Getting a new device like smartphone or tablet is always exciting and like every new device it works smoothly running all the tasks without any problem. But as the time passes the device starts to get hanged frequently or it becomes considerably slow. The same happens with Android powered devices as well. Even a simple task like returning to the home screen becomes troublesome, in short every Android Powered device experience lags after a short run and no one want their device to work like snail.
So, today I will be showing you 7 simple but most effective tips to speed up your Android Phone. Just follow the tips to make your device performance like new machine.
1. Free up Internal Memory
Every device comes with limited amount of internal storage and the storage get filled as the new data has been added to the device. May be your images, videos, music or other data and the less free space cause the slower your device performance. And the internal storage is among the several factors which decided your device performance. “Lower the memory space, slower the performance “. The solution is to free up some memory by uploading your data to cloud storage, use services like Dropbox or Google Drive.
2. Uninstall/Disable unused apps
The second tip is uninstall some of the apps or disable them.. Means try to uninstall or just disable some of the apps that you haven’t used in a while. Doing so will result in less load and better performance. To uninstall an app GO TO>> Setting>> Apps>> Select the app you want to uninstall. But some pre-loaded apps cannot be uninstalled so just disable them using the above method.
If your device has a micro SD card slot then you can move your apps to SD card. To do this GO TO>> Setting>> Apps menu >> select app >>
tap “Move to SD card”
3. Clear Cache
When you use your device the more cached data your device builds in the applications including games and apps which can effect on the performance of your device. Deleting those caches can improve the performance of your device, the caches can be cleared manually by you or can use the free software program to clear the cache. Best cache cleaner apps are:
- App Cache Cleaner
- All-in-one toolbox
- Clean Master
4. Speed up your Phone or Tablet by Removing Useless Widget
The best and important feature of Android OS is availability of number of widgets for various purposes. Like Facebook widget which gives you each and every update and notification directly on the home screen, but it is also a fact that too many widgets on the home screen can slow your device.
My suggestion is to limit the use of widgets or remove the unneeded widget from the home screen, which increases the speed of device. You can remove the widgets by pressing and holding the preferred widget for 2 seconds and then click on remove icon to remove it from the home screen. Removing heavy widgets will surely benefit your device with better performance.
5. Use Simple Background Images (Wallpapers)
The next customization related feature that comes in Android is the ability to keep the preferred images as background of your screen. Even if the Live or Animated wallpaper are most popular for android device but they will slow your device. So always use the default wallpapers which are provided by the device manufacturer and never use Animated or Live wallpapers. Avoiding Animated or live wallpaper surely increase your device speed and also improves battery backup. Now the choice is yours, ” if you want performance, compromise a bit with customization” and use the simple wallpapers.
6. Disable all Hidden Animations
Android is the OS which has many secret features. Well, I am talking about secret codes that Android comes with. I mean there are some hidden settings in the device which can be used to increase the performance of your device. You might have noticed when you open the home screen or any app or menu the all open in different effects and looks polished. There is a tweak that can increase the performance of your device, but your interface will look bit less polished though.
- To do this Go to >> Setting>> About Phone >> Tap times on Build Number; It will open Developer Option in the device.
- Now again Go to >> Setting >> Developer Option >> Drawing option.
- Now turn off Window Animation Scale, Transition Animation Scale and Animation Duration Scale.
This will turn of all the animation effects and your UI will look simple but faster.
7. Get latest Software Updates
All major device makers release timely update for their devices, which include performance enhancements and new features. New updates usually fixes a bugs, adds battery enhancement and solves performance issues. So keep your device up to date with latest firmware releases. To check for the latest update Go to Setting>> About Phone >> System updates and if there is any update you will be prompted to install it.
8. Always use updated apps
Most of the app developer provide update for their apps, check for app update on Google Play Store and update it with the new. It will fix the bugs and gives more feature as compare to the old app.
So this was about best tips to speed up your Android device, you will get more Android tips in my next post. Until then let me know your view and suggestion in the comments. And don’t forget this with your friends.
This way you can increase performance of your Android phone.
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