1. gadgetmom88's Avatar
    I've been having some trouble with my Motorola Droid and I'm not sure it's something I'm doing, or if there's an issue with the device.

    The phone is locking up fairly frequently. Won't register a touch on the screen or hard keyboard. I've found if I don't power down the phone every night, I have these problems. Sometimes I have to power down 5-6 times a day. I came from the iPhone and they suggested a power down after every app install, not sure if that's relevant on this platform.

    I also run into memory issues - lots of apps running in the background. When this happens, my virtual keyboard starts acting wonky. Typing words that aren't even close to what I'm trying to type (eg I'll type s and it will read j so I know it's not a mis-type). All the letters in the word will be completely mis-typed. It also repeats letters. I came from the iPhone and have been using a touch screen keyboard for 2 years. I type way better on it than the hardware keyboard which I have to resort to until I can power down the phone and back up again. I'm using a task killer and try not to use it too often, but if I don't I'm having to do power down multiple times per day or only use the hardware keyboard. I tried installing Better Keyboard to see if that would help but I have the same issue with it as I had with the stock keyboard.

    Any help is appreciated. Not sure if I need to return the device, or if there's something I should be doing differently. Thanks!
    04-19-2010 04:21 PM
  2. Chiefvelo#IM's Avatar
    Dude, list all your apps. its almost always a poorly written app in my experience.
    When did it start and what did you install or update?
    04-19-2010 06:01 PM
  3. gadgetmom88's Avatar
    The device is only 6 weeks old. It's been this way since the beginning. I did a factory reset last night, same issues today. The only things I loaded back on are:

    Google Voice
    HelixLauncher
    Better Keyboard
    Hootsuite
    NewsRob
    DoggCatcher
    Facebook
    Yellowbook
    Remember the Milk
    3Banana
    MyDay
    Beautiful Widgets
    Advanced Task Killer Lite
    The Weather Channel
    04-20-2010 02:58 PM
  4. WAM's Avatar
    The device is only 6 weeks old. It's been this way since the beginning. I did a factory reset last night, same issues today. The only things I loaded back on are:

    Google Voice
    HelixLauncher
    Better Keyboard
    Hootsuite
    NewsRob
    DoggCatcher
    Facebook
    Yellowbook
    Remember the Milk
    3Banana
    MyDay
    Beautiful Widgets
    Advanced Task Killer Lite
    The Weather Channel
    think i might have found your problem, think everyone here will agree
    04-20-2010 04:13 PM
  5. gadgetmom88's Avatar
    So should I use a task killer at all? Sorry I'm such a newbie.
    04-20-2010 04:31 PM
  6. gadgetmom88's Avatar
    Forget it, just searched for Task Killers and uninstalled mine. I already use Astro File Manager in case I need to manually close an app if it freezes. Thanks for the help. Hopefully this fixes the issue.
    04-20-2010 04:37 PM
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