How To Fix Performance Issues On Nexus 7

When using any device for some period of time, including Nexus 7, it may slow down a bit. Perhaps it will need more time to open an app, or to perform the given command. There are several things the users can do to fix performance issues on Nexus 7, and if you are one of them read the potential solutions listed in the text below and try them out. All the steps are pretty simple and easy to follow, so even if you are not an experienced Android users you will be able to handle them all.

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How to fix performance issues on Nexus 7


Restart your tablet

Let’s start with the simplest possible thing – restart. In many situations, restarting a smartphone or tablet turns out to be the most effective solution for all kinds of problems. Why? Because once you restart your device, it will kill the processes and apps that are currently running, it will free up the memory on your tablet, so in a way it will give your device a fresh start which is often all your tablet really needs. Press and hold the Power button and when the menu shows up tap on Restart followed by OK.


Close all the apps you are not using at the moment

This can be pretty helpful for a very simple reason. If tons of apps are open, that will affect the memory of and thus, your device will be slow. Go to Settings, tap on Apps, find the apps you are not using and wish to close, tap on the application and then click Force stop.


Uninstall the apps you don’t need

If you have a bunch of apps on your device that you don’t actually need, remove them. It is a simple thing to do, and it can make a huge difference. Keep in mind the pre-installed apps cannot be removed. Go to Settings, tap on Apps, tap on the application you want to delete and tap Uninstall.


Clear apps cache

To clear cache for all the apps, go to Settings, tap on Storage & USB and tap Cached data followed by OK.


Clear some space on your tablet

If your device is full, don’t be surprised if it is running slower than it used to. To check the storage space, go to Settings > Storage. Backup the files (photos, videos, movies, TV shows, and so on…) or move them to your computer using the USB Cable, and then delete them from your device.


Make sure the apps are up to date

If you noticed your device is running slow only when you are using a specific app, you need to make sure the application is up to date. Open the Play Store and then tap on three horizontal lines to open the menu. Click on My apps & games and either update the apps separately by selecting the app and tapping Update or update all the apps you have by tapping on Update all.


Safe mode

Many times, a rogue app is a reason why some problem occurred, and it may cause many issues such as overheating, battery drain, and performance issues. To check if one of the third-party apps is causing the problem, you can boot your Nexus 7 in the safe mode and once you do that, monitor the performance. All third-party apps will be disabled. If everything works just fine, one of the third-party apps is the problem, so you can either remove third-party apps you recently downloaded (when the problem appeared), or you can perform factory data reset (explained below) which will erase the apps, but it will also erase your files and settings.

  • Press and hold the Power button while the screen is on, and tap Power off
  • Once “Reboot to safe mode” appears tap OK.


Factory data reset

If the previous solutions didn’t work, you should perform factory data reset. As we mentioned, third-party apps, adjusted settings and your files will be deleted so make sure to backup your data and then follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Backup & Reset
  • Tap Factory data reset and tap on Reset tablet
  • Click on Erase everything
  • When the task is completed, choose the option to reboot your Nexus 7.



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