Today we were talking about the update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy S4 . The data package for the LTE version has begun to arrive today in the United Kingdom , but the truth is that in some markets (including Spanish) the paw has already appeared, albeit in a discreet way, for some units. However, the majority of owners of a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Spain still do not have the update. Many others are already testing it and the truth is that, in some cases, Android 4.4.2 KitKat is not giving the expected results. In fact, just a few days ago we told you howsolve some battery problems detected in the Samsung Galaxy S4 . But this, it seems, is not the only fault that some of these terminals have, updated to the latest edition of Google's operating system . If you are one of those affected by these problems, we recommend that you follow these instructions to solve them , even if it is permanently, or also temporarily.
Fix the black screen problem
Many users have observed that their newly updated Samsung Galaxy S4 shuts down unexpectedly. It is true that once in black, users can unlock it again without any problem, but the incidence can be really annoying if you are working with the computer screen. The solution to this problem is relatively simple. Simply enter the Settings screen and access the Lock Screen functions . Within the Lock screen widgets section , select the Clock or Personal message option and choose Clock .
Fix delays in operation
It is one of the problems that can irritate the user the most. Some (not all, it must be said) is that the Samsung Galaxy S4 presents a certain delay in its operation. When accessing certain applications, users may notice extremely slow response time: accessing the keyboard, switching from one application to another, or even returning to the home screen . The only solution that experts have found for this failure is to restore factory settings. Before carrying it out, users will have to make a backup copy (through the Kies software ) and then access the Settings> Backup and Restore> Factory data reset section.. The system will reboot and the performance of the computer should have improved since then.
Fix excessive battery drain
Other users have found the battery draining excessively after upgrading to Android 4.4.2 KitKat . Some users who have already tried it recommend turning off the Samsung Galaxy S4 and removing the battery for 30 seconds . It must be reinserted and retested for normal operation. If the device continues to drain the battery, users have the option of installing an app called Battery Calibration . Unfortunately, this route requires rooting the device. They can also try other tools like Battery Doctor or Juice Defender. If none of these solutions work, you will need to try again with a factory reset.
Fix contacts not syncing
Some users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 have observed that after the update, their contacts cannot synchronize correctly. The first step that users have to take to solve this problem is to access the Settings section and disable Synchronization . It is recommended to exit the registered account and login again, before activating the synchronization. With this gesture, the system should be able to correctly incorporate the contacts. If this is not the case, it will also be necessary to solve the problem through a factory reset .