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Disastrous Android Lollipop problems and their solutions

Disastrous Android Lollipop problems and their solutions

Though Android 7.0 Nougat is now upon us, Android Lollipop is still popular worldwide – and in some cases it's causing problems. If you want to know how to fix Android Lollipop issue, here are the solutions to the most common bugs we've heard about. We'll add to this list as more issues crop up.

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Check these things first

Some of the most common problems after a software update are easy to fix. Before taking drastic measures, check the following:

  • Check that all your apps are up-to-date by going to the Play Store > My Games and Applications.
  • If an app continues to suffer from problems, go to Settings > Applications and select the app in question. Then clear the cache
  • If the problem persists, restart your phone.
  • You can also try to clear the cache or app data of other apps that are causing issues. 
  • If all previous solutions have failed, you can try restoring to the factory settings. This will delete your data, photos, videos and all other personal files saved on your smartphone. Check the solutions that are recommended in this article before proceeding to this step.

Android Lollipop: performance problems

For most people, updating to Android Lollipop has made their hardware happier, their teeth whiter and their days just dandy. But some users have encountered a range of issues, including freezes, crashes, stutter and lag. In-place upgrades can be the cause of that.

Installing updates on top of updates on top of updates can eventually cause problems, so a factory reset might be on the cards, but first look at your apps to check they’ve been updated to Lollipop. As with any performance issues, try switching off anything you don’t need to see if you can identify a specific cause. 

Android Lollipop: apps restarting in the background

There is a bug that restarts apps in the background in the first version of Android 5.0, but not with the 5.1 update. Even apps with persistent notifications in the status bar are affected by this scourge. The only way to solve this problem is to restart the phone, which is a temporary solution, or update your phone to a newer Android version, for a permanent solution.

Android Lollipop: missing "system.img" error message

This is a seriously dismaying issue, but it's fixable, I assure you. Before you can use Lollipop on your device, you get this error message, "Missing system.img". When it was still on this version of Android, the Nexus 5 had also experienced this major problem, which can occur during the flash of an installation image with version of 5.0.
To solve the issue, you simply need to flash the installation files one by one manually, instead of using the automatic command "flash-all.bat".

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If you see this error, don't worry, it can be fixed. / © AndroidPIT

Android Lollipop: WiFi connectivity

It seems that we can't have an Android update without something going wrong with either WiFi, Bluetooth or both. Try the usual range of solutions: toggle airplane mode on and off, forget and reconnect to the network, reboot your phone, restart your router or switch between the WiFi frequency bands.

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The usual solutions are available for WiFi problems. / © ANDROIDPIT

If this fails, you may have to wait for a patch from Google for the permanent solution.

Android Lollipop: overheating

Assuming you haven’t left your device in direct sunlight or near a wicked child with a magnifying glass, overheating is often a side-effect of really hammering the phone with apps such as 3D games.

Your case might be contributing to the problem too – phones are designed to be case-free, and heavy cases can interfere with heat dissipation. It’s also worth trying Safe Mode to see if the culprit is an app that’s misbehaving. 

Android Lollipop: battery drain bug

Every new installation of Android firmware results in some battery drain for some users. This is almost always because the update was applied over the top of existing firmware rather than installed 'clean'. There are a few things that could go wrong when everything is set up one way on your phone, and then the world shifts beneath its feet.

So now may be the time to bite the bullet, do a full backup and do a factory reset. You can do this via the Settings > Backup & Reset section or manually with the hardware buttons. Just search AndroidPIT for your particular device and 'factory reset' to find a step-by-step guide on how to do this. 

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Is your phone battery overheating? / © AndroidPIT

Android Lollipop: video playback bug

Nexus 7 (2013) owners have reported some bugs with video playback following the update to Lollipop. The issue doesn't seem to be restricted to any particular app, but YouTube is, of course, at the center of the furor. Any app that uses the default Android video player suffers though.

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YouTube and other video playback apps were broken following the Android 5.0 update. / © AndroidPIT

If YouTube is the issue for you, hit Settings > Apps and find the entry for YouTube. Clear the cache and try again or do a reboot for a temporary fix. You can always try uninstalling and reinstalling the app if problems persist. Some users are reporting that this has solved the problem, while others continue to suffer.

If you have a better fix let us know in the comments below. Worst case scenario: back up all your data, do a factory reset and clear the cache partition.

Android Lollipop: flashlight bug

If you leave the flashlight on for a while, for example when you're struggling to find your keys in the dark, and it automatically times out, then the flashlight will be busted until you do a reboot. This is pretty weird but it occurred in the developer previews too.

It's odd that Google didn't bother to iron this one out, as it's a pretty well-known issue on the Nexus 5 already.

Android Lollipop: no silent mode, status bar ticker or power button menu

Sadly, these are 'improvements' rather than problems. You can't simply volume down to silent mode (only to vibrate), there's no option other than Power Off when you long press the Power button, and the status bar ticker – that little scrolling preview of notifications – has been killed with fire in the latest version of Android.

We expect the masses to rise up shortly and some changes to be made, or at least some workarounds figured out if you're willing to tweak your phone a little. In any case, we've already explained how to enable silent mode on Android 5.0.

Android Lollipop: OTA broken on modified devices

This probably shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, but Google doesn't necessarily want your rooting or otherwise modifying your device or firmware. So if you've modded your Android a bit, you may not be able to install the OTA update.

Fortunately the solution is pretty straightforward: simply flash a stock image again and OTA will be hunky dory once again. Check our article on broken OTA updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop for more info.

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If you've rooted or otherwise modified your phone, OTA updates may not work. / © AndroidPIT

Android Lollipop: fast charging isn't charging fast

This could be explained away by raised expectations: while Android supports Qualcomm's QuickCharge 2.0, not every phone does – and those that do don't always ship with a QuickCharge charger. There are also known incompatibilities with some third-party fast chargers, so if you’re encountering issues with one it’s worth trying another charger (if you can) to see if the problem goes away. 

Android Lollipop: recent apps switcher issue

The recent apps card stack was a new addition to multi-tasking in Lollipop. But not everyone is a fan. Some users are claiming that, the more apps they have stacked, the slower their performance becomes, while others are noticing that even when a card has been removed from the stack, it mysteriously returns.

Even after a reboot your recent apps list will persist, so the only way to fix this one is to simply keep on swiping. Forever.

Android Lollipop: camera bug

Users have reported that their camera stops working after the Lollipop update – in some cases, this means that the icon to select the front-facing camera is no longer even there. To solve this, try deleting your Camera app's data.

This won't delete any of your photos, just your existing camera settings. Go to Settings > Apps > All > Camera and tap Clear data. If this doesn't work, try disabling it and then enabling it in the same menu.  

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The route to your Camera app may differ depending on your device. / © AndroidPIT

Android Lollipop: GPS problems

GPS issues are quite rare on Lollipop, but some people have been experiencing them and a factory reset has been offered as one possible solution. If you find that your GPS signal is dropping frequently and don't wish to do a factory reset, try altering the location mode in your settings.

Set it to 'high accuracy', or if it already is, change it and then change it back.

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Try changing the location mode temporarily if you are having GPS problems. / © ANDROIDPIT

Android Lollipop: Chrome tabs problem

Chrome Browser on Lollipop is set by default to store new tabs in the recent apps list, but for many this represents one of the biggest Lollipop fails of all.

Fortunately, all you need to do to change this is head to your Chrome settings and disable Merge tabs and apps to return to the more familiar 'number in a box in the URL bar' that brings up your tab list, as it always has.

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On the left we see various Chrome tabs mixed between other apps. We prefer the old way (right). / © AndroidPIT

Android Lollipop: Bluetooth problems

Android 5.1 has brought some Bluetooth issues with it, especially with Nexus devices. To fix it, it may appear too simple to be true, but it is recommended to turn the Bluetooth off and back on again. You can also clear the cache by going to Settings > Applications > All > Bluetooth Sharing > Clear cache.

Android Lollipop: incompatible applications

The arrival of newer versions of Android has made many applications no longer optimized for Lollipop. Worse, some are no longer compatible at all. Unfortunately, there are no miracle solutions, except to change smartphones, or find a new version of the app on APK mirror.

What other Android 5.0 problems have you found? Got any solutions we missed? Share them in the comments.

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  • FIRST LAST Nov 23, 2014

    I agree with most of what you were trying to say :)
    All the endless talk of how intuitive it is, How Material design and the Animations are the best thing since sliced bread. And then i get the OTA and..... Total Childish crap. Intuitive? For whom?

    On Screen Buttons = A sideways triangle, a Circle and a hollow Square. What is intuitive about them? What was Wrong with the VERY INTUITIVE Back Arrow, Home icon and the Stacked Cards?

    The Lock screen with the silly Cards, especially with Music. Who thought this design was better and who thought it was intuitive? You have to slide a card or Double tap it, How is that better? How about unlocking the unit? Give it to an iOS user and watch the frustration, then the endless Laughing at how stupid it is. Many Android users are equally frustrated. They slide both ways and if lucky get it to unlock by accident! Maybe a simple "Slide ^ to unlock" Would be useful.

    Here's a novel idea, How about an instruction manual instead of Forums where people just guess and vent.

    The Animations that the kids like so much? These are always the first thing i disable. But in Lollipop they are there for one reason. To hide the every present Android Lag and stuttering. Of course to disable these children features you have to figure out how to get in Developers mode - Which is Very intuitive !!!

    Project Volta - Really Google? An antiquated battery saver mode that disables just about everything and reminds you with bright orange screens = Genius!

    Here's a hint Google if you want to save battery Get rid of the Endless Bright White Backgrounds and Light grey text.
    What's really mind boggling is, that in all these years nobody can figure out what it is about Android that makes it such a battery pig? Especially in standby! They just come up with more gimmicks that usually make things worse.

    Adaptive Brightness? - What a Pile of Crap this implementation is. It is either too dark or too bright. Just Fix Auto Brightness. How hard could it be?

    The Pull down Quick Notifications = LOL, Since you got rid of the "swipe up" for Google Now from the lock screen, just put it there. While you are at it get rid of it from the home screen too! and replace it with quick settings. Since Google now is just a right slide away, who needs it at the bottom too? The double pull down feels like a Amateur Hour Work around. (Yes, I know you can do a two finger slide, but to me it is cumbersome and impossible with one hand, which is how i hold my phone.)After the double swipe, you then have to tap the Tiny Battery or Settings button to get to them. How about just Add the settings button as one of the toggles, Get rid of the ones that are pointless. (At least they got rid of the horrendous Google+ / Your name icon - Why it was there is anybody's guess) When you get to battery settings, whats missing = Time on Battery! instead they give you a "Pulled out of their Ass" Guesstimate as to how long your battery might last. When you click the tiny settings icon you are Greeted By the Great Bight White Wall!. Black Backgrounds save battery and are easier to read! The Genius who designed it also redesigned the location icon. When you click it it disables all Location services, Again, Genius! Clicking it again turns Everything on! Even if you were in Battery Save Mode Before, it defaults to High Accuracy mode - (Battery Drain) you then have to dig in the Great white Settings wall to go back to Battery Saver Mode!

    The whole Silent / Mute notifications fiasco - Who thinks of these things? Who thinks what they came up with is better than what they had? The long press the power button for Airplane mode and Silent, vibrate, or Sound was ingenious and worked flawlessly. For the one in one thousand that needed more control - i'm sure There are apps for that. Sometimes it is good to rest on your laurels and NOT change just for the sake of change.

    There are many other issues but these alone have convinced me NOT to upgrade my moto x when and if its available.
    I can't stress it enough, Somebody needs to be fired over these backward Changes.

  • Leonardo Nov 19, 2014

    I am loving lollipop so far but I hate this stupid photos app...want back my gallery app...

  • PhilR Nov 19, 2014

    Silent Mode is still there, it has just been renamed as Priority Mode, and given additional functionality. Looks good!

  • Glostermeteor Nov 18, 2014

    Silent mode is crucial for me both at night and in meetings. Sticking with Kitkat until thats fixed

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  • Thank you so much for this. It helped me with my camera problem


  • My Galaxy note 4 was in fine condition until the forced update to this junk lollipop. Where to begin with the frustration of dealing with this lollipop? #1 overheating issue, me thinking it was battery issue, to phone randomly shuts off & will not turn on unless battery is removed, will not turn on with power key once you power off. Tried all the quick fixes, soft restart, recovery & factory reset.
    nothing works !!! after a month of tryingtounderstand what has happen to my perfectly working phone & paying high dollar for this phone. Now its of no use because of you Samsung you Stole it from me with the forced junk lollipop update !!! I want my perfectly working phone back !!!


  • I have a Navon Mizu, i had a notification to update the system. when the update was over. the smartphone, dont work anymore. somebody it experience in this topic?


  • Latest Google search update freezes on Android 5.0. Any way to fix this?


  • Since the Lollipop update, the EQ functions on music/mp3 players no longer work. None of the ones installed prior (including stock) nor new ones installed after. I can't find an mp3 app that says 'Android Lollipop supported'.

    Help?


  • Photos app is totally shit


  • I got battery drain and cpu intensive heat issue after upgraded my phone from kitkat to lollipop via samsung's kies 3. Somebody please help me :.(


  • To solve the Wi-Fi problem, it worked for me:

    Inside the router configuration (e.g., accessing the IP 192.168.0.1), change the "Group key update" value from 0 to 30 seconds, under the "Wireless > Security" configuration, right below the WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK item.

    Router: TP-LINK TL-WR740N / TL-WR740ND.


  • So for the past few months I've been trying to download version 5.0.2 130 fng1 and it says I'm missing a file in my file manager but I don't know what file it is so my phone won't update it just error's
    Anybody what is the file and can u help me


  • For the last few days, every time I take my phone off charge, it makes an audible announcement saying how much battery life I have left. This is really annoying as I often take my phone off charge when I wake up and my wife is still sleeping. I can't find a setting to switch this off. I have a Moto G running Android 5.1. Any ideas?


  • MY Android phone is 5.1 Lolipop i have problem on location because the locate mode selection is only one.Only Battery Saving is the selection in the Location Mode plsss help me to get the 3 selection in the Location Mode the High Accuracy and Device Only is missing on my Location Mode Selection...Plss help me to fix this because pokemon go app is not running because of the gps..


  • internet is automatic open. how to solve this problem. can anyone help me please?


  • i have used lollipop for over a year. when i had to reset my phone to factory settings i reinstalled lolloipop. a notice popped up about changing to ad support. the notice won't go awaw and i can't access my phone at all. not even to uninstall the app. anyone know how to fix the problem or should i tell the lollipop makers to buy me another phone?


  • Coincidence? I did a force stop on lollipop - all my screen backgrounds disappeared BUT the 40-odd random contacts which had disappeared a month earlier miraculously reappeared.


  • Just got my Matricom GBox-Q back from a factory update to Android 5.1.1. (It was promised OTA, but be careful of what you are promised). Nevertheless, life is good, EXCEPT all contact lists have vanished from Gmail, and if I type in a complete email address in order to send, it doesn't remember it the next time. I have a pretty good education, but I can't even figure out how to access Gmail contacts in order to build a new list, now that I have my new, improved operating system. I havea feeling I am not alone. Am I? Any advice? George P.S. I downloaded one of the contact-organizing apps, and my lists are still out there, somewhere.


  • Music player sucks in Lollipop. Keeps force closing when i change music tracks.... :/ huge fail for the stock music player in android 5.1.1 please fix !


  • MMS in the messaging app - freezes, takes forever to send and load, quits
    Facebook Messenger - same thing
    Emails - I click delete on the notification and they are still there when I login later
    My family is all elsewhere and those first two things are constantly used throughout the day - please help!


  • Ed T Mar 6, 2016 Link to comment

    just updated my Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 tablet to 5.1.1: the default camera app is nothing what it was, which was great before.. now everything is zoomed in too close.. i'd have to get far away to take a good picture.. and image stabilization is kind of sucky now. I can't get WiFi direct to connect to my other Galaxy devices any more.. which is not at all intuitive.. and I'm a former Samsung Rep.. that's not good..


  • Upgraded firmware on Matricom G-BoxQ to V.1.3, and it in turn, upgraded to Lollipop 5.1. Now my Launcher icons fail to open their associated apps. There was a warning/disclaimer prior to running the update that stated some apps may not work after the upgrade. I can only open them from inside of the <All Apps> folder. I have tried deleting cache and clearing data on the apps system settings to no avail. All the icons are unresponsive. Anyone uncovered a fix for the android/Matricom launcher after upgrading? Thanks, -dkh-


  • New update sucks.....so so bad


  • Samsung 5mini was working fine... After update it is very difficult to enter..... no time to for the Fingerprint Sensor neither for the Password. The Cam makes Problems and some other App's just twirl around. Alerts where there is nothing and some other "fooling around". Is there a way of "DOWNDATE" my Cel - phone or are the Programmers aware of that "Bull ....." they delivered and everybody has to wait for an UP-Update?
    I would be very greatgul for an answer!
    D. Schulz


  • Ever since updating to version 5.0 every time i go into music and then hit the playlist tab is always says "unfortunately music player as stopped working" and exits to home screen. I have a Samsung note 3. are you going to fix this?


  • I don't see any fixes for volume issues. My Tab 4 (10.1) constantly lowers the volume when I'm connect to my Bluetooth earpiece. It doesn't matter if I'm streaming, watching videos, movies, etc. It's more than annoying to watch something on Netflix and have to readjust the volume every few minutes. Fix this damn thing.


    • Ed T Mar 6, 2016 Link to comment

      that is normal. it is a hearing function so that you don't go deaf by blowing out your ears from high volume. you just need to buy some external speakers with its own volume control, or earphones with its own volume control


  • I have 5.1 zte allstar and i have mx player downloaded but any video i click plays in default player and not mx,even if im on my search engine and click a YouTube vid,it takes me to the browser YouTube instead of asking if i want it opened in the app,which is what i want it to do for every video,I've tried the clearing defaults in "apps" but it's grayed out and non accessible, can somebody please help with this problem.. Thanks in advance ☺


  • Hi,
    I have a new Skytex Skypad SP736 (7" quad core)
    tablet, with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed from Skytex.
    The internal storage (16GB) is partitioned as "Internal Storage", and "USB Storage".
    "Internal storage" is set to 2.36 GB, "USB storage" is set to 9.02 GB. Available space left in "Internal Storage" is +/- 400 MB. This ts the storage area where apps are loaded and is too small to download many apps. I have moved some apps (those movable) to the "USB storage", cleared cache, and cleared data, to preserve some space (+/- 400MB) to download apps.
    Is this a normal situation?; my phone has 16GB of internal storage (android 4.4.2) and is not partitioned.
    How do I fix this, for example force apps to load to the "USB storage" partition.

    Thank you for your consideration,
    Don
    ruckmn@comcast.net
    Ph: 425 226 6803


  • And how about the most annoying -505 bug? had to factory reset as there are no other way to fix...problem by google services...


  • my notification bar don't open anymore after update to lollipop version...i make reset 3 times...no chance....and star to overheating and when i try to open the phone only to touch the screen don't work....i wan't to rollback to older version...


  • If I Share my net pack with Wi-Fi, my phone galaxy note 3 n900 always goes switch off and when I switch on the phone it shows your phone has unfortunately stopped and when I press ok it pops up again and again so I wipe all data factor but now when I switch on, it shows only the Samsung logo. Can someone please help me out.....?????


    • Ed T Mar 6, 2016 Link to comment

      it sounds like your firmware on your note 3 got corrupted. if you are near a best buy samsung experience store (inside best buy store) go there and ask the Samsung Kiosk manager if they can help you fix your phone.. they should be able to help you for free.. it may take an hour or more, so go earlier than later. you can do it on your own, but it sounds like you are not a techie


  • It's either The IPhone or wait till February for the Samson GalaxyS7 Flagship with the sand disc, great battery, and chip, and works Fantastic I heard!!! Gets rid of Lollypop for Good!!! Uses Marshmellow, or something much better so you don't lose anything again!!!! Hate Lollypop, wake up Google, your losing it!!!!!


  • Why can't I see the comments people made to me to help my situation..It said I have 2 comments, but, no way to access them..How do you read them, I want to see who tried to help me..


  • So, yeah, my issue has been severe battery drain since the Lollipop update. I have performed 3 factory resets and still nothing. As a matter of fact it seems the battery drain has gotten worse. I'm ready to throw my phone up against the damn wall!


  • How can I get my Kit Kat back, the Lollypop update ruined all my cell please someone help me I don't want to do a factory reset as I have 5000 pictures and my Mom Dad and Fiance all passed are on them...Anyone out here know what to do or I will have to go to the tmobile store for a new cell..


  • Does anyone know how to roll back to kitkat. Actually I am enough of this


  • I will be the first to admit I'm not tech-savvy in any dimension but since I got nagged into updating my Moto G 5.1 ( I caved, alright!) of the most basic functions of my phone isn't working anymore. You know, the part when someone calls you and you answer the call to have a conversation. If I swipe or tap to answer an incoming call, it gets disconnected about 80% of the time. I've tried holding the swipe, holding the tap, doing a handstand, standing on one leg, etc., etc. and I still lose calls. Also, since the upgrade I've had to switch off my data storage warning otherwise any pictures I try to text will not send because MMIS/mobile data is disabled? This is news to me. I don't use any more data than I normally do, and I have not made any changes to that other when I first got the phone. These are new error messages popping up.The changes I've seen in font size, light settings, icons and all the other stuff fall into the so-what category for me; my previous icons made sense and worked. So all in all, I'm not impressed and to be told that my only option is a factory reset doesn't work for me. It's also adding salt to the wound when you can't uninstall the update; you're stuck with it.


  • Ok so I did an update and now my text message icon says I have 4 new messages. Go in to read and nope no new messages. This may seem minor but it's an irritation that must go away. What can I do?


    • Ed T Mar 6, 2016 Link to comment

      that is normal and sometimes happens when updating.. it is a software glitch.. just go to Settings>Applications>ALL>find the messaging app and clear cache (this will not clear your text messages), power off your phone and turn it back on.. all should be good again


  • Angi Dec 21, 2015 Link to comment

    My phone just updated and now all of my ringtones and notification sounds are gone! I have 2 now in each! >:( What the heck happened?


  • just updated to lolipop 2 days ago. it slow as shit, warns me about battery dying right b4 it dies... oh and just a few minutes ago said low battery, but right b4 shutting off 2 minutes later, told me something about bad software and how my phone was going to lock and how ill have to pay for it to be fixed!!!!!!!! WTF WTF WTF my phone wont even turn on after charging for the last 2hrs.


    • Ed T Mar 6, 2016 Link to comment

      for the bad software issue.. is this in your internet browser? sounds like you clicked on a link that triggers this malicious intent.. it is just someone playing a trick on you. don't believe it, your Android device is secure. to get out of this, just completely close your internet browser down so that the windows are no longer open. if you go to your task manager, you can swipe it to close it, after that when you bring up your internet browser again, it should be working fine again. others target gullible people to thinking they have to pay or caught a virus when they did not


  • after the lollipop update when I go to Google now and tap an article it does not open up. also when I go to Facebook and tap the story it will not open up how can I fix this


  • Updated my Moto X to Lollipop. What is the purpose of the CIRCLE button... If I tap and hold I can access Google Now. But I would think that with a tab it should just take me to my main apps page... How it used to work. Is this a bug or a change by Google?

    Also - several apps - GMAIL, text, HipChat - links are not clickable. If I click a link, the app locks up.


  • U can try to disable Nu player under developers tab and then clear the cache of youtube I will help ur youtube to stop lagging. ...


  • Doesn't it seem a little late for writing this about android 5.0? I will say though that I am trying some of these because my asus zenpad s 8.0 seems to be having some andoird os problems and I don't know what the cause of it could be.


  • I got Lollipop and in an instant my GPS was pants. KitKat 4.4.4 was brilliant. My phone goes back for the third time to have KitKat put back on. They said it could not be done but they are doing for me. The GPS thinks it can see more satellites than the US DOD know are active. It gets '3D Fix' then immediately resets the GPS so now has 'No Fix' and starts all over again. It does this ad infinitum.


  • Netflix app, Hulu, or BBC is great on Android. If live outside USA, you can use tools like UnoTelly to get Netflix or Hulu, or BBC on your Android.


  • S6 edge got updated to Lollipop a few months back and already on 5.1.1. with absolutely no issues experienced. Exited about 6.0 in January.


  • Unfortunately I updated my Samsung Core Prime with android 5.0.2 and the problem is that it drains the battery. I found a solution with GserviceFix. It worked, however I realized that it's not the same. When I go to sleep around 12 and I leave the battery full charged (100%), but when I wake up, at 6am, it's around 83%. I want Andorid 4.0.4 again!!!!! For those who haven't installed Android 5.0.2 yet, don't do it!!!!


  • Writing to external SD card bug.

    See this thread on XDA Developers Forum - ""

    Found fix

    "I have formatted sd card in WINDOWS without disk label - NOT WORKING
    Formatted WITH disk label (in my case "SanDisk") - WORKING!
    Odd..."

    Google = Microsoft?!


  • Since upgrade to Android Lollipop 5.0.2 on my Samsung Core Prime I've lost email notification facility even though I have it marked to operate in settings. Have no idea now if emails are received untill I open home page. Upgrade? More like a bloody downgrade


  • Playstore is telling me I need authentication and log into my account even though I'm logged in


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  • HELP!! I did an Android update yesterday and now my phone is locked. Somehow my PIN number was changed and can't get into it! Is there a default PIN that will open it or a way to reset the PIN?


  • Since upgrade to Android 5.0.2 on my Samsung Core Prime I've lost received email notification. In settings email notification is ticked but when email comes in no bell sounds, no pop up appears and phone does not vibrate although all have been ticked to do so in settings. The only thing that does show is the number of emails received on the home screen in the red dot but I have no idea when they arrived until I open them. Took phone back to shop and was told they had no idea why this is happening. Offered to send phone away to be investigated at a charge and it would take at least three weeks so I forgot about that. Then I was told that an Android upgrade might come out to fix the problem but no guarantee that will happen. Before 5.0.2 upgrade everything worked perfectly. All other notifications do work, text and Wassap it's only the incoming email notification that has stopped working. Anybody got any ideas?


  • pother Oct 29, 2015 Link to comment

    My gripes with Lollipop 5.1:

    -Groups for my contacts are not grouped in my stock Contacts and Phone apps, or anything stock. Yet my desktop Contacts actually 'groups' them (which I synced with). But on my new Moto E 2nd Gen? Groups are assigned and shown in my contacts' profiles, but Lollipop breaks the cohesion. That after finally forgoing my SD-saved Contacts, sprucing up my online backup after years of neglect, and then Syncing Contacts... Looked like this was going to be sweet. In some ways, it was. Oh, but biting down, I discovered the Lollipop is actually Android Jawbreaker. Now Groups has a chipped tooth.

    -The Google Now search bar is stuck on stock . It's also solid white, rather than transparent. The Apps Drawer is also white. So let the battery drain and eye strain begin! Are you not entertained, Google?! Oh, and call me vain, but 1 thing I like about Android is tweaking the UI around my wallpaper. Looks like the vanilla experience ain't so satisfying. And I'm tired of crowding my phones with 3rd-party apps, and giving in to so many permissions, especially for what I thought were the fundamentals. The wrapper kinda lied; I can taste the aspartame. Guess Androids become more diet over the years. But I wanted real sugar! Yes, the OS has improved since its inception, but it's also worsened.

    -I keep getting an error that Hangouts has stopped. Of course: I'm the one who disabled it. So...why is it causing indigestion when the other apps I disabled were neutralized? Yeah, I know there's a risk of disabled apps causing heartburn, but Hangouts is the only unruly one. And it stayed down on 4.0.1. I think my new Lolly is too sour.

    As much as those issues irk me, I know I'm still lucky compared to the woes others are experiencing. I just hope Google can resolve most, if not all, of our issues.

    Halloween is creeping fast. Soon will be a time for candy. Will Google eventually give us a trick. Or a treat? I guess it all depends upon how many licks it takes to get to the center.


  • My nexus 5 is working normally, but the front camera Seems to be gone forever.. Please help!!


  • I'm using a Galaxy S5 and I'm having constant problems with my keyboard when it comes to typing. Certain keys don't register as well as they should and they don't add the letter to the word I'm spelling; mainly with O,I,Y & T. I've googled this problem multiple times and there has't been any lists or any help towards fixing this problem.

    Anyone have any suggestions? I've tried resetting my keyboard, no success.


  • Since i updated to Lollipop I can't copy images from the internet, I can't copy images into Face In Hole, I can't copy many images to FB - I get a note saying error, no memory to do this task. In fact, I have no copy or download tabs on most screens. This is not fun!! Help!!!!!


  • Anyone knows what they did with the search button of the apps screen? The one you had when you slide left on the first screen of all installed apps... I can't find my app :(


  • My email isn't loading at all. I just get a white screen. now what!??? help.


  • I have problem with creating user accounts to my lenovo tab2 A7-10E after i had uptated to lollipop. How I could fix this? Do you have some solution?


  • G D Sep 30, 2015 Link to comment

    My Tablet just had Lollipop 5.1 update and now my email and Newsstand have stopped. Does anyone know a fix? I have uninstalled and reinstalled, to no avail.


  • I've had similar problems. Apps keep appearing in recent's list. Even those I haven't used in a while, like Google player and Facebook messenger. Frustrating...


  • I updated my phone yesterday and all hell broke lose. It lost all my contacts, photos wouldn't open, the dial pad wouldn't even come up. SMS just crashed every time I tried to open it. Wouldn't connect to Wifi. It basically killed my phone. I ended up (after much frustration and searching the internet on my sisters phone for fixes) uninstalling the entire update and doubt I'll update it in the future. Think I'll stick to the version I have that works!


    • Bernie Nov 19, 2015 Link to comment

      How do u install the entire update. I updated to 5.0 a month n a half ago n i cant play music watch videos or anything i cant get calls or else my phone freezes and i found out it was the bugs n i had to update to 5.1 or 5.1.1 n sprint never released it for the galaxy s5 so please tell me how to uninstall the update so i can get kitkat back


    • Bernie Nov 19, 2015 Link to comment

      How do u uninstall the update so i can go back to kitkatw im at 5.0 n im tired of waiting for sprint to release the 5.1 update


  • before my phone was ok , more then ok no lag awesome battery the best fps in game , then this update comes and f it all up and to go back u need to del all data i hate u lollipop i really do


  • To Go Sep 16, 2015 Link to comment

    Since last upgrade some of my apps are causing error and shut down. That is messages, Gmail, Facebook messenger, Google play newsstand LinkedIn, and some more. Help!!!!! Please fix or show me the way. Galaxy S4 that is


  • Since my upgrade to Lollipop two days ago on my Samsung Galaxy 5 phone, I have virtually lost ALL my previously installed apps, (180), as the new OS is unable to understand the backed up apps,and therefore fails to re install apps with the message "Unexpected parsing error". This happens to ALL my apps regardless where they are stored,also the apps backed up by Lollipop upon upgrading. What is worse is there is no way back as resetting to factory state,installs Lollipop one again instead of the original KITKAT. AND,still no way to WRITE to the extSdCard!!

    GOOGLE seems all out of control,what is happening?


  • MY biggest problem so far is that the backed up apps can not be re installed from ANYWHERE except a fresh download from Google Play. The old problem of not being able to write to the removable card is also a pain in the ass.
    However. I have managed to solve the problems as follows:

    1. You can transfer files to the removable card using Google´s OWN file manager.
    You can also transfer files via your PC and a USB cable.

    2. I was lucky to find BACKUP+ doing several ´googles´ on the Internet. This app does a backup to BACKUP+ directory in your main storage area,from where it later can be retrieved and re installed successfully. Although I have not tried it yet,I believe you can also select to backup direct to your DropBox cloud drive. It also has many other features.

    3. Another BIG fault is that if you wish to reset to factory default and the Android version that came with it, you will end up with Android Lollipop v 5.0.2 being re installed again... AHHGGGG!!!!

    Well,that´s all so far!!


  • so you just remove comments from people who are having problems? The new iphone has been announced just in time! I will join the many who have made the switch


  • Sony Z3 Compact user running Lollipop 5.1.1. When I receive a call, the caller cannot hear me but I can hear him. WHY is it a phone if a bug like this exists! Please, fix needed urgently!


  • I have the LG G4 which has Android 5.1.1. When using Chrome and even Firefox, some web pages will not load, resulting in only a blank page with the url at the top. It's strange how this page is blank when using the network but will load properly when setting the phone to Wi-Fi. I have the latest Chrome version and also cleared the data in the settings> apps menu. I cleared the recent apps, but the problem still exists. Does anyone have any ideas?


  • Before doing the upgrade my BBM messages used to display at the top of any screen I was on and the entire message would display line for line. Now it only displays the first line. Is there perhaps a setting to fix this or does the lollipop upgrade not allow for that anymore?


  • Now my phone has stopped giving some notifications it was giving... Triple-checked settings and they seemed right....


  • I have a Blu Studio 6.0 HD and updated it to Lollipop.Now it has Lollipop 5.0.2. My Lollipop doesnt have certain stuff that Lollipop should have like I dont have screen pinning, smart lock and a bunch of other stuff. Does anyone know why??


  • I have the Samsung Galaxy s4. Ever since I updated it this past time it will play all my videos including youtube, in slow motion. Their is no sound on my phone at all. That includes not being able to hear anyone on the phone, music, games, no alarm, ring tone, etc. Also, it freezes a lot on me.


  • I've been having an issue with my Xperia Z3 since the update and I can't find a fix ANYWHERE.

    Before the update, my phone's built-in messaging app shows both the contact image for the contact I'm messaging and myself, however, after updating the OS, I have found that my own image is now blank, but my contacts' remain. I've tried saving my number as a separate contact with an image, that doesn't work, I've tried factory resetting and re-doing all my contacts and that hasn't worked, and I've tried changing the picture on my contact repeatedly and still no fix, and this issue is really beginning to bug me. I've also found my battery draining significantly faster.


  • I have two Motorola droid turbos and ever since we got the latest software update when we receive a and swipe to answer the call it does not answer but hungs up. Is there a fix for this as this is very annoying as we are missing important calls.


  • Galaxy S6 edge display 4G network coverage and emergency calls only while mobile data toggle shows active but can't make or receive calls. Display no network while displaying registered to network at the same time. Any help please.


  • Another issue, I often get sms texts hours after they were sent... Could be AT&T's fault since they suck!


  • I have problems with chrome. When I minimize it will reload an earlier page or even just one I was in the middle of back to the beginning. It never used to do that!


  • Good topic.


  • Hello, I need help...
    I use Nexus 5. Two months ago all types of sound ex. alarms, notifications, music, phone calls - disappeared.
    May the cause be the upgrading to Lollipop or not? How could I fix this problem?

    Thank you from me and my silent Nexus...


  • I just made an update yesterday evening. Since than I am not able to call or message anybody. Neither can I connect with my SIM-card Internet, but internet connection does work with WLAN. How can i fix that?


  • How do you save a picture from google now, doesnt work with the old hold down long and then save, not giving me any options of ways to save


    • Same here, I've got the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, and ever since I did the Lollipop 5.0.2 update, my phone has been a pile of crap, rubbish battery life, my phone randomly restarts itself and I then have to charge it from 0%, not happy!


  • My phone randomly restarts itself and begins a process of "Optimizing # of # apps" which takes about 20 minutes. Never did this before Lollipop. How can I stop this? Don't say factory reset. I've read the forums and that doesn't work.


    • Mine restarts itself too, ever since I did the Lollipop 5.0.2 update, I've had really bad battery drainage problem's, for example, last night I was on YouTube, my battery was on 81%, and out of nowhere, the battery drained straight down to 0%, and my Sony Xperia Z1 Compact restarted itself, and my battery was literally 1%, and when I'm on my Android, my battery problem's get worse, for example, a few weeks back, I was on YouTube, my battery was around 44%, and I watched the battery drain with my own two eyes, it drained from 44% to 27% in around 15 second's, which is ridiculous, and then when my Android reached 27%, my phone turned itself off, if this is Google's fault, they need to do something about it!


  • We have a bunch of S4s that updated over the weekend. It forced a PIN change from 5 to 6 digits and once changed the new and old PIN or passwords are not recognized.

    Our only "solution" so far is to put in 10 bad and reset the phone. Are they any other ways to get around this. This is ridiculous.


  • I AM OWNER OF XPERIA Z ULTRA WITH ANDROID 5.0.2 UPDATE. I DID NOT FACE ANY PROBLEM WITH LOLLIPOP YET. PERFORMANCE OF MY SONY DEVICE IS ON ITS BEST AFTER 5.0.2 UPDATE..


  • Same problem as all of u.. i spent 10 hrs on phone w sprint today. 2of those hrs in a sprint store. Nobody has any idea. They want me contract or lease or but a new phone @ $648.. im so furious! Im an 18 yr customer. Left store w no new phone (s6 that i hate already) because there computers shut down @ 1030pm & i was still on phone w rep # 5 from sprint! Already paid my monthly bill. Going to a new carrier! I cant even see this keyboard! FURIOUS! My phone is burning hot just writing this! & 20% battery gone too. My apps freeze up & sends me back to home screen. I could go on but my phone will die.


  • Problem #1 Volume turns off by it's self, #2 I have to unlock phone to turn it off, #3 most things that use to be on my Status/task bar do not show up now, email and message notifications GONE! Called Samsung and been to my carrier no one has answers, this is on my Galaxy S4


  • Hi my problem is that I can't download any file .But it wasn't problem directly after the update. It cames later. Even after clearing the cache and data and reboot. I'm at a loss . Have anyone idea, please help


  • Bro I have galaxy s5 Android 5.0.2 lollipop.
    And my Google account is note logging in play store or neither on Gmail .saying . Can't establish a reliable connection to the server.
    This could beasily temporary problem or bla bla bla. What I should to do plzzz guide me I am in tenting


    • Use ES File explorer if your device is rooted,go to menu in es file explorer, scroll down to root explorer turn on,grant root access, tap on root explorer to open sub menu,scroll down to mount system,change the read only to read write,then go to system folder,open,go to etc,open,find the 'hosts'file,open,change 127.0.0.1 localhost to#127.0.0.1 localhost press return,then press the back compative button,this should generate a pop up asking whether you want to save changes to hosts,click on save/OK.this should fix most Google play store connection problems and errors.THIS ONLY WORKS ON ROOTED DEVICES


  • Ever since my Nexus 7 . 2012 was updated to Lollipop it's been a real slow dog. Was a really good tablet when on ICS


  • when will i get the update for htc one m8


  • Lower end devices don't do so well with updates. I have the HTC One M8 currently running 5.0.1 and Sense 6 and it is buttery smooth.


  • i have a problem that Samsung could not solve. My camera click does not work which I prefer to actually hear the shutter sound. I eventually reset my phone and with a clean restore the shutter sound returned. When i restored my apps with smart switch the sound disappeared, can someone suggest what app may be causing this please.
    Thanks


  • UtzstU Jul 15, 2015 Link to comment

    Can't even install it, would have to delete all my apps so the update is just sitting there on my phone, fucking retarded!


  • Recent update to 5.1 on my Droid Turbo. Bluetooth fails to sync with other devices, in particular my Fitbit Surge. Fitbit claims that this is a "known issue". Tried all known " fixes" like restarts of devices, cycling Bluetooth on and off, uninstalling and installing apps with no success. Anything in the future with Android to address this issue?


  • Hey.
    Just updated my software on my note 4 to this lollipop version 5.0.1
    And ever since i cant get messages to preview on my lock screen. ideas???
    I just doesnt come up on my lock screen. I have to actually go into my messages to see the message


  • When I am starting standart music player it show me "tracks" screen. If I am trying to choose "Albums" screen the apps crushing and text appear "Application Music stopped". I have got 64Gb flash card with music. About 4k songs (400 albums).


  • I cannot open the attached pdf link in one of notification apps after upgrading the Android 5.0.


  • Since the update I haven't been able to activate mobile data. When selected all I get is a blank screen. Anyone else had the same issue? Phones a Sony Xperia z


  • When i open clash of clan apps its open for 5 mints..then its automatically takes restart...wht is da solution..i m in a big problem..i am using android lolipop 5.0


  • My Moto g 2nd gen seemed to work just fine with the upgrade to lollipop, until I tried to use Google calendar. I have many calendars synced on this app and I rely heavily on it. When I open it, it stays open for a few seconds then self closes. Sometimes it has a message "Google calendar has stopped" and sometimes it doesn't. Anyone else have this problem? Any work around?


  • Any way to change scrolling speed?


  • Diana Jun 16, 2015 Link to comment

    Hey guys! I am also facing some battery issues on my Xperia Z2.. It's been only two months since I got it and because of Lollipop, my battery lasts about 12 hours or so.. It used to last up to 35 hours, so yeah, it's a pretty big difference and it's very annoying.. What would you suggest me? Should I save all my data and reset my phone? Anyone else here facing this on a Z2?


  • You can make silence mode by pressing the volume button and choose "none". Then you can select if you want it silence for 1 hour, 2 hour or more. If you want it back you can just press volume button again and choose "all".

    It's not as easy as just pressing volume down until it hits silence, like in kitkat.


  • Firstly, every time that I reboot my phone I get a message stating that "Touchwiz Home has stopped". All that I can do is press the OK button (very annoying). Secondly, sometimes while I am entering text with the Samsung keyboard I get a message that the Samsung Keyboard has stopped without any options (no Okay button, No nothing, it just hangs up) which is beyond annoying. Has anyone else ran into this glitchiness with lollipop 5.0.1 on a Note 4? What the hell can be done about this? It is so very frustrating.


  • On my Galaxy tab 4 10.1, my Swipe typing is screwed up. Many times it doest place a SPACE between words as i type


  • Google Chrome itself missing., Tried to install from Play Store but not going ahead just showing progress bar.


  • After upgrading my Moto G (2nd Gen) to Android 5.0 Lollipop, i forgot my lock pattern. After several attempts to open it, i didn't find any "Forgot Pattern" option as in the case of previous android versions. After some research online, i tried locking my phone from PC via Android device manager and though of unlocking phone with the password set on Android device manager. But unfortunately, password field was not available on my phone screen after getting locked remotely by android device manager (Even in this case, it was available in previous versions of android). Now my phone is locked and i can not access my data at all. The only option customer care representatives suggesting are to wipe the phone data completely. Is there any other way to unlock my phone at this stage without losing my data ?


  • Bart Apr 22, 2015 Link to comment

    *fkhkgr*.. after upgrade my nexus 5 phone from 5.1 to 5.1.1 today, the following message (dutch) "het proces com.google.process.gapps is gestopt"..how do I resolve this? Please help....


  • Not sure if it helps, but I may be onto something as far as the WiFi issues. The last 3 phones I have had all wouldn't stay connected to my home WiFi. I would authentication errors, no internet connection errors, etc. It started with my Note 3, then my LG G2, and now with my Note Edge all running various versions of Kit Kat and now with Lollipop. The issue may seem to be a conflict with WiFi Direct and/or WiFi Direct Share. I tried uninstalling them or turning them off, but for some reason you can't. So I just went ahead and force stopped them in the Application Manager. Haven't had a problem since. You may need to go in manually and force stop it from time to time after you leave and come home and reconnect to your home WiFi, but all seems to be good so far. I may need to root my device just so I can uninstall them!


  • d ant Apr 13, 2015 Link to comment

    C-Span radio app doesn't start since upgrading Galaxy S4 to 5.0.1. Presents blank screen for three seconds then back to window I started it from. Uninstalled, reinstalled. Same symptom.


  • Alarm doesn't go off in silent mode!


  • hi gang. new guy here.. after upgrade to lollipop on note 4 the "preparing sd" msg continually appears...how do I resolve this?


  • On my new moto x, 3 times so far all my recent calls are erased from the recents tab, and all my favorites in dialer are also gone, both from the list and contacts. Twice previously I manually added my missing favorites to contacts. Running 5.0


  • On my AT&T Note4, observing one more problem. The SpO2 sensor light is continuously glowing when phone is lying on the back, even though the phone is in standby or locked mode.

    This is obviously draining the battery. So far the only workaround is keep the phone face down instead of on the back.

    Any solution to fix this permanently, other than trying with master reset.


  • Hate Lollipop recent apps style.


  • Since updating my galaxy s5 with lollipop it's been a nightmare. The phone reboots over and over again..In any window/app. The battery is draining and keeps disconnecting from wifI.I've tried everything Inc full factory reset but still rebooting...Sometimes 3/4 times in a minute whilst I'm sending a message or looking at Web.

    I hate the orange messages but get that that's just tough! There doesn't seem to be any comment from Samsung. EE are saying it's their issue but it's nit helping as I'm paying for a phone that's pretty unusable at the moment.

    Any suggestions?


  • Dude nice post but you've got one tottaly wrong. Silent mode is now Priority mode. Its appears right under the volume sliding bar. You can set priority mode indefinitely or for a specific amount of time. You can also select NONE for no interruptions at all, not even alarms. Silent mode reengineered of you'd like.


  • I have a really annoying problem with this new update... So basically whenever you turn on the power saver mode the top and bottom bar turns BRIGHT orange which is really annoying to look at and there is no way to turn it back to the original black when power saver is off. I have the moto g. Please fix this because this colour is a pain to look at


  • A major problem with keeping previous app open when you restart is that passworded documents that should close when the app does are still open and readable on restart. Major security issue in my view.


  • I just installed the lollipop update and for some reason one of my icons has decided to duplicate... Is there anyway to fix this? Or do I need to wait for another update?


  • Just finished my first year with Android... and I'm appalled with its overall UI klunkiness and "Ghetto Rolex" feel. I did my best to open my mind to its interface and what some deem its "customization" and ease of use. After a year, I've gotten used to the lags, the jumping screens, the automatically switching icons, the fact that you can't set a different tone for your different notifications without some sort of funky beta app, and having to re-start it several times a day because of app malfunctions.

    I've yet to see any real "customization" to the base UI, other than add-ons that bulk up garbage on top of the already shaky platform. Add to that the fact that everything is in a different place on every different maker's version of Android, which is migraine-inducing when you're trying to work with someone else's phone. Then there's the "junk drawers" - the folders full of downloads and apps and crapware (much of which you can't erase without damaging the system). I feel kind of suckered into the entire Android hype by the people who swear its a superior product to Apple.

    Needless to say, I will be returning to iPhone soon. My "Year of Living Dangerously" just proved to me the incredible elegance, reliability and ease-of-use of Apple's iOS. Just like Windows is a clunky, hacker version of Mac's OS, Android is a clunky, hacker version of iOS.

    I like to stick with the classic original... not the fiberglass kit version.


    • I agree, the Android UI is clunky, flaky and crap, Apple isn't much better but at least it's smoother. But the.big difference between the two is Android gives file system access and Apple doest.


  • When I changed to 5.0 on bell my Chrome browser defaults to bell.mobi page... is there a way to get my old chrome page and tab back? ( the one that has a google search bar and suggests 6 websites that I commonly visit)?


  • I dislike how my photos clicked to view better on websites, specifically Facebook, are too big and out of parameter to view properly on my phone. BIG dislike


  • So I updated to lollipop 5.0 on my tmobile gs5. so far so good besides the messages.
    I hate the orange color. I dont know if anyone else has this problem, but i would love if someone could help be find a way to change the color from orange to something better like red/blue/white ANYTHING BUT ORANGE.
    thank you .


  • I dislike that the volume button does not allow you to modify the four sound volumes individually anymore! (Turn down notifications, but not calls, etc.)

    Battery drains quickly too.


    • thanks for pointing this out to me.


    • I don't have that problem. I hit my volume down and it's completely silent and I have options when I hit volume down once to click on the gear settings icon, which then I can adjust with one swipe all my other sounds and notifications. I personally hate all sounds, so Ive gone into every application and manually turned off sounds, went into phone settings turned off sounds, and anywhere else the options exist. I just dislike that my alarms don't push through my silent modes like with kitkat.


  • can i downgrade lollipop to kitkat, how please let me know as battery drain is very fast in lollipop


    • Typically, the reason for this problem with rapid batter drain is that you installed the Lollipop OTA without first doing a factory reset on your phone. So backup your phone, do a factory reset, clear the dalvik cache and do the upgrade again.


      • hello, iam recently upgraded to android 5.0.2 in my motog(2nd gen) device..
        iam facing battery drain problem.
        if i slept with 50% battery of my phone , when i wake up my phone gets switch off with low battery..
        but some days it is degrading only 10% battery means (50% to 40%)
        please help me , if you know the solution please please help me


    • jdogg Mar 10, 2015 Link to comment

      I dont have that issue after formatting at ALL in fact I got an increase by 50%........I can use it all day without a recharge in between now. 5.02 Candy5 Lollipop


    • Same here, ever since I upgraded to Lollipop 5.0.2, my battery life has been shit, my phone has been very laggy, always freezes, and now and again my phone will restart itself and I have to recharge it from 0%, piss take!


  • in my Moto G device,from day one lollipop OS creating so much problems, its keep on crashing my applications.and response is slow when compared with Kit kat n it takes much time to open my gallery or watsApp applications. And facing the same WIFI problem which has mentioned in the above article. please suggest me how to over come these issues... Thank you


    • Did you backup your device and do a factory reset BEFORE upgrading to Lollipop? This may be the reason for some of the problems. As a last resort, backup your device and do a factory reset. Then flash the upgrade.

      Another reason is that some of the developers did not update their apps for lollipop so the apps may crash or behave badly...with those apps, you may have no choice but to wait for the developer to fix their problems.


  • I cannot connect to google+


  • Got the 5.01 from EE about 10 days ago, however, so slow to boot and shut down, can't find a fastboot anywhere. Any advice ?


  • Has anyone figured out how to change the display so everything isn't in that glaring white? It seems the color options have disappeared.


  • When I got the lollipop update it factory reset mY htc1 and when I loaded from the cloud that supposedly had all my files backed up all my pictures and videos and music were gone and it won't let me load it again


    • The magical cloud. Did they also promise to make coffee for you every morning in the cloud? You're supposed to backup your pictures, videos and music yourself! Haven't you heard of Google Drive, SkyDrive, DropBox, etc?Google + also had an option to automatically upload your photos...did you have a G+ account and turn on the auto update?

      At the very least, did you store all your photos, videos and music on an SD card??? If not, why not? If you did, then that is where you will find them!


  • how do you get rid of this Android 5.0 Lollipop update?


  • Please help! I didn't turn off automatic update so lollipop started updating. Now I just need to click install. But I don't want the update!!!!! In the upper left corner is Software update postponed icon I can not remove anymore. How to stop this! I tried App settings and nothing works. Help!!!


  • I don't have any of these issues, I checked them one by one and nope. I got 5.0 this morning on my s5, from Virgin Mobile. Love all the changes so far. I have mute, and love the new clean, shiny new look! A lot of issues people are having is just a setting fix, not Lollipop itself. So much whining before people even see it on their phone or carrier. Sheesh. Lol


  • So since my update I can't seem to do quite a few things which is not good...such as:

    There is only sound or vibrate ...silent has gone.
    When on vibrate alarm doesn't go off.
    When I put something is put on calender it doesn't show.
    When the screen is locked I can't see notifications, has to be unlocked to see.

    Please are these going to be fixed?


  • Vicky Feb 4, 2015 Link to comment

    Well android lollipop is almost okay , except this photo kind of crap, please can I get a offline gallery back in forthcoming updates that has nothing to do with backing up photos.


  • Updated my VERIZON GALAXY S5 to Android Lollipop, what a nightmare!!!!!


  • I see how to factory reset my phone but how exactly do I back it up? Sure I can pull all my photos and videos off. What about app settings and game progress?


  • I am a Nexus 5 owner with a factory image that was upgraded to Lollipop through T-Mobile. It has been a pain. Multiple times a day, when I attempt to unlock my phone, I am presented with a blank screen with the triangle, circle, and square at the bottom. I can see the notification bar as well, but am not presented with the number pad that would allow me to enter my unlock code. Sometimes I can swipe down the notification bar and click on a notification. After clicking on the notification, it will show my number pad so that I can enter my unlock code. Other times, I have to power cycle the phone to get back to my home screen. Anyone know of a solution for this problem?


  • There is another solution for Wifi, Make sure your wifi router channel setting is lower than channel 10, like channel 6, save router settings and restart it. you should be able to get better wifi connectivity.


  • Just hit the volume rocker and select none and the phone will be silent.


  • I like the start-up (coloured balls flying around) more than the previous one. That is literally all I like about it. I am finding my Nexus 7 almost completely unusable. apps totally freeze and some wont even open. Awful. I loved Kit-Kat. Oh and it's so pathetically childish looking I feel like I've borrowed my childs tablet.


  • One thing I find frustrating in Lollipop is the new volume settings so I created a small widget that stays in the notification bar that lets you adjust the level of the volume quickly. You also have the option to turn it on or off from the lockscreen.

    Search Volume Button for Lollipop in the play store !!!


  • I guess you don like it? LOL BTW I got the 5.02 update and that didn't fix it. I also thought that if I turned on screen lock maybe it might start saving the password but alas no joy here.


  • Lolipop blows chunks. Holo interface of Kitkat and before was so nice. Material Design interface of Lolipop is so god aweful. Just goes to show you cant have something beautiful in this world that is intuitive and just works for very long, before so asshole hot shot college kids come along and think they know better than the old masters, fuck things up, and foist and tam it down everybody elses throat as the latest greatest shit.

    Worse, every app now has to be bloated supporting both interfaces across both OS’s. Not every android device can upgrade or will ever be able to. Worse, there is no switch inside Lolipop in settings to revert back to Holo… even thoigh all the apps have to support it and you want it god damn back so bad.

    Google must of hired the Windows 8 design team after they were fired by Microsoft for the Windows 8 split personality delete the START button fiasco. What do they do but proceed to fuck up android as well with a split personality.




    You will think Lolipop is the cats meow if all you do on it is play Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds. Ooo pretty new eye candy.

    On the other, if you use it for any length of time as a power user you will find Google screwed up everything, everywhere, and for no good reason.

    Imagine suddenly Ford rolls out a recall to all their cars, that are brought into the shop for a free upgrade. When you get your car back like millions of other people, suddenly your brake pedal is where your gas pedal was, your clutch is now where your brake was, and your gas pedal is now where your windshield wiper control speed was. Your horn starts your car, and your cigarette lighter now activates your turn signals...

    Oh did I mention they gave you a whole new pin stripping package with racing strips on the outside of your car? Looks awesome. If you're into Disney cartoon cars.

    If your car is a garage queen youll see the fresh new pin stripping that makes your car seem newer and faster and be happy because it was free and man you car looks new again with worthless eye candy interface fluff!

    But if like the millions of others who actually drive your car dailtly, you are pissed off as hell with the idiotic, pointless, confusing, and purposeless changes...


  • Web browser doesn't remember user name and passwords etc :-(


  • Nexus 9 photo viewer problem:
    I just got my Nexus 9 last week. I dragged some photos of Canon G7X with 20MB (3648*5472) resolution to Nexus 9. When I zoom in the picutre, the zigzac edge is very obvious by using the default android photo viewer. When I use other photo apps such as "Photo Studio", the zigzac edge in the same photo disappeared. It is abvious that the default photo viewer cannot display the real resolution of the photos! Is it a android 5.0.1 problem or?


  • I have a nexus 4, here's my issues with lollipop in no particular order.
    1) I miss the old folders from the photo gallery. Having everything mushed in to just one day ( photos I took, photo's downloaded, screen shots, photos taken in apps like twitter) hate it. Also, no. I don't want to autobackup. Quit asking.
    2) why must my phone open to contacts instead of the HOME screen? How do I change the picture of contacts and remove them from the front even if I just called them?
    3) no silent mode? Come on. I think it's nice to have more options to select who can get priority but not at the cost of never having silence.
    4) not a fan of the prevalence of primary colors everywhere. Why so much? I miss black, read here it may help battery life too.
    5) I want the lines on my keyboard back. I don't need a keyboard taking up more room to have smaller visible letters either. A bigger tear drop shaped cursor thing would be nice, too, for editing purposes.
    6) is it that hard to give us imojees? We have to keep up with the iKids sometimes...
    7) thanks for listing a fix here for the internet tabs!
    8) there should be at least an indication of a phone call missed or text received-without displaying the text please- while the screen is locked. This seems so rudimentary. That's why it was called "notifications"..?
    In general, I'd appreciate if system updates for security were separate from design changes. I might want my phone to be safe but not have time or patience to invest in learning to use my phone functionally at the same time. I also think if you aren't going to label a button but use an icon instead hovering over said icon should make it's purpose be stated.
    I want back kit Kat.


  • I got the update a month ago and just now found this forum. I like some parts of the upgrade, but others are driving me crazy.

    1. When I get an incoming text or Messenger post, if the phone is idle, the most I get is a very faint pop sound. No sound notification, even though they are enabled. I can only get notification with sound if the phone is unlocked.

    2. When I receive an incoming phone call, I have to swipe twice to answer. Half the time I lose the call and have to call the person back.

    If I'm using an app and get a call, the incoming call screen pops up, and I swipe. then another small window pops up asking if I'd like to accept the call or reject it. Pretty much no matter what I do, I lose the caller.

    So no one else has had these issues?

    the battery improved for me BIG TIME after the update.


  • While Material Design is beautiful, the bugs on my Nexus 5 are annoying. Adaptive Brightness is not adaptive. The lock screen is a bother with the extra step before unlocking. The battery drain is much worse than KitKat 4.4.4. My phone crashes often while I'm surfing the internet. Video playback on websites never works, and I've tried emptying the cache. And,yes, I agree that the round Contact images are not at all an improvement. I'm waiting for the update which will hopefully correct all these bugs and more.


    • Google released a new experimental player with the latest version of Lollipop which was causing me issues with blinkbox, a pay per view streaming service in the UK very similar to Vudu in the US.

      The only advice they could give me was to disable the experimental player in Developer Settings and reboot the device.

      This actually worked for me and all my streaming playback issues have gone away.


  • Auto login / remember is broken on my devices :-(


  • I've got a Nexus 4 which, under KitKat, had email setup with a connection to an exchange account. This account synced eMail, Calendar and Contacts (previously People).

    After the OTA upgrade to Lollipop, almost everything seemed to migrate correctly, however SOME, but not ALL of the contacts (stored in the Exchange account) are no longer visible in the new Contacts app.

    It seems that contacts which happened to have been created from the KitKat People app are no longer visible, although these contacts are and have always been visible on a desktop system using outlook.

    My wife noticed this on her Nexus 4. I have a Nexus 5 which does NOT have the same problem...


    • I've discovered more detail here with this problem.

      Using Outlook on a desktop system I've discovered what is different about the Exchange Contacts which don't appear under Lollipop's Contacts on the Nexus 4 (but do on the Nexus 5). These contact have a blank 'File as:' field in the contact definition. If I use Outlook to change the "File as:" Field they then are visible on the Nexus 4 device.

      It is hard to imagine why the Nexus 4 treats these differently than the Nexus 5, but at least I now have a work around. By the way, newly created contacts on the Nexus 4 are now stored with a non-blank "File as:" field, so the only entries which exhibit this problem are the Contacts created by the KitKat People app.


  • No cellular access...
    Conditions:
    Cellular turned on
    Alternated between frequencies
    Side by side test with Nexus 4 and Note 3
    APNs consistent with working devices
    WiFi functions normally
    Rebooted multiple times

    Since i flashed Lollipop no cellular connection


    • FYI

      Mike in Google Groups (Nexus)

      Suggested I booted my phone in safe mode to determine if it might be app interference, not only did data work in safe mode but when I rebooted data now works in regular mode.


  • Lalit
    • Admin
    Nov 30, 2014 Link to comment

    Well, there is one more bug over Lollipop like if someone tries to call me I can't the screen showing an incomming call, my device rangs wil a black screen and if I try pressing power button then the call gets disconnected. What a heck, now I have to call back everyone who rangs me up I am pretty much sure that if I recieve a bug fix update on this one, this month my mobike bill is going to give me a shock !


  • one of my biggest issues is the extra swipe to get to my unlock pattern...


  • Anyone experiencing rebooting problems after Lollipop upgrade? It all started as a WiFi connection problem, but now everytime I press the power-off button to lock the phone, or everytime the phone goes in a 'sleep' mode, it starts rebooting itself, like a loop, until battery dries out completely.
    I tried everything: safe mode; recovery mode, uninstalling apps, but nothing seems to work.
    My Nexus was perfect before Lollipop upgrade :(


  • After upgrading to lollipop ,my mobile could not sign in Google and play store stopped working.while other apps are working.messaging is also not working.kindly enlighten me to solve this issue.mobile is NEXUS 4


    • Same issue here, major blocker. It seems it uses an old password, and I cannot find any way to update the password of my google account in lollipop.


  • I just realized that my phone number does not show up anymore since my profile is gone.. or moved somewhere :(


  • And the biggest problem is no forgot pattern option if your screen is locked for 30 sec and you have forgotten the pattern.


  • Jen Nov 26, 2014 Link to comment

    I HATE this update to the point I'm about to throw my phone out the window and go back to the iPhone . I have a nexus 4 on koodo and never had a problem before..other then my phone is insanely hot with games..I mean 40° hot. This update.. I charge my phone 4 times a day now which makes it hotter and I constantly get crashed programs, the phone crashes without warning, it deleted all my saved passwords for WiFi and I get dropped service and WiFi constantly!! No its no koodo. I've been with them for years no problem until this update. Plus its made so many dramatic changes that it felt like I got a new phone without the new phone. I had to relearn everything again it was very frustrating. Benefits? Um, none. I have nothing good to say about it. I've had the update over a week now.
    I got to mention I really miss my tabs on google...I usually have 60-90+ at a time but now they are mixed with recent used apps..booooooo!


    • Ben Dec 6, 2014 Link to comment

      You should do just that - really. Just remember you can't play with emulators or get Amazon' s free app of the day, also prepare to be laughed at for not having the latest iPhone, and when you do get IOS 8 and everything is different and needs to be relearnt, prepare to have lots of your old apps break. Depends which set of features and problems you want, but remember the Nexus 4 was probably half as expensive and most OS updates on any platform have teething problems.


    • There's a fix, turn off Smart Switch under WiFi settings... and when you don't need WiFi turn that off too...


  • For all of you struggling with battery draining problem, try disable the Google Fit app, it fixed the problem with the battery on my brother's Nexus 5.


  • I have only 3 editing tools in photos app - the same with Google +. Always says downloading resources. Just how do I get the rest of the tools? Google + and everything are on latest version so updating isn't a fix. Also one big reason to update is you can do screen recording without having to link to a PC or root. I found unlimited screen recorder free on the play store. Only works on lollipop so don't try finding it if your on KitKat.


  • Well, I've seen WiFiI issues on both N10 and N7'13. I've also seen YouTube refusing to play videos until you reboot. [FIX THIS Google!]

    I've also seen several Rovio Angry Birds games bork (Transformers fail to load and can't use telepods with Go!) or Star Wars). [FIX THIS Rovio!]

    Battery life is surprisingly good for me. N10 is a little better than before (maybe 20%), N7'13 is significantly better (maybe 50%) than before.

    UI on N10 is as snappy as it always was, UI on N7'13 is much snappier!


  • On my Nexus 7 2013, there is no option for the chrome tab issue. I have checked Every option under chrome settings and there is No ''merge tabs and apps'' listed anywhere


  • Wondering if I should just downgrade to KitKat again but that seems to be a whole other hassle.


  • I haven't had an issue with the Wifi after upgrading my Nexus 5 to lollipop. I have had some major problems with the Phone App though. I can make outgoing calls no problem, but if someone calls me they either get the message that I'm on another line, or unavailable. From my side a message will sometimes come up telling me that the phone app has stopped.

    Oddly a friend was able to get through when calling me. We both are on the Three network though, which makes me wonder if it's related to t network provider.

    On receiving calls or texts I sometimes find the screen starts flickering. So far this has only happened when my phone is paired with my LG G Smart Watch, but I never had that issue before the upgrade.

    Any advice appreciated.


    • You should try making a hard reset (make a backup of all your data first). If that doesn't work, a downgrade is always a good option.


    • I am having the same problem on my galaxy note 4 except it's my contacts app that keeps crashing. I tried wiping the cache then doing a hard reset but the problem persists and I haven't yet found a solution....


  • I've been using Android Lollipop for a week, I can summarize my experience with: I miss KitKat!
    The new interface is hideous, the first thing that comes to my mind is that this new update is a bad copy between iOS and the ugly TouchWiz interface, so damn colorful and white and ugly animations (either they're not good implemented or they got bugs for correct). Doesn't Google think of all of his Android users with amoled displays? Not really.
    The battery drains so FAST! My Nexus 5 went from 98% to 50% in 4h during the night without using my device (That's not the way KitKat behaved with my battery; despite the fact that the battery of my N5 has never lasted so long after all).
    I hate the new recent apps, sorry "overview", is ugly as... Now we have to take more time in just swiping away the apps 'cuz this new implementation only shows us two or almost three recent apps and the rest are behind, not useful.
    What about the tabs of Chrome? No Google, I don't wanna have more than 50 tabs as recent apps in the "overview"!
    And the battery saver mode is a joke, my phone runs slowly in that mode, and those orange bars? Couldn't have been easier with a simple icon in the notification bar? No, let's give our users this ugly orange bars to let them know that their cellphones are in battery saver mode.
    The dialer and Google new apps are so colored and horrible, not simply, elegant and minimalist, Google!
    Well, I'm downgrading to KitKat after all. Peace! :)


    • I agree with most of what you were trying to say :)
      All the endless talk of how intuitive it is, How Material design and the Animations are the best thing since sliced bread. And then i get the OTA and..... Total Childish crap. Intuitive? For whom?

      On Screen Buttons = A sideways triangle, a Circle and a hollow Square. What is intuitive about them? What was Wrong with the VERY INTUITIVE Back Arrow, Home icon and the Stacked Cards?

      The Lock screen with the silly Cards, especially with Music. Who thought this design was better and who thought it was intuitive? You have to slide a card or Double tap it, How is that better? How about unlocking the unit? Give it to an iOS user and watch the frustration, then the endless Laughing at how stupid it is. Many Android users are equally frustrated. They slide both ways and if lucky get it to unlock by accident! Maybe a simple "Slide ^ to unlock" Would be useful.

      Here's a novel idea, How about an instruction manual instead of Forums where people just guess and vent.

      The Animations that the kids like so much? These are always the first thing i disable. But in Lollipop they are there for one reason. To hide the every present Android Lag and stuttering. Of course to disable these children features you have to figure out how to get in Developers mode - Which is Very intuitive !!!

      Project Volta - Really Google? An antiquated battery saver mode that disables just about everything and reminds you with bright orange screens = Genius!

      Here's a hint Google if you want to save battery Get rid of the Endless Bright White Backgrounds and Light grey text.
      What's really mind boggling is, that in all these years nobody can figure out what it is about Android that makes it such a battery pig? Especially in standby! They just come up with more gimmicks that usually make things worse.

      Adaptive Brightness? - What a Pile of Crap this implementation is. It is either too dark or too bright. Just Fix Auto Brightness. How hard could it be?

      The Pull down Quick Notifications = LOL, Since you got rid of the "swipe up" for Google Now from the lock screen, just put it there. While you are at it get rid of it from the home screen too! and replace it with quick settings. Since Google now is just a right slide away, who needs it at the bottom too? The double pull down feels like a Amateur Hour Work around. (Yes, I know you can do a two finger slide, but to me it is cumbersome and impossible with one hand, which is how i hold my phone.)After the double swipe, you then have to tap the Tiny Battery or Settings button to get to them. How about just Add the settings button as one of the toggles, Get rid of the ones that are pointless. (At least they got rid of the horrendous Google+ / Your name icon - Why it was there is anybody's guess) When you get to battery settings, whats missing = Time on Battery! instead they give you a "Pulled out of their Ass" Guesstimate as to how long your battery might last. When you click the tiny settings icon you are Greeted By the Great Bight White Wall!. Black Backgrounds save battery and are easier to read! The Genius who designed it also redesigned the location icon. When you click it it disables all Location services, Again, Genius! Clicking it again turns Everything on! Even if you were in Battery Save Mode Before, it defaults to High Accuracy mode - (Battery Drain) you then have to dig in the Great white Settings wall to go back to Battery Saver Mode!

      The whole Silent / Mute notifications fiasco - Who thinks of these things? Who thinks what they came up with is better than what they had? The long press the power button for Airplane mode and Silent, vibrate, or Sound was ingenious and worked flawlessly. For the one in one thousand that needed more control - i'm sure There are apps for that. Sometimes it is good to rest on your laurels and NOT change just for the sake of change.

      There are many other issues but these alone have convinced me NOT to upgrade my moto x when and if its available.
      I can't stress it enough, Somebody needs to be fired over these backward Changes.


      • I agree with all that you said, specially with the "childish" thing, so true! That's not minimalist and elegant (as KitKat was), I feel like I'm using one of those ugly tablets Samsung released for kids (with the hideous TouchWiz modified for them). So disappointed with Lollipop!
        I would've liked reading a comment like this before upgrading...


      • Ben Dec 6, 2014 Link to comment

        Some of your info on battery power is misguided - I agree with the UI design issues but as for the battery saving, well...
        Battery power doesn't come out of thin air, and like running instead of walking, uses more power when components are at full performance. Animations are a battery drain, as is sound and full CPU speed but the colour makes negligible difference on an LCD or IPS screen (Nexus') unless you're using a cathode ray tube (CRT TVs) or Amoled (Galaxys) since black is not the absence of light. LCDs use a diffuser to give perfect black and that uses even more power. Disabling everything is an exaggeration, the OS makes components use lower power mode, e.g. switching to low power parts of chips (modern mobile CPUs have parts to switch off too), reducing clock speed and conservative use of other features like less cloud syncing (less WiFi). Google could have disabled sounds too, as loud speaker use is a power drain but the line with usability needs to be drawn somewhere. I'd rather have a slow phone at 15% battery for taking calls than no phone. Its not like I'd be stupid enough to be playing games on it in this state and even if I was, I can just disable power save. Oh and I agree about the GPS in battery saver, unless it is actually using the GPS less in battery saver and instead caching the accurate location more often (so apps hit the position cache not the high power hardware) which would be the most sensible thing...


  • Ken Nov 22, 2014 Link to comment

    I'm having an issue with my clock not adjusting to a new timezone. It still thinks I'm at home.


  • TIP! Battery drain issue - I have noticed that my nexus 5 is keep being in "awake" status even if I don't use it. Also the Gmail app and Android System were consuming a lot of energy.
    It was seemed like Gmail had a sync issue but after playing a little bit with the Gmail app configuration (inbox categories?) sync was OK and I had a great battery life experience for the rest of the day.


  • I have 4 problems (Nexus 5):

    1. Every time I wake my handset up, it opens at the 'Contacts' recent calls screen, rather than my home screen. Very annoying as telephony is only one of a number of things I use my handset for.
    2. When in lock screen, KitKat would show an icon along the top if I'd received a new message / email; now, that only appears once I unlock.
    3. Battery life - much worse.
    4. All email accounts are treated the same in Lollipop; for example, gmail is my 'primary' and hotmail is my 'secondary' and I do not want them combined. I will actively go into my hotmail when I want to check it, I do not want it intermingeld woith my gmail accounts.

    It's only been a day and I'm just a normal user, but I am yet to see anything which has enhanced my user experience. Rather, I have only found annoyances. This is not resistance to change - this just looks like a change for change's sake rather than delivering any real benefits at the GUI level. I'm sure it's much better under the hood - but the KitKat GUI was just about right. I think I'll be degrading back to KitKat.


    • Good! KitKat is still better!


    • I have the same problem with my handset opening to "Contacts" rather than my home screen. Have you found a fix for this yet or have you degraded back to KitKat? I was also wondering how one does that


      • Ben Dec 6, 2014 Link to comment

        I too wondered about degrading KitKat, but I suspect that involved debauchery - easy to do but I wouldn't recommend it. I did also investigate downgrading KitKat, and that involves unlocking, wiping and flashing your phone manually with old firmware (if a Nexus, it can be downloaded direct from Google's Android website) directly using adb. You will lose your data when unlocking but if you sync to Google cloud beforehand contacts should be restored automatically.


      • Hey genius, you need to swipe UP to unlock to home screen.


    • I have the same issue as you with my phone opening at the Contacts recent calls screen. Driving me crazy. Has anyone got a fix for this


  • I installed Lollipop on my Nexus 5 5 days ago. I have 3 main issues so far :
    - battery drain : 50% lost overnight with no app open... Will try restart and battery saver mode to see if improves anything.
    - I find my phone is working more slowly than with KitKat
    - and I hope the new version of google calendar is just a big mistake that will be fixed soon.
    I've droped using gmail for inbox. Although inbox needs some work , I found it easier to use than the new gmail interface.
    Otherwise I'm happy with the overall interface update and the better apps integration, but all in all I don't feel myself amazed by Lollipop. At least so far...


    • Bro iam also updated to lollipop
      10 days ago..
      Its same problem for me battery drain losing 50% of battery without using any app..
      How to solve and overcome this please help me


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    Deactivated Account Nov 21, 2014 Link to comment

    And thanks for the tip about merging tabs and apps. That was driving me bonkers!


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    Deactivated Account Nov 21, 2014 Link to comment

    Where's the Gallery widget??


  • Gallery app is no more. Google got rid of it, just leaving you with photos.

    Yet to get rid of the Email app now that Gmail includes other accounts. However as Gmail app has no way to turn off the conversation mode, I hope they don't get rid of the Email app without adding in the additional functionality that the Email app offers.


  • My nexus 5 was upgraded to Lollipop yesterday and I have lost access to the Gallery. I do not see the "Gallery" icon. Has anyone faced the same issue? What is the solution?

    Any help is appreciated.


  • I updated to android 5 2 days ago n in last two days my phone is doing every thing it was suppose to do! No issues using WiFi or any other feature. Battery time has improved a lot! In previous versions the rate of battery drain was exponential but this time in last 2 days I have managed linear battery drain which is proportional to my useage
    Pretty much satisfied
    One of main reasons of battery drain could be bright colored menus previously they all were blackish so phone had to use less power now every small bar of display is white with Nk transparency which puts extra load on display! Its just like using phone with full brightness or half brigjtness n its effect on battery time
    Smoothness is very gud, typing is pleasant experience, no more miss reads or wrong words due to smuges on the screen. Right word gets selected and auto correct is ever more responsive
    I'm pretty satisfied with this update I'm amazed y people r having issues on Nexus 5!


  • I had problems with camera, it stops working all the time, and only way to fix this temporally is to turn off and on your phone. But shortly after cameras stops again and can't connect, fail to initialize etc.

    Music player also doesn't work properly, there are playback errors after 10-20s of song (and it doesn't have to do with file format)

    Option "None" in the screen lock part is completely disabled.

    Very frustrating experience in last couple of days


  • I am loving lollipop so far but I hate this stupid photos app...want back my gallery app...


    • I too want back the gallery app. But I found that if you view the photos "on device" then it has the same folders that you previously had in the gallery app. Unfortunately it goes back to other screen when you exit. :(


    • YES ....YES brother i want my gallery 1.0.19 back these mofo's fucked this up Soooooo bad i cant believe how shitty 5.1 lollipop is compared to 4.1 jellybean i bought a blackberry priv i want to wipe this thing and install jellybean on it and dump this crappy "new" operating system WTF? "ANYBODY" know how or where or "if" i can successfully do this. I hate this operating system so much i would PAY a nerd to do this. What kind of drugs were these idiot developers on ? I cant control half the stuff i used to be able to set on my samsung S2 ??????? WTF WTF WTF WTF ??????????? This sucks Sooooo bad i cant believe it, and yes whats the deal with the white backgroud bullshit everywhere that you cant change ?????? Arg....i would like to kick the shit out of the retards that designed this shitty shitty shitty operating system.


  • Stevan Nov 19, 2014 Link to comment

    what about the batery saver lag ?! Manually installed the ota update on N5 and automatically install the ota update on shield tablet and got the same problem when the batery saver turns on..or i turn it on ...both phone and tablet get extreemly laggy and almost useless, you cant eaven swipe through homescreens properly, not to mention opening any app... So whats with that?


  • PhilR Nov 19, 2014 Link to comment

    Silent Mode is still there, it has just been renamed as Priority Mode, and given additional functionality. Looks good!


    • No, Priority does not act at all like the previous version, which was Blocking Mode.
      It has much fewer options/features, and it randomly resets itself to no longer being silent.
      I will be going back to KitKat in the next day or so...


  • Wi-Fi connectivity is one of the most important features of a smartphone and without this, you phone is nothing. Businesses today takes place online so it is a must that you are always online.


  • Silent mode is crucial for me both at night and in meetings. Sticking with Kitkat until thats fixed


    • Priority mode can act just like silent mode.


      • It's true but could be easier with silent mode, just one tap and it's done.


      • No, it really isn't even remotely the same. The previous version 'just worked' and I could select who could override the block on incoming calls.
        With this silly reduced implementation, I now have little control over who Google decides are my 'Favourites' (It certainly isn't who they seem to think it is), and Priority mode turns itself off randomly, so my phone is suddenly no longer silent.

        So no, Priority does not act at all like silent Mode.


    • Silent mode is available with Lollipop. Problem with it? I could leave it on but my alarms would push through, that doesn't happen now. Dislike!!

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