As a tech enthusiast and a reliable source when it comes to repair or buy new phones and gadgets, people ask me a lot of thing about how to make there Android Phone faster.
Most of the people don’t need to buy or don’t afford a new phone with the massive 8GB or 12GB of RAM and powerful processor so they settle with a 2GB or even lower capacity phone that can still be a good phone. But after using it for a couple of months after they both they end up looking for ways on how to make their phone faster because Android just eats up all the memory.
So here are some tips on how to make your phone faster simple and efficient on your own that are easy to make.
Disable or uninstall unused apps
Most phones aside from the Pixels and Android One devices come with some form of bloatware. Thankfully, you can disable — or in some cases uninstall — most of the apps that come pre-installed on your phone if you’re not going to use them.
Just go to Settings > Apps to see all the apps installed on your phone. When you find an app that you don’t recognize, uninstall or disable it. You can also use Files by Google to identify unused apps on your phone and delete them as needed.
Use Files by Google to clear cached data and clean storage
If you are using all the Apps and you don’t want to uninstall them the clearing your cached data for apps help them load more quickly by making the app load faster by pulling the data from the cache. However, there are some apps which you don’t use regularly. In that case, it is recommended to delete the cached data for those apps. It will free up much space by removing the old data. Doing this not only enhances the device performance but also the app can keep newer versions of the old cached data. You need to open the Settings of your phone > Tap the Storage ( or App Manager ) heading to open its settings page > Tap the Other Apps heading to see a list of your installed apps > Tap the Clear cache button on the applications that you want.
Install lightweight versions of apps
If you’re using a phone with limited memory and storage, using a poorly-optimized app can cause a lot of frustrations. Facebook is the perfect example of this, as the app tends to feel sluggish even on brand-new phones. On a budget phone like the Moto G7, the experience tends to be downright frustrating.
Facebook has a lightweight version of its app that works just as well while utilizing a fraction of the resources of the full-fledged app. Facebook Lite was initially designed to run on entry-level devices in emerging markets, but the app is available globally.
Facebook Lite is optimized to work on 2G connections, and on devices with as low as 1GB of RAM. It has a tiny footprint — coming in at under 5MB — and offers a similar set of features as the regular app. You’ll still be able to scroll through your news feed, post status updates, comment on your friends’ posts, find local events, and more.
If you’re a regular Facebook user and are tired of the full-fledged app bringing your phone to a crawl, you should definitely give Facebook Lite a go. Facebook also has a lightweight version of Messenger called Messenger Lite.
Twitter similarly has a lightweight client called Twitter Lite, and Uber also has a Lite version of its service in emerging markets. If you use Skype to communicate with your friends and family, then there’s Skype Lite. This particular app is designed for India, and may not be available in all markets.
Optimize your phone’s battery
If you notice your phone’s battery draining faster than usual, it’s usually down to an errant app hogging up the CPU.
Apps in the back also tend to use up the battery, so it’s a good bet to regularly monitor your phone’s battery usage from the settings.
Head into Settings > Battery to track down the misbehaving app, and hit Force stop to remove it from running in the background.
Devices running Pie ( Android 9 ) and above have an adaptive battery mode that monitors such activity automatically, but if you’re on an older version of Android, you should manually look at the battery section.
If you’re seeing a consistent power drain and your phone doesn’t last a whole day, then the best alternative is to pick up a power bank.
You can get your hands on a reliable 10000mAh power bank for under $20, which should be more than adequate to charge your device a few times over.
Turn Bluetooth off when not needed
Turning off unused radios will allow you to extend your phone’s battery life. The difference may not amount to much, but every little bit helps, and for things you’re not going to use all the time, like Bluetooth, it makes sense to switch it off when not in use.
It isn’t advisable to turn off location services though, as most apps need some sort of location information to run.
Don’t install a battery optimizer
This may seem counter-intuitive, but most “battery fixer” apps aren’t worth the trouble. These “utilities” do nothing more than remove the apps running in the background and clear your phone’s cache, but you often have to deal with intrusive ads and even malware.
If you’re seeing constant slowdowns and apps take a long time to load, it’s a better idea to remove apps running in the background by hitting the overview button and clearing them individually. And for clearing the cache, you can always rely on Files by Google.
Originally posted 2020-08-19 09:06:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter