Problem solutions for LENOVO A516 with easy steps. Some user have problem with their smartphone. However, now we will give simple solutions for common problem at LENOVO A516. As we know this is the dual-core processor with 1.3Ghz clock speed. The price for LENOVO A516 is not expensive, but we get 4.5 inches LCD screen with Jelly Bean operating system. LENOVO A516 is dual sim smartphone GSM-GSM on together. Dual Sim only first simcard which will get 3G HSDPA Internet data connection, the other SIM Card will work only at 2G data connection, so if the first simcard have problem or does not get signal, then the second simcard will work for 2G data connection.


What is Advantage of LENOVO A516 Specifications:

LCD4.5 inches touch screen
Internal memory 4GB
External memory microSD, up to 32 GB
Main Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels
Front camera for Picture and Video conference
Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz
Operating system Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Battery Li-Ion 2000 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery LENOVO A516 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

Having LENOVO A516 with 4.5 inches LCD screen will make us more fun to play many games or running specific applications that we can download easily from Google Play Store. But we need to understand that some applications does not compatible with LENOVO A516. If we force to install that unsupported applications, then some problem can happen like hang or stuck or bricks or blank or frozen or lcd touch screen not responding with our touch. If this problem happen, then we need to force soft reset or force reboot LENOVO A516 to clean some temporary files or cache. If after doing soft reset the problem above still happen, then we should do hard reset or master format.


How to force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart LENOVO A516  ?

If this phone hang or stuck or freeze in the middle of running applications or games, then we have to force shutdown or force soft reset or reboot LENOVO A516, the very easy step to do this is remove the battery for 5 seconds, after that put again the battery at the right positions and continue with pressing POWER button to turn it on. If our phone is not hang or still running normally but get some problem which need to soft reset, then we can press POWER BUTTON for several seconds until the pop up menu appear, then choose Restart or Reboot to soft reset LENOVO A516. How safe is our data when doing soft reset or reboot process? Do not worry, because this step is safe to do anytime or everyday, because this step will not erase or wipe any important data like contact or photo or files from LENOVO A516.


#Option 1, Hard Reset LENOVO A516 with menu setting:

  1. Turn on the LENOVO A516
  2. We suggest to charge the battery full
  3. Make sure you already backup all important data, because it will deleted from LENOVO A516
  4. Go to Menu Setting > Storage > Factory Data Reset
  5. Choose Reset Phone, continue with Erase Everything
  6. The LENOVO A516 will do the master reset until it finish




#Option 2, Hard Reset LENOVO A516 with Hardware Button key:

  1. Confirm and make sure that LENOVO A516 Battery is fully charge or not empty
  2. Turn off LENOVO A516
  3. Press together : POWER + VOLUME UP about several second, that the warning will appear at the LENOVO A516
  4. You can also try to press POWER BUTTON until Lenovo logo appear, then continue press VOLUME UP + VOLUME DOWN together until menu appear
  5. Choose: Reset Device or Wipe data or Clear eMMC 
  6. Make sure we already sure than we know that our application and data will be loose or clear while Resetting LENOVO A516


How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at LENOVO A516?

LENOVO A516 use Android Jelly Bean as the default operating system. As far as we never update this OS, then the source file of Android operating system at LENOVO A516 is still Jelly Bean. We need to know that the source file is saved safely at this phone ROM. It mean, that we do not need to copy anything from outside LENOVO A516 when we need to reinstall or restore the clean factory default operating system or firmware. Just follow the step to hard reset or master format above to running the reinstall the operating system by itself. After doing reinstall, we need to setup again LENOVO A516 from beginning. And all important data will be wipe or removed, that’s why we should backup all data first before doing reinstall or restore the operating system or firmware.


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for LENOVO A516 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

There are several option to give security protection at LENOVO A516. Some user still like to use password pin protection, but we are recommended to use screen lock pattern. There are also any other security protection that we can choose at LENOVO A516. The problem happen when we forget the answer for security protections. But do not worry, because Android have solution for forgotten security password pin or screen lock pattern at LENOVO A516. To bypass the protection, please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until the phone frozen or locked for several seconds. At this time we will find Forget Password / Pattern button, press this button to bypass or unlock forgotten security protection using Google account or Gmail account that we have already input at this phone. If we can not access the Google account then we have to hard reset this phone with hardware button key.



How to Improve Performance LENOVO A516 to make run more faster?

The LENOVO A516 user have to aware that the specification of this phone is not too high, so we need to limited our installed applications only for important applications only, because some user have problem with LENOVO A516 which become slowly, and the common causes are because many applications run in the background together, this situations will make the phone running slowly and with limited RAM. If we can not find out which applications that make the phone slowly, or we need to make the LENOVO A516 performance more faster like new, then we might consider to do hard reset or master format.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format LENOVO A516?

There is no secret hidden code for LENOVO A516 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.


Is that Any Update LENOVO A516 operating system to Kitkat or Android Lollipop ?

The official update operating system Android Kitkat for LENOVO A516 are not available until now, but some community maybe have solutions to update the LENOVO A516 with unofficial Kitkat operating system, but we are suggest for many user to stay at official LENOVO A516 operating system, because using Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is running without any problem. The worse situations when we upgrade LENOVO A516 to unofficial Android Kitkat, will make it become brick or some functions or sensor might not work normally.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] Hi, my Lenovo A516 shows only black screen during startup. It only glows with its backlight and doesn’t even seem to start. I thought it was just because of an empty battery but I’ve even charged it the whole day. Now, I can’t even use my phone and only shows black screen for all eternity. 🙁
[A] Hi, please try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above. It will reformat your Lenovo A516 operating system to factory default.

[Q] Halo there my phone just cant charge i tried using different charger and batteries it didnt work
[A] Hi, maybe the charger port at your Lenovo A516 is broken. Please test it at Lenovo authorize service center.

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