Samsung Keyboard or Swype is not working on Samsung Galaxy Alpha [How to Fix]

Are you having trouble using the Samsung Keyboard or Swype on your Samsung Galaxy Alpha or any other Samsung Galaxy smartphone? This content might be able to help. Read on to learn what you can do should you encounter any problem using the Samsung Keyboard or Swype app on your phone.

Among the possible reasons as to why the Samsung Keyboard or Swype don't work as it should on your device would include (but not limited to) the following:
  • The keyboard is not configured correctly or not set as default.
  • Third-party app is causing conflict.
  • The phone has physical or liquid damage.
  • App Software requires update.
  • Handwriting function is disabled on Samsung Keyboard.

As what I usually recommend in my prior posts, the best possible approach in dealing with a device issue is by looking into the possible cause. Try to isolate the problem and determine the underlying cause. So here's what you can do:

1. Ensure there is no physical or liquid damage on the device.

The keyboard may not work properly if a certain component or the phone itself is damaged.

2. Check for app update.

Keeping the software updated is recommended to keep the app optimized. To check for an app update for your keyboard, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Home screen.
  • Press the Menu button.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Select My Device.
  • Tap Language and input.
  • Tap the Settings icon (wheel-shaped image) next to Samsung Keyboard or Swype.
  • Tap Updates.
Or you can also update your device software if needed.

3. Boot into Safe Mode and diagnose.

To eliminate the possibility of a third-party app causing you this trouble, you can try to boot your device into Safe Mode and see if the problem is gone or not. If it's gone, then try to uninstall or temporarily disable any suspected apps or the ones you recently installed.If the problem persists, proceed to the next method.

4. Define which keyboard is set to be the default input method on your device.

Here's how to check:

  • Press the Menu button from the Home screen.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap My Device.
  • Select Language and Input.
  • Tap Default
Note: The default keyboard must be set to Samsung Keyboard or Swype.
  • If not, then select the input method you desire.
  • Restart your phone.

After the restart, test to see if the Samsung keyboard or Swype app is already working fine on your device.

How to fix No Service Error, other signal issues with your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and other Galaxy smartphones

This post contains standard troubleshooting procedures and workarounds used to fix 'No Service,''No Signal' error and other signal problems you may encounter with your Samsung Galaxy handset such as the Galaxy S4, S5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, Note 4, and Note 5. These methods are also applicable to other Galaxy variants including the Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tabs and Galaxy A3.

Note: Menu settings and options may vary depending on the carrier and OS platform the phone is running on.

Signal issues like No Service, Emergency calls only, or No Signal errors are often due to several factors including network outage, bad SIM card, incorrect settings, or hardware damage on the device. Other cases of No Signal or No Service problem are tied to some environmental factors like location signal barriers. Other possible interference include third-party casing or accessories. Another thing you have to consider as a potential culprit is a third-party app that may be causing conflict to your phone's network functionality.

The best way to fix the problem is by looking into the possible causes beforehand.  This means you need to think back of what has happened before the problem instigates. For example, did your phone shows No Service or No Signal all of a sudden, after downloading or installing an app, and the like. This way, it would be easier for you to isolate the problem and determine the underlying cause.

Troubleshooting Procedures

Step 1. Check for network outage.

The first thing to do is the your phone suddenly shows No Signal, No Service, or other signal errors is to check for possible network outage. In this regard, contact your Internet Service Provider or network service carrier to verify if there are any outages affecting network services in your location. In case you are getting poor signal or no reception in specific locations verify with your carrier about their current network coverage.

Step 2. Verify account status.

Generally, carriers will temporarily disable your services if your account is bad standing. For example, you may have failed to pay your previous bills for some reasons and this has resulted to your account being placed in an inactive status. In this case, contact your carrier and settle your accountability to resume services.

Step 3. Verify the SIM card.

Sometimes, it may be a bad SIM card that is causing you this trouble. It could be that the SIM card is loose or damaged and needs to be replaced. To determine if the SIM card is fine, try to remove the SIM card from your device and then re-insert it. Make sure it's properly placed into the SIM card tray and that it's secured. Just be sure to power off your phone completely before you remove the SIM card.

For further assistance in SIM card testing, please contact your carrier. Or you can also try to exchange SIM cards between the devices if you have another device using the same network. This will help you know whether or not the SIM card is damaged.

If you've just switched to another carrier and kept using the same phone, and then it's showing No Service, No Signal, or Emergency calls only, then you need to contact your previous carrier for a SIM unlock. Usually, your device needs to be reprogrammed by your current carrier to activate their service.

Step 4. Soft reset or reboot.

A soft reset often helps in fixing device issues caused by minor software bugs or system glitches. That said, perform a soft reset or simply reboot your device.

Step 5. Check your network settings.

Make sure Airplane mode is not activated. Disable Airplane Mode, if needed. To check, open the Quick Settings and locate the Airplane Mode switch. To launch the Quick Settings, swipe down from the top of the screen. Toggle the Airplane Mode on and off and see if there are any changes afterwards.

Step 6: Verify Mobile Network settings and manually search for available networks.

Make sure Mobile data is enabled on your device. Go to Settings-> Mobile networks-> tap on Network Mode, and then select WCDMA/GSM (auto connect) option. Next, select Network operators and tap on Search networks. Allow your phone to scan for available network. Once the search is complete, select your carrier from the list and restart your device.

Step 7. Boot your phone into Safe Mode.

If the problem occurs after installing a new app, there's a higher chance that the problem is triggered by the app. To determine whether it's due to faulty third-party app or not, boot your device into Safe Mode and diagnose your phone. To boot into Safe Mode, follow these steps:

  • Power off your phone.
  • Hold the Volume Down while powering your phone back on.
  • Once the phone has booted up in Safe Mode completely, try to make a test call.
If it works just fine, then you may need to consider disabling or uninstalling downloaded apps.

Step 7. Hard Reset/Master Reset/Factory Reset

If your device is still unable to get a signal or network service after performing all prior troubleshooting methods, then your last resort would be a hard reset. The process will reset your phone to factory defaults, which means losing all your personal information from the phone including photos, contacts, apps, and documents. That said, be sure to backup all your important contents before you begin. Once you're all set, follow these steps:
  • Tap Apps from a Home screen.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Backup and Reset.
  • Tap to select Factory Data Reset.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the reset process.
Your phone will then reboot and you'll to go through the initial setup.

Other Helpful Workarounds:

  • Remove any third-party accessories or casing. Third-party accessories are not schemed as that with the OEM's. So there's a higher chances that they wouldn't fit with your device even though they are usable. To isolate the problem, try to remove any third-party casing and see if there are any changes without them on your device.
  • Ensure your phone is running the latest Android software version. This will help you optimize your device. Also, software updates also contain fix patches to certain bugs or software glitches. 
  • Check your device for any possible damage (liquid or physical damage). Your Samsung smartphone is designed with a Liquid Damage Indicator (LDI) located on the battery and in the battery compartment. The LDI should appear in solid white, or white with pink or purple Xs. Other than that color denotes a potential damage to certain components on your device, which resulted to the No Service or other signal problems you are experiencing. In this regard, you can set up an appointment with an authorized Samsung technician to check your device and repair if needed. 
Contact your carrier or network provider if you are getting other SIM card errors and that you are unable to connect to your carrier's network.

How to Update your Samsung Account Information on Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

The following steps will help you update your Samsung account information on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphone.

If you need to make some changes to your personal information such as Samsung account information or password from your new Galaxy handset, then here's how you do it.

1. Tap Apps from the Home screen to get started.

2. Next, tap on Settings.

3. Scroll to and tap to select Accounts from the given options under Settings menu.

4. From the Accounts screen, tap Samsung account to proceed.

5. On the Samsung account screen, you should see your Samsung account that is synced with your device. Scroll to and tap Profile under General section.

6. Enter the correct password for your Samsung account and then tap Confirm to proceed.

7. On the next screen, tap the Security tab. You can change your Samsung account password as well as see other devices associated with your account from the Security tab.

8. Next, tap the Info tab.

9. From the Info tab, you will see the basic information including account and user information. If you want to edit or change some entries like your phone number, just tap the Edit icon next to the information to be updated.

Important Note: You cannot change your Samsung account email ID.

10. To continue with this guide, enter your new phone number.

11. Once you're done making changes, tap Confirm to update changes to your phone number.

12. If you want to make changes to other information, just tap the Edit icon next to the information to change and update the information.

13. Tap Close when you're done making changes to your Samsung account information.

What to do when your Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphone won't turn on?

Couldn't get your Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphone to turn back on? This post might be able to help. Highlighted in this content are a few workarounds you can do before you jump into a notion of setting up a service appointment.

There are many factors that can cause your smartphone to shut down or not turn on. Most of the time, this issue is tied to the phone's battery that is completely drained or damaged. Other culprits include faulty apps or system bugs that somehow affect the device's power system. In worst cases, a device may not be able to turn on because of hardware damage. This is usually the case when the phone was dropped or exposed to water or other forms of liquid.

How to determine the most possible cause?

You can refer to the following scenarios to isolate the problem and determine the underlying cause.

If the phone suddenly powers off and won't turn on after downloading and installing a third-party application. Most likely the problem is caused by the recently added application. In this case, you can try to boot your phone into Safe Mode and then assess its performance while in this mode. If the problem is gone while in Safe Mode, clearly it's a third-party app that's causing trouble. Your option would be to either disable or uninstall the faulty application.

If the phone suddenly powers off while in use. It's possible that it has run out of power or the battery has just gone dead. Charging the phone for a few minutes (at least 15 minutes) can help you determine if this is the cause.

If the phone won't turn on after you dropped it. In this case, it could be due to a physical damage from the drop. Your device is likely damaged from that dropped and needs repair.

If the phone won't turn on after it was exposed to moisture or got wet. Needless to say, the phone is liquid-damaged so it won't power on. Just like physical damage, liquid damage often requires a technician's aid to get phone fixed.

Standard Troubleshooting Methods and Workarounds

To ensure the problem is not due to insufficient battery life, try to connect your device to a charger and then let it charge for a few minutes. While the phone is connected to the charger, try to turn it on.

Also verify and ensure that the phone, charger, and USB cable are not damaged. To check for physical or liquid damage, check the battery, battery compartment, and USB connections for any corrosion and bent pins. Also inspect the Liquid Damage Indicator or LDI located on the battery and in the battery compartment of your device. An indication that the device has no damage is the LDI in solid white, or white with pink or purple Xs. Other than that, denotes a presence of physical or hardware damage to the phone. 

When charging, make sure the USB connection is firm with very little mobility.

On devices with removable batteries, removing the battery for 30 seconds then replace the battery would often do some wonders in these cases. If the phone has non-removable battery, an alternative method is to press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons for 30 seconds.

If the phone remains dead, then let it charge a little longer (up to an hour or two). 

When to take your phone to a technician?

If your Samsung Galaxy A3 still fails to turn on after performing all possible solutions and workarounds available, then it's time to set up an appointment with a Samsung technician. Your device needs service in order to turn back on and get running again.

Here's how to fix an iPhone touchscreen or 3D Touch that is unresponsive [Recommended Solutions]

This post contains recommended solutions and troubleshooting methods used to deal with an iPhone issue, in which the touchscreen does not or won't respond to touch. These methods can also be used to fix other screen or display issues including the touchscreen that responds slowly or inconsistently.

So if arrive at this page in an effort to find a fix for your iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, or iPhone SE with an unresponsive touchscreen, then here are a few solutions you can try on before taking your device to an Apple authorized service provider or Apple retail store for service.

The following steps are recommended by major iPhone carriers and Apple Support to fix an issue on an iPhone screen that is frozen or does not respond to your touch. Test your device after completing each step to see if the problem is fixed. Otherwise, continue to the next step.

Step 1. Try to remove any case or screen protector.

Some third-party iPhone cases or screen protectors are designed in such a way that is not compatible or don't exactly fit with the physical scheme of the phone. Among the design factors that may interfere with the touchscreen include thickness or texture of a screen protector or the pressure of the protective case that affects your iPhone's touchscreen performance. This is the main reason as to why it's highly recommended to use only Apple-provided iPhone accessories or protective cases.

Step 2. Perform a soft reset/reboot or force restart your iPhone using the hardware keys.

Minor system bugs or software glitches are usually remedied with a simple reboot also known as soft reset on a device. The process simple restarts your iPhone and does not affect any of your contents or data saved on your phone. Here's how to perform a soft reset on your iPhone:
  • Press and hold the Sleep/Wake or Power button until the red slider shows up on screen.
  • Drag the slider to power off your iPhone completely.
  • After the phone turns off, wait for 30 seconds and then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until the Apple logo appears.
Force Restart

Alternatively, you can force your iPhone to restart instead. This would be your next option especially if your iPhone is frozen or not responding. To force restart your iPhone, press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

If the problem occurs while using a certain application, you can try to force quit the app, restart your iPhone, and then see if the problem is fixed. Other cases of touchscreen issues are tied to a faulty application. One thing that can help you isolate the problem or determine if it's triggered by a misbehaving app, try to disable a suspected app temporarily and then test your device.

Step 3: Configure 3D Touch Settings on your iPhone

For iPhone 6s or later versions with unresponsive touchscreen or not responding to 3D touch presses, try to configure the 3D touch settings on your device.

Follow these steps:
  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap Accessibility.
  • Select 3D Touch.
  • Adjust the sensitivity of the setting.
After making changes to the 3D Touch settings, test your device.

Other Options you can try on

If the touchscreen problem occurs after installing the latest iOS firmware update, then most likely it's the operating system that is affecting your phone's touchscreen functionality. In this case, you have the option to either downgrade the firmware or escalate the problem to your iPhone carrier or Apple Support.

Also ensure that your hands are clean and dry while using the touchscreen of your iPhone. Dirt and dust may also affect your phone's touchscreen sensitivity. If necessary, clean the screen with a soft, slightly damp, or lint-free cloth.

If none of these methods is able to fix the problem and your iPhone touchscreen remains unresponsive or frozen, there is a higher chance that a hardware damage is present. This time, you should consider taking your iPhone to an Apple Genius or authorized-Apple iPhone service center for hardware check and/or repair.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow 6 won't turn on [Troubleshooting Guide]

Need some help with your Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone that won't turn on? Read on to learn how to fix this problem and get your phone back up and running again.

This post addressed a power issue on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 running on Android 6 Marshmallow platform. In this content, I have listed a few working solutions and standard troubleshooting procedures you can use when your Note 5 suddenly turns off and does not power on. These workarounds are also applicable to any other Samsung Galaxy Note variants including Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note 3 that are running on the same Android OS Marshmallow version.

Follow these steps if your phone will not turn on:

Do not forget to test your device after completing each step to see if the problem has already been resolved. Otherwise, continue to the next step(s) available.

1. Ensure there is no damage (physical or liquid damage) to your phone.

To make sure the phone has no damage, check the Liquid Damage Indicator or LDI located on the battery and inside the battery compartment of your device. An indication that the phone is free from any damages, the LDI should appear solid white, or white with pink or purple Xs.

2. Power cycle or perform a soft reset on your phone.

If possible, remove the battery for 30 seconds then re-insert the battery afterward. If the battery is non-removable, you can press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons for 30 seconds instead.

3. Charge your phone.

One possibility as to why your phone won't turn on is due to insufficient battery power. To ensure this is not the culprit on your end, connect and charge your device using the factory supplied charger. Let it charge for at least an hour.

Bear in mind that the battery charging indicator may not show up immediately especially if the phone ran out of power completely or the battery was totally emptied. Usually it may take up to 10 minutes for the battery charging indicator to show up on the phone screen.

After charging the phone for the specified period of time, disconnect it from the charger and then try to power it on by holding the Power button down for 15 to 20 seconds and the Samsung Galaxy logo will show up on screen.

If the phone turns on, it means that the phone just needed to be charged. In this case, turn it off again and then reconnect to the charger until it is fully charged.

If the phone fails to turn on after performing all the above-mentioned procedures, it means your phone requires service. You may contact your carrier or Samsung Support to escalate the problem, request further support or other options you can try on.

What to do when your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is overheating or easily gets extremely warm [Troubleshooting Guide]

Does your Samsung Galaxy smartphone gets extremely warm or overheating? If so, then this content might be able to help you. Read on to learn what causes your Galaxy smartphone to overheat or get extremely warm and what needs to be done to get it back to work the way it should.

There are many reasons as to why your device gets warmer quickly than normal. It could be due to a glitch on the system, a hardware fault, or even due to the ambient's temperature. In this post, I have highlighted standard procedures, workarounds, and tips used to address relevant problem with the Samsung Galaxy smartphone, in which the device is overheating or easily gets warm.

Feel free to refer to this post if by any chance you too are experiencing akin trouble with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone including Galaxy A3, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Note 4, 5, as well as Galaxy S5, S6, and other high-tiered Galaxy S variants.

Manufacturer's warnings

Samsung strongly suggests users to stop using the device if it is getting too hot to hold or keep in contact with your skin. Users are also advised to never try to charge or use the device in this state. Handling of damaged or leaked battery must also be avoided as it poses some health threats.

Possible causes

Mobile devices like the Samsung Galaxy device can get warm with long and heavy use. This can mostly be perceived when playing games, streaming music or videos, using mobile hotspot or tethering, or simultaneous running of several applications. Exposing your device to extreme heat can also result to the device becoming warm. This includes leaving it inside the car or placing it in direct sunlight. Another instance when your device can get warmer is when charging. The same thing could happen if the device has poor signal strength as it would need to work harder in order to obtain a better connection.

Recommended General Workarounds

The recommended workarounds are based on what has possibly triggered your phone to get warmer or extremely hot.
  • If the device gets warmer due to heavy apps usage or multitasking, then you may close some apps that are no longer in use or use an app one at a time. Also allow your phone to rest for a little while.
  • If the underlying cause is the ambience, then place your device in a room temperature and let it stay in there for a few hours or until it cools down. By then, your device should be functioning properly again.
  • Try to remove any cases or pouches especially third-party accessories from the phone. Also when charging, try to place your device on a hard surface to allow proper ventilation while charging. It's normal for the phone to become warm when charging though. But just in case, it already becomes unbearable, you'll know what to do.
  • Meanwhile, if your phone is not getting a good network connection, you can reboot your device first and see what happens afterward. If it's still receiving poor signal strength, contact your service provider for other available options on how to improve your signal strength.

Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting Methods

The following methods will help you determine what has caused your Samsung Galaxy device to become extremely warm. Read on to learn how to deal with this issue.

1. Verify and ensure the charging cable/adapter you are using is a Samsung OEM and not third-party accessories. There is a higher chance that a device can get warmer while charging when using third-party charging accessories due to hardware structure incompatibility.

2. Ensure there is no damage to the charger, USB cable, and the device itself. Here a quick guideline on how to spot any possible physical or liquid damage on your Samsung Galaxy handset:
  • Check the USB connection for bent pins and corrosion.
  • Check the LD or Liquid Damage Indicator to determine if the device has experienced liquid damage. The LDI is usually located in the SIM card tray slot. You will know if the device has no damage if the LDI shows solid white or white with visible pink/purple Xs. However, if the LDI appears solid pink/purple/red, it means the device has been exposed to moisture and is possibly water-damaged.
3. Close or quit any apps running in the background. To do so, tap the Task Manager key and then tap Close All to close all running apps at once or tap an app to close one by one.

If the problem begins after you have installed a third-party application, then you can try running your device in Safe Mode.

All third-party apps are temporarily disabled in Safe Mode, allowing you to isolate whether or not the problem is triggered by a faulty app. If the problem is gone while in Safe Mode, then try to disable or uninstall recently installed apps and see what happens afterward.

Fix Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge "Unfortunately, Gallery has stopped" error

Many Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge owners have encountered the error message "Unfortunately, Gallery has stopped." It is obvious that the gallery app is the one that's crashing, however, the camera and other apps may also cause it to stop working.

Below is a simple procedure you can follow to troubleshooting the "Gallery has stopped" error on your phone.
  1. Boot your S7 Edge in safe mode to see if the error may show up in that state.
  2. Try clearing the cache and the data of the Gallery app.
  3. Clear the cache and data of apps that may be causing the Gallery to crash.
  4. Delete the system cache if the error started after an update.
  5. If all else fails, perform the factory reset to bring the phone back to optimum settings and condition.
Now, let me explain briefly why you need to do these things.

The first thing you have to do is boot your phone in safe mode to see if the error shows up when all third-party apps are disabled because if so, then you are looking at a possible firmware problem. On the other hand, if the error doesn't pop up in safe mode, it means that one or two of your downloaded apps are causing the problem. You need to find it and uninstall it. Start your search from apps you recently installed or those that are connected to the Gallery app like ones that allow you to share photos and open your gallery to choose pictures from.

Clearing the cache and the data of the problematic app is the most basic troubleshooting procedure you can use and it is also very effective provided that the problem is in fact with the app. It resets the app to factory defaults and delete all corrupt caches and data bringing the app back to the state as if it's the first time you open it. It is imperative you do this procedure before proceeding.

As I mentioned earlier, you need to search for apps that might have been the cause of the problem. Once you found them, clear their caches and data. If that won't work, then you have to no other choice but to uninstall them.

In case the error started showing up after an update, it might be the system cache that's causing the problem and in this case, you need to boot your device in recovery mode and wipe the cache partition from there so that the new system will create new ones.

If all of these procedures failed, then you really need to do the master reset. It comes last because it's very inconvenient for some to backup every bit of data that's on their phones. This procedure has a higher probability that the problem will be fixed, otherwise, the firmware may be corrupt and needs to be reinstalled.

I hope that we were able to help you with this problem. If you need more help with your device, don't hesitate to contact us at and we'll help you fix your problems with your phone.

Thanks for reading!

How to Fix Screen Flickering Problem on iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus

Display issues in mobile devices like screen flickering are mostly tied to a faulty hardware. However, there are also some cases where this screen problem occurs due to some software glitches.

In this post, I have enumerated some highly recommended methods used to deal with screen flickering problems with the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, whether it's due to a hardware damage or software bug.

If the problem is triggered by a software glitch, here are your options:

1. Reboot your iPhone.

If this is the first time you noticed your iPhone screen flickers, then try to reboot your iPhone. Do the same if the problem occurs while using certain applications. After the restart, observe your iPhone and see if the problem persists.

Meanwhile, if you suspect a broken Cydia tweak is causing your iPhone screen to flicker, then you can boot into safe mode by holding the Power and Home button until the screen goes black. Continue with the following steps:
  • Release the Home screen but keep holding down the Power button.
  • When the Apple logo shows up, hold the Volume Up key until you see the springboard. 
  • You will know if your iPhone is already in Safe Mode if the tweaks are no longer found in the settings menu.
  • Now observe your iPhone for a few minutes. If the problem is gone, then most likely it's a faulty app or cydia tweak is causing it. Your next option then is either to disable or remove the broken cydia tweak (most likely the last tweak you've installed) from your device.
To exit Safe Mode, simply restart your iPhone. The tweaks should then be visible in the Settings menu after the restart.

2. Adjust screen brightness.

Other iPhone owners who have encountered the same problem on their phone screen have obtained temporary fix by adjusting screen brightness. To do so, go to Settings-> Display & Brightness-> disable Auto-brightness and drag the Brightness slider down to lower screen brightness.

3. Turn on Reduce Transparency.

Aside from adjusting the iPhone's screen brightness, you can also try to enable or turn on Reduce Transparency feature. This is a display feature available on iPhones running iOS 9 and later versions. To access this option, go to Settings-> General-> Increase contrast, and toggle the switch next to Reduce Transparency to turn the feature on.

4. Check memory status.

Another thing you need to consider is your phone's internal memory. Sometimes, the phone misbehaves when the internal memory storage is getting insufficient to carry out additional processes. Aside from screen flickering, other indications of possible insufficient memory include a frozen or unresponsive screen. If you think your iPhone's memory is almost full, you can delete any unwanted contents such as unused apps, old text messages and media files, and other useless details stored in your device.

5. Hard reset your iPhone.

This must be your last resort if you suspect the problem is caused by a software glitch and none of the aforesaid workarounds is able to fix it. Please note though that performing a hard reset or factory reset will erase all personal information including contacts, and other customizations in your iPhone. That said, be sure to back them up before you start.

If the problem is caused by hardware damage, here are your options:

Screen flickering problem that occurs after the device was dropped or exposed to water is most likely due to a faulty hardware component, particularly those that are attached to the display circuit board. Sadly, your only option in cases like this is to take your iPhone to an authorized Apple technician for hardware check and repair. Unless you are skilled enough to do the hardware fixing and that you are willing to take the risk of adding more damage to your iPhone, then you can go ahead and give it a shot.

You then can start by cleaning up your iPhone screen, trace the damage or loose connections in the internal components, re-attached the cables, or finally, do a screen replacement.

Loose connections within the LCD connectors and Home button can also be the culprit. A user who have encountered screen flickering due to connection issues suggested a gentle push in the center can help.

First thing to do when your Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus suddenly turns off while in use

Performance degradation is inevitable to any mobile devices even the highest-tiered variants like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus. Among the common indications is when the device does not function in such a way it should. For example, when it suddenly powers off while being used or not turning on at all. Things like this would likely occur in time. However, if you think this shouldn't be happening to your Galaxy S6 Plus just yet, then you might as well consider looking into some things first.

In this content, you will learn two of the first things you should do when all of a sudden your Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus smartphone powers off while you're using it.

First workaround: Check the battery an ensure it has enough charge to power up your device. 

If your phone suddenly turns off while doing something, there is a higher chance that it ran out of battery power. To make sure this isn't the cause, connect your phone to a charger and then let it charge for some time. Try to turn on your phone while it's connected to a charger and see what happens. If it doesn't turn on, then let it charge a little longer. If it powers on, proceed with the next workaround.

Second workaround: Verify and configure the screen timeout, if necessary.

Your device is designed with a power save feature that turns off the display after a predetermined amount of time.

You can change the amount of time screen timeout duration accordingly with the following steps:

1. Tap Apps from the Home screen.

2. Tap Settings.

3. Navigate to and tap to select Display.

4. From the Display settings menu, scroll to and tap on Screen timeout, indicating how long for the display to turn off when idle or inactive.

5. Tap to select a screen timeout duration. This option will define the duration you prefer for the screen to remain on.

Note: The longer the duration the more battery life will be used. 

This problem can also be triggered by a corrupted program or application on your device. As a matter of fact, a number of cases or instances when the phone suddenly dies occurred while in the midst of using certain apps like playing games, streaming videos or other media files.

In this case, you can boot your phone into safe mode to isolate whether or not the problem is due to a third-party app you're using. If the problem stops while in safe mode, then you can either disable or uninstall the faulty application.