Sunday, February 8, 2015

How to Quickly Speed up a Slow Android Phone

I'm sure many Android users had owned a phone that started lagging after several months of use. Apps take longer to open. Letters appear a second or two after you type them. Sometimes even the whole screen freezes and forces you to reboot your phone. In order to speed up your smartphone, here are few easy-to-do steps that come in handy.

Remove Unnecessary Widgets and Shortcuts

Unlike iOS, Android allows you to create app shortcuts and widgets on homescreen on a whim. It may make your phone full of characteristics, but it also takes up your phone memory. Besides, lots of widgets contain advertisement. Take a closer look for widgets or shortcuts you don't usually use and delete them by long pressing and dragging them to the trash icon.

Downgrade your Android Version

New are not always better. An up-to-date version of Android could be too much for an old device to handle, thus resulting in sluggish respond. For example, all the bells and whistles in Android lollipop is certainly inappropriate to be push on your Droid 1. If that's the case, downgrade your version of Android may be help increasing speed.

Disable Background Data

Most of the apps that you have downloaded on your handsets consume lot of data in the background to search for updates and provide better experience. Compares to the memory space it took from phone, I would say that disable background data is rather a better option. Go to Settings>Data usage>Menu and check the option Restrict background data.

Disable Background Data
Clear your App cache

Your smartphone is just as much of a computer. The programs write to the app cache eat up precious system resources and slowing everything down. Except for the ways to wipe phone cache that I mentioned before, you can also download Android Data Transfer on your PC (not on your phone) to manage your phone data. But if you are trying to download a third party app on your Android, I would say that it is a complete waste of time and precious space of your device
Tips: This use guide teach you how to transfer data from Android to PC

Clear your App cache on Android
Factory Reset your Android Phone

Your final resort would be to factory reset your phone . Be careful though, factory reset is a process that erases all your phone data. So make sure you read through the instructions and most importantly, remember to backup your Android phone.

That's it -- a very small time investment to make your smartphone zippy. Hope you enjoy your faster phone. Don't forget to provide your feedback in the comment section or share them with your friends!
For iPhone users: How to speed up iPhone