Do you want to speed up your android device? If yes, this article is for you. Android devices get old quite quickly, one of the symptoms of a device getting old, is it getting slow, kind of reminiscent of your old Sony Walkman when it’s running out of batteries. There a number of reasons for this, some of which can be fixed by following some of these simple tips and tricks:
Top Tips To Speed Up Your Android Device
Delete Some Old / Rarely Used Apps
A major contributor to your Android device slowing down is a lack of free memory, and just like what we’ve mentioned in our previous post around space saving, you can free up some space by uninstalling some unused apps. You can remove these by heading over to your “settings > apps > all” then removing the apps you no longer need. You can also at the same time clear the app’s cache storage disable some of the other bloatware that you’re running.
Clear Out Your Media
Another best tip to speed up your android device. If you are without an external SD card to keep your media on, best practice is to keep a minimum amount of media stored on your device. You can either sync these to your online backup solution, or sync with your laptop, once you’ve backed up, you can then remove from your device.
Get rid of some widgets
As awesome as widgets are, man are they resource hogs, not only do they dominate your device’s CPU bandwidth, they can also contribute to your daily data download usage. To deactivate these, press and hold on the widget you want to remove, then drag it up to the remove/trash can.
Minimize The Number of Active Screens
As an option on every single Android device out there, you can add multiple home screens. You can also deactivate some of the screens altogether by pressing and holding on any free space on your screen, select “Manage home screens”, select your unused home screen then remove.
Ditch The Live Wall Paper
Just like widgets, a live wall paper app can hog both your CPU bandwidth, and gobble up your daily data allowances. To switch this off, once again press and hold on any free space on your screen, then select change home screen wall paper, rather than selecting a live wall paper, choose a picture of a cat, or your kids, either or.
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Ensure You Apps/Software is Up To Date
Pretty much all apps on the market are a work in progress meaning that at any time the developer may find a better way of accessing or utilizing system resources. To update your apps head over to the Google Playstore, on the menu select My Apps, then click Update All. If you have a lot of apps that need updating, consider waiting until your within wi-fi range to minimize your data usage.
Perform A Factory Reset
As a last resort, you may want to consider doing a hard/factory reset. This will wipe your device and return it to the “out-of-box” configuration. You will lose everything that is stored on your internal memory, so consider backing up your device first.
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