In this video, we will show how to fix a Google Pixel 5 that’s running slow and understand the reason why such a problem occurs every now and then. Many of the problems like this can be fixed easily, so continue reading to learn more.
Performance issues like sluggishness and freezes can oftentimes be caused by applications that stopped working. There are times when applications become rogue and affect your phone’s overall performance. However, there’s also a possibility that a firmware problem will make your phone run slow. That’s why you need to troubleshoot your phone to know what the issue is. Here’s what you should do:
First solution: Make sure no apps are running in the background
When the performance of your phone gets affected by apps that keep crashing, you don’t have to worry too much about it because you can fix it by simply closing the apps that are left running in the background. That must be the first thing you have to do as it might save you from a lot of trouble. Here’s how it’s done:
- Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop at the middle. This will show you the apps that are still running.
- Now swipe up on each app to close them one after another.
After doing that, try to see if your Pixel 5 is now running smoothly.
Second solution: Force restart your phone
Issues like this can often get fixed by the first solution, but to follow it up, it’s better to refresh your phone’s memory and reload all its apps and services. You can do that by performing the Forced Restart. Here’s how it’s done:
- Press and hold the Power key for 8 seconds. This will trigger your phone to shut down and power back up.
- Once the Google logo shows, release the Power key and wait until the boot process is completed.
After the restart, try to see if your Pixel 5 is still very slow or if the problem is already fixed.
Third solution: Make sure you still have enough storage space
Performance issues will also occur if your device is running low on storage. It’s because apps and services create their own caches when used. So if you don’t have enough storage left, your phone will take time deleting the files first before executing your commands. To rule this out, follow these steps:
- Launch the Settings app.
- Find and tap Storage.
- You will immediately see how many percent is used but if you need to manage the storage, then tap Manage storage and do what you need to do.
After making sure that the problem isn’t due to low storage space, move on to the next solution.
Fourth solution: Factory reset your Pixel 5
If all else fails, then you have no other choice but to reset your Pixel 5. A factory reset will fix any performance-related issue including this one. But before you do that, make sure to back up your important files and data as they will be deleted and it may be hard for you to restore them. Once you’re ready, follow these steps to reset your device:
- Open your phone’s Settings app.
- Tap System.
- Tap Advanced.
- Tap Reset options, and then tap Erase all data.
- Tap Erase all data at the bottom right corner of the screen.
- If needed, enter your PIN, pattern, or password.
- To erase all data from your phone’s internal storage, tap Erase all data.
After the reset, set up your Pixel 5 as a new device. Your phone should be running smoothly now.
And those are the solutions you can use to fix your Google Pixel 5 that’s running slow. We hope that this troubleshooting guide can help you.
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