The HTC 10 is still new in the market and many have praised it for its magnificent blend of an excellent design and top-notch hardware specs.
There is no doubt that this device is really impressive and anyone would break the bank just to have one. But before you go around squeezing all of the remaining cash out of your repository just to grab yourself a brand new HTC 10, you better know that this device, just like any other, is still far from perfect. In the same line of argument, we have lined up for you 5 common problems you can come across when using the 10 as well as their possible solutions.
Poor battery life
The HTC 10 comes with a 3000mAh battery unit and just recently, Techradar reported that the 10 is ahead of the Galaxy S7 when it comes to battery life. However, you might still find some units with battery issues, draining more power and thus requiring frequent charging. If this is the case, there are a few workarounds you can try.
First is to turn off any features that are not in use right from the notification shade, for instance, Wi-Fi, mobile data, Bluetooth, GPS and so on. Since display screens are considered the leading battery hogs, make sure that you tweak the brightness of your phone’s display. Make it as low as possible while still maintaining the needed brightness to view things comfortably. You can also shorten the screen’s timeout via the Display settings.
When things get to the brim, you can opt to use the Power saver or Extreme power saving modes. But these will kill a number of processes, leaving the basic ones only. Speaking of processes, your HTC 10 will probably be running apps in the background. Some of these apps constantly sync data behind the scenes, thus eating into the 10’s battery life. You can tweak this setting via the Accounts & sync settings.
Apart from these workarounds, you can also do more to take care of battery life issues. Usually, faulty apps are behind battery life issues. As a result, make sure that your installed apps are most up to date. If not, head to the official Google Play Store and update them. Another thing you can also do is head to your device’s battery usage info via the Power Settings so as to identify which apps are using the most battery power. Tapping on an app will bring up an “Adjust power use” section from where you can tweak the settings of the app.
If worse comes to worst, you can go ahead and uninstall this app that you think is causing battery life issues to your HTC 10.
Wi-Fi connection problems
Another common area that experiences problems with the HTC 10 is Wi-Fi. Some users have reported that the device sometimes fails to establish a Wi-Fi connection or if it does, the connection keeps dropping.
To take care of this problem, try turning off the 10 and back on. You can also do the same with your router. If the problems persist, head to your device’s Wi-Fi settings and find the network that won’t connect or keeps dropping, tap and hold it and then hit “Forget network.” Turn Wi-Fi off and back on again then try establishing a new connection.
If your phone’s software not up to date, check out via the About settings and upgrade to the latest version available. If your router has MAC filtering enabled, turn it off. If not, add the 10’s MAC address to the router. Finally, you can resort to a factory reset in order to take care of this problem.
Slow or unresponsive screen
In cases where the screen of the HTC 10 starts performing slower or becomes unresponsive, you can try out several fixes. The first is to restart your phone and if this persists, hit the Power + Volume down buttons until the phone restarts. While this might temporarily solve the problem with unresponsive screens, removing your microSD card from the device might make it even better.
There are also huge chances that the problem is coming from a faulty app. Here, you might be forced to uninstall and reinstall each and every app in order to determine which one of them is indeed the root of the problem. There is a hassle-free way of doing this, though. Head to your phone’s Settings>Backup & reset>Factory data reset and then hit OK.
The HTC 10 is up there with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 when it comes to quality of cameras. However, the device hasn’t been short of complaints, especially when it comes to using the pro mode.
If you come across any camera problems on your HTC 10, first of all, make sure that the phone’s software is updated. HTC just released an update to its software and it also brings along camera tweaks, improvements, and patches. This can be confirmed by checking for Software updates via the About Settings. In case of a misbehaving camera, you can try clearing the data of the Camera app via the Apps settings. You can also choose to delete cached data by heading to Storage settings and then hit the Cached data option, followed by OK.
It is also possible that the issues on your camera are as a result of the third party camera app in use. Uninstall it and restart the phone. Try it again and if this persists, you may want to look for another app, if the default camera app isn’t your thing.
If any of these problems persist, you may want to pick that phone and ring the HTC support center, your retailer or carrier for a new and non-faulty HTC 10 phone.
What problems have you encountered on your brand new HTC 10?