Why is My Moto G So Slow?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

The Moto G was a groundbreaking smartphone when it came out, offering a near-stock Android experience in a sub $200 phone. But as time goes by, the Moto G can slow down a bit, especially if you have a bunch of apps on it that you don’t really use. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to fix why is my moto g so slow problems and get it back to fast.

One of the first things you should try is clearing your app cache on your phone. Cache is a place where your phone stores different types of information so that when you open an app again, it can retrieve the data faster. This saves a lot of space and also prevents your phone from slowing down too much. You can clear the cache for an individual application by going to the Settings app, selecting it and then tapping “Clear Data and Cache”.

Another thing you can try is disabling the animations on your phone. Most people don’t realize that these animations are using a lot of system resources. You can disable them by enabling Developer Options (go to Settings > About Phone and tap the Build Number seven times). Once you have done that, go to System Settings and then scroll down to find Window Animation Scale and Animation Duration Scale. Set them to 0.5x to see a noticeable speed boost.

If none of these methods work, the last resort is to do a factory reset on your device. Make sure you have backed up all of your data before doing this, because it will erase everything on your device.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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