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Galaxy S5: Problems and Solutions

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The Galaxy S5 received the update for Android 5.0 Lollipop, but was not free of system bugs. / ANDROIDPIT

Remember that for some Galaxy S5 users, Lollipop is working very well. However, as with the owners of the Nexus 5 or from Moto GFor example, some devices are experiencing errors with wifi, Bluetooth and performance. As the OTA update hit the notification bar of Brazilian Galaxy S5 users earlier this week, many bugs began to be reported in our frum. Below is a list of known Galaxy S5 problems running on Android Lollipop and the most effective solution to the error.

How to solve the battery problem on Galaxy S5

The problem

This week we published the Galaxy S5 battery test conducted by GSM Arena, where the device demonstrates the best battery life among devices that have already received Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, the battery has also become one of the biggest headaches for certain GS5 users after the OS update.

The solution

While there is no definitive solution to this problem (other than a corrective update), there are some actions you can take to keep your device battery longer. According to the developers, third party applications are the biggest cause of battery runtime problems on newly upgraded devices. So the first suggestion is to scan your Galaxy S5 to see which app may be draining the power of the device.

Therefore, I recommend the Safe mode startupThis will disable third-party apps and you can identify which app is sucking the power out of your Galaxy S5. Of course it will be necessary to uninstall some application, so you will have to put in the balance, more time of mobile phone use or the functionality of certain software.

To boot the Galaxy S5 into safe mode you need to turn off the power, then press and hold the power and volume buttons down at the same time. Release the power button and keep the volume down pressed while the system boots. To make sure you are in Safe Mode, a message will be displayed at the bottom of the screen indicating that the Galaxy S5 is in Safe Mode.

How to troubleshoot wi-fi on Galaxy S5


Users are complaining about problems with the wifi connection showing slow and unstable, which causes the connection to break all the time.

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Galaxy S5 running with Lollipop: How to troubleshoot with wifi. / ANDROIDPIT


Restart the device and the local router or modem, if that does not work then you will need to access the network settings on the Galaxy S5. The first step is to force the phone to forget about the Wi-Fi network it was connected to. To do so, access Settings> Network Connections> WiFi> click on the network and then "forget". Then simply enter the password again and reconnect available network.

How to solve the problem with Bluetooth on Galaxy S5


Lollipop has brought some problems with using Bluetooth on the Galaxy S5. Apparently, although it can connect devices using the feature, the device cannot maintain the Bluetooth connection between them.

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Galaxy S5 running with Lollipop: How to solve the problem with Bluetooth. / ANDROIDPIT


If your device is displaying such a bug, the first thing to do is to turn the function on and off in the device settings, or even in the shortcut bar. Try this and keep a five-minute break between turning Bluetooth on and off. If this did not resolve the issue, go to the Bluetooth settings and forget the connected device under "unpair".

Here you can also use the Safe Mode feature to disable third party applications and see if any of them are causing the problem with Bluetooth.

How to Troubleshoot the Galaxy S5 Overheat


Since the launch of the Galaxy S5, overheating of the device has been a problem. However, according to some users of the device, it started to heat up anomaly after the update to version 5.0.


If your GS5 is overheated, especially near where the battery is located, it is a simple suggestion to lower the screen brightness from the phone settings, since it is the most battery-consuming hardware. Another advice you should take into consideration is to reduce the screen's sleep mode to 15 seconds.

If after that you still continue the problem of overheating, then start to consider a physical problem with the battery itself. Check for any swelling or leakage on the back of your Galaxy S5, if you notice anything unusual, take your phone for service.

How to troubleshoot performance issues on the Galaxy S5


Commonly, one of the first issues that occur after upgrading the operating system of a smartphone or tablet is slow performance. In the case of the Galaxy S5, many handsets have been performing poorly.

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Galaxy S5 running with Lollipop: How to troubleshoot performance issues. / ANDROIDPIT


To fix this, you can start by removing application data and clearing the cache partition. The cache partition where the OS stores temporary system data such as downloads, and this can directly affect Galaxy S5 performance if the system does not understand what is happening.

First let's take care of the application data. V at Settings> Applications and choose the application whose data you want to clear. Tap "Clear data" and then "Clear cache". Repeat the process with other apps you suspect are hogging your smartphone's storage space.

Once you have done that, hang up the phone and then press and hold the power and volume buttons down. Wait for the phone to vibrate and the Samsung logo to appear on the screen. Then use the volume down button to navigate to "Wipe Cache Partition". Select the feature and v make a coffee as the process can be time consuming. Restart your phone when done.

If the issue seems to affect only specific applications, I recommend uninstalling them, restarting the Galaxy S5, and reinstalling the applications again.

Now, if you try all of the above and your Galaxy S5 is still having problems, the only solution is to go back to the previous version of Android, KitKat. Before you downgrade your Galaxy S5 operating system, however, make sure you back up your data.

What's up, did your Galaxy S5 feature any of the above reported bugs after OS update for Android 5.0 Lollipop? Let us know in the comments below.

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