nexus 4 slowing down

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nexus 4, slowing down noticeably, only half of 16G capacity used, what's the problem,and what's the solution, otherwise a great platform. thanx
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Gary Valois

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John Burke, Mobile Master

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How much RAM is left?
Certain Apps are pretty heavy on RAM. If there are any that are showing over 100MB used for that particular App, you might want to uninstall it (unless it's an App you absolutely need).

You might also want to clear the Cache using an App like History Eraser--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...
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Well to start, the Android OS takes approximately 3.08 GB of internal storage, so that leaves you with roughly 12.92 GB (some have reported 12.3 GB). To verify, go to Settings > Storage and view the total space.

Go to Settings > Apps - swipe to the left twice (anywhere on the screen) until you get to the ALL tab. This will allow you to see all of the apps that are installed on the device. Tap the 'menu' icon (three little squares) in the upper right hand corner. A dropdown menu will appear, select Sort by size.

This will show the physical size of apps from largest to smallest. If you see an app you don't use any more, uninstall the app by tapping on it. Other factors can account for poor performance; for example, apps that continually run in the background and consume large amounts of RAM.

To see the amount of used and available free RAM, go to Settings > Apps, swipe left until you see the RUNNING tab. At the bottom of the screen, you should see the left side as the amount of RAM used, the right shows the amount of RAM available. The less RAM used, the better.

Regularly clearing out most recently used apps is essential. Tap the softkey to the right of the centre Home button and remove recently used apps by swiping left or right. A reboot is another option, simply hold the Power button down for 4 to 6 seconds until the Nexus 4 powers off completely.

If that still doesn't resolve sluggish performance, a factory reset may be necessary. This is an absolute last resort and will wipe all apps, pictures, music and contact information. Make sure the backup and restore settings are enabled. (Settings > Backup & Restore) prior to performing this step. This will restore the device back to when the day you bought your N4. Instructions are in the link below.

https://support.google.com/nexus/answ...

A bit of a read, hopefully a few of these tips will get your N4 running a little faster.
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I had the same issue. I ended up downloading an app called "Clean Master."

https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

So far I have noticed an improvement. Then again, i do have a lot of crap on my phone hahaha.

Read up on it first before you get it. Also, if someone else wants to offer their opinion on that app, that would be great. I'm testing the waters with it right now.

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