Sluggish After Update / Not getting game notifications?Support


  1. Rayfb316

    Rayfb316 Member

    Hello. After the Ice Cream Sandwich update my Thunderbolt feels sluggish. It seems to take a few seconds to flip pages, open apps, run apps, turn on/off, pretty much everything like it's struggling to run the software? Is anyone else experiencing this or know any fixes?

    Also my games like Words With Friends, Draw Something, etc don't show up in the notification bar when others play their turns. I uninstalled the games and reinstalled them, so hopefully that works.

    Just wanted to see if anyone else was having these same problems or anything else?

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  2. Toddo97

    Toddo97 Active Member

    Mine seems to restart faster, but i do get some of the slowness you're seeing (opening up texting, for example, is much slower than before). The only fixing I've seen is doing a factory reset, but i'm not ready to do that yet
  3. Rayfb316

    Rayfb316 Member

    I did a basic restart and I think it helped as it seems to be running more normally. Deleting and reinstalling some of the applications also seemed to help to get them to show up in the notification bar.
  4. droidsmurf

    droidsmurf Active Member

    After several days of re-installing programs, rebooting, battery pulls, etc., I decided to do a hard factory reset. The speed is alot better now although I'm sure a new phone would be snappier. Amazon app store is still a slug - having trouble reinstalling programs. Hated having to do it but it seems to have helped. Also noticed that some of the programs looked slightly different after reinstall maybe due to it knowing that ICS was on board now?
  5. mplevy

    mplevy Well-Known Member

    Mine was a slug also, then my brother pointed me to a forum where people were discussing it and someone found that removing Handcent fixed it. Mine is MUCH faster. I may miss the pop-up notification but I won't miss the sluggish feeling.
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  6. OhioGuy89

    OhioGuy89 Well-Known Member

    I'm in the same boat as you.
  7. rox44

    rox44 Active Member

    Mine lagged so bad after the update, even after a factory reset, I was considering going back. Then I removed Handcent and rebooted. After a few hours of testing, my phone is much more responsive.

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