The gradual rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop has been an exciting one, but as with any major software upgrade, there are a few bugs that will need quashing in the coming weeks and months. We’ve covered a few of these bugs recently, including the accidental removal of Silent Mode and the unfortunate persistence of recent apps to stay open after being swiped away.
Not all of these bugs have solutions at the moment, but David Nield of Gizmodo’s Field Guide has written a how-to guide for fixing some of the most common issues that Android users have been running into since updating to Android 5.0.
One issue that we haven’t discussed much, if at all, is the internet dropping out on Lollipop devices. As per usual, Google is going to have to issue an official fix in order to alleviate the problem entirely, but in the meantime, Nield has listed a few tricks that are worth attempting if you’re experiencing issues with your device.
“In terms of suggested fixes, getting your phone or tablet to forget the network (long-press on the Wi-Fi network list) then reconnecting seems to work for a select few. The old faithful factory reset has done the trick for some, but this is a bit of a pain to work through. You might also want to uninstall some of the older apps on your device, at least temporarily: A number of users have reported Wi-Fi issues disappearing once particular third-party apps were updated with Lollipop compatibility.”
Nield has also included temporary fixes for battery life, lagging, crashing and even video playback, so be sure to check out the full guide in the source link below if any of these issues sound familiar.