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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by robiousa, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. robiousa

    robiousa Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It seems that my Hero is really slow lately, anyone have any idea? Thanks.

  2. adiazm89

    adiazm89 Newbie

    Mine to verry slow its bugging me so much it takes a long time to appen apps and typing a text it will freeze then sudendly un freeze ... I'm really not liking this:mad:
  3. treborcj

    treborcj Android Enthusiast

    Hard to say without inspecting the phone. Possibly an app you installed.
  4. I've probably installed about six Apps. since I got my phone on Christmas Eve (Maybe a few more). I uninstalled a few as well, so I have to open up my list to see exactly how many are default vs. aftermarket. However, I did notice that some of them took my battery charge down quickly (I removed them), and some clogged up RAM (I removed them as well). My Hero is still moving along fast as usual at this point, and the only "lag" which I notice is when I first turn the screen back on after having left it in its sleep mode for an extended period of time. After one screen turn-on however, it works quickly once again (It's a handheld computer, so you can expect it to in many ways act similar to your Desktop/Laptop. Heck, sometimes it even needs a reboot).
  5. adiazm89

    adiazm89 Newbie

    Try this it really fixed mine very content it says on one post how to clear app coche

  6. lldsandsll

    lldsandsll Well-Known Member

    its cuz u touch urself and god knows this
  7. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    Your description of the problem could lead to many different conclusions as to why your "Hero is really slow lately". I really doubt if it is god, though I would not completely discount the wisdom of lldsandsll.

    I just checked my Hero and my wife's Hero and both are fast. I have not done anything special to make my Hero so fast. It has been like this from day one.
  8. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member

  9. revtime

    revtime Well-Known Member

    If god didn't want me to touch myself he would send a buxom brunette to do it for me.

    Still waiting.

    On topic, My Hero is very snappy as well. Never had a complaint about it being slow.
  10. impaler

    impaler Newbie

    OP, kind of vague. Lots of things could be the cause. Need more details.
  11. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    Its an app you've downloaded or the people widget on one of your home screens. Remove it and rebooot. Also try rebooting all by itself.
  12. Syphon

    Syphon Well-Known Member

    Pure awesome! Thanks for the laugh.

    I run advanced task killer and when mine starts to lag, I go in there and kill off some of the things. I want to forewarn you though that task killers do not know know which apps are suppose to run and which are not. There are some apps that if you kill them you will not receive email or your alarm will not go off and you will be late to work. There is a good sticky on this forum for task killers taht explains all this.
  13. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    My Hero was quite laggy until I was enlightened by one of the sticky threads in this forum. Basically what I did religiously was go into task killer and kill the apps I was no longer using. When in reality I was suppost to leave the apps alone and let the android OS allow them to sleep. That way when I go back into the app, it responds MUCH quicker and the lag goes away.
  14. I noticed when I wake my phone up there is a bit of lag. I assume it's updating the way too many widgets I have. Once it's done with that the speed is what I usually see. Is the lag pretty much all the time on yours? Turning off the haptic feedback on the keyboard seems to speed that up as well.
  15. myke66

    myke66 Newbie

    The HTC Location service has a bug in it where it keeps overlapping itself and boggs down your phone dramatically. Try this...

    Turn off location and reset your phone, see if it clears up?

    The new Fresh 1.1 ROM has the HTC location service removed completely and the phone is so fast now (android still has its own location that works fine)
  16. mylinuxbox

    mylinuxbox Well-Known Member

    I know there are some who say that the haptic causes their phone to slow but mine seems just as quick as the day I took it out of the box. I still have haptic enabled.

    Probably a dumb question, but, what features would I lose by turning off location?
  17. chuhsi

    chuhsi Well-Known Member

    not sure if i understand. if i turn off location, then my google maps and everything else that uses location becomes useless.
  18. Semantics

    Semantics Lurker

    You just need to turn location off, reboot the phone, then you can turn it back on. As was stated, there is an issue in 1.5 that keep stacking over time and it slows the phone down to a crawl. For people who do not reboot their phone often, they see the lag. This issue doesn't exist in 1.6 or 2.1, so when we get the upgrade to 2.1 you won't have the problem. Just de select all three locations for about 30 seconds, then you'll be fine. If it lags again, just repeat.
  19. myke66

    myke66 Newbie

    Exactly. Or, just keep location off until you actually need it for an app. Turn it on when you're going to use googlemaps, or whatever location app you have. Most apps like that will prompt you to turn it on before you open it, so its not a big deal to keep it off. I kept mine turned off until i actually used my GPS or something.
  20. SamXp

    SamXp Android Enthusiast

    would be nice if someone made a location toggle app.
  21. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    I have use wireless networks off and toggle my gps just before opening weather or google maps and have never had this issue.

    I would be you'd have to have Use wireless networks and or gps on full time to experience this bug.
  22. chuhsi

    chuhsi Well-Known Member

    turning off location and turning off gps is different, right?
  23. seaker

    seaker Lurker

    Yes turning off gps and location are two different things. You can download switches to your home screen.
  24. chuhsi

    chuhsi Well-Known Member

    seems like the lag on my phone is caused by using wifi...turning off location and gps don't seem to stop the lag. more testing over the next few days.
  25. GeoRXT

    GeoRXT Lurker

    My lag comes from the dialing page itself. When I want to make a call it takes forever to place the call, up to 30+ seconds sometimes. Sometimes it takes forever to look up a contact too....?

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