Android 7.0 Nougat in its beta stage has been having several issues. In fact, the latest reported downside of Google's new software upgrade for Android is that it has more instances of network and app crashes in contrast to the iOS 10. First observed in Nexus devices, here are at least five Android Nougat's issues that may affect your phone in the future and how you can get rid of them:
1. Android Nougat Refuses To Install
The gateway to getting Nougat is by installing it. If installing the upgrade to your phone is proving to be difficult, then Google must be having a huge problem. According to reported cases in relation to installation issues, Nougat refuses to install the update at the beginning of the over-the-air (OTA) process, thus crashing.
To fix this, try the following alternatives. First, reboot your phone. In case you cannot access your restart button because your phone has frozen, try long-pressing the phone's power button. Then, go over to Settings > About phone > Check for updates.
If this does not work for you, try leaving the device until it runs out of battery power, which usually takes time if the battery is full. Recharge it and retry the installation.
If these don't work, your last resort is to clean up your phone's cache partition. In most devices, it can be done by press holding the power and volume down buttons. Once the Google icon and a large arrow above the screen pop up, press the volume down multiple times until the recovery shows up in the arrow.
Afterwards, press the power button. Wait until the Android with the warning logo pops up. Press the volume up as you release the power button. A list of items should now be on screen. Press the volume down. Do not release it until the "wipe the cache partition" selection is highlighted. Press the power button now.
After a status message appears below the screen, cleaning up should finish after around 15 minutes. Restart your phone now.
2. Android Nougat Stops Mobile Data
Nougat stopping mobile data is actually a strange case. Automatic termination of mobile data is usually caused by weak network signals. If the signal is strong, the problem might be on your phone's software.
First, try a simple reboot by press holding your phone's power button. Wait unitl it comes back on. If the same problem still occurs, consider switching your phone to Airplane Mode. It can be found on your Quick Settings panel. Tap it to turn it off and on.
If that still does not work, head over now to Settings > Wireless & networks > Cellular network. Try switching off and on your data/LTE.
If none of these helps, try reaching out to your mobile service provider's customer representative.
3. Android Nougat Abnormally Drains Battery Power
Like any other Android versions, abnormal consumption of battery power has always been a problem. Nougat is no exception to that.
Once the software is installed on your phone, it can be considered normal that the system is eating up too much of your battery power as Nougat is still settling in. Give it some time - or even a couple of days.
If the same problem occurs after that, you need to do something about it. First thing to do is to know which apps are sucking your battery dry. You can check it on your phone's Settings > Application management. Remember that there are also certain apps that may not be ready for Nougat. It's for you to decide to terminate them or spare them and let them consume your battery power.
4. Android Nougat Stops Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Connection
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi commonly face issues among Android devices. If your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection are messing up, try turning them off and on. If this does not work, go to Settings > Wi-Fi/Bluetooth > Forget. Then reconnect them after.
If this doesn't work as well, consider booting your phone into Safe Mode. When the phone is on, do this by press holding the power button. Choose power off, then reboot to safe mode. It should be booted to Safe Mode now. When the phone is off, press the power button. Press the volume down button and sustain it until it boots into Safe Mode.
Now, if this doesn't work, clean up cache partition by following the same process above.
5. Android Nougat Refuses To Charge Phone
Charging is quite similar to battery drain issue. If your phone refuses to charge, one of the possible culprits is Nougat, if there's no hardware issues.
To fix this, charge your device until it is 100 percent full. Let the device itself drain the battery. Before the battery goes below 5 percent, charge it. Repeat this at least three times or until the charging gets back to normal.
These are but few of the common issues found on Nexus phones running on Android 7.0 Nougat. They may affect your phone once you update them to Nougat, but at least you now have the idea on how to solve these issues.