1. Crazy Yankee's Avatar
    This phone was seamless when I first bought it, but lately when texting the phone gets real laggy. The keyboard loads slow. Typing is laggy. It's real annoying. Anyone experience this, or have a solution?
    01-17-2014 07:15 AM
  2. ::Montgomery::'s Avatar
    This phone was seamless when I first bought it, but lately when texting the phone gets real laggy. The keyboard loads slow. Typing is laggy. It's real annoying. Anyone experience this, or have a solution?
    I am experiencing the exact same issue after the KK update.
    01-17-2014 07:55 AM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    No. I've had the update for a month - performance is the same as when I first received it (though battery life is a bit less). Check settings->battery. Not a ton of info there, but perhaps you have an app that is running in the background constantly?
    01-17-2014 09:46 AM
  4. Masheen's Avatar
    This phone was seamless when I first bought it, but lately when texting the phone gets real laggy. The keyboard loads slow. Typing is laggy. It's real annoying. Anyone experience this, or have a solution?
    Do you have auto message delete on? When I had taken this off, some conversations of mine had over 2000 messages and this would cause tremendous lag when opening the app and sending messages. Try to keep at or under 500.
    Try to wipe data for the keyboard that you use first. Wipe messaging data. If no help, go to storage and wipe cache. still no help try switching sms to hangouts. If all else fails, do a factory reset.
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    01-17-2014 10:41 AM
  5. doublestack1's Avatar
    My device also became laggy. I switched to Textra and all is good.

    On another note, I tried switching to Hangouts for sms but the application will not let me send contact vcards. Crazy

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    01-17-2014 12:40 PM
  6. Umass021's Avatar
    Its weird your having that problem. Since 4.4 it seems even smoother to me.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-17-2014 12:47 PM
  7. Crazy Yankee's Avatar
    I did two things, and since then the problem has been fixed. I think the one that mattered the most was deleting all of the group messages I had. I bet there was 15 or 20 group messages ongoing. I also lowered my texts limit from 500 to 200. Thanks guys!
    01-20-2014 08:07 AM
  8. AustinAggie's Avatar
    My device also became laggy. I switched to Textra and all is good.

    On another note, I tried switching to Hangouts for sms but the application will not let me send contact vcards. Crazy

    Posted via Android Central App
    I use Textra as well primarily for speed, dark theme, and better use of available screen space without being cluttered.
    01-20-2014 12:00 PM
  9. yenyob's Avatar
    I know mine gets really laggy when I have alot of messages stored. I actually need to clean mine up as it's become quite laggy again.
    01-21-2014 06:03 AM
  10. yenyob's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone knows how to delete the default sms app on the Droid Maxx. I'm not positive, but since I use Hangouts I feel that my sms messages are being stored in two locations which I don't want. Maybe this is part of the lag problem I have once in a while too?
    01-21-2014 06:10 AM
  11. phathands's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone knows how to delete the default sms app on the Droid Maxx. I'm not positive, but since I use Hangouts I feel that my sms messages are being stored in two locations which I don't want. Maybe this is part of the lag problem I have once in a while too?
    I'm not sure how to delete the default app. Perhaps you could disable it. Something else to try would be clearing the cache partition: https://motorola-global-portal.custh...he/action/auth

    There may be some clutter that is causing lag. I've only had lag with messaging when I tried evolvesms. My default messaging app is the best, but I also have it set to auto delete.

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
    01-21-2014 06:23 AM
  12. doogald's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone knows how to delete the default sms app on the Droid Maxx. I'm not positive, but since I use Hangouts I feel that my sms messages are being stored in two locations which I don't want. Maybe this is part of the lag problem I have once in a while too?
    No, messages are stored in only one database on the phone and all messaging apps just access it. KitKat has a setting for default sms app. Settings, hit more under wireless & networks, and you'll find it there.

    But, go into the app drawer. Drag the messaging icon out like you want to put it in a home screen. At the top will be a tag that says app info - drag it there instead. You can disable the messaging app there.
    01-21-2014 07:11 AM
  13. travaz's Avatar
    What happen to me on occasion is if the last text I get in a particular coversation is an MMS with a picture, when I try to use that contact later (next day or so) it crashes and wont open. Just get the message that Messaging hass stopped. I reboot the phone and all is good. Its somewhat irritating as I get a lot of Pictures via text.
    01-21-2014 05:00 PM
  14. jfriend33's Avatar
    I use Sms backup and restore. And try to clear out messages each month.

    I've had great luck with Verizon Messages app. Use it to sync texts to my Nexus 7. Not a battery hog or laggy.

    Sent from my XT1080m using Tapatalk
    01-23-2014 04:17 PM

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