Ever wondered why the device slowdown over the time. When you get your device out of the box for the first time, it feels like it is the fastest device ever. But when you keep using it over a time, it slows down. Blaming it on the hardware, we keep spending money on upgrading to a new phone. However, in fact, the issue is not with your phone. It is rather with the Android software. Yes, you heard it right.
So here in this article, check out the 5 Ways to Speed up Android Device in 2018.
5 Ways to Speed Up Android Device in 2018
1. OTA Updates
Smartphone manufacturers heavily theme and customize Android to make their phones, UI unique. But the problem is it really slows down the phone on the other side. In order to fix it, the manufacturers frequently push an over the air updates, aka OTA updates. These updates will fix the issues, adds new features and further optimizes android with aim of smoothing things. Before searching for methods to speed up your android device, make sure that your Android device is updated with new OTA. Always keep an eye on OTA updates from Settings >About device > Software update > Check for updates.
2. Background Application Limit
Android by design forces the users to minimize the applications than closing them. Each time when you want to close the application on android you will have to go to the recent apps section and you will have to manual swipe the particular app to close it and that forces the users to have the Multiple apps running in the background, eating up a huge amount of the phone’s resources for no reasons. That is probably the single reason, your smartphone slows down over the time as we keep using them.
But don’t worry. We can fix it easily! All you need to do is, just go to your Android phone’s settings and head over to the developersoptions. If you’re device don’t have a developer option then you don’t need to worry. Just move to the about phone section and tap 7 times on the build number. That’s it. You will get the missing developer option.
Now go to the developers option. Search for limit background application option and set limit to 3 or 4 application at a time. Practically, most of the users do not use more than 4 apps at a time. By keeping this in the mind, by limiting the background applications running to specific number, it will automatically hibernate the apps, which are not in use. This simple option will save a lot of RAM of your device, which will help you to get a better performance and battery life from the device. Also, reduce or turn off the transition animation scale, Windows animation scale and Animator duration scale from the developer option that will make your device feel snappier.
3. Disable Preinstalled Apps/Bloatware
Most of the smartphones come with a preinstalled apps also called as bloatware. These apps even you are not using it, it will start automatically, running in the background by consuming a lot of RAM and other resources. You can’t uninstall those apps directly. But there must be an option to disable those apps in the apps manager section on the settings. This will stop the app from running in the background giving a good faster experience.
4. Change Launcher
Sometimes actually not your device is slow. It is because of Launcher, which is slowing down your device. Launchers heavily influence the performance of your device. Some launchers focus on the looks and performances while some others focus on the optimizing the speed and performance. If you take an example of Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher, it is one of the best looking launchers but in reality, it does lag over the time compared to Nova Launcher. So try switching to any other launchers like Nova, Apus rather than staying on inbuilt or heavy launchers. By installing and setting the launchers which consume fewer resources you will feel the difference in terms of the speed and performance.
5. Factory Reset
If any of the above methods have not helped you to speed up your android device then do a factory reset. When you keep using any applications, it will create junk files and caches, which eventually decrease the performance of the device by taking a most of the space. By performing the factory reset the junk files, app caches will be deleted from the OS. Performing the factory reset at least once a year is a better option for every android user to increase the speed. To perform the factory reset head over to settings and click on an option named Factory reset. It will take some time to complete the reset process, but it works!
I hope this article helped at least to speed up your android device. Do share your views in the comments section and share this post with your friends.