It’s an annoying feeling when you buy a premium phone and the fast, efficient operation remains just an illusion for you. Apps load late, games crash, and you can't do multiple tasks on it at once. In some cases, even emails appear late, which is of course unacceptable from a corporate or business standpoint. What is causing the error? How is it possible that a smartphone you bought just a few months ago will significantly lose performance? In our article, we will answer this question and also offer you a solution to the problem.
1. Always make sure your phone is updated!
The latest software is usually used to fix various bugs and bugs in the previous version and includes general enhancements to optimize your phone’s performance. In most cases, when another update is released, you will be notified immediately. However, for security reasons, the check should not hurt: Enter the settings and select "from phone". After that, you can see at the software update whether you are using the latest version or not. Similarly, we need to update the applications on our phones regularly, as the same rule applies to them as to the operating system.
2. Clean the home screen
The so-called “live wallpaper” gives our phone a very pleasant look, yet it also puts a strain on the system. You may want to replace it with a static image if you experience a decrease in performance. Removing unused icons and gadgets can also be a great help. We know that it also has a very positive effect on desktop computers if we don’t fill the desktop with icons that we don’t even use. The same is true for smartphones. Following the same method, it is advisable to take care of the different widgets as well, try to reduce them to the most commonly used ones. The less chaotic the main page of your phone, the better its performance will be.
3. Delete unused applications
In many cases, our mobile service provider will pack your phone by default with applications that we will not use in real life. These, of course, take up unnecessary space and run continuously in the background, thus also burdening the phone. Fortunately, we can buy cell phones free of such apps in many places, but of course, we can deactivate them, if not delete them, in any case. Don’t hesitate to do this in the app interface, you’ll notice the difference. You may want to check to see if the applications are within a folder, which are the ones that are constantly running without us needing them.
Another way to get rid of the unused apps is to use the browser instead. In some cases, the page you access may not be that mobile-friendly, but if you’re out of space, or just want some extra space. Today a lot of games can be played on the browser as well. You have board games, multiplayer games, casino games like Book of Ra 10. Besides, even your most-used apps like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, or even Tik-Tok can be accessed with a browser. So if you think that those apps are unnecessary on your phone, just delete them, and next time you’ll need it, you can check it from Chrome.
4. Turn off or reduce the various animations
You must use your phone in developer mode to complete this step. Why is this important? The different animations always function as a separate program or script. In most cases, these provide a pleasing sight, but can significantly slow down the device’s operation. Go to "from phone" within "settings". Here we will find the “build number”. Tap it seven times and then you should get a message that we have switched to developer mode. You should then see "developer options" in the system menu. Here you will find three animation settings. As soon as you tap on it, set .5x or turn it off. If the setting is not correct, you can of course return to this interface at any time.
5. Clear the cached data
The cache of both browsers and applications is useful as it allows different applications and web pages to load faster. However, in many cases, this stored data accumulates, so it is easy to include data from programs that you have not used for a long time. It's a good idea to clear your cached data at least every two weeks so that you don't take up space on your device. Enter settings, including applications. Tap the app and select “clear cache”.
6. Turn off or reduce auto-sync
Usually, we use multiple accounts on our devices. Email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more. By default, all such applications are set to sync automatically, so it is constantly updating itself to provide us with new data. Needless to say, this has a big impact on both performance and phone battery life. It is not necessary to turn them all off, as this is a useful feature. However, you may want to do this for unused applications. This can be done in the accounts menu within the settings.
7. Use an antivirus program on your phone as well
We know that one of the biggest benefits of Android is its versatility. In parallel, the prevalence and plethora of applications we use every day make the operating system vulnerable. Many times we don’t even notice if the phone is viral, we just experience slowness and malfunction on it. Many people forget that it is also a computer that requires proper system protection. We can install the antivirus with a single simple tap, don't hesitate to do it!
8. Use CCleaner!
CCleaner is an application designed specifically to optimize computers and phones. We can optimize both the data in the cache and the storage space with this great little program, and we can specify which applications we want to use. If necessary, you can also turn off applications that you would not know in the phone settings. You may want to run a quick test at least every two weeks to clean your phone of unwanted programs.
9. Clean the phone storage.
Nowadays, as phones are basically launched with a lot of storage, it is easy for us not to pay attention to organizing files, music, and pictures. These also have an impact on performance. Most phones already have a factory storage optimization program at idle, but it's best to take care not to add a lot of unnecessary and unused data to your phone's storage space.
10. Restore factory settings
In case you are not using any of the above operations, you may want to perform a factory reset. This will erase all data in the cache and storage space, so be sure to save the required information to some media. The exact location of this setting can be found elsewhere for each phone brand, but you can access it uniformly in the settings option. In some cases, it can also be a perfect solution against viruses if we can no longer get rid of them by any other means. On Android devices, it's a good idea to do a backup every six months and then perform a full factory reset, because that's the only way to delete the stored "cache" and "cookie" files that your device stores while browsing.