Slow after update?
Ok, this maybe merged into another thread if needed.
My X is very slow after the update.
I do have ATK but don't use it.
HOW can I track down if it's an app that is slowing it down or just the update?
Boot time is not changed.
I love the new improvements but would have hoped they would not come at the cost of loosing device speed.
When I say it's slow, I mean, scrolling page to page, unlocking the screen..the lil thing you drag across, it'll pause for like 2 seconds before the home page even comes up, landscape mode switching back and forth hangs and just generally overall slow.
I wonder if my Launcher Pro has anything to do with it.
- 09-22-2010, 12:43 PM #2
Thanks, I can certainly do that.
But this is where it gets fuzzy on what to kill and/or not use?
For instance my home screen has widgets for ringer on/ , zee Favorites , android central, Jorte calendar and buzzbox, the rest are just app icons, including one for Pandora stations.
i have a widget for note everything and I use the FB for LP widget and a bunch of games but only links/icons to them.
When I go to the android system info app I have, I have 13% ram left, 91% internal memory.
I don't get what I need to kill and what is ok. I mean I see widgets on other people's so it must be something I'm doing wrong.
- 09-22-2010, 01:10 PM #4
General rule is never kill anything that you didn't download yourself or that you aren't sure you don't use. For example, I wouldn't kill the stock moto weather, calendar, or any other updating services. However, if you don't use the stock Moto NewsFeed, Swype, GTalk, Moto Social Widgets you can kill those off safely. Post a full list if you want and I'll give you my two cents on each. I am a recovering ATK addict (used it 20 times a day) and this really is so much safer.
- 09-22-2010, 01:22 PM #5
Do not use ATK. Unless they revised it recently, task killers are not compatible with Froyo. The best thing you can do, is stop monitoring your tasks, and let the OS do it for you. I really should have this printed on a t-shirt.
It simply ran quicker and better in my hands.
But I'm willing to learn new things and i'll try it this way!
- 09-22-2010, 02:14 PM #7
- 09-22-2010, 02:16 PM #8
Usually, when I give the don't use task killers advice, after someone complains of performance/battery life issues, they come back and thank me later.
- 09-22-2010, 02:16 PM #9
- 09-22-2010, 02:19 PM #10
Still, using a task killer is absolutely NOT the way to achieve this.... more on this below.
- 09-22-2010, 02:22 PM #11
If atk hasn't been updated then it wont kill any system services. Froyo wont allow it. But try a few reboots or sync your phone then do a factory reset then add apps back one at a time until you see what slows your phone down
- 09-22-2010, 02:26 PM #12
Arelunde et al.
No app is needed. Its simple to use the built in process manager already onboard. Here's how to place a shortcut for it:
1) Press and hold homescreen
3) Scroll down to Settings
4) Select Running services
If you're using LP (as I do) you can take it even a few steps farther. Rename the shortcut and change the icon to whatever you want it to be. LP icons has a great greyscale skull/crossbones icon I use for mine. On LP, you can also designate one of the dock functions to serve as this process manager.
Open the settings shortcut and take a look at what's running. In general DO NOT kill things you don't understand/recognize. Also, don't kill processes that are native to Moto UNLESS you know you don't use those widgets. For example, I don't use the NewsFeed from Moto and kill it off happily. Ditto the Social updating. Skype, GTalk are all common kills for me. Don't touch the calendar, the weather, or any other native functions. See that Pandora is still running in the background? Kill it. You get the idea...
- 09-22-2010, 03:48 PM #14
- 09-22-2010, 04:17 PM #15
Thank you Hyperlite! Never realized I could access shortcuts to settings! Much appreciated! I've been using the running settings to save battery life (as you recommend). It DOES work! Thanks again!
Now, if I could only figure out how to straighten out my contacts listings - data is fine, but the list itself has first names or parts of first names missing, yet the contact info is correct. Oh well. Minor glitch.
call me dense here, but is there not an app, or some way to just take a snapshot of what apps are using how much cpu? And if we dont' want them, then kill em?
I see in settings, apps/manage..but it doesn't tell me (as far as I can see) which ones are resource hawgs.
I see Running..but not how much.
I'll gladly kill em off.
Am I looking but not seeing???
- 09-22-2010, 04:27 PM #17
And credit where due, i believe it was dural who made the shortcut suggestion
And thank you dural, that works beautifully. Hopefully 2.2 will dissolve my desire for all the rebooting battery voodoo i was doing.
- 09-22-2010, 04:32 PM #19
- 09-22-2010, 06:04 PM #21
and unfortunately, as i suspected, killing the processes in the process manager only keeps them down for a few minutes. they WILL launch again. took mine about 12 minutes. i wasn't doing anything on the phone, only watching the process manager. This is why i suggested we need an app or something to block them from starting, assuming it doesn't cause any collateral damage.
Did the factory reset.
Watching everything now....
booted up to 28% with stock stuff,
then added lp pro now boots up to 37% Ram...
I think...I THINK I'm gonna just go with 3 screens and make folders for things instead of using 7 screens.
just a test to see if performance is affected by 7 screens. I know you CAN use 7, but I thought it odd all of a sudden to have 37% with 3 screens.