#1 By: howtogeek, May 26th, 2013 06:42
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/164106/why-is-my-nexus-7-so-slow-8-ways-to-speed-it-up-again/
Everyone seems to be complaining about their Nexus 7 tablets slowing down over time. Sure, this is anecdotal — but there are a lot of anecdotes. We’ll cover a variety of ways to speed it up.
#2 By: A happy, May 26th, 2013 06:44
#3 By: odysiuss, May 26th, 2013 07:54
Yesterday i bought me a samsung tab 2 7 inch,immediately after 5 minutes of usage i thought i made a mistake amd should have bought the nx7 ,but thankfully there was an update 4.1.2 waiting there ,after the update everything is smooth ,that's been said i would not replace the availability of an ext sdcard with the speed of cpu in nx7 .but thearticle above made me wonder about all those guys posting all those youtube movies on youtube on how the nx7 demolishes the samsung tab 2 7 when it comes to speed ,there is absolutely nothing that the nx7 can do the tab 2 cannot do .
#4 By: bustarhymes123, May 26th, 2013 10:12
Great guide! Another thing I would recommend would be to clear the cache files for individual apps. There are many apps that do this such as 1Tap Cleaner that can do this all at once. There are also apps like Greenify that "freeze" apps so they do not run in the background. Greenify saved me a ton of battery and has led to less idle CPU usage. Plus, all apps run normally and I still get realtime notifications. Also, remove as many widgets as you can because they take up RAM and slow your system down if you have them running. Turn off location services and Bluetooth. For rooted users, you can overclock your tablet with any free program or through Cyanogenmod.
#6 By: Naman Sood, May 26th, 2013 20:43
There is. The Nexus can run default Android, minus TouchWiz, minus bloatware, without having the bootloader unlocked. Get me a Tab 2 which can do that.
#7 By: scperi, May 27th, 2013 11:58
For me it was a simple as having less than 3Gb left in the storage and deleting something makes a big difference. Also if like me you don't have much stuff stored but are still out of memory go into the settings and select apps. Then in individual apps look at what they have stored in Data and Cache. If you stream Google Music it will save loads. On my N7 it saved over 2GB of music, clearing this is a good start. Currents is also another storage hungry app go and clear it every now and then as well.
For some reason the N4 doesn't seem to get to bothered by how full it gets though....
I think unticking Automatically Cache in google music to see if it keeps it clear.
#8 By: Hmm888, June 20th, 2013 20:28
I HATE these kinds of blogs/posts/articles. These kinds of articles are for people who tinker with their devices eg. root/jailbreak. It's a big waste of time. The sensible thing to do for the hacker author is to at least write a disclaimer in the subject line ROOT REQUIRED. One should not have to read through the post/blog/article to see that it only applies to a small segment of Nexus users who tinker with their devices. For the vast majority, people don't hack their devices.
I am appalled at the writing of Chris HOFFMAN. He is promoting people to hack their phones and to investigate/research ROOTING. I shall ignore his posts in the future should I come across them.
#9 By: Fenrir7, June 24th, 2013 12:25
When I go into recovery mode, all I get is a screen that says "No command." Other than that, this was helpful. All the background syncing especially seemed to be really slowing down my Nexus and draining the battery. One more suggestion I can think of is too reboot the device every now and then to clear RAM. I made the mistake of going ay least a month without rebooting the Nexus 7, and it just gradually got slower and slower.
#10 By: Jonathan_Hodges, June 25th, 2013 10:08
I have the same issue as Fenrir7 has. When starting up while holding Volume up and down and power, I can get to the same opening screen. Pressing volume up to select recovery mode and tapping on the power button only causes my original 8 GB tablet to blank out for a second to come back with a screen that says "no command". Tapping up, down, or power has no further effect. Holding in the power allows me to reboot again. How can I clean the cache partition? I've even tried holding the up and down buttons when the screen blanks, but still get the same "no command" screen, as mentioned here: clean your cache
#11 By: Naman Sood, June 26th, 2013 03:22
Why, exactly? You know the Administrator user in Windows? Root is the administrator in Linux and Android. Rooting is nothing but providing Admin access to your Droid device, so you can do more with it. And rooting a device does NOT (repeat: NOT) come under hacking. And Nexus devices are meant to be tinkered with. That's why they're Nexus devices. Also, this website is mostly (if not entirely) composed if people who do tinker with their devices. Read this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/135663/htg-explains-whats-the-difference-between-jailbreaking-rooting-and-unlocking/PSBy Chris Hoffman
#12 By: Hmm888, June 26th, 2013 18:11
Hmm, I find that hard to believe that Google endorses rooting their Nexus devices. If that was the case I would imagine the devices would become sold rooted and with instructions to boot on how to tinker with them.
#13 By: Naman Sood, June 27th, 2013 02:47
That wouldn't be considered as "tinkering". Also, even though the Nexus devices are primarily for enthusiasts and developers (or as you might refer to them, hackers ), regular consumers may also buy them. And if the devices come rooted, with a pre-unlocked bootloader, can you imagine any business getting a Nexus device? An unlocked bootloader means that you can access anything on the phone/tablet. That's a feature only for the tinkerers and those who support NSA.
#14 By: Rick Noble, October 25th, 2013 14:20
I found that a free app called Clean Master worked better than any of the other "remedies" I've seen on this problem.
#15 By: Anthony Tanas, February 14th, 2014 00:46
Freeing up space had a big impact. I tried to download forever gone but it appears to be no longer available?