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Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus issues and solutions: Heating issues, Wi-Fi issue, more

Lenovo released its budget smartphone Vibe K5 Plus with the best hardware you can get. Lenovo is selling this smartphone exclusively on Flipkart. This smartphone came with a 5 inches display, 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, 13 MP camera, and dual Dolby Atoms speakers and priced only Rs. 8,499.

Since the day people bought this smartphone, people started complaining about the device. Thes issues make this smartphone almost unusable, from which the most common problem is the heating issue. We are listing here the issues and the possible workarounds so you can fix these problems on your Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus.

1. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Heating Issue

Heating is always an issue with high-end smartphones, but Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus has some serious heat issues. Vibe K5 Plus users are complaining about the same on Flipkart which hampered the sales of this device. Lenovo forum is flooded with Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus problems, and there is no reply from Lenovo till now. Also, no updates had been released to solve this issue.


The Vibe K5 Plus users are complaining that the phone gets so much heated that you cannot keep it in your pocket or hold it near your ear. You cannot play games (even those low-end games like Temple Run and Angry Birds) or multitask more than two apps. People are also complaining that it got heats up even if you run basic apps like Facebook or Twitter.


Heating is a big issue in any smartphone, and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus suffers the same. To lower the heat a little, you can close all apps before putting your phone to sleep. One of the users resolved the issue by uninstalling the McAfee antivirus and Google Chrome; this helped to reduce the heat up to 50% less.

One more solution, you have to reset your Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus immediately after installing a new update (58 MB). Do not change the animation duration in developer options, and you’ll see the results with some usage.

2. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Ringtone Volume Issue

Some users are also complaining that when they turn the volume down in music player, the ringtone volume automatically drops. So, you have to keep the volume of music player high if you don’t want to miss any incoming calls.



Ringtone issue is not a big issue in Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and is because of the Dolby feature on the phone. You have to turn off the Dolby feature simply from the quick settings menu, and this issue will not bother you again. You can turn Dolby on while listening to music and turn it off after it.

3. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Wi-Fi Issue

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus also has the Wi-Fi issue, so whenever you want to connect to any Wi-Fi internet connection, it won’t save them. Other than this, the downloading speed is also too low. You have to wait a lot to download a 10MB file using a 5Mbps connection.


The solution to this problem is working fine but on a temporary basis; you’ll see why. You have to change you router password security to wpa2-psk. Now your Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus will connect to the router easily, and you’ll get the right speeds.2008326154825407

There is one drawback of this solution which makes it vulnerable to hacking. This wpa2-psk security allows only alphanumerical passwords which mean you can set a password with combinations of A-Z and 0-9. Also, you will not be able to change the security of your college or workplace wireless connection.


These were the issues we found and told you about the best possible solution and workarounds. If you are also an owner of Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and experiencing any issue which is not on this list, tell us in the comment section. We will update this article with your question and possible solutions.

If you are planning to buy this smartphone, then drop this idea and consider these smartphones with the same price range (under Rs. 10,000) with best hardware and specifications.


  1. i got a problem on my k5 plus when ever i connect/disconnect to wifi it always shows ‘UI not responding’ or ‘user experience has stop working’ tell what to do?

    • I am also getting same problem, but not with wifi when ever I am using suddenly a popup display user experience has stopped

  2. on my k5 plus ‘instagram’ Alway not responds and other apps work well

  3. My lenovo vibe k5 note restarting itself after play video on youtube or from memory.

  4. 1) While playing audio & video file on lenovo k5 note, it’s audio/ video volume automatically reduces to nil level.

    2) sometimes it’s power button do not work when music or video file is running.
    I m fed up with this product

  5. Pls give some help

  6. The ringtone problem persists even after switching off the dolby system..it dont even rings..leave apart ringing slowly

  7. Serious display issues..All images are greener and pixelated. Looks like a cheap phone.

  8. my phone has stopped responding suddenly. it is not showing anything. not working at all.what to do

  9. I have a problem with ui, when ever I am using suddenly a popup display user experience has stopped

  10. my lenovo k5 plus not showing any network…. plz help to fix it…


  12. I am using lenovo k5 and issue occured after the update… when i update my phone ..after installing it…phone get stuck with error msg..like reboot now …etc as on recovery mode …nothing is happening now…only power buttom and volume buttom …lenovo is giving update for customers bug fixing or for tensions overheaded..??

  13. My rear camera is displaying color bars when i open camera app in my lenovo k5 but front camera is working properly..plz help me..

    • Hi , My camera also having the same issue after updating the latest firmware, did your camera issue fixed, Please hep me how to understand this ..


    rare camera of my lenovo vibe k5 plus NOT responding.when I open camera then colour bands displayed.plz give me solution

  15. mine is lenovo vibe k5… n d prblm is dat… after a call…. phone dispaly to end it is nt showing…
    wt to do??? give a reply soon..plz..

  16. My rear camera had green & yellow vertical bars and now it’s not responding anymore. I tried clearing the data,reboot and nothing happened..my front cam is working fine.

  17. System Can’t Update in lenovo vibe k Plus 3 Gb Ram
    Problem is
    E:Error in data/data/com.lenovo.ota/app_otapackeges/3967d142356569629e3e0b79fb6b432b_lenovootazip

  18. my rear camera is not working, open camera then see colour stripes plzz help me


    my phone lenovo k5 plus have a data on heatting problam so plzzz sulation tell me

  20. while updating the phone using mobile data, could not able to connect with wi-fi using mobile data.

  21. rear camera of mine lenovo k5 mobile stop working…i tried everything factory reset,data recovery mode…..the problem still exist ……rear camera showing rainbow color on d screen….front camera of the phone working proprly….is it hardware or software problem???if anyone find d solution plz share …..

  22. IMRAN kureshi

    I have the same phone but I’m facing the launcher problem… The launcher is always loading and the screen suddenly goes black for 1 or 2 mins maybe more and when this problem comes phone starts to hang n that time if I’m using any apps then it shows that the app is not responding. If I have this problem I just restart my phone n it works well for a while but the problem again comes… Pls suggest something m tired of this phone


    1. Force stop, uninstall updates and disable the ‘Google App’
    2. Turn off location.
    3. Disable Email Services: If u need email then install BlueMail app.
    4. Use Network as ‘2G Only’ or ‘3G only’ option. switch to 4G on ahoc basis If required.

  24. I have lenevo vibe k5 plus, i am facing problem with on call volume. My voice is going to other side but their voice i am not able to hear by my phone but i can hear it by ear phone.

  25. In Lenovo vibe k5 some apps are not working properly like automatic call recorder etc

  26. My rear camera isn’t working pls tell me the solution

  27. Ravindra Patil

    my lenovo k5 plus display colour become contrast, tell me how change occurred? please

  28. मेरे पास लेनोवो K5+ मोबाइल है किंतु उसमे चार्जिंग नही हो रही है
    ऋणात्मक चार्जिंग हो रही है.
    क्या करें ? उपाय बताएं

  29. MuttAlib SAif

    Guys could you help me in this matter?
    I have Lenovo vibe k5 it’s wokr perfectly except rear camera when I start the rear camera it display multicolored strip even front camera working perfectly even I did factory reset & wiped the cache partition but nothing worked.

  30. Lenovo K5 plus vibe is not getting started on power button

  31. Lenovo K5 plus rear camera problem

  32. My mobile internet is getting too slow in lenovo k5 note! 2G is far better. Is there anything that I can do to fix this issue?

  33. This is having lots of issues
    Like Battery drain
    Touch doesn’t work properly
    Gets hot even while calling
    So the snapdragon processor also gets heat up even in no use

    It’s worst peace I ever use
    It’s better to have normal keypad phone rathar than b buying this kind of

  34. HI,

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