Tricknology 13 Jan , 2014
You used to love your Android handset, but now that it has slowed down considerably, the bloom is off the rose. When you hit the home button or launch a new app, it takes what seems like an eternity to switch to the new task or back to the desktop. Fortunately, you can rekindle the romance and speed up your Android phone in under 5 minutes if you use these simple tips. Talk about a quickie!
1. Clear app cache
Ever since you got your phone, the apps on it have been writing into the app cache and this uses up your phone’s resources in the process which of course makes your phone slower. The problem is that with a lot of apps on your phone, it can take a long time to do this so in order to speed up the process, you can install an app called app cache cleaner from the Google Play Store.
2.Disable or uninstall the apps you don’t use
You can also disable and uninstall some of those apps that you don’t use as some may be eating up some system resources because they may be running in the background. Some apps that you probably want to target are those that came preloaded on your phone but you really don’t use all that much. If you have rooted your Android, you can get rid of these apps easily. If not, you can simply go to the app properties and disable the app to prevent it from running and using up your phone’s resources.
3. Remove widgets and shortcuts from the home screen
The widgets and shortcuts that you have on your home screen maybe aesthetically pleasing, but they also contribute to the slow response rate that you get from your phone, so unless you absolutely have to have the hottest YouTube videos on your home screen then just drag them of the screen. It also helps to remove all of the shortcuts from your home screen as well.
4. Move your apps to SD card
All the apps that you download are saved into the phone memory which is limited. When the phone memory is almost full, the phone begins to work slowly and creates a number of problems for the user. So a better option is to move the apps to the SD card and your phone memory will become empty. To move the app, go to Manage Applications section, select your app and click on the option “move to SD card”. This can be done for any app that you want to move and free the phone memory.
5. Download an app launcher
Every phone has its own app launcher but you can even download a new one to ensure that it launches the app in a fast way. With the help of the app launcher, you will be able to launch the app in no time and enjoy a better experience with your Android devices.
6. Disable animations
A hidden settings option in Android will give you access to commands you may have never known existed. Go to Settings, About Phone, scroll down to Build number, and tap it seven times. You will now have access to developer options. These special settings allow you to do a variety of things, but they are meant for advanced users and shouldn’t be changed unless you know what you are doing.
Your email, your Gmail, your Facebook, your Twitter and your backup app all want to ping the Internet for data on a regular basis. All that syncing not only eats up your battery, but also takes up system resources and slows your device down.
There are some services you may want to sync in real time, but there are others you can check manually. For example, if you don’t need to be alerted the moment you get a Facebook mention or receive an email to your personal account, you can prevent those from connecting in the background.
Enjoy your Android device as its most speedy form 🙂
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