Moto Droid Slowness?

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    Ok, love my Droid but, lately, it's gotten real sllllooooowwwww and I'm not sure why. I've restarted it but it doesn't help. Is there some utility to clean up things which may help? It was always very snappy, now, not so much.

    Running latest Android version (not 2.2) and not a ton of things installed. Haven't installed anything in at least 2 weeks but this has started very recently (like the past few days). So I'm not thinking it's anything I've installed.

    Any suggestions on what I can try or look into?

    Thanks.
     
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    Have you emptied the cache, history & cookies??
     
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    No. How do you do this in Android? I will try that for sure.
     
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    Droid on 2.1 is very slow, thats one of the reasons i rooted :)
     
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    To clear the cookies, cache, etc, open your browser and hit the menu and go to settings. Should be towards the bottom of the list. There is also form data, but I don't know what that is.
     
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    Define what is slow. If it is moving from screen to screen, checking messages, using the market, etc....then clearing browser cache isn't going to do a thing for you.

    Do you have a lot of apps installed? How much free space do you have on your card and on your phone?

    Are you ok with doing a factory reset and reinstalling your apps? (we can set them aside so you don't have to go download them all manually from the market again)

    How long have you had your phone?

    By saying not 2.2 I'm assuming you also are not rooted, that you have a stock phone on 2.1, correct?
     
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    See below...

    By slow I mean, doing just about anything on the phone. From opening an app to hitting a button within the app. The phone just sits there for a while (sometimes quite a while) before doing what I told it to do. Never did this before which is why it's so strange.

    Well, define, "a lot". I don't believe I have a lot as I don't regularly download apps. If I go into QuickUninstaller I count 78 apps total (including the Android-standard apps).

    I have 13.44GB of free space on the card and 62.85MB available on the phone.



    If I have to, obviously. I'd prefer not to but I understand these things happen....

    Since they originally released the Droid. Got it about a week after it came out.

    Correct, I am not rooted.
     
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    You can use Astro, free market app, to backup all your apps onto your card. If you bring the phone into a store and they look at it they may do the wipe. You also can easily do this yourself too. There's a chance it is something hardware related and they'd replace the phone, but there also is a chance some app is giving you grief.

    Is it consistently slow? Asking because if you first boot up and don't start any apps up that might indicate an app is giving a problem.

    Obvious statement, but if you recall when it started getting slow and yank apps off you got around that time you might catch the culprit.
    Back them up to your sdcard with Astro first.

    I don't use MyBackUp Pro but I think it backs up not just your apps but also data stored within apps too. But don't quote me on that.

    It also is possible an app has been upgraded to work with 2.2 and the dev messed up, you took an update, and suddenly a perfectly functioning app now has a conflict with android 2.1 on your phone.

    No definite cure for you, just some possibilities to check out.
     
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    It's not always slow--which is weird. I'll go to check email and it'll work fine. I'll go back into the phone a few minutes later to call someone and it'll be slow.

    I haven't installed any new apps in a while. However, as you know, apps are being upgraded all of the time. Maybe it's something which was upgraded. Hmm...

    I'd just do the wipe myself as I trust myself more than some of the people at the stores... ;)

    Thanks.
     
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    I would think that if it were an app that others would be having the same issue. That would be the biggest reason I'd bring it in, so that they can see something is up. I'd definitely do my own backing up of stuff though. That I don't think I'd trust them so much on ;)