Simple Guide to Fix Pixel Lagging Issues Effectively

Have you been facing Pixel lagging issues from time to time? No one likes when their smartphone lags and slows down their user experience. Nothing infuriates me more than my Pixel 8 lagging.

Over the past few days, many users have been facing Pixel lagging issues, with some of the most heavily affected apps being YouTube, X (previously Twitter), Reddit, and more. In some situations, they are also reporting issues with system notifications.

If you’ve been facing Pixel lagging issues, you shouldn’t worry as there are multiple ways to fix Pixel lagging issues. Here, I will show you how such issues can be resolved in a jiffy.

Some possible steps to fix Pixel lagging issues

Pixel lagging issues

Here are the different methods I’ll recommend to help you fix Pixel lagging issues

Step 1: Restart your device

Pixel power off menu
Pixel power off menu

Sometimes, a simple restart will be more than enough to resolve Pixel lagging issues as it refreshes the system and closes the background processes that are causing the issue. I’ve made it a habit to restart my Pixel 8 once every week and this has greatly improved the overall experience of my handset.

Step 2: Clear cache

  • Head over to Settings -> Apps
  • Then, you should look for apps that are storing a huge chunk of cache data
  • Now, press “Clear Cache” as it’ll help improve performance
Delete message data
Delete message data pixel | reference only

Step 3: Uninstall unused apps

If you are like me and have a habit of installing new apps, using them for a while, and then completely forgetting about them, then it is the right time to clean up your Pixel smartphone. By uninstalling unused apps, you’ll be able to free up storage apps and greatly improve the performance of your device.

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Uninstall app | reference only

Step 4: Check for new updates (apps)

If a particular app has been crashing or causing lag issues, you should check if there’s a new update available on Play Store. There might be a bug that is causing the lagging issue.

Moreover, you should check whether or not your device is equipped with the newest software updates as this will improve performance and security.

Check apps update playstore
Check apps update playstore

Step 5: Turn on Don’t Keep Activities

  • Head over to Settings
  • Now, you need to look for “Developer Options” (On pixel phones, it will inside the “System”.
Developer options
Developer options

Guide: How to Enable Developer Options, USB Debugging and OEM Unlock on Android

  • After that, scroll down and look for “Don’t Keep Activities”
Don't keep activities pixel
Don’t keep activities pixel
  • Lastly, turn it off

Step 6: Check if your device has any pending software update

  • Go to Settings
  • Then, from there, check for System > Software Updates

It is always recommended to install the latest stable software build available for the device.

Software update
Software update

We hope this helped you fix Pixel lagging issues on your handset. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to mention them in the comments section.

Aviral Sharma
Aviral Sharma
Android Expert
Aviral Sharma is a talented and passionate writer who has been using words to express his thoughts ever since he learned how to hold a pen. He is passionate about outer space, history, sports, and most importantly, technology. Aviral has been a regular writer for rootmygalaxy for over 6 years and has been covering games and Android guides. He currently owns a Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, an iPhone 13, and a HP Pavilion laptop.

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