Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Problems And How To Fix Them – WiFi, Bluetooth, Camera, SD, Sim, and More

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max is in some ways a bit similar to the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017), although it gets more RAM (4GB vs. the latter’s 3GB) and higher storage (at least when compared to the J7 (2017)’s European edition). It is powered by the Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20, but as we have come to know, MediaTek processors aren’t known for their performance. But then, Samsungs low-end Exynos Chips dont so so much of a better job than the MediaTek Chipsets.

But still it is always a wonder why Samsung would go for a Mediatek Processor as those chipsets (Mediatek Processors) are nothing to write home about when compared to other top chipsets like Snapdragon. Also, considering the device Spec to spec with other devices, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max would fall behind almost every phone in this price range (that is on paper).

But even so, it has a huge advantage over other budget phones produced by Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo and almost all others, excluding Motorola. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max runs on Android Nougat out-of-the-box, and is one of the few phones in this price range, that runs on the Android Nougat Software.

This is a good factor because, as we all know, Samsung’s history with updates on any of their budget devices are nothing to write home about, but by the looks of it, no one in this price range is interested in giving consumers an up to date operating system. So thumbs up to Samsung Mobile

Although, there is no denying the fact that the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max is not an absolute beautiful phone, as design wise that is where Samsung leads. The only problem is the fact that what is beauty without performance. Alot of users have been complaining about how their smartphones go from buttery smooth devices to ancient devices in as little as a few weeks of use. Below are the common problems found on the Galaxy J7 Max and quick fixes for them.

Common Problems

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Please Note: As this is a recent phone, not all issues have been discovered. If you cannot find you problem listed here, kindly leave us a comment below and we will update this post.

[Important] Follow these steps hierarchically, and make sure to test to see if one step worked before proceeding to the next step. Get Droid Tips will not be held responsible for any harm done to your device. If you encounter any problem along the way, kindly let us know in the comments section.

So without further ado, here are the major/common issues found on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and how to fix each of them.

 

Samsung Galaxy J7 max Freezing/Lagging Issues

This is a really common case almost every smartphone user experiences. Particularly due to the fact we use our phones for long periods of time and during those times, a whole lot of data is accumulated on the phone which can eat up a lot of space and processing power. However, that’s not the case on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max.

But honestly, this came as no surprise at all simply because of the choice of chipset Samsung opted to use (The Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20) on this device. Luckily, the device ships with 4GB of RAM s this could be considered life saving but only just.

A lot of users have been complaining on how their devices feel like 6 month old devices only after just a few weeks of use. Well, you may experience this issue if you have noticed any of the following happen on your device:

  • Completely frozen device
  • Slow Performance when multi-tasking
  • Sluggish Responsiveness

If you have experienced any of this follow through with these steps

1. Restart Your Device: Always make sure to restart your device before taking any other step as it may contain the fix needed. Simply because “Restarting” your device kills all processes running and frees up a maximum amount of RAM which is a major performance boost.

If your device is completely frozen or unresponsive, don’t fret. Simply press down the Power Key and the Volume Down Key simultaneously for about 7 seconds and your phone should restart immediately.

2. Adjust Animation Settings: This may not be considered as a fix but it does help in some ways, ill explain further. By adjusting the animation settings, you’re in a way making your phone run faster. To do this, simply head over to Developer Options, scroll down till you find “Window animation scale”, “Transition animation scale”, and “Animator duration scale”. You can either turn them off or reduce them, depending on your choice.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Call Connectivity Issues

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Sometimes, users of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max cannot answer or attend to calls by swiping on the Green button when receiving a call.

Here is a quick fix for it assuming you may have experienced this issue before.

1. Uninstall Unnecessary Apps: 

2. Clear The Phone Application Cache: Clearing the application cache removes temporary files and frees up memory, but does not erase any data stored.

  1. From the home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Applications.
  4. Tap Application manager.
  5. Scroll to and tap the phone app.
  6. Tap Storage.
  7. Tap CLEAR CACHE.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Battery Draining Overnight Issue

This is not a common issue but sometimes the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max does experience some battery draining difficulties/issues, but as said before, it is not a very common issue so you may or may not be experiencing this issue. But, as a safety measure, i would recommend following the steps below to maybe prevent facing this issue in the future.

Well, you may experience this issue if you have noticed any of the following happen on your device:

  • Your battery has a big drain when you wake up the next morning
  • Your battery drains super fast

If you have experienced any of this follow through with these steps

1. Check All Installed Third Party Apps:  Make sure to check all installed third party apps as some of these apps may be secretly running in the background, draining you of your precious battery life. Also try turning off the Vibrate Setting for notifications when you are sure it is not needed. Vibration is a big battery draining culprit.

Try running your device in Safe Mode to see if there are improvements in the battery life. Running your device in Safe Mode will disable all third-party apps which will help you figure out if third-party apps are the cause of your battery drains.

To enter Safe Mode, follow these steps:

  • Turn the device off.
  • Press and hold the Power key past the screen with the device name.
  • When ‘SAMSUNG’ appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  • Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  • Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  • Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Release the Volume down key when you see ‘Safe Mode’

To exit Safe Mode, follow these steps:

  • Simply Restart your device and you should be out of Safe Mode

Also, it has been reported that some Galaxy J7 Max models, may or may not require you to press and hold the Volume Down Key during start up of your phone in the same manner as enabling it to exit Safe Mode.

2. Use S Power Savings: Power Saver reduces your device’s performance and limits vibration, location services and most background data to help improve battery life.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps icon Settings > Battery.
  2. In the Power saving mode section tap one of the following then tap Apply:
    • Off
    • Mid
    • Max
  3. To adjust presets, tap Mid or tap Max then tap Customize.
    1. Drag the ‘Decrease brightness’ slider left or right.
    2. Tap any of the following to to turn “On” or “Off”:
      • Speed limiter
      • Background network usage

3. Check Wallpaper: If you are using a “Live Wallpaper”, i would recommend you remove it immediately as using a “Live Wallpaper” is a massive battery drainer ultimately preventing you from using your phone for as long as a full day.

4.Check SW Update: Regularly checking for software updates, making sure your phone is up to date can also help as battery drain can be fixed simply by having the latest system software update installed on your phone. Follow these simple steps to check for SW Updtates

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps icon Settings > About Phone. If you find an update install it immediately.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max “Push Notification being delayed” Issues

Numerous Galaxy J7 Max users have mentioned that they have not been receiving the notifications instantly. This is definitely a big issue as sometimes the notifications are really urgent and need to be looked at immediately. If you want to solve this issue then you can easily do so by:

You may have this issue if you notice one of the following

  • You keep getting notifications later than usual
  • You only get notifications after you open the app

Solutions

  1. Proceed towards Settings -> Program
  2. Tap on the special access option located at the top right menu
  3. Decide on the optimize battery usage option
  4. You will see a drop-down menu which will give you the list to change and include all the programs for which the notification should not be delayed.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max DQA (Device Quality Agent) Issue

Many users have stated that the Device Quality broker program is showing off an error message continuously without any motive which is really very annoying. This is an app that monitors the way the Wi-Fi connection is being used in the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max device.

You may have this issue if you notice one of the following

  • You keep getting unconventional  error messages

Solutions

1. Disconnect Wi-Fi: First, disconnect the Wi-Fi and then connect it again to see if the error message is gone now.

2. Configure Some Settings: Next head towards Settings then application manager and pick the DQA app to force close it.

3. Check For SW Updates: Finally, what you can do is going to get a software update anytime. One recent version is already made available by Samsung that contains various bug fixing. Proceed to Settings then About phone and await software update

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Auto Rotate Problem

Despite the fact that the auto-rotate attribute is enabled in the settings it is not working correctly on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Device. This is also an issue about which a lot of  users have been complaining about.

You may have this issue if you notice one of the following

  • Screen does not rotate at all
  • Screen rotates by itself

Solutions

1. Restart Your Device: First, restart the device and also check if the issue is solved. If not, proceed with the next step.

2. Boot In Protected Mode: Next, boot the device into protected mode and see if the auto-rotate is working or not. If so, then uninstall the program which you’ve installed very recently and then which this issue really began.

4. Check All Sensors: Sometimes it may be caused because of the detectors like accelerometer and G-sensor. Thus, you’re advised to get the GPS and Status Toolbox program for re calibration of these detectors and then check if this can solve the issue.

5. Use Rotation Control App: Rotation Control is just another program which is available in the Play Store, and it may function as fixes for this issue. This program allows you to switch on into the picture orientation manually.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Bluetooth Issues

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max comes with Bluetooth V4.2, A2DP, LE which features super fast connectivity, super fast sharing, basically everything you could do with bluetooth before but super faster than before. However, as no smartphone is perfect, you may or may not be facing this issue.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Maxblems with bluetooth seems like a common issue with many that own the new smartphone from Samsungs J Series. Some of the problems noticed on the Galaxy J7 include the connection of the phone to a car, and other bluetooth devices like headphones. Below we’ll get into some of the solutions that you can use to fix your Galaxy J7 Maxblems with bluetooth that is causing you a headache.

  • Open The Settings Menu
  • Tap on the Apps Manager
  • Display All Tabs by swiping either right or left
  • Tap on Bluetooth
  • Tap on Force Stop
  • Now clear the cache
  • Tap on clear data
  • Select Ok
  • Finally restart the Galaxy J7

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Camera Issues

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max has an amazing camera to be honest, its rear13 MP (f/1.7, autofocus) camera captures clear photos with enhanced detail in low light while its intuitive interface enables one-handed functionality thanks to its moving shutter button so you can still take the shot while adjusting your pose or framing the scene. But some users have been reporting issues related to the camera on the phone.

You may have camera issues if your phone is:

  • Unable to take pictures
  • Pictures are distorted
  • Unable to exit Camera application

These steps help identify and resolve the underlying cause. [Important] After completing each step, test to see if the issue is fixed. If not, continue to the next step.

1. Restart Your Device: As always this should be the first step to take when you notice a performance issue on any phone. After Restarting, check to see if the camera issue still persists. If No, then you are good to go, if Yes, then continue with the next step.

2. Check To See For Any Camera Updates: Check for the updates by going to Settings -> About phone, and there you will see if an update is available or not. If you find an update available, install it immediately. If not, continue with the next step.

3. Clear The Camera Application Cache: Clearing the application cache removes temporary files and frees up memory, but does not erase any pictures or videos.

  1. From the home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Applications.
  4. Tap Application manager.
  5. Scroll to and tap the camera app.
  6. Tap Storage.
  7. Tap CLEAR CACHE.

4. Clear The Camera Application Data: Clearing the camera application data permanently deletes anything that you didn’t originally download with the application. Clearing the camera application data does not erase any pictures or videos.

  1. From the home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Applications.
  4. Tap Application manager.
  5. Scroll to and tap the camera app.
  6. Tap Storage.
  7. Tap CLEAR DATA.
  8. Review the warning, then tap DELETE.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Wi-Fi Issues

Wi-Fi issues are one of the most common sights experienced by Android users. The same is the case with Galaxy J7 Max as users have been complaining about this issue.

You may have Wi-Fi connectivity issues if your phone:

  • Can’t connect to a wireless network.
  • Connects to a wireless network, but is unable to browse.
  • Experiences limited connectivity when connected to Wi-Fi.

1. Restart All Devices: Restart your smartphone, router and or modem then check to see if the problem of connectivity is fixed.

2. Check The Wi-Fi Password: Check and make sure the Wi-Fi password has been entered correctly on your Smartphone.

If the wireless network password is incorrect or changes, your Samsung Galaxy J7 can’t connect to the Wi-Fi network. If you see something like “Error Authenticating Wi-Fi”, then Remove and reconnect to the network to make sure the password is correct.

  1. From the home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap and hold the preferred, connected network.
  5. Tap Forget network
  6. Tap the network you want to connect to.
  7. Enter the correct password, then tap CONNECT.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Charging and Overheating Issues

The Galaxy J7 comes with a Standard Battery Capacity (mAh) of 3600mAh so it is a bit of a pain when users cannot enjoy that amount of battery power simply because of chargng issues.

You may have charging problems if you exeperience any of the following:

  • Charges Slow
  • Doesnt Charge

1. Verify That Your Charger Is Working Properly:  This step should not be overlooked as it may be the problem your phone is having. Simply try using the power cable for another device and see if it works like its suppose to.

2. Verify Your Charging Port Is Not Damaged: 

  1. Carefully inspect your phone to be sure it’s not overheating, swollen or damaged.
  2. Carefully inspect your phone charging port and remove any debris.

3. Check if the quick cable charging option is enabled: If it is not, then you need to check it and enable it. It can be done by going to Settings -> Battery -> Quick cable charging and then checking it.

Note: To optimize device performance, be sure your Samsung Galaxy J7 is running the most recent device software. Check for software updates.

If you’re still having issues, please contact The Samsung Customer Care

Also, if you are having some issues which have not been stated here, kindly let us know in the comments section and we will get right to it. Also, your feedback is greatly appreciated, as we do this as a full time job, leaving us a comment or even helping to share our articles motivates us to the fullest. Cheers and have a great day.

Comments

  1. My samsung j7 max slow charged(10%-100% take a time 4.15 hrs) ..and on charging time battery percentage drop back..i am going to samsung care many times..but they are not solution this problems…therefore what can i do?????plz suggest me..

      1. My phones battery is charging slow and draining fast
        Tried many r i can say each and every method bit the prob. Still dere

  2. while using it, suddenly my galaxy j7 max slipped from my hand and fell on ground. it turned off. I cant turn it on. what to do?

  3. while using it, suddenly my galaxy j7 max slipped from my hand and fell on ground. it turned off. I cant turn it on. what to do??

  4. Even though my phone is charged 93% it sometimes gets off and doesn’t get opened for more than 1 day….i had to wait till my overall battery is drained off….its happening again n again over a week.i went to service centre they said its battery problem…please sort it out…

    1. When you are facing such issue, try to hold the power button for few seconds until your device reboots. Have you installed any apps recently? or rooted your device?

  5. In gallery or file manager, when i move some files like pics videos etc from one album to another it reamain in the same folder despite of being moved to another folder. It seems to be copies to another folder rarher than being moved..even i tried photo locker, the photos locked are still showed in the gallery in its original place. Please tell me how to fix this issue.

  6. I have been using the j7max for 7months now and it overheat and shutdown for no reason. I had to take it to a shop were i bought the phone i dont know how the fixed it. In just about two weeks it shut down again. And when you switch it on it doesn’t respond

  7. Bro’s I am using Samsung Galaxy J7 Max from almost 8 months and i never face any of these problem. Heating is the issue but only happen after playing high resolution games. And i bought it for 16k. And i still think no one phone can compete my j7 max in ghis price. Recently Nokia has launched 6.1 . That is good but i love very much my J7 Max. I dont see any problem. It never hanged beacause of 4 GB ram.

  8. Have been enabling the vibrate button, but automatically it goes to the sound mode..have done the rest also.. still issue is there

  9. why is samsung max showing disconnected ? and how to reconnect it . message shown is unable to connect to samsung cloud and unable to turn on secure wifi

  10. Hy myself pooja i am using samsung J7 max from last 5 months from few days my phone suddenly stops functioning and only samsung will be displayed on the screen first i thought it was my sim fault and i changed two sim cards but again the problem is started how will i overcome this problem please help me

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