Even though the top of the range smartphones is expensive, unfortunately, they are not made to last for many years. This has a lot to do with all the technological advancements that are happening over the years.
Even if you buy the latest smartphone, it will be considered an old-timer after one or two years. Technically, your phone’s performance stays the same, but all the features, apps, and gadgets require more processing power to work smoothly.
That’s where you’ll start to see performance issues, but don’t worry, you don’t have to rush to the tech store to buy a new one. Some of these methods might bring back your Android phone performance and make it as fast as a horse on the TwinSpires Kentucky Derby.
- Update, Update, Update
We all know the importance of software updates, yet many people avoid updating their phones for some reason. Having the latest firmware can improve the performance of your operating system by ensuring stability, greater use of hardware, and improved connectivity.
So, check if your phone needs to be updated and it is wise to turn automatic updates on so you don’t have to worry about manually downloading updates.
As we mentioned before, as time passes, you’ll see more complex applications that can consume more processing power from your phone making it slower. It is very important to declutter your phone and remove any unwanted apps or files that only fill up your storage space.
It is worth mentioning that some of your apps might be running in the background which adds to the data usage making your phone slower.
If you start to experience performance issues, stay away from apps that you hardly use.
If you want to keep all files from the app, you can disable it. Disabling apps is different from uninstalling apps. If you uninstall an app, all files will be deleted from your device, but when you disable it, the app doesn’t affect your phone’s performance and you get to keep all the saved files for the time you want the app back.
- Use High-Speed SD Card
Most people focus on having a high-capacity memory card, but they forget about the support of high speed read/write operations. This is a measurement of your memory card’s speed and the files it can transfer or open on your device.
If you use an SD card to store files on your phone, try going for memory card Class 10, it can definitely improve the performance of your phone.
- Clear Cached Data
You might wonder how your storage is getting lower and lower without downloading new apps or taking pictures. However, every time you perform a task on your phone it leaves a trace (cache). The cache is actually used to improve app performance on your phone, but over time, it might have a negative effect on your phone’s performance.
That’s why you need to go to Settings>Storage>Cache and tap on clear cache and confirm.
- Avoid Using Live Wallpapers
We all want something flashy that moves on our home screen but actually live wallpapers require several CPU cycles in order to run. This stresses out the CPU and the battery, which results in lost performance and makes your phone less efficient.
You’d be much better using a static photo as your wallpaper.
- Data Saver on Chrome
Since your web browser is one of the most-used apps on your phone, it is crucial that you choose a browser that won’t affect your phone’s performance. Unfortunately, Google Chrome, which is pre-installed on every Android isn’t the most robust browser on the market.
You can improve its speed by turning on Data Saver mode, which will compress everything up to 50%, which will free up space on your device and improve its performance.