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Android 5.0 Lollipop Issues and Problems and How to Solve Them

Even though many had very much anticipated the release of this new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, it has come in to meet some mixed reactions.

In essence, since this update was rolled out, it hasn’t seen an entirely smooth sailing.

While there is that group which is of the view that Android 5.0 Lollipop is a buttery and very sweet OS that is full of lovely animations and offers very smooth navigation; there are others who feel that this OS is lacking in some way. Beneath these bright colors there are actually a few glitches lurking and in this article, we are going to take a look at the most common ones, as well as come up with the most reliable solutions to these issues and problems.

Background apps

One major issue with the Android 5.0 Lollipop is that apps keep restarting in the background. Even though it’s ideal to have recently used apps in the background for easy access, this issue is also affecting those applications with regular notifications. In the long run, the performance of the device will be affected.

Ironically, the only known viable solution to this is restarting your phone. However, it is expected that Google will take care of this in the upcoming updates of the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Wi-Fi connectivity bug

Some users of the Android 5.0 Lollipop have complained of some issues related to Wi-Fi connectivity when they try to browse the web. This is not a new bug and with it there are always a number of solutions. Among them are toggling your device to and from the Airplane mode, forget the network and reconnect to it, reboot your Android device, or restart your router. You can even try to switch between different Wi-Fi frequency bands.

Again, it is expected that Google will patch this issue in the upcoming versions of this OS and hopefully, this time it’s taken care of permanently.

Android 5.0 Lollipop battery bug

It has grown to become a norm that every time an Android update comes out, battery issues must come in as well. In most cases, this happens because the updates are applied on top of the current firmware as opposed to running on fresh and new firmware. Your phone is set in a particular way and when you upgrade to a new OS, it’s like totally changing everything that defines the device.

If this is happening to you, you may be forced to carry on with a data backup and reset your phone, back to factory settings. You can use the hardware buttons or go to phone’s “Settings> Backup & Reset”.

Android 5.0 Lollipop video playback issues

There are reportedly some users who are dissatisfied with the video playback performance of the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. Even though the bug is not restricted to any particular app, YouTube is at the heart of everything. Furthermore, all apps that depend on the Android video player are affected by this problem.

If YouTube is the problem, go to your “Settings>Apps” and find the option for “YouTube”. Clear the app’s cache and try using the app again. You can also reboot your device as a temporary measure. If the problem persists, uninstall and reinstall the app. You may need to reset your phone to factory settings if worse comes to worst.

Android 5.0 Lollipop flashlight bug

With the Android 5.0 Lollipop, leaving your flashlight on for a while until it automatically times out will leave the flashlight and your camera busted and needing a system reboot in order to work again. As much as this might sound weird to you, it is not something new to Google and it makes us wonder why the company hasn’t taken care of this issue just yet. Hopefully, a fix to this flashlight bug will be out with the coming version of Android 5.x.x Lollipop OS.

No silent mode and Power button menu

Silent mode is very important when you don’t want disturbance, for instance, when in a meeting. You can no longer press your volume down button until your phone turns to vibration mode. Furthermore, you can no longer see more options other than “Power Off” upon long pressing the Power button. Users of the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop have no chance of previewing their notifications from the status bar since this has been eliminated in the new OS.

Hopefully there will be some huge changes in the upcoming version of the Android 5.x.x Lollipop OS, so that all these issues and others are taken care of, in a permanent move.

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