. battery reboot
- Verify the battery use in the settings (some of your apps might be the main reason behind the battery drain). So you can either remove them completely or reinstall them.
- Battery Calibration (root permission is required) you can revamp your battery with the latter app.
- Remove system cache. Go to Recovery Mode for this.
- And the final solution if none of the above work is the factory reset. A word to the wise here: save all of your data first.
- Wi-Fi connection issues
This is another common issue that most Android KitKat users deal with. The most efficient way to deal with this is to power switch your Wi-Fi connections as well as your data. The Airplane Mode is also a good approach (switch it on/off). Play around with the frequency band is also another good fix as well as going to KitKat Wi-Fi settings and clicking the connection, then click Forget and add it fresh.
- Wake-from-sleep mode
The first fix for this is to go to Settings and then put a “lock” on the screen widgets as well as switch from a personal message to the clock.
The other alternative is to head on to Settings, then About Phone, choose Software Update screen and check to see if you have the newest KitKat version running on your phone.
- Mobile data & LTE problems
Mobile data can fail occasionally or it cannot connect when switching off Wi-Fi, in this case we have some solutions for you. Switch to Airplane Mode and then switch it off. You can always try the classic restarting of your device. And if this fails, call the providers for guiding.
- GPS problems
The simplest way to solve these GPS issues on Android KitKat is to head on to Settings, then Locations and make sure that the Location Access is on and then make sure it is on High Accuracy.
Switching through the settings can fix the bug that is causing the problems, but if it doesn’t GPS Status & Toolbox is an app that might do the trick. It can be downloaded from the Play Store and it will immediately find out what’s causing your Android KitKat GPS issue.
- Ghost download notices
A problem that belonged to Jelly Bean, but that now can be found on the KitaKat version as well. Luckily, there is an easy way to get rid of it. Click on the app drawer, go to Downloads app and simply erase all of the current downloads. If you want or must keep them, save them before you perform this action.