Android is an open, free and accessible system for developers. Benefits that allow OEMs to modify to the taste the concept proposed by Google , something that, in many cases, remains more than sum.
The problem to be dealt with today, however, goes even beyond the layers of personalization. We are in full 2018, and factory resetting remains, in many cases, an essential . Going even further, we do not mean only Android , so let’s go, to tell you the reason for our complaint, and to open the debate on whether it makes sense or not to format the phone at the time in which we live.
As you well know, When our phone has performance or battery problems, a factory reset is always recommended . This, eliminates temporary files and remnants of applications that may be interfering with the performance and autonomy of our terminals, but the truth is that these inconsistencies may appear too early .
In my personal case, except in the case of my current Pixel, I’ve always needed to make factory resets for battery issues . From one day to the next, 90% of the units that I have tested have ended up giving problems after a certain time, and only one reset has been able to normalize the situation.
Some will think that I monitor to the extreme the autonomy of my mobiles, but I think that If I spend 1,000 euros on a terminal, the battery should remain stable . Relatively recently, I was thoroughly testing the iPhone 8 Plus, a mobile phone that precisely stood out for its good autonomy.
In just a few months of use began a strong battery drain, and after informing me I found that the cause was an update via OTA, after which it recommended a factory reset to work well. A thousand euros of telephone and I have to format it because an OTA has arrived?
Precisely, the issue of updates is the one that most prompts -or obliges in some cases-, to format the mobile. We are not talking about the jump to a bigger version, in which it is understood that due to the great changes in the system, it is more than advisable that everything be installed in a clean manner.
We talk about that, Many OTAs, which contain improvements and minor corrections, make the performance and autonomy of mobile phones suffer , something that is only solved with a factory reset.
This goes beyond, obviously, the high-end terminals, and is that ** no mobile should be harmed by the mere fact of receiving a minor update.
I have to admit that I’m used to factory settings, but what about the rest of the users? ** Why are you obliged to know that your mobile with only 1 year needs a reset to function as the first day? Do we format our computers often because they slow down?
In Android we are very used to doing things by ourselves, that if something does not work or does not work well we can solve it, but even if every product has its maintenance, there are limits that we should not exceed .
And you, what do you think about the need to format our phones every so often?
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