Your Android phone will be most probably fast when you first bought it. But when time goes, it will begin to run slowly. No one likes a phone that is running slowly. But if your Android phone is running slow, it doesn’t mean you should throw it and get another. This is a common problem that all of them faces. And there is nothing to worry about it. If you follow the importance to maintain your smartphone, the problem can be removed easily.
There is a plenty of methods to speed up your Android smartphone. It’s just by cleaning and removing unwanted apps and files. Apps are removed so that, we can ensure that no app running in the background is slowing down your device.
Tips and Tricks
Before following the tips and tricks, one should find the problem that causes the slowing down of your device.
- Update your smartphone firmware
These updates provide more features to your device and fix some of the bugs. Also the issues that you are not aware of will be crop up with a range of frequency. So to maintain an optimum performance to your phone, update it regularly.
- Uninstall unused applications
When a new phone reaches your hand, it will be preloaded with dozens of apps that can be run in the background even if you are not using it. Just like an Android PC, your Android device will slow down as it get filled with apps. If you don’t use these apps means you should get rid of these. Go through all apps of your device and find the unwanted apps. Pick the ones and uninstall it. Thus you freed up some space in your device. Ensure that you have uninstalled it rather than removing the icon from the home screen.
- Install useful applications
- Antivirus: An antivirus app can scan whether any viruses are attacking your phone and slowing down.
- App2SD: If you have inserted any SD card in your phone means, you can transfer some of the applications to your SD card and save your storage. This also helps to speed up your phone.
- App cache cleaner: It helps to clean the cached data from the internal memory.
- Startup manager: it will stop the number of apps starting automatically ones the phone boots up.
- Restart the phone
It’s just a temporary cure. This can clear out the cache, stop unnecessary tasks running and get things running slowly. But it works in some of the cases.
Just hold down the power button, select the “Restart” option.
- Transfer from internal→external
Low internal memory is the problem most of the devices is suffering from and it slow down the speed. Thus move your media such as images, music, videos to the external memory, usually an SD card.
- Reset your Android device
Resetting erases everything and brings your phone back to the old stage. If all else fails then trying a complete factory reset of your Android device is better. You will need to re-download apps. Also make sure you backup any data, such as photos, that you don’t want to be gone forever. But as you use your phone again, it will suffer the same problem. Thus it’s temporary solution.
- Disable unnecessary animations and extras
Depending on the launcher, you can find many animations and effects in many places. It all looks great, but it can become the reason behind slowing things down. Every time you come back to the home screen, you can see some of the cool-looking transition effects. Check your launcher and try to disable things that are unnecessary to you.
- Cut back on the widgets
All the widgets you have running on your home screen may be useful, but they also take a major share of resources. If you have any widgets that you don’t use, please disable it. There is nothing harm when all are active. But if too many things run means it will slow down the device.
- Root the phone
Rooting gives you additional options to your phone. Although we can say rooting is a risky solution. A successful root will void your warranty. Also you can unroot the phone. After rooting your phone, you can do the following things:
- It will give you more advanced options such as root call blockers, root memory managers and notification ads blockers. When compared to auto task killer app, root memory manager is better always.
- You can also install custom ROM. ROM is the version of Android installed on your phone. It might solve many of the device problems such as slowing down. Having a new version is an advanced but risky solution. Sometimes the new version might contain some of the bugs and missing some of the old features.
- Ability to delete the unwanted preinstalled apps.
- Overclocking your phone processor. This will increase the speed of your phone, but they might catch more battery.