what’s up people if your Android phone is running slower than it used to or not as fast as you think then this blog is for you I’m gonna be going over ten specific things that you can do to potentially speed up you Android phone.
1.Uninstall Unwanted Apps and Softwares
so first is obviously you should uninstall any apps you never use and are just taking up space in the play Store. you can view a list of apps installed and how much space each is taking up, it might look a little bit different depending on the version of Android but you could probably figure it out and it might also show the last time you have used the apps so you can just start with the biggest apps you never use and work down from there having fewer apps installed.
2.Clearing the Flash Storage
potentially trying to fight in the background and also freeing up flash storage which that in itself can potentially improve performance also.
3.Deleting The Bloatwares
here’s something really important as you probably know a lot of phone manufacturers include a ton of bloatware and pre-installed junk apps that may seem like they can’t be uninstalled .So inorder to resolve this you can just simply drag the app and you will have an info option on the top right it will be different depending on your Android version and manufacturer .Now there will be a option here called disable which effectively does the same thing now depending on your manufacturer it may or may not actually remove the apps files from the phone but at least the app will be removed from the home screen and won’t run in the background or anything unless you re enable them so for bloatware sometimes that’s as close to uninstalling as you can get but still uninstalling unused apps and disabling bloatware should be one of the first things to try .
The next obvious thing to do is make sure your phone stays update obviously this isn’t something you have complete control over because a lot of Android manufacturers take their sweet old time pushing new Android versions if they do it all for some older phones but if you do have updates available that you’ve been putting off you should stop doing that usually they do introduce optimizations and system performance improvements that will make your phone run better not to mention you need to stay up-to-date for security patches because nothing slows down a phone more than malware and nothing opens up your phone to malware worse then not being updated.
5.Reduced app size
next thing you can do is start using light versions of apps a lot of the most popular apps have alternative light versions that take up less space and aren’t so bloated so some examples include Facebook Lite ,Twitter Lite, YouTube go now unfortunately sometimes these versions are only available in certain countries which is pretty stupid so just be aware that but if they are available it’s worth trying them.
6.Use of Static Wallpapers
moving on the next thing ,you can do is make sure you use a static wallpaper instead of a dynamic wallpaper . This feature is available on a lot of phones these days ,this has several benefits because dynamic wallpapers can use a lot more resources than you might think for example the ones that move around while your phone moves around are using the gyroscope constantly and take some extra processing power to keep updating the wallpaper even basic video wallpaper still might take up slightly more resources than a static image .
7.Minimize the use of Widgets
next thing I would say is to reduce the amount of widgets you have on your home screen. If you have a ton of widgets and barely even use most of them this could be taking up a lot of resources it’s not as bad as if you have all the widgets apps open at once but it’s still going to mean the system has to keep more things refreshing in the background to keep those widgets updated assuming they have live updating information this will be less of a deal for widgets that are static like just showing a shortcut button or something but still having a ton of them could severely slow down your home screen .
8.Use a Different launcher
Try is using a different launcher one of the good things about Android is you can customize pretty much everything about the phone even the launcher itself which is basically the overall skin for Android can be manipulated. I can’t offer any personal recommendations on lightweight launchers but you could probably just search for lightweight launchers on Google and find some good reviews some specific ones. I saw a lot of people mention include lean launcher evie launcher and kiss launcher these will change pretty much the entire look of Android.
9.Track Your Battery Usage for apps
Next we can do some detective work to determine which apps are using the most resources and then take care of them in several ways so what we can do is go into the Settings app and then the battery menu this might look different depending on your phone manufacturer but somewhere in there you’ll probably be able to find a battery usage menu showing well battery usage of different apps now you’ll need to do a bit of critical thinking here because obviously if you use an app all the time it’s likely going to use a lot of battery so you’ll have to look at what percentages each app is using and try to decide whether it seems reasonable compared to how much other apps are using based on how long you use them like if you use YouTube for several hours a day and it uses 30% battery and you see Facebook uses the same amount of battery after just using it for one hour clearly it’s more power hungry and we can assume if it’s using a lot of battery power that probably means it’s neither using a lot more processing power while it’s running or it’s running in the background sucking down battery life even when you’re not using it again this something I can just tell you as a rule like oh if it uses more than 10% per hour it’s too much because it’s all relative and you’ll have to just base it on your experience in any case though once you’ve found an app that you believe is taking up more than its fair share of system resources we can initiate phase 2 of this tip which is to limit its ability to do that through the battery menu we just looked at you can click on an app and it should take you to a battery menu for the app this can also be accessed from the same app info menu we mentioned earlier in the blog here you’ll have a lot of options to restrict the app depending on your version of Android in Android 10 .