Remember when you first used your new Android phone and it ran so smoothly? If you have had your device for more than six months then it may not run as well as it was used to. Luckily, there are several simple ways to improve the performance of any Android device. Particularly those running on the newer versions of the OS. By applying some or all of these simple tips you could see a decent boost in your Android phone performance.
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Tips to boost your Android phone performance-
Let’s go through the tips which can help you to boost the performance of Android devices:
Choose Widgets Carefully:
Widgets are a key part of what makes Android so usable but it is very easy to fill the home screen with the one you find useful. Doing so will almost certainly impact the running of your device, as each widget uses a small amount of processing power. Clearing some of these widgets off your home screen will, in many cases, give you a noticeable improvement in performance. You don’t need to strip your home screen back to nothing, just remove those widgets you rarely use.
Use Device Maintenance:
Many devices and tablets feature a built-in device maintenance tool. This provides a one-click way to clear out files left behind by apps, clear the cache, scan and clean storage, and force apps that are using up device memory to close. You don’t need to use these tools every day but a few minutes each week spent using them can make a huge difference.
Clear The Cache:
The more you use an app, the more data is cached to improve the app’s performance. Unfortunately, what is good for the app may not be good for your device. Deleting the individual caches can be done in the Apps menu (settings>application). There are also free apps available in the Google Play Store that can automate the process. One of the most popular is Clean Master.
Turn Off Animation:
A hidden setting option in Android will give you access to commands you may have never known existed: The Developers Option. Go to Settings-> About, scroll down to Build Number, and tap it seven times. You will now have access to Developers Option. Most of the options here should be left alone unless you really know what you’re doing. But some, including the animation options, can be altered for a potential speed increase. Try turning off animation settings one at a time to see if things speed up on your device.
Clear Out Some Apps:
Most apps take up just a few MB of space in your device memory, so most modern Android devices can handle a lot of apps before they start to run of out space. However, just because you can fit loads on your device, doesn’t mean that you should. Having periodic clear-out of apps you no longer need can really help to improve device performance, particularly the ones that work in the background.
Keep The OS Updated:
Make sure that your Android device is up to date with the latest system software releases. Major and minor software updates could include improvements to how the processors handle various functions and could result in a decent speed boost. You can check updates by opening the main Settings, tapping About, and looking for the Software Updates section. You can manually check for updates using the button there, or you can check the box next to “Automatically check for updates”.
If your device has become clustered with the apps, files, and other stuff and is showing signs of struggling to do anything, it could be time for Factory Reset. This is the best way to achieve a performance boost, particularly with older handsets.
Factory Reset or Hard reset is not a step to be taken lightly. It will permanently delete all your data and customized settings and will also remove any applications you downloaded and installed. Be sure to back up any data and files that are on your MicroSD card. The simplest way to perform the Factory Reset is through the Settings menu. Go to Settings-> SD and device storage (or privacy)-> Factory Data Reset. On newer versions of Android, backup, and reset has their own section in the main Android settings.
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