Sony Xperia Z3
How to fix the common issues of Sony Xperia Z3. Sony

The Xperia Z3 is one among the top-notch Android smartphones with powerful hardware features released last year. But very much like any other Android device, the Xperia Z3 also has a few common problems to be aware of.

Don't worry if you are one among those Xperia Z3 owners facing software and hardware related issues. The following is a list of possible fixes, which are expected to resolve the six most common issues.

Fix for colour shading on camera: Some Xperia Z3 users have been facing the colour shading issue while taking photos. This issue crops up in the form of a pink or, reddish circle in the centre of the photos. The following work around might help users to get rid of the issue.

  • Restart your Xperia Z3
  • Create a back up of all data of the phone. Perform a software repair through PC companion for Windows/ Bridge for Mac
  • Now adjust the camera settings
  • Avoid taking photos in low-light conditions, as using flash light seems to worsen the condition more

Fix for unresponsive touch screen: The touch screen response is another annoying problem, especially while using the on-screen keyboard to send text messages.

  • Restart your Xperia Z3 by pressing the Power and Volume up buttons together
  • Use repair firmware to know whether this is a hardware or software related issue
  • Also, ensure that the screen protector or, case cover for the phone does not impact the touchscreen
  • Factory reset the phone to fix the unresponsive touch screen issue
  • How to perform factory reset
  1. Back up all data of the device
  2. Go to the Home screen
  3. Go to Settings>> Backup and reset>> Factory data reset
  4. Check Erase internal storage
  5. Select Reset phone and confirm the action by clicking on Erase everything

Fix for performance lag:

  • Restart the smartphone by taking out the cover of the micro SIM card and press the small yellow restart button until the device goes off completely
  • Poor performance could be due to third party apps. Hence, check which apps are eating the maximum amount of memory and uninstall them
  • Perform a factory reset (Check the aforementioned steps for factory reset)
  • Do not forget to keep the phone as well as the apps updated

Fix for slow charging issue:

  • Ensure that you have connected the charger and the cable for the phone to the power source properly
  • Always use a charger that comes in box with the phone
  • Connect the phone to a PC or laptop via USB to ensure that the cable is not broken
  • Replace the charger if that is causing the issue. In case the phone is taking longer than six hours to get charged, then take the device to the retailer for replacement

Fix for Wi-Fi issue:

  • Go to Wi-Fi settings and choose to forget your preferred network. Now start the connection all over again from the beginning
  • Turn your Xperia Z3 and the Wi-Fi router off for at least 30 seconds before turning it back
  • Check all the necessary router firmware is updated
  • Use Wi-Fi Analyzer to assess the level of activity on your channel. If it is high, switch to a less crowded alternative
  • Disable Battery Stamina mode from Settings
  • Try to boot the device into Safe Mode (check the instructions below)
  • Head over to Settings>> About phone and uncover the MAC address for the Xperia Z3 and make sure this address can be recognised by the router
  • How to boot smartphone into safe mode
  1. Press and hold Power button until you see a list of options
  2. Hold Power off from the list of available options. You should see a prompt asking you to Reboot to safe mode, click OK
  3. You should see Safe Mode in the left side corner of the screen

Fix for battery life issue:

  • Avoid the games and applications that drain out battery quickly
  • Switch off the background apps like GPS which are not in use
  • Go to Settings, select Stamina Mod
  • Turn off vibration alerts for messages and reduce the brightness of the screen
  • Use Settings>> Battery to check which apps are consuming more power and then disable them

Force reset

  • Remove the cover for the micro SIM
  • Hold the Yellow restart button until the device is turned off

[Source: Android Authority]