12-12-2014 09:53 AM
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  1. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    Today my note has been slow and apps such as the Samsung keyboard have been closing with the message to report it. I have fast reboot installed and use it sometimes several times a day would this do this? Everything from twitter to AVG scan lags and is glitchy. I restarted and same issues. Would a battery pull help? I really really don't have the time to do a factory reset.
    12-01-2014 11:12 PM
  2. taguluchi's Avatar
    Did you download any apps prior to your phone slowing down?
    12-01-2014 11:36 PM
  3. Androidprodigy's Avatar
    could try cleaning cache
    12-01-2014 11:41 PM
  4. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    I clean cache with clean master every other day. I installed an app called spec device but deleted it that same day last week. Pulled the battery and it's helping a bit. Concerning that a phone that is a month old is already acting up
    12-02-2014 12:10 AM
  5. Androidprodigy's Avatar
    Are you having excessive battery drain/overheating?
    12-02-2014 12:17 AM
  6. Android D's Avatar
    So I am guessing it wasn't like that when you got the phone? did you install something that may be taking too much space?

    Did you delete fast reboot and see if that helps?
    12-02-2014 12:53 AM
  7. Tkbredx's Avatar
    It's probably the cache cleaner. Stop cleaning it. Get rid of clean master. Android is optimized already. There is no need for an app like that on a powerful device like this especially on kit kat. Clearing RAM is unnecessary and will cause problems like app crashes and lag.
    12-02-2014 01:06 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Your issue is probably the cleaner as Tkbredx said. Android is meant to have full RAM and clearing it over and over just causes the system to keep recaching over and over. Android is very different from Windows when it comes to RAM management.
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    12-02-2014 01:16 AM
  9. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    It's probably the cache cleaner. Stop cleaning it. Get rid of clean master. Android is optimized already. There is no need for an app like that on a powerful device like this especially on kit kat. Clearing RAM is unnecessary and will cause problems like app crashes and lag.
    I usually just clean cache with it to free up space but if it's the root of the problem I suppose going to settings storage and then clearing it out would have the same effect. I love the UI and notifications from the app (if my note is getting hot or if an app is restarting constantly) but it's not worth the sacrifice of stability. Since my battery pull it's been smooth again
    12-02-2014 07:31 AM
  10. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    So I am guessing it wasn't like that when you got the phone? did you install something that may be taking too much space?

    Did you delete fast reboot and see if that helps?
    Just uninstalled fast reboot. I have almost 18gb of free space now so a large app isn't the problem. My note has been amazing until this happened yesterday
    12-02-2014 07:32 AM
  11. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    Quick question: it's ok to close apps by pressing the recent apps button then closing them all at once? I always do that
    12-02-2014 08:02 AM
  12. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Quick question: it's ok to close apps by pressing the recent apps button then closing them all at once? I always do that
    Yes that is a feature and is fine to do so, have you discovered the cause of you sudden lag?

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    12-02-2014 08:22 AM
  13. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    I think it was the clean master and fast reboot. I removed fast reboot and will only use clean master to delete cache and not to free up ram. I pulled the battery last night and ever since it's been running perfectly. I tell you though it was bad. Everything was sluggish and apps were stopping left and right
    12-02-2014 08:52 AM
  14. fragologist's Avatar
    I had a similar problem with my old s3. When I removed task managers and ram cleaners the phone ran flawless.

    I am in the process of making my Note 4 self aware.
    12-02-2014 08:58 AM
  15. Duncan1982's Avatar
    I think it was the clean master and fast reboot. I removed fast reboot and will only use clean master to delete cache and not to free up ram. I pulled the battery last night and ever since it's been running perfectly. I tell you though it was bad. Everything was sluggish and apps were stopping left and right
    I used to be the same and felt like I needed apps like cleanmaster but doing a bit of reading on how android utilises ram I quickly discovered I don't. I had issues with these apps, also they can effect the operation of your phone.

    I simply now clean cache and dalvic every so often and it's far more efficient than those apps.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    12-02-2014 08:58 AM
  16. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    I uninstalled clean master just now and am downloading the att official update so I'll let you know if that helps
    12-02-2014 03:13 PM
  17. Duncan1982's Avatar
    I uninstalled clean master just now and am downloading the att official update so I'll let you know if that helps
    Yeh try and avoid those apps, many believe they are useful but I don't.

    Just let android do its thing with ram and sit back and relax :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    12-02-2014 04:09 PM
  18. GregMargie's Avatar
    I am guilty as well, I thought Clean Master was a wonderful app and kept my Note 2 running lean and mean.....but it wasn't and now that I think about it, I think I was addicted to using it, thinking I was doing such a good thing for my phone, till I also found great info in the forums explaining how Android runs and like it's Ram to be full.....so no apps like that on my brand new Note 4!

    One question......when deleting an app, clean master sometimes on certain apps popped up saying there were residual files left behind from that app and could clean it up. So I am wondering if we need something to take care of that?
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    12-02-2014 04:29 PM
  19. NickA's Avatar
    Yeh try and avoid those apps, many believe they are useful but I don't.

    Just let android do its thing with ram and sit back and relax :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Exactly. In the early days of Android this kind of stuff was needed, but not anymore.

    Does anyone remember when carrier store employees would install Advance Task Killer on customer's phones before walking out the door? It was then that I stopped going into carrier stores and ordering online.

    ATK used to be the #1 app on the Play store for the longest time.
    12-02-2014 04:31 PM
  20. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    I am guilty as well, I thought Clean Master was a wonderful app and kept my Note 2 running lean and mean.....but it wasn't and now that I think about it, I think I was addicted to using it, thinking I was doing such a good thing for my phone, till I also found great info in the forums explaining how Android runs and like it's Ram to be full.....so no apps like that on my brand new Note 4!

    One question......when deleting an app, clean master sometimes on certain apps popped up saying there were residual files left behind from that app and could clean it up. So I am wondering if we need something to take care of that?
    Definitely a good question
    12-02-2014 04:35 PM
  21. Androidprodigy's Avatar
    Imo clean master is good for cleaning cache, but when it comes to freeing up RAM, it is pointless.
    12-02-2014 07:28 PM
  22. GregMargie's Avatar
    Definitely a good question
    Concensus is pretty much 'Dont use it!' So I guess you and I need to go to AA meetings to stay away from Clean Master and all apps like it! LOL!
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    12-03-2014 01:07 AM
  23. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    A simple reboot once in a while is all that's needed. Most 3rd party "optimizers" are garbage made for paranoid people. Just stay away from crap apps, disable/remove any you don't need, and let android do its thing.
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    12-04-2014 12:01 AM
  24. fragologist's Avatar
    Thats why you need to delete apps the right way to avoid this issue of residual files. Go to App manager and clear history and clear cache then delete. Also shut your phone off every couple days for a few minutes...it does wonders.
    12-08-2014 09:13 PM
  25. BarfingMonkey's Avatar
    Is that really necessary? You'd think the processes would already be in place when uninstalling an app.
    12-12-2014 03:34 AM
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