slow droid razr

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    My DROID razr seems to be slowing down. Its not as fast as it should be. Idkwhy. Anybody might have an idea why and what I can do about it
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    When was the last time you power cycled?

    Other things you can try include:

    - Going into recovery and wiping cache
    - If running Ice Cream Sandwich go into your apps, and disable any bloatware. You may have to uninstall updates before seeing the disable button
    - Go through your downloaded apps, and uninstall anything you don't use anymore
    - You can download an app called Fast Reboot. This usually speeds up my Bionic.
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    Also you might look into an app like history eraser... I use one..just to keep clutter down.
    But i agree with tjk...
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    I agree with both...i normally delete history apps also,once a few weeks if so..
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    Btw.is fast reboot safe enough.its like a task killer aint it?
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    I wouldn't call it a task killer. It goes through the motion of rebooting your device without having to wait for the phone to start up. It was fairly popular with the OG DROID on GB.
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    What does fast reboot do?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
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    Also what does it mean to power cycle?
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    Turn off and turn back on.
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    Fast reboot won't have any negative effects on my phone right?
    And its only the icon, there are no settings or anything?
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    Correct and correct.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
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    Does fast reboot also close any programs that might not be in use or anything like that? Almost like a task manager but not exactly like i know that it reboots all apps but it seems like it closes some as well
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    I find that if I don't reboot every 2-3 days my Razr becomes unbearably slow. But a reboot returns it to it's former speedy self.
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    i had the same problem. Went to Verizon and their is a bulletin out from the techs to just replace the phone. Thats what they did
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    Motorola recommends that you power off your phone every day or so. This insures a "clean" boot and can normally eliminate some of the "crap" that builds up in the system. Disabling apps/bloatware that came on the phone is a good start. Unfortunately you have to root to disable many of the apps/services that came on the phone because there is not the ablilty to disable most of them (I'm not suggesting you root your phone...just saying). Get a cache cleaner...there's lots of them on Play Store and clean out search, history and other cache stores everyday or so. It can make a big difference. There are apps that will tell you which apps are running and how many resources they use. If you find an app that you've downloaded and it is eating up more resources than most anything else then maybe you need to decide how important that app is to you. There are apps that eat a lot of resources and in the process really bog down you phone...task killers are a prime example...and they eat battery.
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