How To Fix A Google Pixel 7 That Keeps Lagging

When a high-end smartphone like the Google Pixel 7 starts to keep lagging, it is often due to some minor issues caused by either the glitches in the system or by some apps. 

Problems like that can easily be fixed and you don’t need expert knowledge on smartphones or their operating systems to fix them. 

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 5 minutes

In fact, all you need to do are some basic troubleshooting procedures and you can get rid of the lags, stutters and freezes. 
In this post, we will show you how to fix a Pixel 7 that keeps lagging. Here’s what you should do: 

  1. First solution: Close all background apps. 


    Before doing anything else, make sure that there are no apps that are currently running in the background as there could be a bunch of them using your phone’s memory and processor. 

    To do that, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop in the middle. 
    Swipe all the way to the left and then tap Clear all. 

    This will close all apps that are running in the background, except for core applications and services. 

    If this doesn’t fix the problem, then try the next solution.

  2. Second solution: Force restart your Pixel 7. 


    If the first solution fails, then what you need to do next is to restart your device. You can actually just do the usual reboot but we suggest you try doing the Forced Restart, which is a simulated battery removal. 

    To do that, press and hold the Power key for 30 seconds. There can be a lot of things that can happen on your screen while you’re holding the power key but keep holding it until it finally turns off. 

    Release the Power key once the Google logo shows on the screen. 

    In most cases, this will fix a Pixel 7 that started to keep lagging without apparent reason. However, if you still notice that it’s running slow with chances of stuttering and lagging, then move on to the next solution. 

  3. Third solution: Free up some storage space.


    Depending on how you use your phone, it’s possible that you’ve already used up more that 90% of the storage space. 

    In such a case, the phone will normally slow down as it tries to accommodate the apps and services that you use. 

    So try deleting some of your pictures, files and videos that aren’t that important anymore. Or you can upload them to the cloud for back up. 

  4. Fourth solution: Factory reset your Pixel 7. 


    Your last resort will be to reset your phone if the problem continues to bug you even after doing all the procedures. A factory reset will bring all the settings back to their default values but it will also delete all your personal files and data. 

    So before you reset your device, make sure to create a backup of things you don’t want to lose so that you can easily restore them when the problem is fixed. 

Tools
  • Android 13
Materials
  • Google Pixel 7

Conclusion

Having a phone that keeps lagging is pretty annoying but in most cases, these solutions are what you need to do to fix them. 

We hope that your phone will work normally after following this troubleshooting guide.

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Harold

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side.

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