has anyone else's EVO been really laggy lately?
My roommate and I both have EVO's and have both noticed our phones being REALLY laggy lately.
Neither of us is rooted or run ATK's...and can't think of anything we've installed that has caused the problem. Usually if one of us has a problem we can pinpoint it but the fact that we both are having lag going from apps to home screen suggests that maybe it's not just us.
I'd appreciate if any other EVO users could let us know if they've seen this. We're in WI if it matters.
- 12-12-2010, 11:54 AM #2
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There's a couple things you can check...
Go to settings>SD & Phone Storage
Checl your Internal Phone Storage. If it's <100MB you might consider freeing some stuff up.
Then, check your running apps. If you have a lot of background apps just go ahead and end the apps in the Applications menu
Then... rather than using a task killer, add the following to one of your screens.
Long press till pop-up shows>Shortcuts>scroll down to settings>manage applications
This will provide you with a shortcut to your applications so you can quickly end tasks like Qik that you're not using but start-up in the background on boot.
You can also try to clear your cache on you're most frequently used apps.
Are you using LauncherPro or any other kind of launcher? If you are, you should check your stock HTC sync layout to make sure there are no widgets on any of the screens... might help too
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- 12-12-2010, 01:02 PM #8
thanks for all the info, guys...that's why android central is the best!
just to follow up on a few things..
A) we both have restarted various times..helps to fix things for a while but i'm having to restart more than usual.
B) we don't live in a 4G area so that's not part of our problem BUT i have heard 4G is making other people quite laggy lately
C) i do have more than 100MB internal storage, and i already have a shortcut set up to "manage apps" but i will try to shut down stuff that is running that i don't need if things get laggy again.
thanks again for all your help! i know in the past sprint was "working on something" in our area when we had lag, so maybe that's it too...who knows!
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I have not had any problems with it being laggy but I can say for a few days last week it kept freezing up on me and I had to do a battery pull at least 2 - 3 times per day and it did this on and off for a week and over the last week I have not had a single problem at all. Not sure what was causing it to freeze up but it's gone now....
- 12-12-2010, 03:04 PM #12
For those who are experiencing a high volume of lagging - should contact their service provider to refresh their data connection. Mine felt the same way the other day... a tech refreshes the phone data system and the lag was gone.
Ps. I also follow the steps in truslide post as well.
- 12-12-2010, 08:27 PM #13
If you think your Evo is laggy now, you dont want to play with an Epic. My daughter has the Epic with almost as many apps as my Evo and that thing is super smooth. I was sure the Evo and the Epic had the same processor. But you wouldnt think so judging by side by side comparisons. My Old Lady's Hero lags to the point of uselessness. Whatever Samsung did performance wise HTC should take notes.
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- 12-13-2010, 04:37 AM #17
I know the Epic is smoother than the EVO because people have told me....
My EVO is so smooth that sometimes I say to myself..."WOW!", "I can't believe it's not butter!". Seriously, the EPIC is a fine phone but I worked at RS for a while and sold them. Trust me, I have seen one lagg due to a rogue app just like on the EVO.
- 12-13-2010, 07:26 AM #18
I had the same problem this weekend. 4G was always lag machine for me, but then I updated the PRL and did all that stuff and it was fine for a month or so. Then this weekend it hit my evo pretty hard. Everything was lagging. Turned off 4G, worked at first, but went right back to lagging. Did a battery pull and somehow its working fine again. Sometimes it's smooth and sometimes it's not. I just hate when I try to show someone something on the evo and it happens to start lagging at that point. Just my luck!
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Generally, if you need to micro manage android, something is off, sprint is upgrading their network fierce, expect glitches. Verizon going to LTE has caused some laggy network issues...if your ram is needing management, something is wrong, I have had a DX for 3 months.....never had to "toy" with it to get it to run right.....
- 12-14-2010, 12:31 AM #25