If you have noticed that your Android phone performance have been ‘slowing down’, particularly after you’ve been loading it up with tons of apps (we don’t blame you), we have a few tips from Hongkiat.com, LifeHacker.com to share with you.
By opening a lot apps and files all the memory and CPU resources of phone are not free to use. Due to these reasons the speed of your phone slow down and you will not be able to use any other app perfectly.
1. Remove unnecessary widgets
Widgets are not apps, which only run once you choose to activate them. No, widgets are always running in the background; they are active all the time. While some Android users use it to keep track of the weather, and their important dates, others use widgets like ‘Extended controls’ for quick access for essential configurations such as switching Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or their GPS on or off. They do have their uses but bear in mind that having too many of them running on your homescreen will cause your device’s performance to slow down.
2. Lower the number of home screens you use
It’s fine to have lots of home screens, icons, and widgets, but if your phone isn’t performing up to your standards, you may have to compromise and try using fewer home screens (or at least find a middle ground). I went down from seven to three home screens and haven’t looked back—the jump in performance was pretty incredible.
3. Use specific apps to manage your phone performance
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4. Avoid Live Wallpapers
You must be loving Android’s live wallpaper feature. Phones (from different manufacturers) come with different live wallpapers but you should know that live wallpapers that are badly made will need more CPU cycles to run, thus draining the battery faster. Everytime you activate the home screen, you run not only your apps but also your live wallpaper.
5. Remove Unwanted Apps
Every app you install in your phone take some storage space and runs some background processes. The more storage space occupied or the more background processes running on your phone, the slower your phone’s performance. If you want to uninstall an app, you can to it on Google Play Store.
6. Regularly update apps
You should regularly update your phone’s installed apps from Google Play. Try to get updates your apps when they are available in Google Play. Developers fix bugs and add features in new released versions of apps. Updated apps perform better and faster, and will less likely crash your phone.
7. Update your Android version
If you haven’t updated your Android phone to the latest firmware, you should. Google brings great improvements to each new release of the Android operating system, including updates that ensure stability, higher performance speed and connectivity along with other user-friendly new features. Go to Settings, About Phone, System Updates.
8. Stop unwanted syncing
Sync is a very good feature which synchronizes your data with Google servers. Keeping sync on, you can get notifications whenever new mail comes in or when you get new notifications or updates for apps. To do this, it does a refresh at every preset interval (e.g. it checks your mail every 5 minutes for new incoming mail), and this will eat into your android’s performance for other activities. You can keep Sync off for unrequired services or only have it on when you need to transfer or upload materials to Google servers. Just go to Settings and if you click Accounts (Gmail, Facebook, Twitter etc…) you will see the sync settings for each.
9. Upgrade your micro SD card
Upgrading to the fastest possible micro SD card will yield significant performance improvements as well. (The greater the class upgrade, eg 2 to 10, the greater the performance improvement gained.)
10. Factory reset
If you are not afraid of losing anything on your phone, a complete factory reset will make you feel like you have a brand new phone. Your phone will be as fast as when you used it for the first time.
11. Power-saving mode and killer-task apps
If your phone doesn’t automatically go to power-saving mode at a certain % (usually 15% or 20%) then you can download an app to help your phone saving battery. Get a killer-task app. Often kill apps that are still running in the background. It saves a lot of battery!