(1)Further to my previous reviews, more serious gremlins have appeared. I live in Australia and am going on vacation to Europe. On my old Medion phone, I downloaded the Map of Italy, Map of France etc, and using ESfile explorer moved all the maps to the SD card. When I entered a country, I'd copy the relevant map across to internal storage where I'd taken it from, and all worked well...........
(2)With the A916 I installed the Map of Australia, Map of Italy and Map of Croatia from Playstore, and while there was still plenty of space - I started getting "Insufficient Storage" errors with other apps I tried to install. So I moved the maps across to the SD card, and still had Insufficient Storage, despite the phone being very empty. So I uninstalled all those Map apps, and still had the Insufficient Storage error..........
(3)I tried numerous fixes spelled out when I Googled the error, including a cache cleaner app, but nothing worked..........
(4) In the end I had to do a Factory Reset. Only problem was, when the phone came on it was all in Chinese. It took me a while to figure out how to get English back (I've spelled it out in response to the chap with the same problem). Anyhow, the phone is working fine now, but downloading those Maps again has me worried......
(5) I was also having great difficulty getting my Bookmarks from my laptop across to the phone. I got nowhere trying to sync from Opera and Firefox, got a bit further using Maxthon (I could see the connections) but finally got them synced using Maxthon in the phone and in a desktop, which uses the direct cable to the internet rather than Wifi. Regards.
sbw, 22 May 2015How can I remove all the Chinese from the phone?Click the Settings Menu button.
If you don't know which that is, on my phone it's on the next screen to the right of the screen that has the digital clock, and second from the left on the bottom row (above the phone dialer row)
When the menu comes up, scroll down to the third area where you see icons that look like an upside down tear drop, then a lock, then an A inside a square box. Tap the A in the box and a new menu pops up. Click on the first entry to change the language.
Install the apk you want but first you have to tick in settings from other sources.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2015Where did you download youtube 4.5.17 from? And how did you install it?You will find youtube all versions at www.androiddrawer.com
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2015Ok phone for the price, dual sim activated. But need help with Skype and Youtube. Clear cache ... moretry to install older version of YouTube app. 4.5.17 works perfect on my a916 with android 4.4.2
And don't forget to cancel autoupdate in Google play settings
Skype works normal on my lenovo
Ok phone for the price, dual sim activated. But need help with Skype and Youtube. Clear cache and all.
Anyone able to make those work?
How do you share youtube video to wassup, line, wee chat.
I click the share icon on youtube video but only FB, IG, Twitter appeared.
For other phones all social media appear as long as i've installed it via google play.
all comment about bad responsiveness , contact name not displayed when received message ( just prefix number ) and chinese words even you have choose english language is TRUE..... Asus and Oppo much more better than Lenovo . Just wasting my money . I just bought Lenovo a916 2 days ago after that i throw it to the dustbin .
AnonD-340275, 10 Dec 2014Do you have any idea, how to activate both SIM on this device ???HERE HOW TO ACTIVATE BOTH SIM CARD
Lenovo A916 Smartphone has dual SIM card slots; and they need to be activated first before using.
1: Input *#*#5448264#*#* on the dialpad
2: A916 will automatically restart then
3: Setting~SIM management~Standby Mode~Dual Standby~Activate
4: Dual SIM card dual standby available
sbw, 22 May 2015How can I remove all the Chinese from the phone?same here i also dnt knw what to do
sbw, 22 May 2015How can I remove all the Chinese from the phone?if its ROOTED, then download the MTKdroidTools.exe. connect the phone2ur pc and open the MTK Tools. on the second tab you see a tab called "del china app".
Hi, i used to buy this phone few weeks back..i just feel so disappointed with this model coz i'd use the other model (s920) which has been stolen from me..this model can't play any videos from fb, YouTube or tubemate..i've installed uc browser to solve this matter, but it seems not si much improve... Sometimes, this phone can't even connect to my 3g telco which i haven't had any problem with the s920 model..the camera quality for both also very poor..it says that this model has 13mp camera for rear but when i took photos, it sees like to be below 13mp...front camera seems like vga only even it says it has 2mp camera..so, i feel so bad about it performance compared with the s920 model that i had before..
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2015Im trying to get rid of the chinese text, get youtube to work and install my games on the sd card How do I remove all the Chinese text?
Just bought this phone, it's performance is good. However, I have two problems. First I installed the 'kindle' apps, but on the sign-in screen, I cannot go into the email and passwords fields to type in the fields. Second, I have similar problem in watching youtube, where can I find the older version if it will work, I am not familiar with the Apps. Thanks.