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5 annoying Android problems and how to deal with them

Android is one of the most exciting mobile operating systems that you can find. It checks the right boxes in most areas that you would expect a good operating system to provide. Unfortunately, like any technology you can think of, Android is not without flaws.


Regardless of your smartphone brand, your Android device can come with a host of annoying problems. They can be Android-wide issues or brand-specific issues. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular annoying Android issues and will show you how to deal with them.


1. Your phone screen does not turn off during calls

This infuriating problem is usually caused by a faulty or partially covered proximity sensor. There are several ways to fix it, depending on the exact cause. The easiest solution is to wipe the proximity sensor with a clean, dry cloth. For reference, it’s usually located at the top of your smartphone near the front camera. So make sure to clear the entire top frame.

If this does not work, it may be that the protective glass or phone case is covering the view of the sensor. You will need to modify one or both of them to fix it. If it still doesn’t work, there are three more options on the table:

Restart your phone: This is the trick most of the time after cleaning the sensor.

Turn off your proximity sensor: If the proximity sensor is broken, you may have to take it down. To turn off your proximity sensor:

  1. Open the Phone app on your device and tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
  2. Faucet Settings > Call settings And turn off the proximity sensor. Unfortunately, you may not find this option on some Android phones depending on the OS version and device manufacturer. But all is not lost, you can try the third option on our list.

Turn off all sensors: This approach is like using a hammer to kill a fly. But it works, so we promise to be non-judgmental. To turn off all your sensors:

  1. to open settings on your Android smartphone.
  2. Go to System > Developer Settings (or Developer options) > Quick settings developer tiles > Sensors off. You may need to Enable developer options first.
  3. Doing so doesn’t actually turn off the sensors, but rather adds a shortcut to turn off the sensors to the quick settings menu. To turn off sensors any time proximity sensors are misbehaving, just scroll down to reveal the quick settings menu and switch to The sensors are out of order Code to turn off all sensors.

Turning off sensors will disable your use of the microphone, camera, and location services. Consider this only as an emergency last resort.

2. Your phone screen lights up and dims randomly

It’s great when your phone goes up in brightness in bright areas and dims in dark places. Unfortunately, your smartphone’s light sensor, which is responsible for controlling this feature, sometimes malfunctions. This causes your phone screen to randomly dim and brighten under the wrong conditions. So, you get a cool feature that suddenly becomes an annoying feature.

To fix this, unlock your phone settings and search for Adaptive brightness or Auto brightness. Click to open and toggle the feature on.

If, as a last resort and emergency fix, you cannot find either option, you may consider turning off all sensors using the steps above. In this case, you will need the help of a technician for a permanent repair.

3. Brighten your screen at night

Using your Android phone at night can be a tedious exercise to stare at. Adjusting the screen brightness or the distance between your smartphone and your eyes doesn’t quite fix that. Fortunately, the newer Android OS versions come with an inbuilt dark mode.

To turn on the dark mode on your Android device, just go to Settings > Display And switch dark mode.

This should immediately activate a dark theme at the OS level for your device, which will trigger some of your apps to switch to a dark theme as well.

Use dark mode in your browser

Unfortunately, most of the Android browser apps do not have the reliable dark mode feature. You get the dark mode which applies a dark theme only to the browser menu rather than to the content of web pages. While surfing the web, this keeps you caught up in the eye-damaging bright white light.

Fortunately, Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome and Brave have a workaround. To activate the dark mode feature that actually displays web content in a dark theme on Chrome and Brave browsers:

  1. visiting chrome://flags / #enable-force-dark From Chrome or Brave browser.
    1. In Brave, select the option that says Auto dark mode for web contentsclick the drop-down menu attached to it, and select Can.
    2. In Chrome, find the option that says Force dark mode for web contentsclick the drop-down menu attached to it, and select Can.
  2. Faucet Reboot at the bottom of the page to restart the browser with a dark theme.

After restarting your browser, the web content should be displayed instead of just the browser menu in a dark theme. For reference, here’s a screenshot of Yahoo News’ page about Chrome’s usual dark theme and another about the forced dark theme:

over here How to enable dark mode in some popular Android apps.

4. Your phone memory is still full by itself

You’re not downloading any new files or installing additional apps, but somehow, your phone’s memory keeps filling up on its own. why?

Usually, the biggest culprit is app cache and other app data. As you use your apps, they slowly collect data in the background, eating up gigabytes of space before you know it. Social media apps such as Telegram and Facebook are particularly notorious criminals. Chrome and Netflix are also big hoarders of app data, so watch out for them as well.

To clear app cache and other app data on your Android device:

  1. to open settings on your device and go to Apps (or Applications on some brands) and click on it.
  2. On the next screen, tap View all applications or Application management.
  3. From the list, locate and tap the apps that are currently taking up a lot of storage space.
  4. After that, click Storage > Clear data or Clear storage and choose either Space management (or Clear storage) or Clear cache. If you choose a file Space management option, you should find an option for Clear all data for the specified application.
  5. The Clear cache The option should help rid your device of all temporary files associated with the selected app.

If it seems like you can’t follow these instructions for your brand of Android, here’s an alternative guide How to clear cache on your Android device.

If you want to get rid of cache data of all your apps at once, try to go to Settings > Storage > Device memory > Cache data and press delete To clear cache data for all your apps at once. This option may not be available on all phones.

5. You can’t find some hidden Android features

This is not a malfunction but can be annoying nonetheless. There are some features that you have to drill deep into your Android device to locate each time you want to use them. But why not simply add the feature to the Quick Settings menu?

To add a shortcut to the Quick Settings menu, you just need to:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your Android device to reveal the quick settings menu.
  2. Click the pencil icon in the list to reveal the available shortcuts that you can add.
  3. Tap on any of the available shortcuts to add it to the Quick Settings menu.

If you are unable to follow these instructions on your Samsung phone, here is a guide How to customize quick settings tiles on Samsung devices.

Unfortunately, the number of features you can add as shortcuts in the Quick Settings menu is limited. However, this is not the end of the road. With apps like Tile Shortcuts, you can Add any app to your Quick Settings menu And access it with a single click.

Android problems solved

Although Android comes with a bunch of annoying baggage, it is still one of the most powerful mobile operating systems on the market. As it develops, some annoying lapses will be corrected. Problems with the first versions of Android are now a thing of the past.

While we await an inbuilt fix for some of the annoying Android baggage, use the tips we shared to solve your most immediate concerns.

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