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The last few days the phone's response time has really slowed down, and I'm not just talking apps, I'm talking responsiveness to touch on the screen. INitially it was just the camera, so I figured, like the iPhone, maybe that is just slow to open. However, this thing is SLOW now. When swyping it's starting to skip letters! I swype and it will miss two or three letters in a word that I've clearly swyped over. What's the deal? I've tryed turning off and turning on and that doesn't help. I've deleted apps that I dont use. It's not rooted. I've used kill apps to kill whats running, and I just dont know what else to do. WTF? Glad I didn't buy the lap top dock and all that, this would be slower than my tiny overloaded acer lap top!
I'm surprised to hear this. My Atrix is still lightning quick, and I have a crapload of apps and widgets running.
It's possible that one specific app is causing the issue for you, so I recommend removing any apps that you installed right around the time that the phone became noticeably slower. Also, if you go to Manage Applications and look at the All tab, you can check out how much space every single app is using on your phone. Sometimes an app or service caches a large amount of data that can slow down a phone, so try clearing the cache for any such instances.
I always recommend running advanced task killer, as opposed to the built in thing. Task Killer will ensure everything is shut down. This is my secret for getting 26 hours+ battery life too.
Sorry, but that's bad advice, Bob. Task killers like that too often get carried away, and close down processes that are necessary for the phone to run smoothly. The built in killer knows what not to mess with, and leaves far fewer chances for error. Besides, it's generally agreed that since the advent of FroYo, Android does an extremely good job of managing its' resources.
I would imagine that this is a similar issue...do you use a home replacement? Like LauncherPro, ADW, or GO Launcher? I've tried all three and mine seems to work the best with LauncherPro, followed by ADW then GO Launcher. GO Launcher seemed to work well at first but seemed to degrade over time.
You could also try rebooting (I'm sure you probably already have)...When I ran into lag with GO Launcher, this seemed to help for a bit.
I used to get annoying orange frame when browsing or selecting text. Home screen was refreshing very slowly................
Android system started responding very slowly.
I though this was becase of the newly added apps. But more over i had same apps for long time. But i had added widget to my home screen
Facebook or watsup app used to hung when opening and reported to be not responding.......
I tried one by one all the options as mentioned
I removed unneccessary widget from the home screen(just defaults). It improved the system performance.
It would be better to remove widgets first and see this improves the system performance first rather than other mentioned.