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samsung Galaxy S3 slow

Discussion in 'Geeks and Gadgets' started by Moby Dick, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Well-Known Forumite

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    Hi gadget mates,

    My S3 has been a great phone but is bloated with crap after 2 years of use. I have cleaned off the pics but need to clean it up to make it run reasonable speed again and for the battery to last somewhat longer. I now always go out with a spare charged battery in case.

    I have thought that a factory re set. May do the business and prior to this back up to samsung kies beforehand.

    Any help form anyone on this would be grateful as need the phone to be useable not super fast etc..

    Thanks....
     
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  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I'd go for the factory reset, just be sure to back up your photos first.
     
  4. wmrcomputers

    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    You've done well to get 2 years. I've had my current Android phone 7 months and recently had to do my second factory reset already. It's one of those things just like Windows needs a reload every now and then to keep a computer useable. Sort of "housekeeping"
     
  5. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I installed cyanogenmod on my S3 and it lasted a lot longer, actually that reminds me I need to put the original OS back before I sell it!
     
  6. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Definitely back things up then do a factory reset. Too years is a hell of a long time for it to have lasted without needing one.
     
  7. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Well-Known Forumite

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    Many thanks for great info. When I get back off my hols will do just that. I have Kies on the PC at home will back it up then reset the phone and fingers crossed for a vast improvement...
     

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