My Droid has gotten Slow!

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    I am not sure why, but recently my droid has been really slow. It takes forever to open apps and it is generally running way slower than it used to. I don't know that it really corisponded to installing any apps. Is there any app that I can run to see what is slowing it down? I have done the app killer and advance task manager.

    PLEASE HELP!
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    Have you tried filtering your apps?
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    Don't know what that means. Can you please explain this process?
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    Not sure what to advise --- remove your apps an reinstall one at a time. That may tell you what is causing the problem.

    Another option-- In settings, tap applications, tap manage applications, tap manage applications, tap soft key, tap filter, tap running.

    Or in settings, tap About phone, tap Battery use. That should tell you what is using the most battery. Stop or remove that app and see if your speed increases.

    Mike
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    Sorry if this is already obvious to you, but I assume you've tried turning the Droid off and back on and then tried a battery pull if that doesn't resolve the problem.
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    Are you using any of the following:

    Any Home replacement app (Home++, Launcher2, etc.)
    Any Virus Protection app
    Any alternate keyboard

    If so, they have all been known to cause lag. Obviously not for all, but on some Droids.
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    Mine started slowing down when closing apps sometimes, the homescreen comes up and the icons really slowly appear. I assumed it was becasue MAPS kept showing as open. I restarted and we'll see. I'm not worried about it though, a battery pull or restart fixes most of these issues.
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    Filter your apps like above, remove any antivirus apps if you have any and see how well it performs after. Also, you can always root and overclock it. ;)
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    My phone is rooted and overclocked to 1 gz, and i'm having some speed issues. Not sure why now, out of this whole time. I am going to figure out what it is.
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    If you're rooted, overclocked, and having some lag issues it could be the ROM and/or kernal you're using. Try flashing a different ROM that is the most current from the developer. Or try a whole new developer, such as switching from bugless to DroidMod (formerly Sholes).

    As stated earlier, it could just be some apps that are stealing all your resources. OS Monitor is good for seeing what apps are currently running and their current CPU usage. SeePU is also good because it places an icon in the notification bar that shows realtime CPU usage in mini-graph form.
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    I'm using the newest BB. I'm not sure what is bogging it down. I dont have any AV. I just took off pictures from my home screen, and I also removed astrid from home screen. let's see if that'll fix it

    and the SeePu app, was cool, but it jumped to red no matter what I did. I could just go to a screen and it'll turn red.

    Hmm photo bucket was taking up 3mb of running services... *uninstalled*

    *EDIT*

    Oh man my news and weather was 15mb, due to cache files. I took care of that.. ahh we are back to good speeds!
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2010
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    Yeah, the graph will rise for a moment, even when scrolling a webpage. It's when the bar STAYS up that you have an issue. Also remember to turn it off or at least take it off 0.5 second refresh when you are done using it, as it will eat battery.

    Good to hear you solved your issue though.
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    Try this:

    Menu/Settings/Sound&Display/Animation/ and select No Animations. This will make your droid snappier.
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    I want animations :)

    but anyways i cleared out teh cache from the weather and news app, and we are back to being fast.
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    If you select no animations what will you lose?
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    Give it a try!
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