Your phone’s performance completely depends on your usage, and not on how long it’s been used. When it comes to Android phones, remember it’s the most advanced ‘Mobile Operating System’ with tons of features built in. So buying a new phone is not an option if your Android phone is feeling sluggish. Here are 8 easy fixes to make your Android phone faster…
- Uninstall Unwanted Apps
This is the first thing you should do to speed up your phone. Uninstall apps that you don’t regularly use because they run in the background and that gradually slows down your smartphone performance.
- Update Your Phone From Time to Time
Android keeps fixing bugs, so make sure you check for updates regularly. It’s important to update your phone if you want it to run faster.
- Clear Cache
Another simple way to make your android smartphone perform faster is by wiping out the temporary files and cache (phone’s temporary storage area). As you use applications, they start storing files for reference later. These files are stored in an app “cache.” Remember, every app on your phone fills space with cache data and clearing these can create enough space. To clear the cache:
* Go to your settings
* Select Apps
* Choose an app which has cache (Facebook, Twitter, Game, Chrome)
* Hit clear cache
- Avoid Live Wallpapers
Live wallpapers sure are fun, but they need more CPU cycles to run, thus draining the battery faster and making your device run slow. Every time you change the home screen, you run not only your apps but also your live wallpaper. So unless you’re willing to sacrifice a bit for those fancy animations, just go for a static image.
- Install an Anti Virus App on Your Phone
Virus is what decreases your smartphones speed, as they replicate themselves in the devices RAM and this is what slows down your phone. In some cases, the phone also begins to hang or restart on its own. To avoid this, install an antivirus app. This will speed up your phone to a great extent.
- Delete All the Unused Files
If you have a lot of images and videos saved on your phone, we’d suggest taking them on a pen drive or moving them to your SD card. Especially, if you have a WhatsApp group where there are images and videos constantly pouring in, do not forget to delete those from your album to make more space. Try to keep your device as clean as possible for your phone to perform smoothly.
- Keep Your Home screen Clean
It requires very little effort to keep the home screen clean, so get rid of unwanted app shortcuts and delete the unused widgets. Instead, try a new home screen launcher, for eg; LauncherPro, available free of cost on the playstore. It’s a good third party android launcher for a speed kick as well as neat and remarkably fast. It comes with a good scrollable dock at the bottom, where you can put your commonly used apps.
- Use a High-Speed Memory Card
Phones with low internal memory get a boost from high-capacity memory cards for maximum storage space. You can get anywhere between 2GB to 32GB worth of storage space to support high speed read/write operations. We’d recommend going for memory cards of Class 6 or Class 10 for your Android phone, if you really want your phone to perform smoothly. They’re easily available online and offline, starting from Rs 200.