10 tips to make your Android smartphone faster

10 tips to make your Android smartphone faster

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Tip 1. Remove files that you no longer use

Cleaning your smartphone is like cleaning our closet: although we have a certain attachment to our accumulated junk, we have to be aware that there is a lot of useless stuff and that there is no reason to keep it.

And even in the cabinet / smartphone analogy, the simple rule: the more things we have inside them, the more complicated their handling becomes. So, if your phone’s internal memory is full, the device slows down, with more processing power being required, which makes the battery last less and, of course, one hour the space runs out and you stay in hand. .

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So, how about cleaning up your device, deleting photos, videos, music and other types of files that you don’t even access anymore? The process is simple and your phone will gain in performance, getting faster for what we need.

But if you insist on keeping your things, but still want a smartphone faster, then there are two solutions: buy a microSD card to store everything in an external memory; but if your device doesn’t have the slot for that component, store files on cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.

Tip 2. Remove apps you don’t use from the home screen

Keeping your smartphone’s home screens full of apps you don’t even use, in addition to making your phone a mess, can make screen transition slow. So, how about keeping the display only with the apps you use most (messengers, social networks, browser, email clients, etc.) and putting the rest in the app drawer?

Another solution is to create folders on the home page by dividing apps by category (Games, Movies, Utilities, Social Networks, etc.). To do this, just click on the app icon for a second and “mix it” with another related app. The folder will be created automatically and you can rename it with any name you like.

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Tip 3. Identify the problem

The first thing that must be done is to find out the cause of the problem. An application, multiple apps, or the system itself can interfere with overall system performance. THE Trepn Profiler (in English), developed by Qualcomm, displays the performance of each processor core in real time. As well as information about mobile network traffic, Wi-Fi, RAM and GPU usage.

You can set up specific profiles to remove accumulated data, such as offline information, for example. Once you’ve discovered the specific problem, you can move on to the tips below.

Trepn ProfilerInstall on Google Play

Tip 4. Clear the application cache

Useless data can be stored in your applications’ temporary memory and affect the speed of your device. You can clear the cache of apps individually by selecting Settings> Applications> Manage Applications> Choose the application> Click storage.

If you are looking for alternatives to completely clear the device’s cache, you can use the «Cache data» option also found in the «Storage» menu (the name varies depending on the version of Android). In addition to clearing the cache, it is possible to remove downloaded files and data stored by the system. You can see what is the difference between clearing data and cache through the article below:

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Tip 5. Uninstall and disable unused applications

The less free memory your device has, the slower it will become. That way, it’s always important to clean up your app gallery, uninstalling the apps you no longer use and disabling those that can’t be deleted.

You can also disable apps that came preloaded on your phone, but rest assured that you will not need them in the future. For this, we have prepared two complete articles on which applications can be uninstalled and how to uninstall them from your device:

If you have root access on your device, removal will be even easier. If not, you can simply go to the app properties and disable the app to prevent it from running and using your device’s native features.

Tip 6. Disable animations

In the developer options, you can disable animations within the operating system by clicking on “Window animation scale”, and in the sequence «Animation off». Thus, animations that occur when you open and close applications will not be activated, making the whole process faster. You can reactivate the animations at any time.

The developer options are accessed by clicking the assembly number seven times in Settings> About phone> Assembly number. These settings can profoundly alter the functioning of your device and should not be changed unless you are sure of what you are doing.

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Tip 7. Transfer applications to external memory

If your device includes the option of expandable memory, you can also move applications to the microSD card. This functionality will cause your device to free more memory and, as a result, the performance of the device can be optimized. To do this, click Settings> Applications, select the app and click on “Move to microSD”. Of course, make sure your device has a microSD card installed.

Tip 8. Decrease the number of widgets

Reducing the number of widgets will make your smartphone run more smoothly, in addition to saving battery power. If you have an active widget that is of no use, consider disabling it from your device. Of course, it is okay to have some widgets active. To do this, choose the widget to be deleted, long click on the homescreen and move it to the top of the screen.

Tip 9. Keep your device up to date

Always make updates available. They include system optimization, bug fixes and generally improve the stability of your device, which obviously influences its better functioning. To check if an update is available, go to Settings> About phone> Software update.

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Tip 10. Monitor battery usage

Don’t forget that you can also keep track of apps that use a lot of battery, go to Settings> Battery. You can also monitor RAM memory usage in Settings> Applications and select the «Cached apps» option.

This last option will display a statistics of processes that are running on your device. You can disable some background processes to optimize system and battery operation.

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Do you know other tips for speeding up an Android device? Tell us in the comments!

The purpose of this article is to gather all the tips to make your Android smartphone faster in one place. Thus, the updating and republication of this matter will become necessary over time.