Droid x running slow

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  1. Lady_DroidX
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    Its driving me crazy how my phone lags and runs slow will be texting or email and it will lag up or slow down how can I fix this problem
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    I wonder what apps you are running:

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    I always find that deleting apps that i dont use anymore as well as deleting things from my sd card that i dont need anymore always helps. may just be me. give it a try
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    Rebooting my phone once a day before going to work, and using an app that clears my cache once a week automatically keeps my X running nicely.

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    I tried holding down the home key and nothing happen are you sure that's the right key?

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    Possibly. What are you trying to accomplish?
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    I was trying the rebooting and holding the home button didn't give me the hidden screen

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    Oh OK, I see. Do you have a Droid X?
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    Yes

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    You can google "clear system cache droid x" for detailed instructions but you need to hold down the home and power buttons. When the Moto logo appears I believe that you can let go of the power button.
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    Have the phone turned off. Then hold the home and power button until you see an Android. Then press the two volume buttons and the recovery menu will pop up. Use the volume buttons to go to format cache and select it with the power button. Then reboot.

    Boot Manager
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    You can look for a task monitor app and see if you can pin point any apps that are taking up too much resources.

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    Just don't use a task killer.

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    Task killers can be very useful, just not when set to auto kill. What I would suggest is downloading Watchdog. It's an app that monitors your CPU and alerts you when an app is using to much of the CPU. That is what can cause the phone to run slowly, not the ram so much, which is what most task killers only deal with.

    I also just suggest using the built in task killer if you just need to monitor and kill. You really don't need anything more, I really like the stock one! :)

    Download watchdog (can be lite, that's all I use) that should really help you if that is the problem!
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    I don't get it. I use a task killer and have since day one. I have a slew of apps on auto kill (does a kill two minutes after display timeout) and have never had an issue.
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    I've never used one since day one also and have never had a issue. I found an article on it. Ill have to find it again.

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    lol...


    I just don't understand why it seems to not cause any issues for me. I must admit all the apps i have set to auto kill are most definitely not Android OS apps
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    Automatically killing tasks doesn't always cause problems. Killing stuff that comes with the phone is often where people run in to trouble. As far as killing things that you've installed:
    - why not find alternative apps that don't run when you don't want them to instead of having to kill them?
    - if an app starts up again by itself then killing it is perpetuating an endless loop that uses battery and will slow your phone
    - if an app is sitting idly in the background, there's no reason to kill it as it is using zero resources and Android is smart enough to kill it as necessary. An autokill app of your own just duplicates the effort, using resources and opening up an avenue for problems.

    If you're happy with it, then that's fine. I can imagine certain circumstances (if you've installed poorly designed apps, for example) where an auto task killer is necessary. Also specifically on the Droid X after the Gingerbread update:

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    Thanks:) Great advice and much appreciated.
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