What to do with Google Pixel 3 that’s running so slow?

Performance issues seldom happen to Google Pixel 3 but there are times when the phone just slows down without apparent reason at all. But the thing about this kind of problem is that you can always fix it on your own without any help from a technician because while it’s very annoying having a slow and sluggish device, it’s not really a serious issue. Needless to say, a few tweaks here and there will bring the phone back to its original state.

That’s what I want to share with you in this post. I will also walk you through in troubleshooting  your Pixel 3 that started to run very slowly. So, if you’re one of the owners of this device and are currently being bugged down by a similar problem, continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another.

Before we move on, if you are looking for a solution to a different issue, visit our Pixel 3 Help Guides page for we have already fixed several issues that were reported by owners of this device. Find issues or articles that are similar with the problem you currently have and feel free to use our solutions.

Going back to our troubleshooting, here’s what you should do if your Pixel 3 starts to run so slow…

  1. Use it in safe mode to know if it’s caused by a third-party.
  2. Make sure there’s enough storage space left.
  3. Factory reset your Pixel 3.

The moment you noticed the phone started running so slow or sluggish, you should have already rebooted it a few times but if not, then begin your troubleshooting with a reboot. If that won’t fix the problem, run it in safe mode and continue using it in that state to be able to know if a third-party application or service is causing the problem. While in safe mode, all third-party apps are temporarily disabled so it’s expected that the phone should work properly. If the phone actually runs normally while in this mode, find out which of your apps is causing the problem and then uninstall it. You may have to uninstall more than one app for this. However, if the phone is still slow even in safe mode, then move on to the next procedure.

Manage your phone’s storage because if there’s not enough space left, the phone’s performance will be the first one to suffer. You may move some of your files to your computer or back them up in the cloud to free up some space. After which, reboot the phone and see if the performance improves. However, if there’s enough space left and the phone is still working so slow, then you have no other choice but to reset it.

Backup all your important files and data before the reset as they will be deleted. After the backup, perform the factory reset to bring your phone back to its default settings and configuration. Performance issues are very minor problems that you can fix with a reset. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap System > Advanced > Reset options.
  3. Tap Erase all data (factory reset) > Reset phone. If needed, enter your PIN, pattern, or password.
  4. To erase all data from your phone’s internal storage, tap Erase everything.
  5. When your phone has finished erasing, pick the option to restart.

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the problem with your device. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!