10 methods to speed up an Android smartphone

Speed ​​up an Android phone ? It doesn’t take long to do it. Every day, the performance of the smartphone we bought some time ago decreases. The mobile becomes slow , and apps take longer and longer to start.

So what are the ways to efficiently use our Android phone in order to reduce slowdowns as much as possible, if at all? We propose some of them:

1) Keep only the apps you use, throw the rest
It happens quite often to go to the Play Store, install an app, try it, and leave it there unused, to consume resources (cpu and internet) uselessly. Go to the App , check what you have installed over time and, if so, uninstall mercilessly.

2) Clean the cache
Some apps are not used all the time, but are still useful enough to be left on the device. We refer to those for booking flights, hotels and ordering food (for example). Try deleting the cached app data in Settings> Appsto make sure they don’t take up much space when not in use. Clearing the cache sometimes speeds up the app because it deletes old data that could lead to it crashing in various ways. When this data is deleted, the app only keeps the most recent versions of the same things. This method is very useful in the case of Facebook and Instagram, apps that save tons of images and other data on your device. Pay attention only to one detail: cleaning the cache also means, in many cases, deleting the preferences of the app itself.

3) Free up system memory several times a day
Although Android is able to regulate itself by closing unwanted processes whenever necessary, do one thing: free it yourself from the relevant option on the home screen. It is an operation that can discreetly increase the reactivity of the mobile phone.

4) Use the “light” versions of the apps
Many of the most famous apps (Facebook, Messenger, Twitter) are also available in a “lighter” version, aimed mainly at entry level smartphones. Using these apps improves the performance of the devices and consumes less Giga of your tariff plan.

5) Update your mobile regularly
Each new version of Android contains various performance improvements. For this reason it is a good practice to update the device as long as the manufacturer allows you to do so.

6) Make sure that the apps only update via Wi-Fi
In this way they will not consume system resources, let alone the Giga of your tariff plan. To do this, launch the Play Store and go to Settings> Auto-update apps> Auto-update apps only via Wi-Fi or Don’t auto-update apps .

7) Restart your mobile. Why not?
By doing so, the temporary files are cleared and the memory cleared. Result: more performing smartphone.

8) Don’t clog your home screen
Have you filled your home screen with live wallpapers and tons of widgets? Bad, because they represent a drag on the performance of your device. Therefore, keeping the home screen as “light” as possible can only positively impact the speed of the Android phone / tablet.

9) And when the cell phone crashes?
Certain apps have a tendency to crash, and repeatedly pressing the screen or buttons is useless. In some cases, pressing the home button takes you to the same screen. After that, you can delete the offending app from the Recent apps menu . If nothing happens by pressing the home button, long press the power button and try to shut down or restart the device. In extreme cases, remove and reinsert the battery (if possible).

10) To the extreme …
If the methods to “speed up” the cell phone shown above are too “mild”, try performing a factory reset (after making copies of your most important files). Open the Settings and look for the Factory data reset option. This way your phone (or tablet) will return to the same state it was in the day you brought it home from the store.

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