How to speed up your Android smartphone. Smartphone technology is improving all the time, but it can’t be used to its greatest capacity unless it’s paired with the right software. The optimization of both hardware and software to deliver a speedy and smooth user experience is personal technology’s current obstacle.
The consequences of this optimization are especially noticeable among smartphone users, who, in today’s fast-paced environment, feel impatient and angry if their phone begins to slow down, hang, or otherwise obstruct their work.
The slowing of Android devices may be caused by a variety of factors, and it generally becomes apparent after a few months of usage. Here are some suggestions for people who believe their Android cellphones have slowed since they bought them.
1. Install a third-party app launcher
Most Android smartphone manufacturers customize the OS on their devices, with specially-designed skins, launchers or UIs that sport widgets, layouts and other custom features in addition to the vanilla OS offering. While some users do find these customizations and added features useful, they can potentially slowdown the smartphone.
A simple workaround is to install a good third-party launcher (simpler than rooting or installing a custom ROM on the smartphone), which should remove most of the custom features, whilst also providing personalization options. Some of the best launchers available in the Google Play store are ‘Nova Launcher’, ‘GO Launcher EX’, and ‘Apex Launcher’.
2. Remove extra apps, wallpapers, widgets
If users have a significant number of apps installed, it could slow down their smartphones. Users need to ask themselves if all the apps they have installed are being used, and then uninstall unused ones. Some apps cannot be uninstalled (especially bloatware apps from smartphone manufacturers), so users will have to settle for disabling them. How to speed up your Android smartphone with simple steps
Live wallpapers, and an excess of widgets on home screens, can also slow down smartphones, and if users are experiencing performance issues they should consider using static wallpapers instead, and removing any non-vital widgets.
3. Disable non-vital background processes, check syncing apps
Some apps start up with the phone, while others are constantly syncing with online services. Both of these can dramatically slowdown users’ smartphones. To check which apps are running in the background, users should visit the Apps section in Settings, and swipe to the ‘Running’ tab. If there are apps running in the background that are not being utilized, users should try uninstalling the apps, or disabling them, in case the apps can’t be removed.
Another thing to look for is applications that are synchronizing in the background and whether the user is taking use of the advantages of syncing. If this is the case, users may disable synchronization to save both data and system resources. To do so, go to Settings>Data use (depending on your Android version, there may be a different section named ‘Usage’ under the ‘Wireless & networks’ menu) and scroll down to check which applications are consuming data. Speed up your Android smartphone.
Users may then turn off synchronization in individual apps or under the ‘Data use’ section’s context menu, where the ‘Auto-sync data’ option (not available in all Android versions) can be turned off.
To do the same for any Google app or services, users will need visit Settings>Accounts>Google>User Profile. Here they can turn off sync settings for individual Google apps and services.
A must-install for Android smartphone users is Advanced Task Killer, which allows users to kill any apps that are taking too much memory (RAM) or slowing down the device for other reasons, such as instability.
4. Clear app cache
Much-used apps will build up a cache that can slowdown an Android smartphone, and users can delete each used apps’ cache regularly to speed up their devices. Unfortunately, this will have to be a rather regular process, as apps will start rebuilding their cache from the moment they are launched. To individually delete each app’s cache, users will need to visit Settings>Apps, select the relevant app, and then click on the ‘Clear cache’ button.
To bulk-delete multiple apps’ cache, or to set up scheduled cache-clearing, users can download a third-party application called ‘App Cache Cleaner’ from the Play Store, which can delete cache for multiple apps, and allow users to set up intervals for regular cache cleaning. Users can also delete cache data for all apps via a native Android option, found at Settings>Storage>Cached data.
5. Disable animations
Graphical transitions between menus, app drawers, and other interface places are called animations. They are created using system resources and occur often while surfing through a smartphone. They serve no function other than to make the smartphone experience more attractive, and if customers notice that their devices are slowing down, it is a good idea to switch off animations without affecting daily usage.
Unfortunately, turning off animations is not straightforward, since the option is frequently buried below the ‘Developers settings’ area. Users must go to Settings>System>About Phone to obtain the ‘Build number’ of their phone in order to access ‘Developers options.’ Users will see ‘Developer options’ in the system menu after tapping the ‘Build number’ seven times. They disable all forms of animation here. Users should avoid turning on or off any of the other options in this area. speed up your Android smartphone
6. Clean out built-in storage
If the built-in storage of a smartphone is nearly full, the device will slow down quite dramatically. Between 10 and 20 percent of the total built-in storage should be available or free to avoid slowdowns. While a simple solution could be to simply delete all unused apps and clear cache data to save space, ideally users should be looking at a longer lasting solution. Most smartphones come with the option to expand built-in storage via microSD card.
how_to_speed_up_your_android_smartphone_ndtv_apps_storage_move_to_sd_card.jpgIf users’ smartphones feature microSD card storage expandability, they should move all media to it, such as pictures, music and videos. Apps can also be moved from internal storage to SD card, by visiting the app’s settings via Settings>App and navigate to individual apps. Some older versions of Android don’t support this feature, and users will have to download an ‘Apps to SD card’ app from the Google Play store.
7. Update firmware
While certain upgrades may have negative consequences, a firmware update for a smartphone will normally provide a variety of enhancements, including speed optimizations. Check whether the manufacturer has provided a firmware update for those who are experiencing poor performance on their cellphones.
Users may check whether an update is available over-the-air by going to Settings>System>About>Software Updates. If not found here, customers may check for updates by connecting their cellphones to the manufacturer’s PC suite software and checking for updates there.
While most updates do not require users to back up their phones before installing them, we encourage that they do so just in case anything goes wrong. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
8. Root phone, install custom ROM
While we don’t recommend this method to anybody but a power user, the problem of a slowing Android smartphone is often solved by this method, with the user installing a custom ROM that is lighter and less-resource intensive than the manufacturer-customised UI and firmware. The method is similar to installing a third-party app launcher (Tip 1), however, has a much wider effect, essentially replacing all the software on the phone.
There are several guides and resources available online that can help users root their devices, and install custom ROMs from a database of independently developed firmware. XDA Developers Forum is one of the best resources for this, and users are recommended to read in detail the instructions and discussions about the specific custom ROM for their particular smartphone before going ahead. You can also visit CyanogenMod’s website, which provides several easy installation tools and walkthroughs for its ROMs.
Please note, rooting smartphones or installing custom ROMs on them is usually (there are some tools also available) a rather complicated task, and a risky one that can see users lose all their data, or end up with a bricked device. Rooting or flashing smartphones also usually voids manufacturer warranty. Speed up your Android smartphone
9. SSD TRIM
Solid state drives are utilized in smartphones for storage, and one fault with this kind of storage is that when data is erased from flash memory cells, the cells must be entirely cleaned before they can be used for a write operation again. This necessitates the OS sending a TRIM command to the disk in order to identify which cells are unused and should be cleaned.
Google is said to have solved the problem in Android 4.3 and above, however if you’re using an earlier version of Android, there is a workaround that allows you to give TRIM orders to the SSD. Users must first root their phones and then download LagFix from the Google Play Store. Rooting cellphones is, once again, a dangerous operation, and we advise prudence.
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