Every smartphone, including Nexus 6, may slow down after some period of time. If you noticed that your device takes more time to launch an app or perform a given task, there are several things that you can do to fix the problem. Even if you are not a smartphone expert don’t worry, because all the potential solutions are pretty much simple and we have explained them in details. Let’s see how to fix Nexus 6 performance issues.
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Ways to fix Nexus 6 performance issues
Solution No.1: Restart your Nexus 6
The simplest thing you can do is to restart your Nexus 6, as this action will free up some memory and it will kill the apps and the processes that are running in the background and affect the performance. Press and hold the Power button and when the menu appears on the screen tap Restart followed by OK (to confirm the action).
Solution No.2: Software update
Make sure that the software is up to date. If not, and if there is an update you should install it. It is a well-known fact that a new version fixes the bugs, introduces the features and it also boosts the performance of your device.
Here is the step-by-step guide: How To Update The Software On Nexus 6
Solution No.3: Update your apps
All the apps you have installed should be up to date. You can check for the updates manually, just open the Play Store app, tap on three horizontal lines and then tap on “My apps & games”. Click Update all.
Solution No.4: Get rid of the apps you are not using
Nexus 6 is fast and powerful, that’s for sure, but that doesn’t mean you should keep piling up apps. If you don’t use some apps, just uninstall them. Go to the Home screen, see which apps you have and decide which ones you want to remove. Tap and hold the app and drag it to “Uninstall” section.
Solution No.5: Use Greenify
Once you cleared up the apps a bit, you should download Greenify. This application will put the misbehaving apps into hibernation when not in use, so they cannot create some issues and slow down your device.
Solution No.6: Close the apps you are not using
We all have a few apps that we use periodically, so when you don’t need them close them. To do that, go to Settings > Apps and find the app you wish to close, tap on it and click Force close.
Solution No.7: Clear cache for all apps
This is pretty simple but really important for the performance of your Nexus 6. Here is what you need to do:
- Navigate to Settings
- Tap Storage & USB
- Tap Cached data and then click OK.
Solution No.8: Factory data reset
If you tried all the above-mentioned solutions, but your device still running slow, perhaps it is the time for a fresh start. Factory data reset will wipe off all third-party apps, personal settings and data you have stored on your Nexus 6 so don’t forget to backup the files first. When you do that, follow these steps: go to Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset > Reset phone. When prompted, tap on “Erase everything”, and when the entire processed of erasing is completed, select the option to restart your Nexus 6.
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