3 DIY apps to diagnose and treat Android phone problems

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We take our Android phones for granted, right up until the moment a problem crops up. Maybe the touchscreen isn’t as responsive as it once was. Maybe the battery seems to be draining way too fast. Before calling in the support professionals, you can run some of your own tests to sleuth out what’s going on with your phone.

The right app can help you locate and fix stuck pixels, check your battery health, or see if all of your phone’s sensors are working properly.

Once you know what’s going on with your phone or tablet, you can make a decision on whether to live with it, get it repaired, or perhaps upgrade to a new device. Here’s how to give your Android a hardware health checkup.

Phone Check (and Test)

The free Phone Check (and Test) app puts a lot of interesting information at your fingertips. The Monitor feature lets you see your phone’s CPU usage, memory, storage, battery, and network connections. This is fun if you’re into the geeky tech details of how your phone functions.

What most people will want to try is the Guided Test. Tap on this and select which tests you want to run. You can do them all, or just check individual items like your touch screen, GPS, or sensors. Before you start the tests, Phone Check will give you detailed data on your phone model, showing everything from the operating system to the weight.

For the most comprehensive phone checkup, run all the tests. You’ll see if the battery health is good and if there are problem pixels on your display. It will run an automated stress test of your CPU. If you only download one Android testing app, then Phone Check is a smart choice. You can upgrade to the $1.99 paid version to customize test options and get tips on what to do when a test fails.

By Amanda Kooser

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