With time, your Android phone may slow down, making every task difficult to complete. Launching an app or even texting may be frustrating as it always seems like it takes ages for your device to follow your commands. Before you give up and consider changing your phone, you should know that there is a fast and efficient way to make your phone responsive again. With the below steps, you can speed up your Android phone in only a few minutes.
The first thing you need to do is clearing your App Cache. This will free up system resources that are taken by all the app cache accumulated over time. It is possible to clear the cache on each individual app by going to the property page in the Settings menu and selecting the clear cache button but this is very time consuming. The best option is to download App Cache Cleaner, which is a free app that facilitates the clearing of cache on all your apps with only a few taps.
Once you have installed App Cache Cleaner, all you need to do is to launch it and tap Clear All. Using App Cache clear will allow you to clear cache on all the apps on your phone and it only takes 30 seconds. Clearing cache is a task that you will need to complete regularly and that is why App Cache Cleaner features an Auto Clear option. This will enable you to clear the cache as often as you wish by setting up the time frame in Auto Clear Interval.
Remove the apps that you are not using
Apps running in the background are also to blame for the slow down of your phone. You may have many apps that you only used once and that are still in your phone wasting system resources. There is no point on having apps that you do not use on your phone and uninstalling them is simple. Uninstalling up to 5 apps should not take you more than one minute.
Use a new App launcher
Android phones come with a preinstalled app launcher. This app launcher is in charge of multiple aspects of the phone’s interface, including controlling the desktop. You have the option of installing an alternative app launcher that may improve the performance of your device. One of the best options thanks to its speed and ease of usage is Lighting Launcher Home. You can find Lighting Launcher at the Google Play Store. Once it is installed, tap the Home Button, select Lighting Launcher and tap Always.
Use a new App launcher
Android phones come with a preinstalled app launcher. This app launcher is in charge of multiple aspects of the phone’s interface, including controlling the desktop. You have the option of installing an alternative app launcher that may improve the performance of your device. One of the best options thanks to its speed and ease of usage is Lighting Launcher Home. You can find Lighting Launcher at the Google Play Store and you would only spend up to 30 seconds downloading it and running as the launcher of your preference. Once it is installed, tap the Home Button, select Lighting Launcher and tap Always.
Get rid of widgets that are not required
Widgets and shortcuts can also eat up important memory space, slowing down your phone. Go to your desktop and check for widgets that you don’t require and get rid of them. You just need to press on them for a while and drag them off screen. Some of the widgets that you can remove include advertisement lists. This will clear up memory and it only takes a few seconds to do.
Disable data that is running in the background
Email or social media notifications can also affect the speed of your Android phone. Apps like Twitter, Gmail and Facebook are regularly trying to get data from internet to give you updates, which consumes system resources as well as battery life. You can check your email or log in to Facebook manually instead of letting these apps running in the background. In order to disable all background data go to Settings, tap Data usage, tap the three dots in the upper left corner of the screen or hit the Menu button to launch the context menu. Switch off Autosync data and tap OK in the notification that appears.
Disabling all background data at once only takes a few seconds but if you want to disable data individually for every app, you will need more time. Data background for Google services can be disabled by going to Settings, in the apps menu. Under accounts, tap on Google. Switch off email, calendar and all types of data syncing. For Facebook, you will need to go to their settings menu to find the option to disable updates.