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General Anyone Else's Incredible Running Really Slow and Laggy from Time to Time?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BSFL89, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. BSFL89

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    Has anyone noticed that their incredible gets bogged down and runs super slow from time to time? Something as slow as opening handcent and writing a response message can take for ever, I type the word and 5 seconds later it will show up. I do not get why but it is really frustrating.
     

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  2. TheSultan

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    only if i'm trying to type in Handcent while also downloading an app/update from the Market. Otherwise....no.
     
  3. FramCire

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    Market downloads are the lag for me.
     
  4. kborer22

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    one thing i found when replying text messages was the amount of messages for a specific contact. So for example i had something like 750 messages with my gf since i have had the phone. I had the same slow response time and experienced some lag composing a response. I just deleted the messages, boom problem solved. Worth a shot it worked for me.

    I also have some lag from time to time after i turn my phone on for the day. So have a full screen weather and calendar widget and once i scroll over them and allow them to load the phone is usually good to go.
     
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  5. jpr18

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    ^ exactly. Make sure to clear out your saved messages one and awhile.
     
  6. Stupifier

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    That may answer the lag when typing in handcent.....but i also get similar lag when typing in ANY text field (internet browser, sms, etc). The problem is not singular to handcent.

    Advice?
     
  7. FramCire

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    You using swype? I uninstalled and reinstalled and now swype is working fine for me. Before it was laggy and then frozen.
     
  8. merx

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    I get lag as well from handcent. Same issue when I type it doesn't show up for a bit. Sometimes in the browser as well. Clearing out messages helps a bit but I still am hit with lag spikes every now and then and it can be very frustrating. And deleting threads in handcent is a joke. Thing crashes half the time or just sits and locks up.
     
  9. Twiz

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    I get browser lag but that is the reception issue that sometimes vzw says doesn't exist.
     
  10. Wiggin21

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    the only serious lag is one im experiencing right now, typing into the browser on this specific forum. never happens anywhere else, and its painful now that tapatalk is disabled :(
     
  11. Stupifier

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    I am not using Swype....just the standard keyboard. I have changed nothing in the keyboard department except the minor additions to the dictionary.

    The lag is actually pretty bad...like keystrokes displayed full seconds after pressing them.....granted that kind of lag occurs only when I type fast...but still...I should be able to type fast and it display fast.
     
  12. jsstritz

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    My biggest annoyance is replying in gmail I have to hit the "reply" button like 3-4 times sometimes before it takes the command. Anyone else have that issue?
     
  13. Cole Trickle

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    I get the gmail lag and a big lag if doing a market download. Powering off once a day seems to keep the rest of the phone from lagging. I am a very heavy user...stay at home dad so I am on all day playing games, surfing, watching movies while junior rattles around.
     
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  14. amarryat

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    Yes I have seen that - not 3-4 times for me, but twice. It happens with the "forward" button too, and pretty much every time.
     
  15. wonderbread

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    I've only experienced lag once and I used OS Monitor to see what was causing the problem. A twitter client I was using was taking up 67% CPU. After killing it and uninstalling, the phone went back to lag free.
     
  16. jsstritz

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    Ok well now my phone just locked up on me for the first time. I couldn't get it to free up and finally resorted to a battery pull :(
     
  17. wrestlingnrj

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    I have the same exact issue, but with one specific car forum that I'm on.
     
  18. yakillinyateam

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    the only time i ever have any lag is when my phone drops below 50mb. I just close some apps and it starts running fine.
     
  19. Yeah, I'm with Cole on this one. Market updates/downloads slow me down quite a bit, as well. I'm also a stay-at-home parent/college student. The only thing that has saved me from going completely insane with boredom this summer has been my Incredible. I'm pretty much using it constantly.

    I've also had a lot of internet lag on it this morning. Then my battery overheated. LOL Ah well, I guess even a phone deserves a break every now and then.
     
  20. KzA

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    Handcent is SUPER laggy for me.. The rest of the phone is still snappy after a month or two of heavy usage. Makes me consider moving away from Handcent
     
  21. DWSFresh

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    Had been experiencing an overall lag for the phone. I had a TON of texts saved in my messages. Deleted them all, and it took a few minutes. Now the phone is running perfectly again.

    Thanks, all.
     
  22. DWSFresh

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    Had been experiencing an overall lag for the phone. I had a TON of texts saved in my messages. Deleted them all, and it took a few minutes. Now the phone is running perfectly again.

    Thanks, all.
     
  23. BSFL89

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    Why would stored texts lag the rest of the phone, its not like they are cached in the ram, only a couple are. And guess that could be my problem... I have something like 4000 messages with my gf that I havent deleted any yet
     
  24. Stupifier

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    I agree. It is strange that the whole phone would lag due to just sms messages...WTF. the only lag I get is typing on the keyboard (default keyboard). This lag is in virtually everything though. Lame
     
  25. Reginald VelJohnson

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    Aside from what's already been mentioned, I've noticed that the Pandora client will cause lots of lag. Other than that, it's quite nice.
     

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