In some cases, there may not be one specific problem affecting a user’s Gmail for Android experience. Rather, the app may just be moving slower than usual. As previously mentioned, restarting the device can sometimes be a cure-all, particularly for problems relating to application speed and framerate. If the Gmail for Android app continues to chug following a restart, users should then check to make sure the proper amount of storage is allocated for Gmail to run effectively on.
Since auto-sync is such a need-to-have feature with email applications, it is important to allocate more than enough storage for the application to run on. While deleting unused apps is the most common way to free up phone storage, users can also increase their storage with microSD cards, which can add up to 2TB in storage, dwarfing most Android phones’ internal storage that most frequently defaults to 128GB or 256GB. If storage is deemed to not be the cause of a slow-moving Gmail for Android app, users should then check to see that they have the most recent version of the app in the Google Play Store. While many Play Store users have auto-updates enabled, a variety of factors could still prohibit automatic updates from downloading, such as storage space and internet connection. Google typically rolls out Gmail updates more than once a month and Android users can check their system’s compatibility with all their phone apps within the Google Play app.