Here Are 8 Easy Steps To Speed Up Your Android Phone And Tablet

Android tends to slow down over time which has been a nuisance for some users. If you upgrade your smartphone to the latest model every year, the idea would not tempt you much although highly accurate. However, if you’re the kind of person who is good with the look and feel of your smartphone, irrespective of its age, then there are certain aspects that you should keep note of. Your Android is comparatively slower than the day you brought it home.

 

Make Android Phone Or Tablet Faster With These Easy Steps

Nonetheless, there are certain ways through which you can make subtle tweaks and changes on the inside to get the most out of your device. We are talking in terms of performance and task execution and operation. If you feel your Android device is slowing down, then be sure to try out these certain tweaks which will allow your Android device to regain its potential. These simple ways have been penned down below, follow each of them to get the most out of your device.

Unclutter Your Home Screen

This is a rather plain and simple method that does not involve any major changes on the kernel level. The HOme screen is like the C drive of your Windows laptop, you don’t want to mess it up. While organizing your frequently used apps makes sense, curate them to keep your home screen as simple as you can. This will boast quicker operations.

Reduce Motion And Special Effects

If you’re a bit of tech savvy, you can also allow your device to disable animations and special effects. The transition animations and movements are the gaps between you performing an operation and the execution of these operations. To disable these animations, you can enable the Developer Options menu in the Settings or your launcher. The app opening time will be improved.

Close Unnecessary Apps

if you’re done using an app, it would be beneficial for you to close it down. This is due to the fact that if you have minimized your apps, they are still running in the background, consuming RAM and restricting your device’s speed to go all the way up. So close down an app once you’re done using it.

GPU Assistance

Through GPU assistance, the processor in your device will have to cater to less load when rendering 2D elements. The process involves shifting some of the load to the GPU in order for the processor to render more elements. You can enable the ‘Force GPU Rendering’ in the Developer options in the settings app.

Delete Unnecessary Files And Apps

The reason for deleting your unnecessary files is to save some storage space. Since your Android device needs some storage apart from RAM, it makes sense for the memory to perform certain operations. If you do not want to delete your files, you can always shift them to any cloud storage platform – Google Photos, for instance, has unlimited storage for storing your photos and videos that take most of the space on your device.

Remove Widgets

As we have mentioned earlier, removing widgets is an extension to clearing your home screen. The less crowded the Home screen is, the more efficient your smartphone would be.

Software Update

If you own a Google-branded device, you would have received several updates as they arrive. Updating to the latest firmware removes several bugs and errors which are responsible for slowing down your device. So do update your software as it also carries some of the latest security fixes which also enhances your device’s security.

Reboot And Factory Reset

If none of the above-mentioned methods work for you, we would advise you to reboot your device as it clears the cache memory and gives a fresh start. However, if there are several errors and corrupt files piled up in the device’s storage folder, you can always factory reset your device. The device would restart and turn on anew just like it was out-of-the-box.

However, we would also advise you to keep a back up of your data. This is due to the fact that factory resetting the device deletes the entire data stored in a device. Henceforth, the latest back up should also be present on your computer.

This is it for the major ways to speed up your Android device whether it is a phone or a tablet. What do you think about the ways mentioned above? Have they contributed in making your device faster?

  • Zia
  • July 3, 2018
Zia
 

A tech enthusiast with a few software tinkering elements.