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Tips & Tricks: 10 Steps To Optimize Your Android Phone

How to make your Android Phone Faster? No big deal. Well, For an instance think your phone as a computer, you need to take care of your device: reboot it occasionally, back it up, offload large files and unused apps, organize those that you keep, and make sure it’s always up to date with the latest security patches. Same goes for our phones as well. To get started Just follow these simple tricks to optimize your android phone at top gear.

1. Keep Useful Apps And Uninstall The Rest:

Check your android apps dock and sort out which apps are not in your current app use schedule and uninstall them to save more unwanted memory consumption. Now move ahead to built-in apps, Speaking of built-in apps. Known as bloatware, these pre-installed apps supplied by your carrier or sometimes the manufacturer of your device, often can’t be removed without rooting your device. (See above.) If you don’t want to root, there are other ways to deal with bloatware: you can uninstall updates to these apps to save storage space, and you can also prevent these apps from automatically updating. Also, be sure to check that none of these apps are set as defaults. You can avoid bloatware altogether by using a device that runs stock Android.

2. Clean Unwanted Space in Storage:

Try to delete unwanted files from your phone’s storage, why? because the more files you’ll keep on your phone the harder it is to find important files or images when you need them. Luckily, it’s relatively easy to clear space an Android device, just try to clear as much unwanted as you can, including removing unused apps, offloading old pictures, and more. This is also a good time to back up your data, so you can easily transfer it to a new device or backup it up on your pc.

3. Clean Cache:

Clearing the cached data, sometimes, helps in making the app more smoother as it removes old data which might make it lag and lead to freezes and crashes. When the data gets deleted, the app can keep newer versions of the same things. This method is helpful in the case of big apps like Facebook and Instagram which store tons of images and other data on your device.

4. Use Light Version Of Apps:

Instead of Using the full version of some popular apps which hogs most of the storage and memory usage. Many of the popular apps like Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, Opera have their ‘lite’ versions too. These lightweight apps are often designed for entry-level smartphones and for the users who want to keep things simple. Using lite versions for apps can improve the performance of your Android phone. And they also reduce your data bills, as it’s one of the reasons why such apps exist.

5. Update Your Phone to Latest:

Check your phone’s update regularly.Every newer version of Android comes with various performance improvements. So, upgrading your device, if your phone manufacturer is kind enough to release one, can do wonders and speed up Android.

6. Keep Your Home Screen Clean:

Filling your Android home screen with live wallpapers and tons of widgets sounds nice. But under the hood, all these things put extra load on the hardware and affect the device’s performance. Often, you might have seen your Android device struggling to load the contents of the home screen when you’re using some heavy app or playing games.

7. Try Different Launchers:

The Android interface is generally easy to use, but it can sometimes get mucked up by the manufacturer. If you have a Samsung, HTC, or LG device, it likely runs a modified version of Android. There are two ways to deal with this. First, you can switch to a device that runs stock Android, such as Google Nexus smartphone or the Motorola X Pure Edition. Alternatively, you can download an Android launcher, which lets you customize your home screens and manage apps. Launchers give you more options; you can personalize color schemes, more easily organize apps, and even resize the elements on your screen.

8. Check Background Apps:

Often checking task manager is not a bad habit, if you notice your phone’s battery draining faster than usual, it’s usually down to an errant app hogging up the CPU cycles. Apps running in the background also tend to use up the battery, so it’s a good bet to regularly monitor your phone’s battery usage from the settings, and clear background app stack if nothing is being used in parallel.

9. Setup Apps To Update Only On Wifi:

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Most of the apps need to update themselves in the background to keep the information fresh all the time or do other things such as upload files, photos, videos. Thus, disabling background data can make an Android device faster in a general way.That’s because apps are barred from connecting to the internet and using system resources. Also, turning off background data for mobile networks would help you save your internet bills.
To turn-off auto update in Google Play by visiting Settings > Auto-update apps > Select Auto-update apps over WiFi only.

10. Root Your Phone:

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If you have an older device, you may not be able to update to the latest OS, or you may have to wait until your carrier pushes it out, which can be months after it’s released. One of the benefits of rooting is that you can update your OS and access new features without going through your career. Is it going to make your device faster? No, it’s not. That’s because rooting doesn’t involve sprinkling some holy water to achieve incredible performance boosts. In reality, it’s what you do after rooting your Android might make the device faster, or worse, it might make it slower if you do things the wrong way.

Please note that rooting is a part of advanced Android tips and tricks; so proceed with caution. Most people root their devices to remove bloatware — apps pre-installed on the phone — which one can’t delete directly. Getting a great insight into the Android system may allow you to terminate the processes which are only a burden to the system. You can even try some custom ROMs. If you remember, CyanogenMod was one hell of a popular ROM with its current descendant in the name of lineages. There are other popular ROMs which might have a considerable edge over the stock ROM on your device.

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