How to speed up your Android Smartphone
However fast it hardware in the Android Smartphone without having to tap its full potential cannot be used for software and becoming more efficient. This is personal technology’s modern difficulty- the optimization of both hardware and software to ensure a fast and seamless user experience.
The slowdown of Android smartphones can be caused by a number of reasons, after a more than a few months of using them it’s usually starts becoming noticeable.
Here are a few tips for users that feel their Android Smartphones have slowed since they purchased the smartphone.
Install a third-party app launcher
Most of the of Android smartphone company customize the OS their device, with specially designed skins, launchers or UIs that sport widgets, layouts and other custom features in addition to the vanilla OS offering. At the same time as some users do find these customizations and added features useful, they can slowdown the smartphone.
A simple method is to install a good third-party launcher, which should remove most of the custom features, also even as providing personalization option.
Remove extra apps, wallpapers, widgets
If users have important number of apps installed, it might slow down their Smartphones. Users need to checkout if all the apps they have installed are being used or not, and then uninstall all the unused ones. Some apps cannot be uninstalled like smartphone manufactures so users will have to settle for stopping them.
Live wallpapers, and an overload 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 unwanted widgets.
Disable non-vital background processes, check syncing apps
When start the phone some apps start with it, even as others apps are continuously syncing with online services. Both of these can noticeably slowdown users’ Smartphones. You can also check the apps are running in the background, for that user must visit the Apps section in Settings, and swipe to the ‘Running’ tab.
Some of apps are not being utilized, users should try uninstalling the apps, or disabling them, in case the apps can’t be removed.
Another thing to be checked is if there are apps that are syncing in the background, and if the benefits of syncing are being utilized by the user. If they are not utilized, users can turn off synchronizations, saving both data and system resources.
For do this, Go to Settings >> Data Usage and scroll down to see which apps are using data.
Either user can visit individual app settings to turn off synchronization, or visit the ‘Data Usage’ section’s context menu, which has the ‘Auto-sync-data’ option, which can be turned off.
For any Google app services you follow the same steps:
Settings >> Accounts >> Google >> User Profile. Here they can turn off sync settings for individual Google apps and services.
For Android smartphone users must install Advanced Task Killer, it will allows users to kill any apps that are talking too much memory (RAM) or slowing down the device for other reasons, such as instability.
Clear app cache
Most used apps will build up a cache that can an Android smartphone, and also users can remove 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 related app, and then click on the ‘Clear cache’ button.
For 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.
Also users can delete cache data for all apps via a native Android option, found on Settings >> Storage >> Cached data.
Animations are usually graphical transitions between menus, app drawers, and other interface locations. They use system resources to be generated, and occur quite regularly when navigating during a smartphone. They serve no reason separately from redecorating the smartphone experience, and if users find their devices are slowing down, it is a good idea to turn off animations with no bad impact on day-to-day use.
Unfortunately it’s not easy to Turning off animations, with the option usually hidden behind the ‘Developers options’ section. For access ‘Developers options’, users need to visit Settings >> System >> About Phone where they can find the ‘Build number’ of their phone. Once they tap the ‘Build number’ seven times, users will then see ‘Developer options’ in the system menu. Here, they turn off all types of animation. Users should be careful not to turn on or off any other option in this section.
Clean out built-in storage
If the memory of a smartphone is almost full, the device will slow down quite noticeably. 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.
If 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.
The general rule of thumb is that a firmware update for a smartphone will hold improvements of various types, usually including performance optimizations. Users experiencing reduced performance on their smartphones should check if the manufacturer has released a firmware update for them.
For this users should visit Settings >> System >> About >> Software Updates and check if an update is available over-the-air. If not present here, users can also check by connecting their smartphones to the PC suite software provided by the manufacturer, and check for updates there.
Before the update, While most of updates do not require users to back up their smartphones we advise users do so just in case something does go wrong – it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Root phone, install custom ROM
While we don’t advise 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-customized UI and firmware. The method is similar to installing a third-party app launcher (Tip 1), however, has a much wider effect, fundamentally 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.
Please note, rooting smartphones or installing custom ROMs on them is 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.
9. SSD TRIM
Smartphones utilize solid state drives for their storage needs, and an inbuilt flaw with such a storage device is that when data is deleted from flash memory cells, the cells need to be completely wiped before they can used for a write process again. This requires the OS to issue a TRIM command to the drive to specific which cells are unused and should be wiped.
Google reportedly fixed this problem in Android 4.3 and higher, but if you are running an older version of Android, a solution does exist that will allow users to issue TRIM commands to the SSD. Users will need to root their smartphones, and install LagFix from the Play Store. Once again, rooting smartphones is a risky process and we recommend caution.