After few days of using your Android smartphone, it has now become slow owing to the number of apps you have installed from the Google play store. It does not matter if your phone has quad core processor or high amount of RAM, you will have to make few changes so that it stops lagging. Situations like these are common among the android devices, but fortunately, there are certain tweaks to make it work like before. I have experienced this on my android tablet, sometimes it does not respond or the app switching takes hell lot of time. If you are also facing the same problem, than we have it covered in this article so that you don’t have to struggle with these issues.
Restart your phone:
This is the quickest way of speeding up your Android phone. Sometimes, many of your phone’s resources are being consumed by various apps that are installed. So, restarting your phone will quickly free up the resources and hence the response time will be reduced. Though this may not be permanent, but it will quickly speed up your device without any additional tweaks required.
Update your phone’s firmware:
Many a times, the manufacturers release firmware update to particular models of android smartphones. These updates are provided to fix issues related to lag, bug and various other improvements to the current OS. Hence, updating your phone’s firmware regularly will ensure that you are getting best out of your phone.
Disable or uninstall apps:
You may not be aware, but there are certain apps that sit in the background and consume many of your precious resources. Right from the app that you used last month for online shopping to the app that came pre-installed, every app is bound to use up your precious resources like RAM and CPU. To overcome this, you can easily remove the apps which are no longer needed or just disable them if you think they will be needed for future use.
Turn off animations:
Animations look quite good and attractive to human eye, but unfortunately they also consume too many resources. Turning off animations will surely boost your android phone. On the other hand, it will also reduce the power consumption of the device; hence your battery will last longer. You can also check out Battery saver apps for android which will surely improve your battery life by almost 25-30%.
Clear app cache:
By default, all android apps will maintain cache data and this data gets piled up which may later act as major factor for slowing down your phone. You can manually delete the app cache from the settings menu but to make it simpler, you could download an app like ‘App cache cleaner’ or ‘Clean master’ to clean it in one touch.
Free up internal memory space:
A low internal memory might be the culprit of severe lag that you are experiencing. It is noticed that more the empty space in internal memory, less will be the lag. So, avoid storing data onto your internal memory. Rather you can purchase an external memory card slot and use it for storing songs, movies and other media.
Resetting your phone:
If none of the options listed above work for you, than you can simply reset your phone. Make sure that you backup your conversations, calendar, contacts and other app data before resetting your phone. Upon complete reset, it will become fast and just like you have removed out of the box. This is one of the best methods for speeding up your android phone.