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By Vinod Sharma on November 26, 2017

Today, i am going to tell you some Tips and tricks to make Android Faster. If you are an “Android Phones” user you definitely knew that, they get bogged down after 6 to 12 months of use. A phone that was once a speed demon starts to feel a bit sluggish; apps don’t load as quickly, the keyboard takes a while to pop up, and animations become laggy. Many people think that their phone is getting older, and now it’s time to upgrade on a new one with high specification and features.

But before you spend all your hard-earned cash for a new Smartphone, there are some things that can be done to speed up your phone experience, and some things that do utterly nothing.

Clearing Recent Apps From App Switcher Really Speed-Up Your Android?

Some people seem to think if they keep clearing the apps from app switcher, which shows you the apps you were using recently, that it will free up your RAM, and your android device will start working fast and more fluently. if you also think like this then you are wrong. Android has been managing RAM usage and system resources extremely well for years now. The OS automatically suspends and closes apps you’re not using, freeing up RAM for whatever apps you are using. The process requires no user intervention and consistently works away in the background.

App switcher

In fact by closing apps in the app switcher, you can actually slow down your phone. It’s faster to resume apps suspended in RAM than apps you have closed entirely. If you keep closing every app entirely, then your phone have to spend more time to re-launching app, and in android you don’t need to free up your system resources everytime because android automatically do it for you in background.

The only valid reason to close an app in the app switcher is if it’s not working properly. Boot it from the app switcher, relaunch it and the system will have to load everything from scratch, hopefully correcting whatever issue you were experiencing.

Uninstalling or Disabling unused apps

Many applications run in background processes. The more apps you have installed in your android device, the more background processes you’ll likely be running. Background processes consume CPU cycles, potentially slowing your phone down and reducing its battery life.

The best way to resolve this problem is to uninstall any apps you don’t regularly use. Go through and remove all those games you played once or twice, and all the apps you installed as a test. If your phone is only running background processes for apps you actually use, you’ll have a smoother experience.
Uninstalling or Disabling unused apps

It’s also worth disabling any system apps or bloatware you don’t use. Did your phone come with Evernote, Microsoft Word, or Facebook installed but you never use these apps? Head into the ‘apps’ menu in the settings screen, find whatever apps you don’t use, then click on the ‘disable’ button to rid them from your life.

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>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.

Disable Animations

One tweak that could speed up your device is disabling animations within the operating system. To do this, open Settings, go to Developer options, and scroll down to the Drawing option. Next, turn off the Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale. This will disable animations that occur when you open, close, and switch between apps. Although the interface will look less polished, there should be less lag in performance.

Free-Up Some Space

All those photos you’ve taken and all of those apps you’ve installed can take their toll on your phone. It needs a little breathing room to run smoothly and if it’s running low on space, it can start to slow down. You can check how much space you have left by heading to the Storage section of Settings. One of the easiest ways to free up space is to tap Applications and see which apps you can uninstall.

Tap the entry for an app you no longer need and then tap Uninstall. You can repeat this process as many times as necessary for any apps you feel you can live without.

Free-Up Some Space

There are other ways you can free up space. The files you have downloaded are probably still sitting in storage wasting space and can be removed. In Storage, tap Downloads, select the files you want to remove and then tap the Bin button.

Many of the apps you have installed use data caches in an attempt to speed up operations. This is effective up to a point, but if you are running short of space, it can actually be counter-productive. To free up this space, hit the Clear cached data option and then tap OK to confirm.

More files ripe for deletion can be found in the Miscellaneous files section. Tick the boxes next to any types of file you’d like to remove – backups, files received via Bluetooth, playlist files, and so on – and then tap the bin button. You can keep an eye on how much space you have freed up when you look at the Available space section.

You can also disable any apps that came pre-loaded on your phone but you don’t use. If you have rooted your Android, you can actually get rid of these apps, but if not, you can go to the app properties and disable it to prevent it from running and using up your phone’s resources.

 

Also Read: 10 Things You Should NEVER Do On Your ANDROID Phone

 

Remove widgets

All those widgets you have running on your home screen may be useful, but they also take up their fair share of resources.

remove widgets

If you have any widgets running that you don’t really need, consider disabling them. There’s no harm in having some active, but you will notice an element of slow-down if you have too many running at the same time, so just be a little selective.

Use lighter versions of apps, if available

Many of the popular apps like Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, Opera, UC browser have their ‘lite’ versions too. These lightweight apps are often designed for entry-level smartphones and for the users who want to keep things simple.

lighter versions of apps

Using lite versions for apps can improve the performance of your Android phone. And they also reduce your data bills, as it’s one of the reasons why such apps exist.

Update your phone, regularly

Every newer version of Android comes with various performance improvements. So, upgrading your device, if your vendor is kind enough to release one, can do wonders and speed up Android.

 Update your phone

Alternatively, you can head over towards custom ROMs for your Android device if you think the device maker built the phone and just forgot the fact that it exists anymore. Please note that using customs ROMs usually comes in the category of Android performance tips for experienced users.

Restart your device

A quick and simple fix for a slow device is to simply restart it. This can clear out the cache, stop unnecessary tasks from running, and get things running smoothly again.

make android faster

Just hold down the power button, select the Restart option, and then tap OK to confirm.

—> If you have any tips and techniques you use to speed up your phone or you have any apps you use optimize the process. Please tell us in comment box.

Also read: How to Reboot And Reset Android Devices.

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