I have LG-P760 with Android 4.0.4, not rooted.

I have about 500MB free space on phone and for last year I haven't really install much apps and so on. Despite that, my Android started to work slower, than slower and now it's ultra-slow.

I don't recall installing anything, using it extensively, mess with rooting or anything like that.

But even simple loading web browser or backing too home screen to see the pinned applications takes enormous amount of time now.

I've already tried clearing cache of applications and restarting phone several times during last month.

What may cause such behavior and how to get back to normal? I know one year ago this phone with virtually the same set of applications and amount of stored pictures/music/etc. was capable of running very smoothly. It looks almost as it was programmed to get slow after year ;)

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    No one else has said it yet, but you probably knew it was coming anyway. Back everything up and do a factory reset. – Ethan Z Mar 7 '17 at 12:56
  • Factory reset won't help too much. The thing is that phone is run over by time, so the solution would be buying a new phone – Једноруки Крстивоје Mar 8 '17 at 18:21
  • @ЈеднорукиКрстивоје What do you understand under "run over by time"? It's piece of hardware, with processor, memory etc. and I wasn't using it extensively. I know friends who use their older phones more and don't have such problems after even few years. I would consider it unacceptable to "run over time" that way for PC/tablet/notebook or any other similar hardware and same should go for phones - after all it's not made out of bambus (at least I hope so). – PolGraphic Mar 8 '17 at 22:15
  • I mean that is old device now since it have 4.0.4 android, everything older than kit-kat is normal to be laggy. What do you expect from dual core device from 2012? – Једноруки Крстивоје Mar 8 '17 at 22:24
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    Whatever. Naah, arguing online is pointless, sorry for bad words, that was just my opinion and look on some things. Bye – Једноруки Крстивоје Mar 12 '17 at 1:09

Try a factory reset. After a while, things get gunked up with tons of unnecessary files that aren't always deleted and a lot of other stuff.

However, your phone will always slow down over time because apps become more demanding as technology progresses. There isn't much that can be done about this.

  • Unfortunately that was the case. I consider it a bit as low quality of software (Android), not to run stable and need to be reset after year or two. Thank you for suggesting the factory reset - after it everything works almost the same as it was year ago - there is an lag, but definitely not as ridiculous as before (waiting 20 seconds to see incomed sms). For other people facing same problem: remember to backup your data, images, smses and contacts before factory reset :) – PolGraphic Mar 11 '17 at 23:21

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