Common Lollipop Bugs And Their Solutions!

Later last year, Google unveiled its greatest and sweetest version of Android, known as Android Lollipop. There has been a lot of fuzz about the new ‘Material Design’ which is an awesome feature in Android Lollipop. If you are one of the many lucky users and if you are tasting Android Lollipop on your Android device right now, you may have encountered several bugs. Every year, Google unveils its new Android version, and every time with its release, there are some minor/major bugs faced by many users. I’m running Android Lollipop on my OnePlus One, and I gotta admit, besides its awesome and advance features, there are some noticeable and frustrating bugs in it too! Today in this article, we are going to provide you all with the most common bugs faced by users on devices running Android Lollipop, and also their fixes.

Apps Restart Bug

This is one of the most noticeable and frustrating bug in Android Lollipop. Say, if you have Facebook opened in the background, while using some other application, it tries to refresh itself automatically. This is frustrating as it may sometimes cause your device to hang. This bug also causes severe battery drain. Although there is no specific and permanent fix for this bug, you may restart your Android device to fix this. Google will surely release a patch soon.

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WiFi Connectivity Error

Most of us mostly use a WiFi connection when at home, to avoid any extra data charges from our carrier. If you are using Android Lollipop, you may have come across the “WiFi Error” bug. This bug is sometimes caused due to heating up of the device, or some missing system files. To avoid this, you can simply toggle the WiFi, Data, and the Airplane Mode swishes, and check if everything’s okay. If you need a permanent fix for this frustrating bug, you may back-up all of your important data and do a factory-reset.

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Severe Battery Drain

The only downside of upgrading to a new update of Android is to worry about the battery life. Android Lollipop is no exception. As you all know, the new ‘Material Design’ takes up a lot of RAM, hence chewing up on the battery a lot! If you use your Android Lollipop device as a daily driver, just like me, you’ll be worried how fast the battery drains out on Android Lollipop. You can’t help it, and get the perfect battery life you got on Android KitKat or previous versions. However, with the coming of Android Lollipop, Google has also added a ‘Power-Saving’ mode. Navigate to Settings>Battery, and just select the “Power-Saving Mode” to conserve your device’s battery.

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Video Playback Error

If you have been using Android Lollipop for the past couple of days, you might have noticed to silly and frustrating Video Playback Errors, mostly in YouTube. But, to watch a video on your Android device, YouTube is the best application so far. To get rid of this error, simply navigate to Settings>Apps and select YouTube, and then simply tap on “Clear Cache”. This will most probably fix your bug. If not, there is not need to worry, there will be soon an update patch available.

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OTA Error For Rooted Users

If you’re anything like me, you’d just take your phone out of your pocket, and get ahead with rooting it. Rooting an Android device brings special features to it. Obviously, Google doesn’t encourage this, so those whose Android Lollipop devices are rooted, will not be able to get any OTA Updates. There is a simple fix for this, just unroot your device, or revert back to stock firmware in order to attain the further and more sweeter OTA updates!

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This article was made for the people who are encountering such silly bugs on their Android Lollipop device. Although we have listed out the possible solutions for every bug we’ve listed, we recommend you wait for the official patch release by Google. If the above solutions don’t work for you, there’s no need to worry, as with every Android update, one or the other bug is being fixed. If you have any queries regarding this article, feel free to leave a comment below!


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