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How to fix Slow Nexus 6 – Fix frame drops and lag issues

While the Nexus 6 features a powerful 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor the device can still experience some issues when it comes to performance. These are not because of the lack of hardware power but are more an issue caused on the software side of things.

How to fix Slow Nexus 6 – Disabling device encryption

The first thing we are going to do is disabling device encryption. On Android 5.0 Lollipop encryption comes enabled by default and while it drastically improves device security it also affects device performance.

You can learn how to disable it by following our in-depth guide here keep in mind that it does require root and the download and installation of additional software.

How to fix Slow Nexus 6 – Disabling Chrome Merge Tabs

Another issue causing problem for many users is a small feature integrated into Chrome, Google browser. Before we start we highly recommend installing the latest Version of Chrome which you can download here one done, do the following:

  1. Open up Chrome
  2. Head over to Settings
  3. Look for the option “Merge tabs and apps”
  4. Make sure to turn it Off

How to fix Slow Nexus 6 – Blame the apps

Nexus 6 app usage

If your device is still showing problems it is most likely caused by an app on your device. Many apps and games keep running in the background taking up hardware causing the device to slow down.

Open up your settings app and head over to “Apps” then select “Running” make sure to close any app that is taking up a lot of resources that you aren’t using at the time.