New razr owner, question

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  1. Enemyofthestate

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    Hello all. After having used a blackberry the fast 5 years I've made the switch over to android with a droid razr. So far I am extremely impressed. I got the os update this am and installed it, so far so good. I am having one issue though, if you want to call it that.

    When I first got the phone the transitions were seamless. Now that I've had it a few days I am noticing that when I click my messaging or email app, I get a white screen for about a second before it loads up. I know this isn't major but it's bugging the poop outta me.

    Any idea on how to get it back to making smooth transitions? All help and advice is greatly appreciated.

    ETA: just received two emails and when I checked them it was smooth once again. What's causing this? Any ideas?
     
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    Is your battery full when this is happening or not if its going seamless when its full and not going seamless when its low on battery then its the smart actions probably conserving data use and display use just a guess
     
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    ThAnks for the reply. The battery is about halfway charged right now. In one instance I get the white screen, in another I don't, all with the same battery level. I checked out smart actions and it's saying I currently have nothing set up. Not sure about rooting. What are the downsides to performing such a task?
     
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    Noting at all go droidrzr.com and explains it all step by step on how to root
     
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    I am sorry to hear you are having troubles, but it can be related to any number of things. If there are apps running in the background that are at that moment taking up a large part of either the internal RAM or a great percentage of the CPU cycles, it can cause a lag like you mention. Also, if the cache for the apps (email & messaging for instance) are either excessive in size or somehow corrupted, the device may be trying to make sense of it and that can also cause lag.

    You may want to go into settings, applications, manage, choose the email app (and then afterwards the messaging app), and click the box to "clear cache". Also, it's recommended that you reboot the phone every few days (like it's recommended you reboot your computer), to give it a fresh start.
     
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    Fox probably nailed your issue i am not gonna lie i love my RAZR best phone i have ever used
     
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    I checked out the cache and it's saying it's clear. I power off every night then back on in the morning. Is this the same as a reboot or should I do it differently? And it's not really that big of an issue. I'm just being a bit OCD. When I do check the apps in the manage app it is saying I have x amount of data. Do I want to clear that or leave it be?
     
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    Yeah what you're doing is fine as far as a reboot goes. Turning it off and then back on in any way is considered rebooting it. It resets all of the ram and just makes your phone run smoother. And you can clear it, but sometimes having cached memory for apps is a good thing. Generally it allows that app to load quicker as it doesn't have to load as much. But really, random little things like that happen with some apps. Not all apps are created equal. Some have worse loading times than others, its just the nature of the variation you can encounter on a platform as open as Android.
     
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    Thx for the help. I haven't had the device very long, just about five days. Maybe it will smooth itself out.
     
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    I would get comfortable with the phone before you start reading up on rooting. IF that is even a step you would want to take. As far as the white screen goes. FoxKat probably said it best...

    What I would do is over the next few days see if the white screen is happening with only 1 or 2 specific apps or is it all apps, is the battery level about the same or is it different levels, is it always after you have been browsing or on the phone etc or is it random times. Maybe there is a minor conflict setting it into action.
     
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