Every year, readers and friends share their tech problems with me. I created an article about how to avoid tech issues last year. This year, I’m giving solutions for the most frequent problems, such as slow internet, Bluetooth troubles, and tricky public Wi-Fi connections.
There is good news if you have experienced one of these frustrations or are similarly deluged with questions as the designated family IT expert: Most issues may be resolved by you with patience. Most technical issues have straightforward fixes. Not resonating? Switch the wireless settings back on and off. Failure to sync Sign out of your account, then sign back in. poor performance? Clear the browser’s cookies or restart the device. Here are the settings and resources you need to master tech troubleshooting on your own.
Tips to solve Tech problems:
An official support page is the finest resource for advice. Visit the websites of Apple, Microsoft, and Google to learn more about iPhones, Macs, Windows, Android, and Chrome OS. Additionally, popular apps like Zoom and Slack provide helpful support sections to tackle tech problems.
Do not rely on rumors. For instance, folks would advise you to dunk your wet phone in uncooked rice if it gets wet. Apple, however, disagrees because the grains might become stuck in the phone. Place the device in a dry area with airflow, tap any open ports to remove excess liquid, and then face any open ports downward.
Check to determine if the device is running the most recent firmware if issues continue. Bug patches are frequently part of software updates. It’s preferable to consider a newer model if updates are no longer supported for your device. This could be leading to some of the tech problems.
The answer to your problem is probably in Settings, a wonderful area. Turning a certain control on, off, or on and off is the solution. But unless you utilize the Settings search bar, it’s not evident where to find the relevant menu or button. The settings interface varies a little bit depending on the device maker. Tap the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of Samsung. On some phones, the search bar is located directly above the settings menu.