Coby tablet very slow

Posted on 2014-08-17
Last Modified: 2014-08-22
I have a Coby Kyros MID1042 android 4.0 tablet, 8GB, 1MB RAM that is very slow.  I have hardly used it since I got it.  When you click, it hangs for a long time, then pops up a message "Browser not responding", "wait" or "close".  Happens nearly every other click.  Can't work with this.  Can you tell me how to fix this?  Can you add internal RAM like you can with a PC or laptop?  I don't see anything that says you can, so I suspect not.  (The Coby company is now closed)  Thanks.
Question by:NetSue
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    Accepted Solution

    You can't add memory to that tablet (or any android tablet that I've heard of).  You may have installed an app that is trying to do something when you start up the tablet and is hogging the resources.  You could look at your apps list and disable or stop any extra apps that you might have installed, or you could try a factory reset.
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    by:Alan Henderson
    In addition to the preceding advice.
    Forcing a reboot may help:
    Turn off your Tablet (Press the power button for about 10 seconds), then restart.

    And if all else fails try a factory reset. Check your manual. Should be something like this:
    1. Turn off as above.
    2. Hold the POWER button + VOLUME Down within 10 seconds to be able to enter in recovery mode
    3. Select the wipe data/factory reset Note: (To select or navigate use the volume up and volume down and to confirm use the power button).
    4. Select the wipe cache partition/ Restore Factory Default.
    5. Wait until the process is done then Select Reboot. Note: Reboot process will take 3-5 minutes to restore the default settings.
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    Expert Comment

    I think you only mentioned the browser? Can you explain what happens with other apps? If ONLY the browser has this problem, just use another browser (Opera Mobile, Dolphin, Chrome).

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the information!  Doesn't the factory reset wipe everything out that's not part of the system files?   I think the browser is Safari.  I'll try changing that too.  I'm not used to tablets - is it an easy thing to change browers?  Thanks.
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    Expert Comment

    As with any Android tablet, you have full freedom what to do with it, including changing your default browser. Just go to the Play Store and try the ones I recommended. Of course, that's only useful if ONLY the browser crashes. If  ANY app crashes, the newly downloaded browser will probably also crash.
    When downloading apps, always make sure you didn't make any typos, and look at the ratings of the app, and amount of downloads (should be in the millions or at least above 100.000)

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