The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a very reliable and trouble-free Android tablet. However, as you use the device overtime, you may encounter several problems which can affect daily use and eventually irritates you on the long run. Here are some do-it-yourself fixes to solve common issues of Galaxy Tab 10.1.
General Errors, Crashes and Troubles
Sometimes, applications are unable to load or crash during use which can easily be fixed by restarting the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Simply turn off the device, wait till it vibrates and count up to 5 seconds before turning it on again. The 5-second counting ensures that the device has completed the shutdown and the battery circuit has safely restarted. Restarting a tablet usually fixes major problems in the system.
In some cases, restarting the device does not solve issues such as applications still failing to launch or keeping on crashing while being used. The easiest way to resolve it is by uninstalling the applications from the tablet. Go to "Settings > Applications > select the app > Clear Data > Clear Cache > Uninstall." Clearing the cache ensures that every data regarding that app is removed from your tablet and gets cleaner launching after you reinstall it. Be reminded that clearing the cache files may remove photos or music related to the app.
Bug Crashes on Applications
Applications are written by their developers accordingly to fit on Android, but some apps are poorly written or not regularly updated which leave bugs crawling overtime. Always check the Play Store and search for any updates from developers. If the app continues to crash even if it was newly updated, write a feedback on the "review" section of the application to notify the developer.
Cellular Data Connection
Moving from one location to another can weirdly change the cellular signal of the device and data connection may also get troubled by this. The network degree may change from 4G to 3G or even to the worst - no signal at all. The first thing you should do is to remain stationary and then check if you are not barred by too many walls which could crush network coverage. Some areas may not be supported by 4G or even 3G connectivity, so before travelling, contact your network carrier. Finally, restart the device to refresh the network signal.
Assuming that your Wi-Fi connection is active and working, Internet grabbed via Wi-Fi may suffers trouble such as DNS error or no Internet access at all. Check if your ISP is having system improvements or technical problems which can disable your Web connectivity even if your Wi-Fi is working. If you are in a coffee shop or similar establishments and cannot enjoy high-speed Internet, try looking around if lots of users are accessing the same connection, if so, simply go to another location with less Wi-Fi users.
Slow Wi-Fi Connection Even With Internet Access
In rare events, Wi-Fi connectivity may be slower compared to the Internet data transfer. The best solution for this is to simply turn off Wi-Fi on your Samsung Galaxy 10.1. Go to the "notifications bar > pull down > hit Wi-Fi toggle." Once the Wi-Fi icon turns dull and black, hit it again to switch it on. Refreshing the Wi-Fi connection usually fixes the problem.
Music Playback Always On
Listening to music using Galaxy Tab 10.1 is great, but you may get annoyed of continuous playback via external speaker or even if you remove the headset. Simply pull down the notifications bar and then select pause or stop on the music status displayed on the screen. This will hold or permanently stop the music player from outputting sound.
Sudden Battery Drain
Users who flashed customised ROM on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 may experience battery drain which is a drawback and even bad in some cases - 100 percent status goes to 0 percent instantly. There are many reasons why the battery is quickly drained by a custom ROM:
- High CPU usage of the custom ROM
- Requires battery calibration after flashing a new ROM
- Battery re-calibration caused the error
- Poorly written custom ROM
- Bugs and issues in system functionality
If you flashed a custom or stock ROM on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, make sure to calibrate the battery to give a new battery stat on the device. In this way, Android will have a proper counting on the actual battery level.
Lags and Hangs
Always reboot your tablet regularly to free memory and refresh the system. Cache data and other similar contents can pile up on the device, since you'll be using it constantly for Internet connection. Launching applications simultaneously will strain the RAM which requires restart from time to time. Use the built-in Samsung Task Manager to kill applications which are not in use to free the memory. Avoid installing conflicting, similar or unnecessary applications to prevent piling of useless files and errors on the device.
Update the Device if Possible
Always check for updates even with the same Android version. Manufacturers include bug fixes and overall system improvement whenever they release updates for their devices regardless of Android version. It will gradually help your Galaxy Tab 10.1 by extending the battery life and fixing bugs in the system.
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