Adguard taking ages to load on boot

Discussion in 'Technical Support (AdGuard for Android)' started by Nick, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Nick

    Nick New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm not sure if this is an Oreo issue, or perhaps due to rooting my phone. I've only recently updated to Android 8.0 and I only ran things for a day or two before rooting.

    Prior to updating, the issue was not present on Nougat 7.0. Adguard would usually load within a minute of unlocking the phone after booting.

    I've checked the pref.boot.startup.delay setting and tried various values, (currently back at the default of 10 seconds) but none seemed to make a difference. If I leave my phone after restarting and unlocking the screen, Adguard can take anywhere between 3-5 minutes to start. I usually have to load the app manually to start it as I get bored of waiting.

    I'm using v2.11.81 and all filter lists are up to date.

    Could anyone suggest anything to get Adguard loading a bit quicker please?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. TheHasagi

    TheHasagi Quality Assurance / Support Commando Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    @Nick

    Hello!

    Can you try this setting - Settings - Advanced - Watchdog period - 3?
     
  3. Nick

    Nick New Member

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    Thanks for the reply @TheHasagi

    I tried your suggestion, but AG was still very slow to start after booting.
     
  4. TheHasagi

    TheHasagi Quality Assurance / Support Commando Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Hm, it may be caused by your Android update (8.0)

    I have Android 9 onboard (Pixel) so it takes 10-15 seconds to start after the device is restarted (and it's normal).

    Also, my watchdog period is set to 0.