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How To Fix Android 7.1.1 Problems In Nexus And Pixel Phones: Battery And Connectivity Issues

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Earlier, we reported how the Android 7.1.1 OS update still presented a headache for some Google Pixel and Nexus users. While the refresh managed to resolve the connectivity issue that some users outside of the US experienced when logging in to an LTE band 4 connectivity, other problems continue to persist.

After installing the Android 7.1.1 OS on their phones, some users reported phones dying down even though their battery is far from empty. Users experienced difficulty signing in to a Wi-Fi network, while others experienced Bluetooth connectivity issues.

Here are the troubleshooting steps you need to take if you are experiencing any of these issues with your Android phone:

Battery Life And Charging Problems

Are you wondering why your battery seems to drain fast even though you're not using your phone? If you have installed the Android 7.1.1 within the past 48 hours, there's no need to push the panic button just yet. It is pretty normal to experience battery issues while the new software is settling down with your phone's hardware.

However, if two days have passed and you're still experiencing battery issues, you will need to buckle down and get to work. First, reboot your phone to start the system fresh. Small things such as checking which apps use up your phone's battery, disabling unused apps, clearing your cache, and lessening your phone's screen brightness will do a great deal in improving your battery performance.

Problem still there? You'll have to do a factory reset or downgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but these two should only be done as a last resort.

Wi-Fi Issues

If you can't connect to your Wi-Fi, try resetting your router first. Then, go to your Wi-Fi settings and click on "Forget," then connect to the network again. If you still cannot connect to your Wi-Fi, either update all of your apps or put your phone into "Safe Mode" to isolate the app that could be disrupting your Wi-Fi connection.

Bluetooth Connectivity Issues

If your Bluetooth is giving you problems, try turning it off and on again. Then, "forget" the Bluetooth connection with the device that's causing the problem and reconnect.

If problems continue with your Bluetooth, clear your cache or use the "Safe Mode" setting of your phone to determine if a third-party app could be causing the problem. If everything else has been exhausted, do a factory reset as a last resort.

Data Problems

If there is no outage with your data carrier, try to do a simple reboot of your device. If the problem remains, turn on and off your phone's Airplane Mode to re-establish the connection.

If that does not resolve the problem, go to your phone's settings and check the cellular network it is using.

If you still continue to experience issues with your phone, you can also check out Pixel and Nexus' community forums for assistance.

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