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Simple fixes to common problems on your phone

Smartphones are incredible but not perfect. They get stressed over time, begin to lag and develop issues. If you've had one for quite a while, then you've probably had your share of one or two of these frustrating issues. The annoying thing is that when you take your phone to a repairer, you get ridiculously charged for minor issues. Anyway, not to worry, we'll tell you how to fix your issues yourself without wasting money. • Your Phone responds in slow-mo He he. This happens when your RAM is full or when most of your apps are running even when not in use. How do you fix this? Free up storage on your device and clear the cache data. Close or uninstall unimportant apps and adjust your setting to keep those apps from running in the background all the time. If none of these works, consider backing up your files and data on Google Drive, Dropbox or just on your computer and then restore your phone to factory settings. • Your battery does not last If your phone takes longer to charge up to 100% or your battery drains quickly, first, make sure you are using the right charger for your device, then disable apps from running in the background, disable notification on apps you seldom use also, and reduce the brightness level of your phone. You can turn off location services once in a while and switch to battery saver or power saver mode. You can also set your screen lock to 1 minute, that way your phone will lock itself when not in use. • Phone overheats Usually phones get warm when overused or while charging, but if you noticed that your phone gets really hot so much that you can't hold it for a couple of seconds, then that's a bad sign and your battery and screen could get damaged if care isn't taken So in order to prevent this, we advise that you keep your phone away from direct sunlight, close and uninstall unused apps, and try not to use your phone while charging it. However, if you do any of these and your phone still gets hot, you should consider taking it to a phone expert. • Cracked screen The best solution is to get an engineer to replace the cracked screen. You can prevent damages to your screen by using a screen protector and…

Computer Village Saga!

Recently, the Police apprehended a notorious Phone dealer Yusuf Da Silver a.k.a Da gold, whose specialty was to buy stolen phones from armed robbers and sell to consumers in computer village. He confessed that he buys over 30 phones a week and made between N25000 and N30000 daily. If you are conversant with Computer village, you would know the hub has been in existence focompiterr a long time, it is where most people shop for brand new and used phones, laptops, gadgets etc. and go to for repairs. However, the hub has quite a notorious reputation. It is where dubious traders, fraudsters and scammers make a business from scamming and selling fake and stolen items to consumers. We’ve heard many stories about people who unknowingly buy cloned phones or phones implanted with ‘Fufu’ or bricks. So if you are not smart enough, you will definitely fall victim to these fraudsters. Although unfortunately, Nigerians really like ‘awoof’ (freebies), and this is another reason why they fall victim to the schemes of these fraudsters, mostly because they come looking for cheap deals and end up patronizing the wrong source. When the value of a phone is about a hundred bucks and someone offers you half or quarter the price, not only should you be suspicious of the dealer and the product being a counterfeit, you should also bear in mind that the item might have been stolen. However, dealing with such people unknowingly could still get you in big trouble; you could get arrested and jailed. Anyway, to avoid being defrauded by the computer village sharks, we strongly advice that you buy directly from registered and reliable stores and beware of patronizing street sellers who lurk around the market and try to persuade you to follow them to a location.