S4 Seems to be running slower these days

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S4' started by Sacheltry, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Sacheltry

    Sacheltry New Member

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    Hello,

    I got my S4 about 6 months ago and have been happy with it (I was an iPhone user for many years prior). However, I have noticed that lately it has been running a bit slower.

    The clearest evidence is when I exit an app and the main screen is blank (except for the wallpaper) for about a second or two (at most). I then watch the icons fill up the screen (maybe another second).

    This is not a big deal, but why would it do this when it was running much quicker since I got it?

    I have "normal" wallpaper (just a blueish background) I don't think I am running anything that is a power hog. I haven't installed anything new or fancy in a while. I do have Battery Doctor which kills apps running in the background - as far as I understand.

    Any advice of what could be causing this and/or what I should be looking at?

    Thank you.
     
  2. GVLBob

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    What happens if you stop Battery Doctor and reboot?


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  3. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
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    Sounds like Battery Doctor may be causing the issue. I'd do what GVLBob says and give that a shot.

    An autokiller isn't really necessary for Android either anymore.
     
  4. Sacheltry

    Sacheltry New Member

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    I uninstalled Battery Doctor and I haven't seen the issue in the past day or so! :biggrin:

    The reason I installed it was because it seemed that my battery was being eaten up. I don't know if it was only a psychological effect (because I didn't do any metrics) but it did seem to help. For the first couple of weeks of Battery Doctor running, I never saw that laggy effect. It wasn't until recently.

    So all seems better now.

    Thank you for the suggestion.
     
  5. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
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    If you notice a sudden drop in battery life again ,and don't already have it, grab Gsam Battery Monitor app and it'll help you find the culprit.

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    I agree on Gsam, it is a must have! You may also find SystemPanel Lite and OS Monitor helpful. Between those three tools you should be able to track down and solve performance and battery drain issues.

    BTW - according to the Gsam author, KitKat breaks non-root battery tools by restricting access to the battery fields. They have asked ElGoog to rectify this, and in the mean time they've come out with a KitKat version of Gsam that requires root, and they're trying to find a non-root workaround.
     
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