Lenovo Vibe P1m Common Issues and Fixes

After the success of Lenovo A6000 Plus, Lenovo announced the launch of its new Android-powered smartphone the Lenovo Vibe P1m. The phone was supposed to be a mid-ranger with a big battery backup. The company has placed a massive 3900 mAh battery on the phone that gives more than a day usage even if you are a power user.

Lenovo Vibe P1m Common Issues and Fixes

Apart from the massive battery, the Lenovo Vibe P1m has been packed with a 5-inch HD IPS display. The display looks great and pictures are clear. Under the hood, it comes packed with 2GB of RM, and 16GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expandable using the microSD card slot. If you want more space, you can plug in your Flash drive using the USB OTG cable. At the back, the Lenovo Vibe P1m comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front facing the camera. The rear camera supports LED flash at the box. The phone has been powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor with Mali GPU for gaming needs.

The Lenovo Vibe P1m has received good reviews from the buyers. However, the phone is making quite a buzz in its official forums. But, for the wrong reasons. The Lenovo Vibe P1m has some issues as reported by the users that could be frustrating. Not every buyer face these Lenovo Vibe P1m common problems, but for the people who are facing some issues with their Lenovo Vibe P1m, here are some fixes. In this post, I will be showing you Lenovo Vibe P1m common issues i.e heating issues, touch issues, battery drain, WiFi issues etc and fixes.

Lenovo Vibe P1m Common Issues and Fixes : Check Below

As always the annoying issues are related to the software of the phone rather than being a hardware related issues. It can be both good and bad. Good is, you don’t have to send your phone for repair and the bad is you don’t know when Lenovo will be releasing the software update to fix the issues.

Some of the common Lenovo Vibe P1m issues are WiFi problem, battery draining issues, the battery is not charging, file manager problem, problem while uploading files to Google drive, etc. So, let;s have a look at the common issues and fixes for Lenovo Vibe P1m.

1 – Fix WiFi Not Connecting Lenovo Vibe P1m and Data Not Connecting Issue

A common Lenovo Vibe P1m related issue reported by the user is the WiFi not connecting issues. So, you have WiFi connectivity enabled, your other WiFi devices get connected to the WiFi network, and you can access the internet on them. But, if you connect the Lenovo Vibe P1m to WiFi, you won’t be able to access the internet though you have connected to the WiFi.

To fix this issue, do the following:

    • A Restart – A Quick restart can resolve the WiFi Issue in Lenovo Vibe P1m. So, restart your phone and connect to the WiFi again. If it is a temporary problem, you should be able to fix the issue with this.
  • Forget and Reconnect – If the issue persists, try to delete the current network from your smartphone. Search for the available WiFi Hotspot and try to connect to it. Try to access the internet and see if the error has gone away.

Not working? Check if the Lenovo Vibe P1m has any pending update available. Go to Software and check for the update. If not, wait for the next update from the Lenovo.

2 – Fix for Lenovo Vibe P1m OTA Update Failed

If you were trying to upgrade your Lenovo Vibe P1m to the latest version, then you may get an OTA update failed error.

This is how the error will look like:

Opening update package...
Installing update...
Verifying current system...
"/system/lib/libandroid_runtime.so" has unexpected contents.
update.zip is not correct
Installation aborted.

This seems to be an issue with the OTA update itself. The only solution to this problem is to get a new software update released by Lenovo. Lenovo has released a new OTA update that doesn’t have the same issue, and you should be able to upgrade to the latest version. If you don’t see the latest update for the device, wait for a while and then update.

3 – Fix for Lenovo Vibe P1m Slow Charging Issue

Another issue with the Lenovo Vibe P1m reported by the users is that their phone takes a hell lot of time to charge. Some have reported that the phone takes more than 7 hours. This is a strange issue as the Lenovo Vibe P1m comes with fast charging feature.

The problem seems to occur if you have a problem with the power adapter and data cable. Make sure that you have plugged the adapter and the USB cable properly. Check some other power outlets. If possible, check with another power adapter. Completely plug in the USB data cable while charging your phone.

So, these are some of the Lenovo Vibe P1m common issues and fixes. We will try to add more fixes and keep this guide updated. Do let us know if you found any fix for the problem with your Lenovo Vibe P1m in the comments below.

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44 thoughts on “Lenovo Vibe P1m Common Issues and Fixes

  1. Dear Tashreef,

    I purchased Lenovo Vibe P1M on Flipkart on Dec 22, 2015 and received the same on Dec 24, 2015. Once the battery reaches below 20%, it drains rapidly; may be within a minute it says ‘mobile will be switched off in XX seconds’. Even it does not provide sufficient time to ‘Clear All’ apps running in the background. This has happened twice so far. What is the cause and is there any solution for this issue?

    • Hi Suhail,

      This must be a software related problem. Check if you have any software update pending. If so, update your phone. Such problesm are usually fixed with a sooftware update.

      • Hi Tashreef,

        Thank you for the assistance. I forgot to mention in my earlier comment that as I turned on the mobile I was asked to do software update of 1324 MB (approx), which I did. I will update if I face same issue again. 🙂

  2. My phone Lenovo vibe p1m, is not connecting to Airtel tower properly

  3. Have purchased Lenovo vibe P1m 2days back. Suffering from mobile data connection. Automatically internet stops and when restart the phone…. it becomes ON for some time and again stops browsing. working on Latest version. Mobile network is perfect and mobile data connection is working fine on other mobile device. Provide soulution.

  4. After recent firmware upgrade, facing issues on open or add any contacts it takes more than 3 to 4 min to display the contacts… do any one have any idea?

  5. I have purchased Lenovo Vibe P1M last month. Currently I am facing Mobile data Connectivity issue. It gets automatically connected few times, some times never connected. Mobile reboot / factory set reboot done, but no use. Please provide a solution.

  6. Dear sir
    I have a lot of problems after 1gb OTA update in January. Can i back with pervious OTA

  7. K Ramakrishna says:

    My Lenova Vibe 1pm mobile suddenly not working, it is showing andriod.process.acrore ha stopped, email has stopped, and other apps has stopped. how to reslove this problem

  8. Hi I just bought Lenovo Vibe P1m and I am getting unknown error called 702 while starts to download. I can’t download anything from any site .Please help me if u knw the solution . 🙁

  9. Hello sir
    I took lenovo vibe p1m 2 weeks back. My mobile data is automatically activating by itself. Don’t know wat to do????

  10. Hi I bought Lenovo vibe p1m last week and I have issue in Internet. I didn’t put Internet booster . but data connection Turing on automatically. If I turn off also in few minutes data turn on automatically.. please help how to slove this ..

  11. My flash is not working, it’s working but not sufficiently , it’s lights dim….! Give me any solution.

  12. I took Lenovo vibe p1 two three months back and from the time i am facing airtel connectivity issue. its become a serious issue to me. Missing all my important calls when am at home. Please help me to resolve this.

  13. Hello..my phone lenovo p1m ,I am not able to delete or move any data from ES file explorer showing some permission to perform the operations but it does not show any options for getting permission.. If anyone knows how to do this …please do help me …thanking u

  14. I have one problem with this phone… everytime i open contact menu, phone needs time to reload all contact and cll history… please tell how can fix this problem….

  15. its been 2 weeks i bought my phone…it got switched off and m nt able to on it and charge is not working….why??? wats wrong

  16. I am facing problem in my Lenovo Vibe P1m ..Contacts are very slow to load. Tried the following but no solution yet. Moved contacts to phone, disabled synch, deleted and recopied contacts. I observe that Contacts Storage size increases too much 80+ MB. It is below 10MB in other phones for similar size of contacts (~800 contacts). Pls help with solution.

  17. Mohan Krishnareddy says:


    I am using Lenovo P1m, in my mobile after some time automatically data is switching on, every day I will switch of the data before go for sleep, if I see in the morning data is switched on, guys please let me know any one facing same issue, can any one suggest me how to solve this issue.

  18. Dr. Krishnamurthy C M says:

    Even I am also facing lot of problem in my Lenovo Vibe P1m ..

    the Contacts are very slow to load. Tried the following but no solution yet. Moved contacts to phone, disabled synch, deleted and recopied the contacts but problem not solved. anyone knows the solution pls reply with solution. Thank you

  19. V.Dilip Kumar says:

    Hi I have been using this lenovo vibe P1 for some 4 months and its performance is very fine, but only issue is like its mobile data connection gets enabled automatically, please let me know if this is an know issue with this phone and any fix for the same.
    Mobile Data Connection enables automatically on my lenovo vibe P1 mobile.

  20. hetal somani says:

    I am facing problem in my Lenovo Vibe P1m ..Contacts are very slow to load.

  21. I just bought Lenovo Vibe P1m. I have a problem with data Connectivity It gets automatically connected few times even If I turn off but data connection Turing on automatically.

  22. Ashwin Raju says:

    I keep my phone ringtone to max and it reduces the ringtone volume by 30% automatically whenever i keep it inside my pocket, this really annoys me since i missed few calls by not hearing the tone properly,
    Internet connection is intermittent during roaming, i have to enable airplane on and off often to make it work properly, again this is one such pain in the a to get going when im in a roaming location and need of internet immediately.
    Airtel network and this phone is the worst combination ever and gives the most of it’s trouble seeking the network.
    whenever i answer call using headphone the call gets disconnected if it is in pocket and touches our skin accidentally, screen is that sensitive,
    i hope Lenovo would resolve these issues.

  23. My data connection automatically switch on some times

  24. My mobile lenovo vibe p1m on flight mode, I had updated the truecaller app, as usually it was installed on my phone but not displaying on screen, it was showing only in storage, plz reply me the solution, iam waiting …….

  25. Saurabh khandelwal says:

    As this is a comman ssue of many people mobile data goes automatically onn ..
    Plzz giv me d solution for this..?

  26. Saleemmohamed says:

    I faced the same issue with Lenovo vibe P1. After the upgrade from Lollipop to Marshmallow, the contacts, call logs and messages were not responding. When opened, it will show a blank screen with Loading… message. But nothing gets loaded. Also Power Manager was not working. I did a factory reset and it helped out to over come the issue.

  27. J.Chaudhuri says:

    I cannot find Delete Contact in “Contacts’. Please help

  28. My lenovo p1m is very slow process when I playing games and watching movies I can’t resolve the problems I’m using the latest version software

  29. Lenovo vibe p1m – automatically turn on of mobile data issue?
    Can any one let me know how to fix this issue

  30. Phani Rajendra says:

    I am using Lenovo Vibe P1M for the past 6 months I have no issues till now but now the flash light became dim and not working properly. I don’t know the reason why this happens. Please suggest me a solution for this….

  31. While charging my phone produce a incredible heat ..how to rectify it???!

  32. Hi vinuchandra , i also have the same problem. First goto setting then security then apps with usage access and off the engineer mode and device service. By doing this your problem willbe solved.

  33. Mobile data gets ON automatically.. Any solution for this please?

  34. Giasuddin Ansari says:

    i took lenovo vibe p1m recently, after update of software ” mobile Network setting” option is hidden, is there any solution for the same.


  35. I have purchced My lenovo p1m in. Jan- 27. my mobile is hanging when I playing games and working apps. Its very slow process. How to I solve this problem. Also I iam using the latest software.

  36. Krishna Ryali says:

    It’s a crap phone. I just bought it after looking at the specs.
    Flash light turns on automatically and i cannot switch it off easily. Most of the times i need to reboot device. This happens even when the screen is locked.

    Doesn’t show 2G network. I celebrate whenever it shows 2G network which is with my post paid vodafone connection. I also use idea sim to connect to 3G, but network goes off sometimes. and comes back at same location. I never had this problem when i was using Lumia 640 which was broken unfortunately.

  37. I bought Lenovo vibe p1m in January via flipkart. Around May mid, an apps update was done with WiFi. Then sometime it is fully draining. Previously I charge once in a day or once in two days. Now I have to charge it twice a day. If I didn’t charge for 18 to 20 Hours battery draining to zero within seconds if it is at 84%, 48%, or 38%. I don’t know what happened to it.
    Another issue is if I put it into AC charging it starts to discharging. If I switched off it gets charged normally. After some time of charging in switched off mode then I switch on, no problem it charging usual. I think this is not the problem of charger. I am using charger which came with phone.
    Any body can give suggestions to overcome these issues. The battery is not possible to replace in vibe p1m, right?
    Thank you..

  38. Nageswar rao says:

    I am facing contacts deleting problem with my Lenovo vibe p1m .. Please fix this issue!

  39. parameshwer says:

    Have purchased Lenovo vibe P1m 2days back. Suffering from mobile data connection. Automatically internet stops and when restart the phone…. it becomes ON for some time and again stops browsing. working on Latest version. Mobile network is perfect and mobile data connection is working fine on other mobile device. Provide soulution.

  40. my lenovo vibe p1m is draining fast, i bought it on 14/06/2016. now m charging it twice a day, m not using anything expect whatsapp. last night it was 81% but at morning i found it decreased by 9%(72%). i havent installed any apps. i have another phone, m just using this phon for whatsapp only. help me….

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