Moto G6 users have reported various problems with their handset, some of them are Wi-Fi keeps getting disconnected, battery draining quickly or not charging, speakers not working, Bluetooth connectivity problems, the disparity in color tone, fingerprint sensor not working, etc. In this guide, we will try fixing Moto G6 common issues.
Someone in your family must have owned a Motorola mobile at one point in time or another. This is because they were really popular back in the day. They had to go through a bad phase which involved a change of ownership a couple of times. However, ever since their integration with Lenovo, they are back with a bang.
The Moto G6 series is a perfect example of the quality that is synonymous with the Motorola brand name. There are three variants in this series, the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and the Moto G6 Play. These mobiles are not only packed with cool features but are also pocket friendly. It is a decent flagship device that is turning a lot of heads. Apart from the hardware, it also boasts of excellent software support.
However, it is not possible to create a device that would be flawless. Just like every other smartphone or any electronic device available in the market, the Moto G6 series smartphones have a few problems. Users have complained about issues related to Wi-Fi, battery, performance, display, etc. The good news, however, is that these problems can be fixed and that is exactly what we are going to help you with. In this article, we will address some of the most common issues related to Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play and provide solutions for these problems.
Fix Moto G6, G6 Plus, or G6 Play Common Issues
Problem 1: Wi-Fi Keeps Getting Disconnected
A lot of users have complained that the Wi-Fi keeps getting disconnected on their Moto G6 mobiles. While connected to a local network, the Wi-Fi connection is lost after 5-10 minutes. Although the connection is automatically restored almost instantly, it causes an unwanted interruption, especially while streaming online content or playing an online game.
Unstable connectivity is frustrating and unacceptable. This problem isn’t new. Previous Moto G mobiles like the G5 and the G4 series also had Wi-Fi connectivity issues. It seems that Motorola hasn’t taken care to address the issue before releasing a new line of smartphones.
Unfortunately, there isn’t any official acknowledgment of and solution to the problem. However, an anonymous individual posted a probable solution to this problem on the internet, and luckily it works. Many Android users on forums have claimed that the method helped them to fix this problem. Given below is a step-wise guide that you can follow to fix the problem of unstable Wi-Fi connection.
- The first thing that you need to do is boot your device in Recovery Mode. To do this, switch off your device and then press and hold the power button along with the Volume up button. After some time, you will see the Fastboot mode on your screen.
- Now, your touch screen will not work in this mode, and you will have to use the Volume buttons to navigate.
- Go to the Recovery mode option using the volume keys and then press the power button to select it.
- Here, select the “Wipe Cache Partition” option.
- After that, restart your phone.
- Now, you need to reset your Network Settings. To do so Open Settings>> System>> Reset>> Reset Network Settings>> Reset Settings. You will now be required to enter your password or PIN and then confirm to reset your network settings.
- After that, go to your Wi-Fi settings by opening Settings>> Network and Internet>> Wi-Fi>> Wi-Fi Preferences>> Advanced>> Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep>> Always.
- If you are using Moto G5, then you should also switch of scanning Wi-Fi. Go to Settings>> Location>> Options >> Scanning>> turn Off scanning Wi-Fi.
If the Wi-Fi connectivity still persists after executing all steps, then you need to seek professional help. Head down to the service centre and ask them to either fix the faulty Wi-Fi or replace your device completely.
Problem 2: Battery Draining Quickly/Not Charging
Irrespective of the Moto G6 variant that you own, once it is fully charged, your battery should run for at least an entire day. However, if you are experiencing rapid battery drains or your device isn’t charging properly, then there is some problem with your battery. A lot of Android users have complained that 15-20 percent of battery drains overnight. This is not normal. Some users have also complained that the device does not charge even when connected to the charger. If you are facing similar problems, then they’re a couple of solutions that you can try:
Re-Calibrate the Battery
Re-calibrating the battery is an easy and effective way to fix the problem of battery draining quickly or not charging. To do this, turn off your mobile phone by pressing the power button for 7-10 seconds. When you let go of the power button, your device will automatically restart. Once it reboots, plug in the original charger that came with the handset and allows your phone to charge overnight. It is clear that the ideal time for re-calibrating your battery is at night just before you go to sleep.
Your device should now be working properly, but unfortunately, if it does not, then it is possible that the battery was defective. However, since you have purchased your mobile recently, it is well within the warranty period, and your battery will be easily replaced. Just head over to the nearest service centre and convey your grievances to them.
Tips to Save Power
Another reason behind battery draining quickly could be your extensive usage and energy inefficient practices. Following are some of the things that you can do to make your battery last longer:
- Figure out which apps are consuming too much power. Go to Settings and then Battery. Here you will be able to see which apps are rapidly draining your battery. Uninstall the ones that you do not need or at least update them as the new version might come with bug fixes that reduce power consumption.
- Next up, switch off your Wi-Fi, cellular data, and Bluetooth when you are not using them.
- Every Android device comes with an in-built battery saver, use that or download third-party battery saver apps.
- Keep all apps up to date so that their performance is optimized. This will have a substantial effect on battery life.
- You can also Wipe the Cache partition from Recovery mode. The detailed step-wise guide for the same has been provided earlier in this article.
- If none of these methods work and you are still experiencing rapid battery drains then you need to reset your phone to the factory settings.
Problem 3: Speakers Not Working Properly
Some Moto G6 users have been facing issues with their speakers. The speakers suddenly stop working while watching a video or listening to music and even during an ongoing call. It gets completely mute, and there is the only thing that you can do at this time is plug in some headphones or connect a Bluetooth speaker. The device’s in-built speakers become completely dysfunctional. Although this is not a common problem still needs to be fixed.
A Moto G6 user by the name of Jourdansway has come up with a working fix for this problem. All that you need to do is combine the stereo channels into a mono channel.
- Open the Settings on your device and then select Accessibility.
- Here, tap on the “Audio and On-Screen Text” option.
- After that, click on Mono Audio.
- Now, enable the option to combine both channels when audio is being played. Doing so will fix the problem of the speaker getting mute while in use.
Problem 4: Bluetooth Connectivity Problem
Bluetooth is a very useful technology and is universally used to establish wireless connections between various devices. Some Moto G6 users have complained that the Bluetooth keeps getting disconnected or does not connect at all in the first place. The following are some of the things that you can try to resolve this issue.
- The first thing that you can do is turn off and then turn on your Bluetooth again. It is a simple trick that often solves the problem.
- If that doesn’t work, then forget or unpair the particular device and then re-establish the connection. Open Bluetooth Settings on your mobile and tap on the gear icon next to the device’s name and then click on the Forget option. Reconnect it by pairing your mobile’s Bluetooth with that of the device.
- Another effective solution to this problem is to Clear Cache and Data for Bluetooth. Open Settings and then go to Apps. Now click on the menu icon (three vertical dots on the top right-hand side) and select “Show system apps”. Search for Bluetooth share and tap on it. Open Storage and tap on Clear Cache and Clear Data buttons. This will fix the Bluetooth connectivity issue.
Problem 5: Disparity in Color Tone
In some Moto G6 handsets, the colors displayed on the screen aren’t proper. In most cases, the difference is very minute and indistinguishable unless compared with another similar mobile. However, in some cases, the difference in color tone is quite evident. For example, the color red looks more like brown or orange.
One of the probable reasons behind colors appearing to be different is that the color correction setting has been accidentally left on. Colour correction is a part of Accessibility features that are meant to be an aid for people who have color blindness and are unable to see certain colors properly. However, for normal people, this setting will cause colors to look strange. You need to make sure that it is turned off if you do not need it. Go to Settings and then open Accessibility. In here, look for the Color correction setting and make sure that it is turned off.
Problem 6: Experiencing Lags While Scrolling
Another common problem faced by Moto G6 users is a significant lag while scrolling. There is also a screen shuttering issue and delay in response after input (i.e. touching an icon on the screen). A lot of Android smartphones face similar problems where the screen is unresponsive and the interaction with the device’s interface feels laggy.
An input lag and screen unresponsiveness can be caused by physical interferences like a thick screen guard or water on your fingers. It can also be caused by some buggy app or glitches. Given below are some probable solutions to fix this problem.
- Make sure that your fingers are dry when you are touching your phone. The presence of water or oil will obstruct proper contact, and a result screen would feel unresponsive.
- Try and use a good quality screen protector that isn’t too thick as it can interfere with the touch screen’s sensitivity.
- Try rebooting your device and see if that solves the problem.
- As mentioned above, the laggy experience could be the doing of a faulty third-party app and the only way to make sure is to boot your device in Safe mode. In Safe mode, only the system apps or the pre-installed apps are active and so if the device works perfectly in Safe mode, then it becomes clear that the culprit is indeed a third-party app. You can then start deleting recently added apps, and that will solve the problem.
- If none of the above methods work, then you need to take your phone to a service center and ask for a replacement.
Problem 7: Device is Slow and keeps Freezing
It becomes really frustrating when your phone hangs while using it or generally feels slow at all times. Lags and freezes ruin the experience of using a smartphone. The reasons behind a phone getting slow could be excessive cache files, too many apps running in the background, or an old operating system. Try these solutions to fix freezing issues.
Clear Cache and Data
Every app saves cache and data files. These files, though useful, occupy a lot of space. The more apps you have on your device, the more space will be occupied by the cache files. The presence of excessive cache files can slow down your device. It is a good practice to clear cache from time to time. However, you can’t delete all cache files at once, you need to delete cache files for each app individually.
1. Go to the Settings on your phone.
2. Click on the Apps option to view the list of installed apps on your device.
3. Now, select the app whose cache files you would like to delete and tap on it.
4. Click on the Storage option.
5. Here, you will find the option to Clear Cache and Clear Data. Click on the respective buttons, and the cache files for that app will get deleted.
Close Apps Running in the Background
Even after you exit from an app, it keeps running in the background. This consumes a lot of memory and causes the mobile to get slow. You should always clear background apps to speed up your device. Tap on the Recent apps button and then remove apps by swiping them up or clicking the cross button. Apart from that, prevent apps from working in the background when not in use. Some apps like Facebook, Google Maps, etc. keep tracking your location even when they are not open. Go to the app’s settings and disable background processes like these. You can also reset app preferences from Settings to reduce pressure on your device.
Update the Android Operating System
Sometimes when an operating system update is pending, the previous version might get a little buggy. It is always a good practice to keep your software up to date. This is because, with every new update, the company releases various patches and bug fixes that optimize the device’s performance. Therefore, we would strongly recommend you to update your operating system to the latest version.
- Go to the Settings of your phone.
- Tap on the System option.
- Now, click on the Software update.
- You will find an option to Check for Software Updates. Click on it.
- Now, if you find that a software update is available, then tap on the update option.
Problem 8: Fingerprint Sensor Not Working
If the fingerprint sensor on your Moto G6 is taking too long to detect your fingerprint or not working at all, then that is a cause of concern. There are a couple of reasons that might be responsible for this problem, and we are going to deal with both of them.
Reset your Fingerprint Sensor
If the fingerprint sensor is working very slowly or the message “Fingerprint Hardware is not available” pops up on your screen, then you need to reset your fingerprint sensor. Given below are some of the solutions that will allow you to fix the issue.
- The first thing that you can do is remove all saved fingerprints and then set up again.
- Boot your device in Safe mode to identify and eliminate problematic app.
- If none of the above methods works then perform a Factory Reset on your phone.
Remove Physical Obstruction
Some kind of physical obstruction may be preventing your fingerprint sensor from working properly. Make sure that the protective case you are using isn’t obstructing your fingerprint sensor. Also, clean the sensor part with a wet cloth to remove any dust particles that might be present on top of it.
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We hope that this article was helpful and you were able to fix Moto G6, G6 Plus, or G6 Play common issues. If you still have unresolved issues, then you can always take your mobile to a service center. You can also create a bug report and send it directly to the Moto-Lenovo Support staff. To do so, you need first to enable Developer options and in there enable USB Debugging, Bug Report Shortcut, and Wi-Fi Verbose Logging. After that, you need to press and hold the power button whenever you face an issue, and a menu will pop up on your screen. Select the Bug report option, and your device will now automatically generate a bug report. You can now send it to the Moto-Lenovo Support staff, and they will help you fix it.