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How to Speed Up Your Slow Android Phone

Updated on May 10, 2017

Similar to any other device Android phone’s performance start diminishing after prolonged use. Mobile operating systems are made to perform tasks lighter and faster while we keep on the move. Thus it gives us access to almost everything virtually. Despite performing so many tasks at a time Android devices also face certain speed and performance related issues. Let’s discuss some steps to speed up your slow Android phone.

Know your device: This is the important task to perform, know your device first. Know capabilities and drawbacks of your device. Do not try to overburden it with resource hungry apps and programs which would end up degrade your device’s performance. Keep a tab on storage space, anti-malware functions, and on other utilities of the phone. This simple tracking of your phone will help you know problems in advance.

Update your device: Regular updates on your device can improve the speed and performance of your device. Google brings adequate changes and improvements to each new release of the Android operating system. These updates ensure better stability, higher performance and speed, improved connectivity and other user-friendly new features. For software update go to Settings of the phone > About Device > Software Update.

Uninstall unwanted Apps: Abundant apps and programs on your device make it cluttered and unorganized. It affects device speed and performance as every app you install or every program you run takes certain resources on your device. These apps also utilize background resources which affect device speed considerably. Don’t install apps you hardly use or delete them to make some breathing room on your device. To uninstall unnecessary apps, go to Settings > Application Manager/Apps > All Apps and select the app/s you want to uninstall.

Disable Unnecessary Apps: After uninstalling unnecessary apps then comes apps which need to be disabled. The apps you want to disable may include pre-installed apps by the manufacturer or third party apps which you want to use in future. Uninstalling apps will permanently remove the app from your device but disable it will not show the app on the home screen or app tray. Later you can re-enable all such apps to use.

Update Apps: Other than updating your device operating system keep on updating Apps as well for better device performance. Every new update release includes bug fixes and other important add-ons to make it work better and smoother. Thus updating apps on regular basis makes sense. To update apps on regular intervals, go to Settings > Application Manager > Apps. In fact, updated apps less likely crash your device.

Use better Memory card: External memory cards on your device help improve your device’s speed and performance. Use external memory cards from range in between 2GB to 32GB to support high-speed read and write operations. Select memory cards of Class 6 or Class 10 for better device performance.

Keep fewer Widgets: Widgets make your device functions instant and easy hence they keep on running on your device all the time. One can use these Widgets to keep track of the weather or important dates or to switch between Wi-Fi connections, Bluetooth devices, or to turn On/Off GPS etc. Having limited Widgets to smoothen work is all fine but having them too many makes trouble to device speed and performance.

Avert live wallpapers: Live wallpapers on your screen makes it impressive. These live wallpapers include many effects and features which require more device resources and CPU cycles to run, which makes battery dry faster. Whenever you activate your home screen your device requires extra resources to run live wallpapers as well. Thus avoiding all such live wallpapers make sense to speed up Android device.

Stop Syncing: Syncing helps you get regular updates of your apps and programs on your device.The sync feature is used to synchronize your data with Google servers to get regular updates and notifications for apps. To do this system sets regular intervals to refresh your apps for updates thus it consumes a lot of device resources and make it slow. You can keep the Sync function off for unnecessary services or you can keep it ON when you require to transfer or upload data to Google servers.

Restart your device: This is a quick fix to speed up your Android device. Restarting your device can help you kill cache, stop unnecessary tasks from running and make things running smoothly. Just hold down the power button and choose Restart option, press Ok to confirm.

You can follow these simple steps to deal with various Android phone problems. These steps can help you speed up your device speed and performance. Alternatively, you can use Android cleaner apps as well to boost your device speed and performance. One such app is Systweak Android Cleaner which is an effective tool to clean your device effortlessly.


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