Android is an operating system very user friendly, quick, with a multitude of incredibly versatile apps available. Thus, having an offer of some many applications that we install on our smartphone or tablet at a time, the operating system begins to go heavy and our device no longer offers the same performance as before. What should we do? Here are some useful tips on how to enhance the performance of your Android device.
1. Cleaning RAM memory
This is the best and simplest action you can take about improving the performance of the device. Cleaning the RAM memory has the same effect as when you do it on a computer. The number of applications running in the background is high and the performance will be affected. The simple cleaning of the RAM memory can achieve an increase in performance by 20 %.
2. Remove unwanted widgets
I don’t care for and I will never care for widgets. However, it is harder to stay away from them on a smartphone or tablet than on the computer. Widgets consume a lot of RAM memory and sometimes enough Internet broadband. By eliminating the useless ones, you will surely notice a performance improvement.
3. Uninstall unwanted applications or move them to the SD card
Because Android is popular and enjoys many applications, we tend to install plenty of them without thinking if we really need them. Be honest: how many fitness app you have in your phone and how many do you actually use? If your phone or tablet’s internal memory is full or nearly full, its performance will decline significantly. One solution would be to check what applications we can remove from the device or at least move them to the memory card.
4. Updating applications
By updating apps, you can eliminate a lot of bugs. An application or operating system update can run much faster, because the functions are improved.
5. Resetting to factory settings
If your smartphone or tablet does not function as expected and its performance are still affected even though you have performed all the steps above, the ultimate solution would be restoring factory settings. Problems can arise due to changes over time. Factory reset will make the device look like on the first day of use. All data will be deleted, but if we make the necessary backup, there will be no problem.
6. Stop vibration mode
Obviously, most of us use vibration when we put our phone on silent mode to know when we receive a call / notification. This action is useful but has a big disadvantage: it consumes more battery power. It is advisable to really consider if you need the vibration mode or not.
7. Enable Power Saver – where possible
Almost all new models of Android smartphones receive a custom option type Power Saver. The manufacturer included here some of tweaks mentioned above plus more. Basically, the Power Saver does everything for you and you do not have to bother with disabling functions that you do not use, because it will automatically do it for you/
However, have a look through the settings and customize the Power Saver function – ie consider have you smartphone on silent mode at night automatically went silent o have all connections closed during a certain period of time. Whatever works best for you.
8. Turn off all connections you do not need, including GPS location
A key setting that allows significant increases lifetime of the smartphone is to disable all connections you do not need until you need to use them. And then manually activate them.
My recommendation is to just get the voice option (you cannot use the phone otherwise) and data transfer. And this one, if you do not have to be constantly connected, use it carefully. This means you should only activate it when you want to receive feeds from social networks, emails or you need to do some Internet browsing. Otherwise, keep everything disabled.
Also, turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS location and anything else you do not use constantly.