Every person on earth gets excited when they purchase a smartphone, the user interface is so smooth at the beginning but at the later stage it gets sluggish. You must have faced a similar situation, i understand your concern. I have gone through the same problem when i first purchased a smartphone with 1gb RAM. Anyways, let’s stick to the topic. Speed up android phone in just 5 steps:
Note: Slowing of your Android phone has many factors, these steps may work or may not work depending on the condition of your phone. If you’re lucky, these steps will work fine for you.
Speed up android phone
Step 1: Disable Animations
Animations may look beautiful for the user interface but it makes the device slow. There are 3 types of animations present in every android device, they are Window animation, Transition animation, animator duration. You have to set them to 0 seconds.
But first, you have to enable developer options to access this setting.
- Go to Android settings, search for build number. (Android settings are different for each smartphone brand) In most devices build number can be found in About section.
- Tap on the Build number for 7 times.
- After tapping seven times, a message will appear saying “You are now a developer!”
Next, search for Developer options in the settings.
There are many settings available inside Developer options but your main goal is to turn off the animations. So don’t change any setting unless you have knowledge about that.
Scroll down to the animation section and change the values to Animation off. By changing this setting, your android phone may look ugly but the performance will be boosted.
If you don’t want your phone to look ugly, you can change the settings to 0.5 seconds.
Step 2: Clear cache data
When you open an app and use it for a while, it stores data in the form of cache. So that the contents in the app load faster the next time you access it. But what if the cache data grows big? It may slow down your device performance. Thus, it is recommended to clear up the cache at regular intervals.
Go to settings -> Storage -> Select an app from the list -> Clear cache (These navigation settings maybe different for other devices) But the procedure is same.
You can install Files Go app in your device, it helps in deleting the unnecessary data.
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Step 3: Uninstall Bloatware
Bloatware means pre – installed apps which come with the device. These apps are installed at the time of manufacture, You can uninstall them. Also uninstall every app which you didn’t use since a month.
If you have installed heavy apps in your device, then you should consider deleting them and replace it with a lite version of that app if available.
Facebook consumes a lot of space whereas Facebook Lite consumes less space.
Step 4: Check for updates & Install
Check for system updates and install them whenever they are available. Because system updates bring you smooth experience. It comes with bug fixes and security patches. So, it is important to check for updates regularly and install them.
Step 5: Restart and speed up android phone
When you restart, it clears up cache and refreshes the device at it’s normal state. So, it is a better and effective option.
If these steps didn’t work for you, then you should consider Factory Reset. It is the last but not the least option available.
Before performing Factory Reset, take backup of the important files.
If we have missed anything important in this article or if you know any other method you can let us know in the comment section below.
Thanks for reading. Have a good day, Take care.
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