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How to Speed Up your Nexus 7 in a minute

If you want to improve the performances of your Google Nexus 7, but rooting your device isn’t what you want, then you should know that there are also “standard” ways that can be used for speeding up your Android based tablet. Of course these procedures will not have the same results as like updating with a custom ROM firmware, but at least you will have something to start with. Anyway, if you would like to learn more about how you can easily speed up your Asus Nexus 7, then follow and complete the present step by step guide.

According to those who have experienced speed issues with their Google Nexus 7, it seems that the problems had appeared gradually and especially after the new Android Jelly Bean OS was applied. It seems that the new apps and features are requiring too much from the Nexus 7 tablet and now the device is slower and lazier.

Now, as already mentioned, the best way to use when looking into improving the performances of an Android powered device, is to unchain its system for accessing the same. Well, this can be done by rooting the OS. Anyhow, by gaining root access the warranty will get void; therefore if you are afraid that something bad might happen with your tablet, then try to use other methods instead. Do take note that without rooting you cannot update your Nexus 7 with a custom ROM firmware, which is another procedure to perform when trying to speed up or improve the performances of your handset.

Anyway, the methods explained below aren’t risky at all, so you have nothing to worry about. Actually you will make some general changes in order to bump the speed; you don’t have to download dedicated apps or tool, you just need to navigate through the settings of your device. Well, let’s get started.

How to easily Speed Up your Google Nexus 7

Remove un-used apps and data so you can free up space

Similar with a computer, or notebook your Nexus 7 will be slowed down by the apps, info and data which is being stored on its internal storage memory. For example if your tablet has 16GB of internal storage but you fill up the memory with different stuffs so that in the end you will notice that only 3 GB or less of free space is left, the performances of your device will be slowed down. That’s why, if you uninstall or erase apps and data that isn’t actually necessarily for you, then you will notice how fast the speeds will be improved.

Now, don’t delete important files from your device as you can’t restore them afterwards. Make sure that you are removing only the old stuffs, like watched movies, old games and so on. Also, you can choose to do a hard reset, but remember to backup your data first (save the contacts, market apps, internet settings and everything else it’s important for you).

Use AOSP Browser

According to those who had experienced problems with the speed, it seems that on the Google Nexus 7 the best is to run and use the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) browser instead of Google Chrome or others. It’s true that the AOSP browser isn’t coming with many capabilities and options but if it will run smoother than Chrome, then why not to use it; or at least try it?

So, uninstall your current browser and instead install the AOSP one; unfortunately this will work only if your device is rooted, or unchained. Therefore, first of all use a suitable root guide that can be used on your tablet.

Deactivate Currents Sync along with Background Apps

Another way in which you can speed up and improve the user experience on your Nexus 7 is to disable the currents sync and the background apps.

This might not seem like an important measure, but Google Currents syncing is introducing a major lag on your device. So, if you haven’t done it by now, do deactivate currents sync and background apps on your tablet.

Well, that is what we think will help you when dealing with speed lags and heating issues. Those are only few ways that can be applied on your Nexus 7, so if you know extra ones, use the comments are from below and share your experience and thoughts with us. Also, stay close as further Android related tips, tricks and step by step guides will be developed by our team.

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  • Crank_girl

    Hmm.. . How to speed up your device without rooting. #2 Use a different browser. One that you can only run on a rooted device. Anyone spot the deliberate mistake?

  • wtf

    only one advice that is sometimes easy to forget is actually serious … internal storage … the rest unless you learn english vocabulary and just read articles is garbage and waste od time innercontradictory etc.

  • tw

    No offense or anything, but is this supposed to be an article written by a professional? It seems as though a 9th grader could do a better job. The information is scattered. There is a lot more to it than just rooting your device. In order to root your device and make your device function properly you have to keep up on everything to do with root otherwise it will mess your device up or if your device gets in the hands of your children you will get messed up… In my opinion you could have done a lot better job with the content of this article. It seems as though a lot of these articles are just writers taking bits of information from other sites And re-writing them.. Just my 2 cents.

  • Xavierosimos III

    wow, speechless. Try grammar next time.

    • Herschie Pie

      Just because you people don’t like the article, it doesn’t mean you can be extremely rude. You people are cowards….so sad. Go troll those who actually deserve it….thanks. Oh and lastly….”Try grammar next time” makes no sense hahahahah

  • Matt

    Really? Wow.!!! My main tip. Turn off auto app updates. Not because you don’t want to update but for the reason that android on! Nexus decides to update when you start using Wifi. Then gets on with downloading scanning and installing 10 apps exactly when you want to use it. Bloody stupid. It’ll even update Google Chrome WHILST you’re using it. Guess what. That’s not helpful.

  • Marten Kopp

    Worst article I read in a long time…

  • Jay W

    I don’t know what’s worse, the lame ideas that my 7 year old could have thought of, or showing me how to speed up my device without rooting it by installing an app that needs root access to work. When are you going to write the real article?

  • sweet jesus

    Jesus! What has the amount of internal storage memory used got to do with RAM.

  • sweet jesus

    Surprised there wasn’t a, “you could try switching it off and on again”!

  • Steve

    The best fix I’ve found? Close apps using the app-switcher button (the square) rather than the back button (triangle) and the app’s own shut-down menu. When you use the app-switcher, you get the rolling cascade of tiles representing other apps you’ve been running. Use the X in the corner of each tile to close every app in the cascade. Get used to closing apps this way and having no apps in the app-switcher cascade. I’ve been doing this for a few days now and my Nexus 7 is back to pre-Lollipop speed.

  • Bradjm

    The best trick I’ve found is remove Facebook and Facebook messenger running like a dream on 5.1.1 now

    Just to confirm I reinstalled messenger ran it and boom back to lag and a crashed system ui

    Removed it and not a drama since.

  • Michael Scott

    Totally UNHELPFUL.
    Did you forget to insert the MEAT?