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    Default SERIOUS lag occurring during automatic updating of apps.

    Hi all, new here. I have been increasingly frustrated by the horrendous lag that occurs any time the apps are being automatically updated. The tablet is more or less unusable until the updates have finished. Given how often apps are now being updated by the developers this is more or less a daily occurrence.

    Is anyone else experiencing the same issue??

    Cheers in advance.
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    Have you tried clearing the system cache in recovery?
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    Default Re: SERIOUS lag occurring during automatic updating of apps.

    Hi, thanks! I haven't tried that as of yet. It doesn't act the same way as a reset does it?
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    No, you'll still have all your apps and data
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    Default Re: SERIOUS lag occurring during automatic updating of apps.

    Thanks, I'll give it a try. How do you do it? Does it involve power button/volume rocker etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyob01 View Post
    Hi all, new here. I have been increasingly frustrated by the horrendous lag that occurs any time the apps are being automatically updated. The tablet is more or less unusable until the updates have finished. Given how often apps are now being updated by the developers this is more or less a daily occurrence.

    Is anyone else experiencing the same issue??

    Cheers in advance.
    Turn off auto update in your Play Store settings and do the updates when you do not need to use the tablet. The lag varies depending on the size of the update and what exactly is getting updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyob01 View Post
    Thanks, I'll give it a try. How do you do it? Does it involve power button/volume rocker etc?
    If your N7 is on, turn it off. Press and hold power until it turns on, then immediately press and hold Volume Down (while still pressing Power). You will see the word "Start" with an arrow drawn around it.
    Press volume down twice to select recovery mode. Press power to reboot into recovery mode.
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    Has always done this for me. All devices. Must be an Android thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJH132 View Post
    Has always done this for me. All devices. Must be an Android thing.

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    Never an issue on my S4...

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    Default Re: SERIOUS lag occurring during automatic updating of apps.

    Turn off auto-update so you can control when the updates happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drvier8 View Post
    Turn off auto-update so you can control when the updates happen.
    Gee, why didn't I think of that?
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    Default Re: SERIOUS lag occurring during automatic updating of apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by drvier8 View Post
    Turn off auto-update so you can control when the updates happen.
    Yeah, at first I thought that auto-update would make the most sense, but then it would frustrate me to no end because I wouldn't use my tablet for hours, yet it would decide to start updating the moment I needed to use it, usually updating the exact app I was trying to use at the time. Now I just keep it at manually and update it at my own convenience.

    I don't know why they can't write some logic into the auto-update feature to only run when the device is idle.

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