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Must know skills for your devices

Written by Erik Larson, Community Blogger | Jun 26, 2017 10:23 PM

Mobile devices are very useful for everyday activities. They serve as your calendar, call log, alarm, watch, and a hub for unlimited entertainment. Once in awhile, your phone show errors and develop problems that can be very annoying. Most of these problems are very much easy to solve, that is if you already equipped yourself with the right skills. You shouldn't have to call IT support every time your phone starts to misbehave. Here are the must know skills to help you solve your device issues.

Battery Drain

One of the most common problems you will face as a smartphone user is the issues of battery drain. As you download all those cool games and apps, you are also putting pressure on your phone's battery. You can restore your battery capacity by following simple techniques that take few minutes to achieve.

Find a battery draining app and kill them. Any app that is consuming too much power should immediately be identified and uninstalled. Android and iPhones come with power saving mode that temporarily put apps in an idle state, so they don't exert pressure on your battery. Keep low brightness and turn off auto brightness on your phone. Make use of battery saving apps, but be careful with the one you use, so it doesn't compound the problem.

Iphone Error 3194

If you are an Apple device user, you must have come across the iTunes error 3194. This occurs when you are trying to downgrade your OS, and the Apple server seems unable to recognize it. Apple doesn't want people downgrading their OS which is the reason why they have not provided enough information on the help section for users. But of course, you can easily solve it.

Fix the problem in DFU mode by finding and opening host file on your Mac/Windows system, and removing entries. Another faster and simpler method is to install and make use of an iOS system recovery tool that repairs your phone and gets it working in no time. Recovery tools have been designed to make solving iPhone error 3194 easy without data loss, and it supports and operates on all models of iPhone.

Virus Attack on Your Device

Just like your laptop, smartphones are also prone to virus attack. Online hackers are always coming up with new ways to extract your information, and you seems unable to resist them. Virus attack on your mobile phone can be very devastating. You could lose your contacts, have your passwords exposed on get your vital data stolen. If this should ever happen to you, don't panic. Focus on getting the problem solved before the situation gets worse.

One of the best ways to recover from a virus attack on your phone is to install and run antivirus program specifically made for mobile devices. There are various brands out there, pick the one you think you can trust, download it and begin the recovery process. However, sometimes, the antivirus might be unable to remove the virus entirely from your device. In this case, you need to reset the device back to factory setting after backing up all the most relevant information.

There are many other problems that people encounter every day on their smartphone like keyboard issues, Wi-Fi not connecting, phone not charging, etc. These smartphone errors will always come up and will need attention. You don't have to freeze important tasks or get frustrated every time a technical issue arises. Take advantage of tools and information available at your disposal to find a solution. Save yourself stress and money by learning simple skills that empower you to fix your phone by yourself.

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