Android users are usually very committed to their devices, and for good reason. Samsung phones especially are desirable by those who don’t want to fall into the iPhone realm due to Samsung’s wide array of options and affordable price points for each budget. Samsungs have long been enjoyed by users who crave a larger screen, a device with multitasking abilities and convenient access to Microsoft Office and the Google Workspace.

While all of these attributes are great, it doesn’t mean that Samsungs are without issue. These Android phones bring a ton to the table when going head to head with iPhones, but there are three main issues Samsung users commonly experience that you should be aware of before you buy a Samsung and as an existing user:

  • Tendency for battery to drain and overheat
  • Potential software glitches
  • Issues with touchscreen and display

Of course all devices are bound to have some sort of problem over the course of time, and it is better to be prepared upfront so you know how to care for your device and hopefully avoid the onset of any of these issues.

Battery Drain And Overheating

Possibly the most complained about issue among Samsung users is the tendency of their phone’s battery to drain quickly. The phone’s ability to have live backgrounds, multiple apps running at a time, as well as multiple windows, all adds up to make for one battery that is working extra hard. Making sure apps such as GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and other connectivity options are turned off when they aren’t in use will save your battery considerably.

A battery that is working in overdrive is prone to overheating, which will ultimately damage your phone. Thankfully, you can take steps to reverse this process before it gets out of hand. By turning off your mobile data usage when you aren’t using it, keeping your phone in a comfortable atmospheric temperature and refraining from use while it’s charging will all help your battery to run more efficiently, creating less likelihood of overheating.

Software Glitches And Freezes

Screens on any device are likely to freeze up at some point. We often have so much going on on our devices that we don’t realize how much we’re asking of them! If your Samsung regularly pauses during use, try first to lock and unlock your phone using the power button. If the problem persists or the power button isn’t responsive, hold the button down for 10 seconds to force a reset. In most cases this will reboot your phone and you can start over.

Display And Touchscreen Problems

Anyone who has used a smartphone before has almost definitely experienced frustration at the screen being unresponsive to certain commands. When you first notice the issue, give your phone a moment to see if it will respond to your taps and clicks. If nothing changes, you can go ahead and restart your phone.

If your Samsung’s screen still isn’t cooperating, it might be time to dig a little deeper. Checking for missed software updates, disabling touch sensitivity and optimizing the device’s performance are a good place to start. To optimize device performance, go to Settings, select Device Care and then tap Optimize Now. After some troubleshooting, if these tips don’t improve your phone’s performance, you may want to do a factory reset to have a fresh start. Just make sure you have all of your data thoroughly backed up beforehand.

Professional Samsung Repair Near You

Smartphones are great to have and even better when they work perfectly! That’s why we, at Oasis Savvy, are committed to finding each and every solution we can to get your phone in working order whenever it shows signs of trouble. Samsung repairs are among our specialties, so don’t hesitate to bring your Samsung to the store at 3588 Golden Triangle Boulevard in Fort Worth today or call 682-583-2527 to see what we can do for you!