1. AC Question's Avatar

    Does downloading and playing games on my HTC One M9 slow it down? And, if so, can i make it faster again by doing a factory reset?
    10-15-2015 05:14 PM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar
    Hi, downloading games will take up storage space, less storage space will slow down your device. Factory resets are good to wipe the phone clean and start again and yes it will make the phone faster again. Bare in mind a factory reset will remove everything from the phone so make sure you have everything backed up.
    10-16-2015 07:17 AM
  3. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Sorry to disagree with the tall guy, but the amount of storage space used has nothing to do with performance UNLESS you fill the device to the point it runs out of room for writing temp files, cache files, etc. At that point it will become slow and unstable, just as Windows PC does when the HD is nearly full. But up to the point it runs out of space, performance is not affected.

    A factory reset will only speed up the phone if it has a problem. Something like some software misbehaving or a major system upgrade that didn't go smoothly. The first usually will not require a reset to correct. The second might be fixed with a cache wipe instead if a full reset. But if everything is operating normally a factory reset will have no effect on performance.

    So... No, downloading and playing games will not by itself slow down your phone.

    Android since v1.0. Linux since 2001
    10-16-2015 08:27 AM
  4. Daliso8o8's Avatar
    Just to add on... Games with push notifications use up resources... I would advise turning them off...

    Posted via my ViperM9
    10-16-2015 03:05 PM

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