Redmi Note 3, despite the tremendous affordability and the computing power that it delivers, is not without its problems, and running Google’s Android OS will always mean that a ton issues will appear in your direction, harming your experience as a result. To help facilitate users who are constantly being plagued by these issues, we have decided to compile a list of all the common problems along with their potential fixes. For a device with such an impressive price/performance ratio, we always want it to work in its best possible condition.
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Overheating issues and their fixes
The metal unibody of Redmi Note 3 is somewhat responsible for making you feel that the smartphone overheats since metal is an excellent conductor of heat. However, there are other factors responsible as well. The Snapdragon 650 present inside is made on the 28nm technology, which does not make it the most efficient chipset in the world, which will explain why the processor will generate more heat, particularly the Cortex-A72 cores. However, there are several ways on how you can reduce the overheating issue substantially on your Redmi Note 3.
- Try not to use the phone while it is charging. With significant amounts of current passing through the charging port and feeding the battery, it is prone to overheat, and if you’re using the device at the same time, the processor’s temperature will rise as well, thus incrementally increasing the heat generated from the phone.
- Minimize the use of applications running in the background. The Redmi Note 3 might have a lot of RAM to take advantage of, but there are some apps that while running in the background, consume the available processor’s resources, thus increasing that temperature.
- Turn off services and connectivity features that you do not require. This will include GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity. Try using them only when you absolutely need to since this will prevent Redmi Note 3 from overheating.
- If everything else fails, there is nothing that a simple reboot cannot fix the problem.
2. Not being able to get out of ‘Child Mode’
‘Child Mode’ is a unique software mode in Xiaomi’s MIUI that allows you to restrict the usage of their Note 3, especially when the device is in the hands of adolescents, since this will prevent numbers from being dialed by mistake. Unfortunately, the issue arises when you go into Child Mode, and accessing the Settings app seems impossible.
We have found a fix that could potentially solve the issue for you. Long press the Lock button, and click on Airplane Mode. After that, open the web browser to access any random website. Doing this will show you an error but at the same time, it will also pop up the Network settings option. When this option appears in front of you, you can comfortably navigate around the Settings tab and toggle off the Child Mode.
3. Redmi Note 3 is not getting connected to any Wi-Fi network
This is a problem that is not just common to Redmi Note 3, but a ton of Android smartphones out there. Normally, it would be wise to restart the router so that the phone can once again find network connectivity. However, if nothing else prevails, then there is always the trusty reboot option present. Perform a hard reset on your smartphone, and we are certain that the device will once again find connectivity from a Wi-Fi network.
4. Redmi Note 3 not recognizing the microSD card
Newer Android operating systems do not require your microSD card to be formatted to the FAT32 format, since it is able to recognize all the remaining formats ranging from NTFS and exFAT. However, if your Android smartphone is still unable to recognize the storage card after you place it inside, then you must perform an error run on the card to locate any bad sectors.
This can easily be done on a Windows PC or laptop. Afterwards, try formatting it to FAT32 and then insert it inside your Redmi Note 3. If the card is still unable to detect the storage card, but it is being detected by your Windows computer, then you should contact customer support as quickly as possible and demand quick inquiry and a solution to the dilemma you face.
5. GPS issues when toggling Google Maps
Google Maps has effectively solved one of the biggest issues plaguing those who are terrible with directions. However, even with the GPS switched on your Redmi Note 3, if you’re experiencing issues, there here are the necessary steps that you should follow. For starters, check to see if your GPS is working while using other applications. If it is, then head back to Google Maps and adjust the permissions settings to allow for Google Maps to track your location using the GPS chip present inside your phone. You can do this by following the steps outlined below.
Settings > Security > Permissions > See if Google Maps has the permission to use GPS during its operation time
If this still does not solve the issue, then there is a compatibility issue with Redmi Note 3 and you’ll have to perform a hard reset. If the problem persists, then you will have to go through one of the most painful processes for an Android smartphone owner; switching to a different ROM.
Here are some of the common issues faced by Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 users. If there are other problems that you’d like to point out, let us know right now in the comments.