How To Speed Up Your Android Device

Posted: Aug 7 2019, 5:03am CDT | by , in How To


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How to Speed Up your Android Device

Tricks to make your Android Phone or Tablet Run Faster

Your Android phone or tablet undoubtedly worked very fast when you first bought it. But as time went by, the rate of its performance dwindles.

It could be because you have a lot of files, apps, messages, etc. stored in your device.

But of what use is the phone if you cannot store as many files that you want, and install as many apps as needed by you.

Below are some steps that can help you to improve the speed of your android device.

Free Up Some Space on your Android Phone or Tablet

Overloaded memory space is one of the most potent reasons that could cause an android phone to operate very slowly. It is therefore important to free up memory space regularly.

You can free up spaces by performing the following steps:

For a start, go to Settings and open the Phone Storage. Look for the folder named “Other” or “Misc.”, you will probably see a pack of files which got downloaded while installing different apps on your phone.

Once the applications are installed on your device such files are no longer required. Erase these files if you are sure you don’t need them again.

Disable all apps or files that are on your phone but you don’t use them. Most Android devices come with a lot of applications pre-installed in it, and you might not need many of them.

On most Android phones, the disable button could be found in the App Properties.

Look up the music libraries, photos or camera files and delete all the duplicate and unneeded media. Also, get rid of songs or videos that you don’t listen to or watch.

Check your Downloads folder and erase downloaded files which are no longer needed, you may also find incomplete downloads which are not useful at all.

Carefully examine all the apps that are installed on your mobile device, remove all apps which you no longer use, this will free up a lot of space that is occupied by such apps.

To do this, go to Settings and look for App Manager. From the list of apps displayed, tap the apps you wish to delete and tap the Uninstall button.

Clear the Cache of your Android Device

The cache is a storage space for temporal data and files, and thus it contains files which you don’t need again.

Go to Settings, tap on Device/Internal Storage, look for Cached and tap on it. You will see an option to clear all the cached data, empty the cache memory.

Keep your Android Phone or Tablet Up to Date

Outdated apps could cause the memory to be overloaded. Therefore, make sure to install the latest version of apps as they often contain bug fixes and optimized for better performance.

Go to Settings>App Manager and check for updates for the installed apps. Or you can go to the Google Play Store and check for the latest version of the apps and install/update them.

Make your Android Device Go Launcher and Animation Free

The use of apps launcher provides animations and special effects that look cool on your mobile device, but the downside of it is that they use extra processing power and are capable of slowing down the operating performance of your Android devices.

Check the launcher to see if you can disable some of these effects to gain a little speed or you can delete the app launcher if you could bear with it.

Clean up your Home Screen and Open Apps

If you open too many apps, consider closing them as every app operating in the background takes some space and make use of your phone’s processor resources.

Also, if you’re using live or animated wallpaper then try replacing it with a good-looking static image to optimize the performance of your phone

Reduce Auto-Sync on your Android Device

Adding too many accounts like Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, etc. to your android device and allowing them all to sync automatically in the background reduces a phone or tablet’s performance.

Auto-sync tends to pull in some considerable amounts of data and memory resources, it even reduces the battery life and back-up of your android device.

Therefore, you should do well to limit the sync frequency by going to the Settings of the app and disabling the Auto-sync.

Use Apps that Boost Android Device Performance

Some Android apps perform the functionality of removing duplicate files, boosting the phones RAM and performing various other optimization processes automatically.

Some of these apps include:

Phone Master


SD Maid

File Commander, etc.

You can look up for these apps on the Play Store and install the one that suits you best.

Final Solution: Perform a Factory Reset

This is the last but very effective approach. It involves wiping out whole of your Android device’s data and settings which will get rid of all junk-files and reset the phone to the state at which you bought it initially.

You can find the option to do this in Settings>Backup & reset> Restore Factory Settings.

Note: Make sure you have taken the back-up of all necessary files, passwords, media or other documents that are present on your android device.

Link: How to back-up your Android device perfectly.

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