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Your new Android phone started off running smoothly and responding instantly to every tap, but over time, even the fastest phones start to weather down by the cruel master of time. With any device you use as much as your smartphone, every missed swipe or extra moment waiting for an app to load can feel like an eternity. If this is the case, don’t fret because here in our latest blog, we dive into the antidote to this problem and the key to superior Android phone performance = an informed smartphone user.
Think of your Android device as a computer. As you fill it up with apps, photos, videos, files, and other elements, it starts to get sluggish, the battery runs out faster, and it gets harder to find what you need among all the clutter. Like a computer, you need to take care of your device, reboot it occasionally, back it up, offload large files and unused apps, organise those that you keep, and make sure it’s always up to date with the latest security patches.
Without further ado let us introduce you to the 12 tips you need so you can be on your way to unparalleled Android phone performance.
Updating your Android OS to the latest version not only means access to the newest features but also to the most up-to-date security patches. This will increase your phone’s performance and secure it against any potential external risks or threats.
Of course, if you have an older device, you may not be able to update to the latest OS or you may have to wait until your carrier pushes it out. One of the benefits of rooting is that you can update your OS and access new features without going through your carrier.
Your apps are constantly caching small pieces of data, which typically will speed up the performance of your phone. However, if your device is running low on storage, cached data will start hurting more than it helps. So it’s time to cash in and clear all that cached data.
Animations make all of the transitions and interactions with your operating system appear more fluid — right up until your phone starts slowing down and those animations start looking like stop-motion video. If the animations aren’t flowing so well anymore, turning them off completely will both look better and free up a little processing power to improve Android phone performance.
Right out of the box, your Android phone probably had a number of apps pre-installed by your carrier or the phone manufacturer that have gone a long time being completely unused. It’s even more likely that over months or years, you’ve added some unused apps of your own that are still taking up precious space on your phone. If things are slowing down on your device, a lack of available storage might just be the culprit. So go ahead and have a spring cleaning session and get rid of all those unnecessary apps.
If you’re experiencing frequent crashes on your Android phones, a corrupt SD could be one of the reasons. Formatting your SD card would not only delete the unnecessary junk of files created by the Android OS and the various apps within it, but it might eventually provide an overall boost in Android phone performance.
This applies to our computers; restarting the machines can help them make their way through hard times. Similarly, it can also be the case of Android devices. When you reboot your device, it deletes temporary files to speed up Android and also cleans up the phone memory.
The way to go with storage is uploading files to the cloud. This not only makes our data accessible across devices but frees up valuable internal storage on the Android phone, which can be used by apps installed on the device. Keep in mind that internal storage plays an important role in Android phone performance.
Nothing destroys productivity like a dead or dying battery. There are two easy solutions here – carry a portable charger at all times or make your battery last longer. Turning off your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you’re not using them and also killing apps that are running in the background may aid you in your endeavour. Using the power-saving mode is an easy option to improve Android phone performance.
Many of the popular apps like Facebook, Twitter and Messenger have their ‘lite’ versions too. Using lite versions for apps can improve the performance of your Android phone and they also reduce your data usage.
For more information on how to improving Android phone performance and other nuggets of tech wisdom, visit Boxedtech.
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