XDA member discovers alleged fix to Nexus 7 lag issue after 4.2 update

November 26, 2012

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    Many Google Nexus 7 users reported on sites like XDA-Developers and Reddit major lag issues after being update to Android 4.2, with no official response from Google or Asus. However, one XDA member has found an alleged fix to the bug, which reveals the issue derives from the Google Currents application. The method to resolve the issue is as follows:

    1. Open your app draw
    2. Open Google Currents
    3. Click the three dots in the top right corner of the app
    4. Tap “settings”
    5. Uncheck “enable background sync”
    6. Reboot your Nexus 7

    With no official recognition of the bug, it is not certain as to whether or not this is a definitive fix for the issue, but if it helps your Nexus 7 revive its speed let us know in the comments so we can help others work around the fault.

    Comments

    • Josh King

      That did the trick. Thanks.

    • William Peterson

      Giving it a try. Glad I found your site a few weeks ago. Great stuff!

    • Bartek Sumowski

      Yep works a lot smoother, thanks!

    • Greg

      Glad to see this article, I was wondering what was with the slowness!

    • Yvanho

      Unchecking point 5 then, sync will have to be done manually?

    • Christopher Clark

      Doing that on each user profile did help lag issues, especially when switching between the two.

    • http://twitter.com/MysteryMannnnn Mystery Man

      this was on talk android days ago .____.

    • Cédric Tremblay

      Gonna try this.
      I also seem unable to connect my bluetooth keyboard since the 4.2 update.
      Uh.

    • andy sanchez

      The launcher tsf shell doesnt work anymore on 4.2 and camera features like panorama doesnt work too; it should even though its only front cam…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000338649747 Omario Amriky

      This explains why I thought all the lag claims were BS. I have the Currents app frozen.

    • Alexon Enfiedjian

      Actually, the XDA member found the instructions on TalkAndroid.com in a post they did yesterday.

    • androidthemesdownload.com

      Thanks. Yep works a lot smoother

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535353070 Jez Man

      I also found that clearing the application cache helped, as described on the nxtab forums: http://bit.ly/Wt2y58

    • http://www.facebook.com/ugo.marceau Ugo Marceau

      Helped me ! Nice tip !

    • http://profiles.google.com/daniel.l.nguyen Daniel Nguyen

      does this only apply to the N7? I was thinking of doing this on my N10 I dont use Google Currents anyways

    • Erik Huntoon

      I did this last night and it seems to have helped so far. I also saw someone recommend running Forever Gone which wipes your free space on the device. Did that today as well and things seem to be working much better. The N7 was running terrible for about a week or so until last night.. so I’m happy again!

    • James Young

      Seems to have worked for me. Thanks!

    • NTP

      If Gmail has become too laggy after your recent system update and your N7 experience has become a little slow, try this: disable Google Currents in Settings:Apps:All. Don’t just disable Currents from synching, fully disable it.
      Clear the caches of Chrome and Gmail and other Google apps.
      Then download Forever Gone from Play and run it. It may take a while but it will solve the recent N7 lagging issues.
      Plus Gmail DOES now have pinch to zoom, open Gmail app, go to Settings:General Settings:autofit messages

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