Probably many of you faced a situation when a relatively new and modern smartphone started working slower with time. For instance, the loading time increased, so you had to wait forever until the app you need opens, or games started working unstable and stuttering.
In this article, we’ll tell you how to make a slow Android-based smartphone work fast and stable.
1) Delete all the apps you don’t need from your smartphone
A lot of users just can’t stop downloading new applications. It’s okay, but some people don’t only download a lot of unnecessary apps, but also forget to delete them. Well, if these apps were developed by skilled programmers, they simply take some free space on the smartphone but don’t do it any harm. At the same time, applications can be made poorly or even malicious and, as a result, constantly load the smartphone’s processor and RAM.
That’s why the first thing you need to do to speed up your Android-based smartphone is to remove all unused applications. To do this, go to “Settings” and find the “Applications” tab there. This tab can have different names depending on phone’s manufacturer, but if you spend a little time, you’ll find it.
After you open this tab, you’ll see the list of apps installed on your device. Some of them can’t be deleted because they were pre-installed by the manufacturer, but you can get rid of those you downloaded yourself. To do this, simply select the application you no longer need and tap the “Delete” button.
2) Remove all junk from the smartphone’s memory
If you use your smartphone actively, it accumulates a huge amount of useless files that become nothing but junk. These are duplicated photos, pictures you no longer need, songs downloaded from the web, screenshots that you have long sent to your friends and forgot to delete, and so on.
Most of these files are stored in the “Download” folder, and by accessing it via the file manager, you can easily delete them.
To delete photos and videos, just open the Gallery, and select those that you no longer need.
After you have completed all of the above, go to “Settings” – “Data storage” – “Internal Memory” – “Other”.
Here you will see the list of various files stored on your device. If you are sure that you no longer need any of them, safely delete them.
3) Don’t forget to clear the cache
Most applications and Internet browsers use phone’s cache memory. It stores data downloaded from the web so that the browser or apps don’t need to re-download them every time. It’s convenient, but the cache has its drawbacks, the main one of which is a large amount of free space taken.
Even if an application doesn’t need this cache anymore, it’s not automatically deleted, but you can do it yourself. Go to “Settings” and select the “Data storage” tab. Go to “Internal memory” then and select “Caching” tab. The operating system will prompt you to delete all application cache data. If you are sure that you no longer need these files, tap “OK”. Don’t forget to clear the history of your browser from time to time. It also helps a bit; besides, you don’t want someone to notice that you googled some indecent pics, looked for real Ukrainian brides or something else.
4) Check your memory card
Even if you own a modern and fast smartphone, by installing an improper memory card in it, you can accidentally slow down its work. The thing is that memory cards are divided into classes. The most common of these are 4th and 10th class SDs. The first ones are not the fastest, and can significantly slow down the work of your device.
The best way out of this situation is to buy a 10th class memory card, but what to do with the files stored on the old card? They need to be moved to a faster one. The easiest way to do this is to use a computer. Simply connect the smartphone cable to the PC and copy all the files from the memory card to it (in a separate folder). After the copying is complete, move the files to a new memory card. You can also use the card reader, and copy files from the memory card to the PC, and back, without connecting your smartphone to it. Note that if you forget to copy any of the files, this may affect the performance of some applications installed on your smartphone. Make sure that the new card has the same name as the old one. It’s important.
If you did everything right, your smartphone will start working much faster.