Google Nexus 5: common problems and how to correct them

Google Nexus 5: common problems and how to correct them

Although the Nexus 5 is THE must-have smartphone for all geeks who respect, it is not all bugs that can sometimes become quite disturbing. In this article, we will help you solve the main problems faced by users on Android 5.0 and 5.0.1 Lollipop versions. In the near future, we will also be adding new Android 5.1 related solutions. Stay connected!

How to fix Nexus 5 issues Android 5.0.1

Generally, a software update necessarily brings its batch of bugs, but sometimes, the other bugs of the older versions persist and come to cumulate with the current ones. Anyway, most of these bugs are usually corrected from one version to the other and this necessarily involves an upgrade of the system.

That said, we recommend that you always check if your device has the latest software update, and fix recurring bugs. To do this, simply pull the notification bar down. Once done, go to Settings> About Phone> and then tap Software Update.

How to save data online

If you're aware of the news, you certainly know that the update of Android 5.x Lollipop on Nexus 5 brings some very big changes. That means you need to take precautions before you upgrade your Nexus 5 to back up important data: personal photos, login details, contacts, synchronization with cloud services etc.

To set up automatic backup on your Google Account:

  • Go to Settings> Save and Reset
  • Then, activate the option "Save my data"If you do not have a Google Account, you will be asked to create one.
  • Once the backup completes, you will be notified by an alert
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when the return of a true silent mode worthy of the name? AndroidPIT

In the meantime, you should be able to see the percentage of the backup in the notification bar of your Nexus 5. If you have just reset your Nexus 5, you should know that the option " Automatically restore "will allow you to recover all of your data.

How to overcome the lack of silence mode on Lollipop

Following the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, many users were due after finding the lack of a true silent mode. We are not talking about a vibrate mode, but a mode capable of mute all the sound and vibrating effects of the terminal. This is all the more bizarre because Google has removed it, knowing that the previous versions of Android – since the very first – have always had this feature all casts.

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To trigger it, it was enough – again until Android 4.4.4 KitKat – to press the Volume Down button on your Nexus 5 to trigger this mode, which appears after the vibrator. With Lollipop, Google wanted to renew the game by introducing the mode No interruption who announced the death of the classic fashion silence. Not being in focus, the No Interrupt mode took advantage of some adjustments on Android 5.1, but is not yet perfect. The community, unhappy, did not fail to let the Google know that it is trying to correct the situation.

To activate the "No interruption" mode:

  • Press one of the Nexus 5 volume keys
  • Tap "No" in the volume menu
  • Select the option "Indfinitely" or "During (x) hours"

On Android 5.0 / 5.0.1, be aware that the activation of the "No interruption" mode also cuts off the diode indicator light. Fortunately, this concern was fixed on Android 5.1.

Beside that, a member of the community has come up with an application that can solve the problem of silent mode. Called Silent Mode Lollipop, this little tool comes up in the list of notifications of the alert bar. Anyway, you can try the application that is free on the Google Play.

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This application is able to force the silence mode on Android 5.0 Lollipop. AndroidPIT

Silent Fashion Lollipop – Free
Install on Google Play

How to solve the problems of WiFi and connectivity

On Android, connectivity problems are quite rare, but far from unknown users, and this, on any Android terminal. To solve them, there are many methods but they are temporary. To do this, you can switch to airplane mode and vice versa, forget and reconnect your WiFi network, disable mobile data, or reboot the terminal.

To go back to the bug of WiFi, there is another solution that is to change the WiFi channel in which you are, or even the bandwidth Wi-Fi – if you have two – between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

  • write the IP address of your router on a web pageNormally, the local IP address is or
  • Enter the password of your router in the address barIf you have lost it, a list of default passwords is visible here.
  • All routers vary, but you must go to WiFi settings. This type of menu can be found by clicking Settings or Advanced Settings.
  • From there, you will need to choose one of the available frequency bands: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
  • Normally, channels 1, 6 and 11 are ruled to work well, where 12 and 13 are avoided
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Activating / deactivating airplane mode can sometimes solve many problems. AndroidPIT

How to fix application random crashes

Following the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 5, our readers have begun to report crashing applications that are random and untimely. In this story, the accuser sets the bar is none other than the "cache of the system" that answers all or most of the charges. Indeed, the crash can target a single application. at this time, an update is needed.

If an application is causing you problems:

  • Go to Settings> Applications> and find the (name of the application)
  • On the profile of the application, press "Force stop" and "Clear cache"

If the problem persists, you are advised to reinstall the application, or to clear the cache partition of your Nexus 5. More complex, Fastboot mode is accessible on all Nexus 5 and will not erase your data.

To open the Fastboot mode:

  • turn off your Nexus 5, then turn it back on by pressing the volume down key
  • L, a black notch appears with several options. Use the volume keys to navigate
  • Then, go to the "Recovery Mode" menu and press the Power button to validate
  • Press and hold the volume key for a few seconds until another menu appears
  • Use the volume keys to press the Wipe Cache Partition option and confirm with Power
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Cleaning the application cache (or system cache) is always a good idea. AndroidPIT

How to solve problems of autonomy

A problem of battery leakage after Android update! Who would have believed it ? So as not to lie to you, this problem follows every day as the day after night. What solution in this case? Backup your applications and sensitive data at first. Then comes the installation of a new update, but a factory reset is often preferred. From there, you can go on a solid foundation to restore your applications and data, to enjoy a bug-free Lollipop experience.

To perform a factory restore:

  • Go to Settings> Save and Reset
  • Read the title, the factory restoration will erase all the data of your Nexus 5
  • Then check the "Restore as factory value" option
  • As soon as it is done, enter your PIN code to validate, then click on "Clear all"
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Battery problems often occur after an Android update, but are generally corrected and quickly resolved. AndroidPIT

If battery overtime persists, you can still disable some applications that consume too much resources or use an application that keeps a close eye on the battery. Applications such as Battery Doctor or Juice Defender are all recommended for finding leaks in the genre.

How to solve RAM problems

Within the other easy performance problems, there is the abnormally high use of the RAM and the slowness that can be noticed after an update. Again, like random application crashes, the simplest solution is to go to the Fastboot menu and clean the cache partition.

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Another highlight, there was also a bug li the camera after updating the Nexus 5. ANDROIDPIT

Do you have other problems or solutions to share? See you in the comments. 😉

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