There are three main reasons why your Android phone might be a bit buggy as of lately. The first one is that you have a problem with your apps. An update gone wrong, a skipped update, or downloading a buggy app will do this to your phone. Then, there’s the likelihood that your phone has malware or a virus that you haven’t noticed earlier. Third, there might be a problem with the system (or even the hardware) of your Android phone, which is causing this type of phone behavior.
In some cases, even low storage space may cause certain apps to act buggy but the reason we’re not addressing this particular problem here is the fact that your phone will be pretty straightforward about it. You will get a notification and even be presented with the potential solution to the problem (in a form of a default storage space cleaner).
All in all, here are some ways in which you can solve problems regarding your buggy Android phone.
What are bugs and what gives similar symptoms?
Bugs and apps are common flaws in the program or system which produce incorrect, slow, or unnecessary results. Generally speaking, whenever an app acts in the way it was not intended to, it is bugging. Unlike viruses, bugs are there by mistake of the developer (not your own mistake). As such, they are not as dangerous, no matter how annoying they can be. Sure, a bugged app can cause you to make a critical mistake but seeing as how the likelihood of this is not that high, they’re still non-comparable to viruses.
Speaking of viruses, the main reason we mentioned them on this list is the fact that they sometimes give symptoms similar to those of bugs. Therefore, it’s worth checking both of these eventualities.
It is also incredibly important that you check if there’s something wrong with your phone. Sometimes, looking for phone repairs services and taking your phone there is simply better. Either way (even if the damage is not that great), it’s a safer alternative. Plus, it’s really the only 100% reliable way to make sure that the problem is solved.
Those who can’t update apps probably have problems with Google Play. This is one of the most specific symptoms out there and the way to go is to just contact Google Play support. Then, there are those who see problems with one app while all the rest are working flawlessly. They can try reinstalling the app and, if that doesn’t work, they might want to send a ticket to the app developer. You would be surprised at just how many problems get solved this way, yet, how many people don’t even try this approach.
Learn how to report a bug
Reporting a bug is not just a convenient solution to your problem, it’s also a way to raise awareness of the said problem so that the developers can fix it. It is, therefore, not just something that helps you but the developer and other users (especially future users) of this app.
The simplest way to approach this issue is to Enable Developer Options, then, tap the Take Bug Report button. From here, type the bug report and click on the Report button. Then, simply tap the notification, and there you have it – your first successful bug report sent.
Viruses and malware
The next two issues you need to consider are malware and malicious software that your phone could get infected with. This is written with the intent to cause harm, which means that once it gets into your phone, it will quickly wreak havoc.
Now, the point of this malware is to generate revenue for the people who wrote it. This can be used to steal information, make your phone send SMS texts, etc. Overall, viruses and malware are supposed to steal your passwords, location, and overall personal information. With these passwords and personal information, they can access your other devices and trade this info with other malicious parties. Sometimes, they will even demand ransom.
So, how do you notice that you might have malware or a virus problem? Generally speaking, your phone will be a lot slower. It will take longer for apps to load. You will also notice unexplained data usage. Also, the phone bill will be a lot higher.
The simplest way to resolve this issue would be to power off the phone and reboot it in safe mode. Then, you need to uninstall the suspicious app and install a mobile security app. While you’re there, it’s a good idea to look for other apps that might be infected.
For a lot of people, their phone is one of their most important possessions. This is where they keep all their private info, ranging from their Google Account (and all the platforms you’re logged in through it), all the way to their private photos and chats. It is also a machine you use to interact with the world and stay in touch with people, both privately and professionally. With that in mind and without further ado, fixing the problem is always a high priority.