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How To Speed Up My Android Phone [5 Ways]

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“How to speed up my android phone?” this question comes up whenever your android device starts slowing down. Your Android device probably seems faster when you buy it for the first time, but what happens over the next few months? It starts to slow down, applications take longer to open and do not feel as zigzagging as before. Well, as it happens, you start to think “How to speed up my android phone”, and you’re not alone. Fortunately, it’s not the end of the world, and here are some tips to help you ‘fix’ your problem on How to speed up my android phone,  and optimize its performance. Before going ahead and fixing problems, it is important to first identify the core problem. Bloatware, screen animations, application cache, unnecessary widgets and applications running in the background are some of the common issues that make your Android smartphone slow down. Now, let’s take a look at how to solve these problems.

The 5 Ways On How To Speed Up My Android Phone

  • Clear the cache

The application and system cache are among the main reasons that slow down the device, but the problem is easy to solve. There are two ways to do this: you can download a clean cache application from the Google Play Store or manually clean each application. Clearing the cache will not only help speed up the Android device, it will also help save space on it.

Cache cleanup applications like CCleaner, Clean Master and Avast Cleanup & Boost are some of the most popular applications you can try. Simply install the application and run it. It will scan the cache of all applications and display it. Just mark the things you need to clean and touch clean. It’s that easy.

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Another way to do this is to go to Settings -> Storage -> Cached Data and click on Fix / Clean. Keep in mind, the options may be slightly different on different phones. For example, on some Samsung smartphones, you should go to Settings -> Device Management -> Storage. Similarly, on Sony smartphones, you should go to Settings -> Storage and Memory to clear the cache.

  • Disable animations

     

UI animations and transition effects add an intuitive touch to your smartphone’s experience, but sometimes these animations also begin to slow down the phone. Turning off animations will not only free up processing power, but will also help speed up the device.

To turn off animations, go to Settings -> About phone -> tap Build number seven times to unlock the developer options. Now touch Windows Animation Scale, Animator Duration Scale, and Transition Animation Scale, and turn them off. That’s it, reboot your smartphone and should be a little faster now.

  • Uninstall unused applications, disable bloatware applications

     

Many of us have a bad habit of installing applications that we do not use too often. Of course, you would not want to download an application every time you need it, but there are two problems here. These applications not only hog space, but some of them continue to run in the background, using memory, and therefore, make your device run slower. It is best to uninstall such applications and free up space.

Some smartphone providers pre-install few applications, which can not be uninstalled. To get rid of these applications, you will need to root the smartphone, which is a tedious process, and will void the warranty on your smartphone, so I do not recommend it. However, you can still disable these applications by going to Settings -> Applications -> select the application and press disable.

  • Delete widgets

     

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Of course, the widgets look good and add a touch of flavor to the home screen of your smartphone. They display the information you need without having to open the application. However, the data that the widgets show keeps updating each time, which generates data, processing and some system resources.

To speed up your device, it’s best to remove unneeded widgets that you do not need. Simply hold down the widget, and then tap Remove.

  • Reset Factory Data

     

Not many people would like this option, but it should be treated as a last resort when all else fails. Factory Reset will erase all your data (contacts, messages, photos, music, applications and more), but you will get your smartphone to factory condition as it was before when you first purchased it.

If you are performing a factory reset, be sure to perform a full backup of your data. To perform a factory reset, Go to Settings -> Backup and Restore -> Factory Data Reset. Options can be changed from one manufacturer to another. For example, on Samsung’s new smartphones, you’ll have to go to Settings -> General Management -> Reset -> Reset Factory Data.

The above suggestions will help you on how to speed up my Android phone to a great extent. Do not give them a try and let us know if it worked in the comments section below.


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  • Thanks for share with us this nice topic. This topic realy helpful. I was a problem about Avast. Im seeking this topic and I have gotten best suggestion from this post. I hope same topic in future. Thanks

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