Droid slowing down
Over the past week, I've noticed that my droid seems to be slowing down. I haven't added any new apps, but it seems like there's a slight bit of lag that's slowly getting worse.
It's locked up completely on me twice in the last 3 days, and randomly rebooted itself 3 times in the last week. Granted, it's still much faster than my Storm, but not as stable or as fast as it was when I got it (all of 2 weeks ago).
When it's running slow, I check it with TasKiller, but don't see anything unusual, and there's always plenty of memory (50+mb) available. I kill a couple unnecessary tasks, but it doesn't seem to make much difference.
My normally running Apps:
stock browser (seems to be open a lot. I randomly surf for a few minutes here and there throughout the day)
The Weather Channel Widget
I also see the following services running:
Bluetooth (not always on, but is now)
One other thing. I have a folder on one of the home screens that has several contact shortcuts in it. Twice in the last few days, the folder wouldn't open at all. I could open the games folder next to it, but not that particular companies contact shortcuts folder. The only way to fix it that I've found is to reboot the droid.
I can't figure out what the problem is.
- 01-07-2010, 07:48 PM #2
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- 01-08-2010, 03:41 AM #7
I noticed this as well, AND have had my phone for as long as you (2 weeks).
From what I've heard, the phone does tend to slow quite a bit with many active widgets running. I'm running most of the same apps as you (except replace K-9 with stock GMail for me), and am considering doing a reset and having the home screen clean with no widgets.
Also, as your SMS and Email inboxes fill up, it slows phones down as well.
The phone is not yet slow enough for me to try the reset yet, but I might have too soon. The snappiness was really one of my favorite aspects of the device.
- 01-08-2010, 04:34 AM #8
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- 01-08-2010, 10:08 PM #12
I used to use task managers like task killer, but found the phone runs better without my interference. Now, I just don't worry about it and its all better. Funny how that worked. I also restart my phone about once a day. Coming from a blackberry I love how that is not a painful procedure.
- 01-11-2010, 09:05 PM #13
- 01-11-2010, 10:08 PM #14you can also go in to manage applications, click the filter button and clear the cache on everything...
- 01-12-2010, 12:16 PM #15
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