Fix Moto G too slow after installing Lollipop Update

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Motorola’s popular Android devices, the Moto G 1st Generation and Moto G 2nd Generation have already received the latest Android 5 Lollipop upgrade. Despite their budget prices, these devices smoothly ran Android 4.4 KitKat and they’re equally capable of running the polished and featured packed Android Lollipop OS. However, after the recent upgrade, many users are finding that their Moto G is getting too slow- causing random crashes, freezes and lagging while playing Videos or swapping between apps. This is not a hardware issue because if Galaxy S2 can smoothly run Lollipop, the Moto G second generation or first generation should have no problem with it. So how do you fix a slow or lagging Moto G after the lollipop Update? There are a couple of solutions you can try.

Method 1: How to wipe cache partition of Moto G

This is a more convenient method than method 2 below. Clearing cache partition is recommended for people who flash ROMS or regularly update their Android devices. To wipe cache partition on your Moto G follow these stpes

  1. Turn off your device
  2. Press Volume Down key for 2-3 seconds and then without letting go, press the power key. Now Release.
  3. Now you will see different Boot options
  4. Use Volume Down key to scroll to”Recovery” and press Volume Up to select it
  5. Now you will see Motorola Logo followed by Android in distress logo with exclamation mark
  6. Press and hold Power button for 2 seconds or so and then press Volume Up key
  7. Once you enter recovery mode, select “Wipe Cache Partition” (Use volume keys to navigate and power key to select)
  8. Select “Okay”
  9. Once the process is completed, go back and select “reboot system now”
Note: This same method can be used to wipe cache partition of Moto G second generation and Moto X. If your phone still lags or freezes, repeat method 1 a couple of times. 

Method 2: Factory Reset

This is a simple method but it will wipe your phone’s apps and data  If you’re willing to do a factory reset then first do a backup of your device’s data. Sync your App data, contacts, calendars etc to your Google account if it’s not already synced. To sync go to Settings >> Accounts >> Select “Google” and then Select your Gmail account and start syncing everything. Check your downloads folder and backup everything there. You can also move your pictures, videos and music files to another location temporarily. Once, you’re all set go to Settings >> Backup & reset >> Select “Factory data reset” >> Select “Okay”. Now your phone will reboot and it should be back to its snappy self. 
I hope by applying one of the above methods, you’ve solved the Moto G, Moto G 2nd Generation and Moto X lagging issue after Lollipop update. If you have any other fix or tips to resolve this issue please mention them in the comments. 
Related: Fix Galaxy S5, S6 or S7 slow after firmware update

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