Call/text apps keep crashing/lagging repeatedly
I've had this phone over a year and it's always had random issues off and on but for the past couple of weeks it's been virtually unusable. Every time I go into contacts it tells me that "Activity Contacts (in application Contacts) is not responding." It tells me the exact same thing when I go into text messaging. In the event I can actually attempt a text it goes extremely slow and keeps prompting me to force close or wait. 9 times out of 10 I get so frustrated with texting that I can't actually use it. The only way I can make a call is if I go into call logs and there happens to be a recent call with the person I want to call.
What in the world can I do to fix this? I've updated it, cleared out memory, forced apps closed, etc. Please help because as of now this is really just a way to get on the internet and is not a phone in any regard.