How To Fix Nexus 6 Keeps Freezing

The best way to describe Nexus 6 is to say it is big, fast and beautiful. Even though it works really well, some users complained about a few problems. One of the problems some people experienced is that their Nexus 6 freezes from time to time, and what that happens they can’t do anything but to wait until the device becomes responsive again. This is so annoying! Let’s see how to fix Nexus 6 keeps freezing issue.

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How to fix Nexus 6 keeps freezing


Restart your Nexus 6

For starters, you should restart your Nexus 6. This will kill the apps and all kinds of processes that are running in the background, and it will free up the memory on your device. Sometimes, this is all you need to do especially if you haven’t restarted your device for a while because it may run slow after a while and issues like this one is can occur. Press and hold the Power button and when the menu shows up on the screen tap Restart, followed by OK to confirm your action.


Update the software

The next step is to make sure the software on your device is up to date. As you probably already know, a new version of the software will bring fresh features, it will improve the overall performance of your Nexus 6 and it will also fix the glitches. Do the following:

  • Go to Settings
  • Scroll down and click on About phone
  • Tap System updates followed
  • Click Check for update

If there is an update click Install. Keep in mind the problem may not disappear right away because often, the phone needs some time to “settle” after the update.


Update your applications

This may do the trick. Open the Play Store app, tap on “My apps & games” and then tap on “Update all”. When you don’t have the latest version of the apps, they may start to act strangely and cause all kinds of problems.


Close the applications you are not using

Go to Settings > Apps, and there tap on the app you wish to close. Now tap “Force stop”.


Clear up the storage space

Make sure you  have enough storage space on your device. To do that, navigate to Settings and then tap Storage. If you have less than 10% of free space, it’s time for some cleaning!


Clear apps cache and data

You can do this for each app separately, but this is time-consuming. Instead, you can clear cache and data for all the apps you have on your Nexus 6. To do this, go to Settings > Storage, tap on Cached data and tap OK to confirm your action.


Safe mode

If the previous solutions didn’t work, you should boot your device into safe mode to see if any of third-party apps is responsible for the problem. When using your device in safe mode, all apps you have installed will be disabled. If your device is working normally, then one of the apps is definitely the reason why the problem occurred. You can delete the apps one by one, or you can do factory data reset. To boot your device into safe mode:

  • The screen on your Nexus 6 should be turned on
  • Press and hold the Power button
  • When the box opens, tap and hold Power off
  • After that you will see “Reboot in the safe mode”, just tap OK

When you are ready to exit the safe mode, restart your device.


Factory data reset

By performing factory data reset, your Nexus 6 will get a new start, without third-party apps, personal settings, and data because all of it will be wiped off. Backup your files first. Follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Settings
  • Tap Backup & reset
  • Tap on Factory data reset
  • Click Reset phone
  • Tap Erase everything
  • When the process is completed, select “Restart”



Hopefully, one of these solutions will work for you.



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