Five Common Phone Issues And How To Fix Them

Persistent smartphone issues can be annoying and disruptive but fortunately there are some things that are quite easy to fix. If you are dealing with more than one problem, they may be related, and you may be able to fix them all at the same time.

Before you give up on your phone entirely, take a look at these fixes for the five most common phone issues.

Cracked Screen

Dropping or knocking your mobile can cause small cracks in your phone’s screen. If you ignore the cracks and continue to use your phone it can lead to other problems, such as the screen shattering, the touchscreen ceasing to work, or you may even end up cutting your finger on the broken glass. Your only option is to have the screen replaced as soon as possible. Once your screen has been replaced, invest in a good screen protector and phone case to prevent it from being cracked again. When you purchase a phone, you should consider taking out mobile phone insurance that will cover you for accidental damage and the repair of a cracked screen in case it happens again in the future.


When you use your phone, it shouldn’t feel warm or hot to the touch. If you phone does overheat, it could be caused by excessive use or it could be a manufacturing defect. Your mobile can be further damaged if it gets too hot so try to keep your mobile out of the sun. You’d be surprised at how quickly your phone can absorb heat. When you go out keep your phone in your bag or pocket; when you’re indoors, keep it away from the window and in a shaded area. If your mobile gets hot, remove it from its case and stop using it until it cools down. If it overheats frequently, you should consider having a professional look at it to see if there is a problem with it.

Lack of Storage Space

With all of the pictures and videos we take, the files we download, and the many apps we use, it’s no wonder our phones run out of storage space. All of these things can slow your phone down and affect its performance. To free up some storage on your smartphone, you could delete some apps and large files, and clear the cache. You can also get an SD card for additional storage, and back up your music, pictures, videos and files to the cloud or back them up to an external hard drive.

Apps Crashing

There’s nothing more annoying than when an app keeps crashing. It could be due to a bug or because there are other apps running in the background. Try restarting your phone first. If that doesn’t work, head to the app manager on your phone and stop the apps that are running in the background. Using only one app at a time might help, and it may make your phone run that little bit faster.

Poor Battery Life

We constantly have our phones in our hands, so it’s no wonder we encounter issues like poor battery life. There are many things that can cause your phone’s battery to rapidly drain, so here are a few things you can do to fix it.

If your phone takes a long time to charge, you could be using the wrong kind of charger. Low voltage output could be the reason your phone has poor battery life. If this is the case, then you need to replace your charger.

Take a look inside of the charging port on your phone. Is it blocked with debris? If so, you may need to take it to a repair shop to have the blockage removed. You should also check your charging cable to make sure it isn’t damaged. You may not realise it, but cables take a lot of abuse from being tangled up, stuffed in bags, and being tugged out of the charging port. If your cable is the problem, you can easily buy a new one.

To preserve your phone’s battery life, reduce your screen time. Some apps can drain your battery, so check out which ones are taking a toll on your battery and remove them if they’re not essential. Try enabling battery saving mode in your smartphone’s settings too. Depending on how long you’ve had your phone, it could simply be that the battery is old, in which case you could have the battery replaced or look at getting a new phone altogether.