If you are currently thinking about replacing your Android-based smartphone, just because it is not performing as fast as it has been in the past. Think again, even though your device might be a bit outdated and performing slower, with just a few tweaks, it can perform noticeably better.
The purpose of this article is to serve as a guide, one that will familiarize you with steps that help improve your phone’s performance, easily and quickly.
Steps to improve your phone for optimal performance
1. Never flush the phone’s cached data
First of all, let’s start with the cached data. These days, there are many so-called “experts,” who will tell you to clean up the cache data of your phone regularly, so as to speed it up. However, just keep in mind that there is a good reason why that data is stored on your phone, in the first place.
Primarily, it allows quick access to all the apps you use most frequently. If you decide to remove your phone’s cached data, the OS will load all the apps from the phone’s storage space, which will lead to a much slower loading of the apps and a slower performance in general. Therefore, in an attempt to improve your smartphone’s performance, you may end up doing the exact opposite.
2. Disable the phone’s animations
You have most certainly noticed some transition effects when you move back and forth your smartphone, or when a pop-up appears. These are just some of the animations, which are there to improve the user experience. However, these animations also consume plenty of RAM. If you want to free up more RAM and speed up your phone, consider disabling these animations.
3. Remove useless applications
Your smartphone most likely has dozens of applications that you rarely use, or don’t use at all. Keep in mind that, even if you do not use them, they still affect your phone’s performance. If you want faster and smoother experience, make sure to uninstall these applications
To find the list of applications and remove the ones you do not need to free your storage and increase your phone’s perfomance, simply go to the Settings tab, select Apps, proceed to the Downloaded Tab and uninstall the apps.
4. Disable any pre-loaded applications
If you are using a smartphone that is based on Android, and not Nexus, then your phone probably has some useless apps, that the phone’s manufacturer passed on it from the start. These applications are the ones that you probably never use, but the problem is that they cannot be uninstalled. However, luckily, they can be easily disabled.
To do that, press any useless, pre-loaded application and drag it to the “App info” on the home screen. Once you have done that, press “Disable.” Remember that this will not remove the application. It will still occupy some of your storage space, but it will not run in the background and slow your device.
5. Use cloud to store files
If your phone’s video or photo gallery takes forever to open, try to find a new storage space for your images and videos.
By downloading services, such as Dropbox or Google Drive, you can use them to synchronize all your files to the cloud. This will enable you to access your files from any other device, as well as allow you to free up plenty of storage space and speed up your smartphone.