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Hisense TV is Slow or Slowed Down

A slow-running TV is one of the worst things you can deal with. When you’re used to a TV running well, it can get annoying quickly. So what causes a Hisense TV to slow down? 

Hisense TV Slowed Down

If your Hisense TV is suddenly running slow, you might have too many apps being used at one time, or the cache is too full and you need to clear it. Sometimes the TV is receiving a low signal from the internet, or it simply needs to be updated.

Today, I’ll go over why your Hisense TV is running so slow and what you can do to fix it. Let’s get started. 

Why Your Hisense TV is Running Slow

Hisense TV Why Running Slow

There are a few reasons your TV would suddenly start running slowly. Usually, it’s not an immediate problem. Instead, TVs begin to run slower over time, little by little. Normally this happens because of a build-up of too much data, but a few different things contribute to that data build-up. 

One of the biggest reasons your TV may be running slow nowadays is that you’ve added more and more apps to the TV. This can cause it to slow down and eventually stop. 

Another way too much data gets built up is by not clearing the caches. Caches hold on to a ton of information, and while it may feel frustrating initially to have cleared them because it removes some of your saved information, the TV will thank you. 

Another data-related issue is that the TV needs to be frequently updated. Smart TVs need regular updates like a phone or computer to clear out old data and continue running smoothly. 

So, why is your TV running slow if it’s not an issue from too much data? Usually, it’s because of a problem with your internet connection at that point. Your router may be too far from the TV, or you may need to purchase a higher speed package. 

The TV is Overloaded with Apps

Most people love adding apps to their TVs. And there are hundreds of video streaming apps and gaming apps for TVs to choose from.

The problem is that many people don’t even use many of these apps. It’s easy to add more and more without ever using them. In the background, however, these apps are still continually collecting information and adding it to the TV’s information bank. All that information gets stored in the TV’s memory, and the TV can’t keep up with it at some point.

When a TV is overloaded with apps, you may notice that it has a hard time downloading any new apps, and it takes quite a while to open apps that aren’t already installed. 

The Cache Needs to be Cleared

Hisense TV Cache Needs Cleared

Caches are memory banks for our devices, including our TVs. Every app has information that needs to be stored—browsing data, login credentials, etc. 

This issue pairs hand in hand with having too many apps because the more you have, the more information gets stored. However, a cache that’s too full can happen even when you don’t have many apps open. 

Later on we’ll talk more about how you can go about clearing the cache on your Hisense TV. 

The TV Needs an Update

All Smart TVs need to be regularly updated, much like your smartphone needs to be updated regularly. 

When the TV isn’t updated properly or regularly, it can build up too much information, develop bugs and viruses, and run significantly slower. 

How to Fix a Hisense TV That is Running Slow

Hisense TV Fix Running Slow

There are a few different solutions we’ll look at today. Most of them will cover getting rid of some excess information your TV is holding onto. 

In general, if any device is running too slow, it’s because it’s been overloaded with information in some way or another. This goes for TVs, computers, and phones. All devices are built to only be able to do so many tasks at once and only hold on to so much information at once before needing to be cleared. 

The best way to fix a slow TV is to go to the probable source—the overloaded memory. 

Another thing you’ll want to look at doing is examining where your router is located and how big of a speed package you’ve purchased. If it’s not the memory, the internet is usually the determining factor in how quickly your TV operates. 

Gizmo Geek Guide posted this on February 3, 2023 as the original owner of this article.

Let’s look at some solutions to get your Hisense TV running smoothly again.

1. Delete Some of Your Apps

I know, the very thought is appalling, but the truth is you don’t need all the extra apps, and it’s likely why your TV is running so slow. 

Here’s how to delete some of the apps on your Hisense TV. 

  1. Press the home button on your remote.
  2. Select apps
  3. Highlight the app you’d like to delete. 
  4. Press and hold the OK button.
  5. Select Uninstall

2. Clear the Caches

As I mentioned, the cache, which is the memory bank of the TV, needs to be emptied regularly. Otherwise, it can get filled up with too much information, and the TV will start running significantly slower. 

Here’s how to clear your internet cache on your Hisense TV. 

  1. Press the home button.
  2. Choose network on the setup options.
  3. Choose clear internet memory

This will clear out the entire internet cache and your TV, and it should work much better from here on out. 

3. Move the Router or Upgrade Your Speed Package

This solution is a two-step process. The first thing you’ll want to do is try moving your router closer to the TV. As a note, this is the less likely problem, so try clearing out your TV’s memory banks before deciding to move on to this solution. 

If you are dealing with an internet problem, you’ll notice that moving the internet router closer will often fix the issue. You can also set up your TV on a wired connection. 

If moving the router doesn’t fix the problem, you may want to run an online test to check your internet speed. If it’s running slow, then this is likely the reason your TV also appears to be running slower. In this case, you can contact your internet service provider and get your speed upgraded. 

Final Thoughts

Hisense TVs typically run slow when they’re overloaded with data. It can also sometimes be due to a problem with the internet or a TV that needs to be updated. 

Gizmo Geek Guide uploaded this as an original article on February 3, 2023.

Be sure to try some of the solutions we discussed today, and hopefully your TV will be running perfectly again soon.

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