One thing many people seem to forget is that a tablet is just like any other type of computer. It has all of the major components which a PC has that is essential for it to operate. Tablets have memory, Operating System, Permanent Storage, CPU and of course applications. It is capable of interacting on the internet as well as any local area network available to it. Many users believe that tablets are much different than computers and do not ave the headache that you get when using your computer. But the fact is tablets can be subjected to the same problems associated with any PC. Especially slowness and crashing. Let us take a look at some of the most common tablet problems users face and how to solve them.
1. Running Out of Installation SpaceThis is a common issue among many tablet owners, and most times the problem lies with the owner of the tablet. The tablet comes with it's own storage capacity and the user has the option of adding a SD card to increase storage space. But plugging in the SD Card alone will simply not tell the Android Operating System by default to use the external storage as main storage. You must manually allow that option in your tablet. When the storage on your tablet becomes full, not only will you not be able to download additional applications, you will not be able to install them either. And a out of storage tablet also contributes to a slow moving tablet. Following the following to increase your storage space on your tablet.
Remove all apk downloads. After you have installed the apk files, there is no need to have them lingering on your tablet using up space. Disrupt that apk party and delete those files you downloaded.
Select Your SD Card as Main Storage. Once you select your SD card as main storage, all your downloads and things such as photos, videos and pictures will be stored there. Thus freeing up space on your tablet. The good thing about this is that you can simply take out this SD Card and slide it into your new tablet and have all your data ready.
Here are the Basic Steps to Allow Your External SD Card as default Storage:1. Go to Settings in your Tablet
2. Select Storage
3. Select the External SD Card
4. Select Set as Default Storage
2. Too Much Applications Running At OnceThere are so many android apps available today it is just downright AWESOME! but don't get carried away with these apps because many are memory and CPU eaters. You have to remember that once you install certain applications, they will always need to be running in memory to function properly once you boot you Tablet. What you need to do is check and see how much application is active in the background when you tablet is on. Then assess the important ones and the ones which should not be running. Remember, many of these background running apps need to do so to function properly.
Here are the steps to check your running applications on Your Tablet
1. Go to File manager on Your Tablet
2. Select Apps and scroll over to running Apps. There you will see all applications currently running in the background. You can select any app and stop that app from running. Remember to always check out the app before stopping it. It could be a legitimate app used by you or your android OS.
3. Install and Run Antivirus AppAfter you have Stopped and uninstalled all useless applications which are using up your memory and slowing down your tablet. You must then run a virus scan on your tablet to ensure that virus was disguised as a legitimate application and installed on your tablet. Virus may cause excessive memory and network bandwidth usage. It may destroy your Android OS and even download other malicious software to your tablet.
4. Backup and do a Factory ResetIf you tried all the above pointers and your tablet is still as fast as a snail that came down with the flu virus, you may need to backup your files and do a factory reset. WARNING - Backup all your needed files as this reset will wipe your tablet clean.
1. Go to Settings
2. Backup and Reset
3. Factory default Reset
I can honestly say that if after a factory reset and you still experience slow problems with your tablet, you may have hardware issues. It may be that time you will need to buy yourself a gift!