It’s really hard to believe that your several thousands worth of phone is acting weird-takes longer time to start an app and sometimes it even freezes. Mid-rangers and budget end smartphones are more severely affected as they are more prone to lag and stuttering. So today in this “How To Section” we are telling you the some of the secrets (not really the secrets) to speed up the Android performance so that you may feel your phone perform better than earlier.
Make Your Android Up to Date
Earlier versions of the Android are more prone to bug than the latest version. You may know that the latest version contains bug fixes and general improvements which help your Android device to run faster. If the system update is available, it tends to come to OTA (Over The Air) and you are automatically prompted to install them. But you can always check if the update is available or not by going to the Settings > About device> Software update> Check for updates.
Also, check your installed apps have an available update or not by going to the installed apps in Google Play Store.
Uninstall the Unused Apps
It’s not worthy to keep the app that you never use. It only consumes your storage and eats system resources. So, it’s better to uninstall those apps you don’t use.
While some of the apps can’t be uninstalled but there’s an option to disable them and you can again enable them if you change your mind in future.
Clear Cached App Data
Cached data for apps help them to load more quickly but it can build up over time to take up quite a lot of space and there will potentially be cached data in there for apps that you no longer use. So, sometimes clearing cached data for an app can help to perform your device better.
Wipe Cache Partition
The cache partition is separate from your app data cache and it contains temporary files. It’s nice cleaning this out every once in a while. You’ll have to boot into recovery mode to do it. The method of entering recovery mode varies depending on your device, but you’ll find it easily with a quick Google search. Once in recovery mode, you use the volume keys to navigate and the power key to select an item.
Perform a Factory Reset
If any of the methods listed above does not boost your Android performance, then it’s time to reset your device which cleans junks and erases all data in the phone. So, before performing a factory reset make sure to back up everything that you need.
Overclock Your Device
If you are willing to root Everything You Need To Know About Rooting an Android Device then you can overclock it using SetCPU or Android Overclock which pushes the OEMs limit speed. If you are planning to do this then please proceed with caution.
Install a Custom ROM
Only the rooting your Android device does not make your device run like Usain Bolt but a Custom Rom can. What you need to do is just find the right Custom ROM for your device and do some research.
Some other tips include turning off or reducing animations of your device (Windows Animation Scale, Transition Animation Scale, and Animation Duration Scale), turning off auto-sync, not using widgets in home screen and sometimes trying a third party launcher can also help a lot.