How to Fix Slow Issues on Your Android Device

You might be using the latest flagship Android model with all the bells and whistles or even a budget low-end model whatever phone you are using it’s bound to experience a certain degree of slowness in its operation. This is usually the case when you have been using your phone for quite some time. You will notice that apps don’t open as quickly as they did or even swiping through the different screens in your phone is already lagging.



There are a number of factors involved as to why your Android device will slow down over time. One of the main reasons is the number of apps installed in your device. When your phone is new chances are you will be exploring it and installing various apps. As the number of apps grows the amount of system resources available decreases which is the case if the apps are regularly syncing its data online. Your phone will eventually reach a certain point where you will experience a slowdown its operation.

Another factor to consider as to why your Android device is now running slow is that you have just done a major software update but then the data for the old software version has not been completely removed. This usually causes a conflict with the way your phone operates which causes this problem.
A faulty microSD car may also cause your phone to operate slowly. If the SD card is faulty your phone will have a hard time accessing data stored in it which causes the slow and sometimes unresponsive behavior.

Below are the steps that you should do in case your Android phone becomes slow or unresponsive. Before proceeding make sure that your phone is running on the latest software update. Perform each of the steps below and check your phone operation. Proceed to the following step in case the problem still persists.

Reboot your phone

Rebooting your Android phone clears out the unnecessary data that is stored in its RAM. By freeing up space in your phone’s RAM you will make it perform faster.
  • Turn off your phone
  • Take out its battery
  • Press and hold the power button for at least 3 minutes
  • Re-insert the battery
  • Turn on your device.

Uninstall unnecessary apps

You may have installed certain apps just to check what it does then after a period of time forgot about it. Now is the time to search for such apps and uninstall them. These apps may be using valuable system resources that would be better used by other important apps.

Take out your microSD

There are instances when a microSD will go bad. It may start losing data or your photos stored in it can’t be opened. One other indication that it has gone bad is that your phone seems to slow down. This is because it is taking a long time for it to access data stored in your microSD. Try removing the microSD and observe your phone operation.

Do a factory reset


A factory reset reverts your phone to its original settings when you first bought it. This will delete any third party app that you have installed and will also erase the data stored in your phone. It is important to make a backup of your data before performing this procedure. You can either do a reset from the settings menu or through the hardware keys. Either way the end outcome will still be the same. Check on your phone manual for the exact procedure for your device as this may vary between different models.
How to Fix Slow Issues on Your Android Device How to Fix Slow Issues on Your Android Device Reviewed by Chad Buenaflor on 9/22/2014 09:29:00 AM Rating: 5

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