Your Android smartphone can become bogged down by all the apps you’ve installed and can turn sluggish over time. Whip its performance back into shape by performing these speed-enhancing maneuvers.
Lower the App Transition Speed
Boost your smartphone’s speed by reducing the transition rate when switching between apps. By doing this, you also lessen your battery’s energy consumption. You will need to gain access to your smartphone’s developer options first. If you own an Android 4.2 or newer version, open Settings to locate either About Phone or About Device. Tap seven times where it says Build Number. You will then get a prompt saying you have been given developer capability. Return to Settings. You should then see the developer options being activated. Change these three scale settings–window animation, transition animation, and animator–to 0.5x. You will notice a speedier transition when you switch between mobile apps.
Clear the App Cache
You might want to do this regularly to avoid bogging down your Android mobile device with cached data that eat up your phone’s system resources. If you have lots of apps on your smartphone, clearing the individual app cache on the Settings menu will take a long time. You might want to consider installing a free app like App Cache Cleaner to make this speed-boosting task quick and easy for you to complete.
Uninstall Apps You Don’t Use
Free up space to improve your Android gadget’s performance. To uninstall apps you are not using, go to Settings where you can choose the applications you want to remove. Unless you root your smartphone (which can void the warranty), you cannot uninstall bloatware, or the apps that already came with your device and preloaded by manufacturers or carriers. However, you can easily disable them through the Settings menu. Also, consider storing your files in the cloud or in a microSD card to free up some space in your smartphone’s drive.
Remove Unnecessary Clutter
Review all the shortcuts and widgets you have on your home screen and then eliminate the ones you don’t need. Running them taxes your smartphone’s system resources, so it is best to remove the unneeded ones. Using a live wallpaper as a background also comes at the cost of draining your battery and slowing down your Android device, so think twice before you activate this option.
Do a Factory Data Reset
This is the most effective approach for improving your smartphone’s speed and performance. However, since reconfiguring apps to their factory-stock state takes a lot of work, make this your last-ditch attempt to speed up your smartphone. Backup your smartphone data and settings first. Go to Settings, then open Backup and Reset. Ensure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before you select Backup My Data. This takes a while to complete if this is your first time to create a backup. Then from Settings, choose Factory Data Reset. You will be prompted to perform a complete wipe and operating system reinstall. Note that a reset will delete the data saved in your device’s internal storage. After your smartphone restarts, you will be asked to install your Google account. You can then proceed to reconfiguring the settings for your apps.