If you’ve not ran a diagnostic test on your Android device, maybe now is the time. You might have noticed that the phone runs slow or some hardware or features are not responding. Or maybe you just bought a second-hand phone. Whichever case it may be, it is important to run a diagnostic test to find out exactly what is wrong. You can either use Android’s built-in diagnostics tools or opt for a third-party app. We’ve outlined here the ways you can perform a test on your Android.
Using the Built-In Diagnostics Tools in Android
Most Android device come with a hidden built-in diagnostics tool in the software package. You can access these tools by inputting some codes into the phone’s dialar. Here’s how to get these secret tools.
Open the dialer app of your phone. Two codes can be used to open up the secret tools: *#0*# and *#*#4636#*#* . The first code will launch tools to run standalone tests to check the performance of various hardware of your device, such as phone’s screen display, volumes/power button, cameras, and sensor. The second code will display informated associated with usage history, data network connection, current service carrier, IMEI number, phone number, app stats, Wi-Fi status etc. The codes may work depending on your device and it could different from the one mentioned up there. If you’re unable to open up the diagnostics tools with those codes, it implies that your phone lacks that feature. If this is the case with your phone, you can try out third-party tools which will run the diagnostics test.
Using Third-Party Apps to Run Diagnostics Test on Android
Phone Check (and Test) is one of the best Android app for checking the hardware of Android devices. The app just works like its desktop counterpart, CPU-Z. With the app, you can have a comprehensive test of your phone’s hardware with options that help you perform hardware checks. The app provides the following hardware checking options:
- Display tests, such as dead pixels and color consistency
- Low memory check and suggestions
- GPS tracking and location testing
- Audio tests for speakers, microphones, headphone jack, and volume buttons
- CPU, memory, and storage stress checks
- Battery check and charging socket test
- Wi-Fi and radio check
- Thermal stress
The app is easy to use. Use the Monitor option to see a basic overview of your current device status, including battery charge and overall health, including CPU load, and your current network connections. The Guided Test menu opens up menu that lets you run a series of test. The list displayed has a number or checks which you can select to run the test you desire. You can also do a full systen-wide check by turning everything on. It is recommended that you have at least 30 percent battery and use battery power (instead of a power outlet) and turn on Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC. When everything is all set, hit the Test Phone button and it will begin the test.
TestM works on Android to run diagnostics on your device’s sound, camera, sensors, phone’s touch screen, network connectivity, and other hardware. With the app, you have full control over the test that you wish to run. The Quick Test helps you check three key features – earpiece audio, touch screen, and high-frequently audio or you can do the fulll test which will check all supported features. You can also opt for the test of individual features, such as Bluetooth connectivity, camera flash, and accelerometer. The app makes tests interactive. Doing the touch-screen test will require that you draw on the screen, the audio test demands you too the numbers that you hear, while the microphone tests asks you to speak. When the test is completed, you get a compiles report if the test you took which displays the keys stars of your phone and reveals the results of the tests.
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