How To Fix Nexus 5 Lag Issues

After using any smartphone for a while, you will notice that after some period of time it runs a bit slower than it used to, and you may experience lag issues. That is the case with all the phones out there including Nexus 5. Sometimes, the reason for the slow performance of your phone can be an application or the fact that your device is not up to date, or because your storage is almost full. In this article, we will share a few tips that will show you how to fix Nexus 5 lag issues.

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Ways to fix Nexus 5 lag issues


Solution No.1: Restart your device

In many situations, especially when experiencing lag issues, a simple restart can fix the problem. What you need to do here is to press and hold the Power key, and once you see the menu on the screen, tap Restart.


Solution No.2: Steps to take when the app is causing the problem

Many users noticed their Nexus 5 slows down once they open and start using a specific application. When the app is misbehaving and causing the problem, there are a few things you can do to fix the problem.

  • First, see if the app is up to date. Go to Play Store, tap on three horizontal lines to open the menu and then click on My apps & Games. Under “Installed” which apps need to be updated, and click “Update all”.
  • Clearing the cache for the app can solve the problem. Navigate to Settings and tap Apps. Find the app that is acting strangely under “All” tab, tap on it and click on Clear cache.
  • If clearing the cache didn’t solve the problem, clear app’s data. Again go to Settings > Apps, select the app, tap Storage and then click Clear data.

If these few steps don’t solve the problem uninstall the application.


Solution No.3: Close the applications you are not using at the moment

We all have the same habit. We open tons of apps at some point, and simply let them run the processes in the background, and the fact that bunch of apps is running will definitely slow down your device and will cause Nexus 5 lag issues. To close the apps you don’t need at the moment, go to Settings, tap Apps and go through the applications. Click on each you want to close, tap on it and touch Force stop.


Solution No.4: Clear some space on your Nexus 5

One of the reasons why the device can slow down is because if the internal storage on it is full, or almost full. To see the available storage go to Settings and tap on Storage. There are several things you can do to free up some space. You can delete the files you backed up, such as your photos and video. Clear the app cache and data, and uninstall the applications you don’t use.


Solution No.5: See if the software is up to date

A new software version can bring a wide range of improvements, and it may help you fix the problem. Plus, it will most likely bring several new features, but most importantly it will enhance the performance of your device. To see if an update is available, go to Settings, scroll down and tap About phone > System Updates and then tap on Check for an update. If there is an update available, tap Install.


Solution No.6: Reset your device to factory settings

If the above-mentioned solutions didn’t solve the problem, you can try to fix it by resetting your device to factory settings. The first step is to back up your data. Next, go to Settings > Backup & Rest > Factory Data Reset and tap on Reset phone and then tap Erase everything. Once the erasing process is completed, tap on the option to reboot your phone.


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