08 September, 2016

8 easy ways to Boost the Performance of your Android Smartphones and Tablets

Posted by Sahil Goyal
Android devices have given so many features that are restricted in devices running on other platforms. But Android is considered as most threat phone and slower operating systems. So today I am sharing 10 ways using which you can boost performance of your Android and raise the operating speed.

8 easy ways to Boost the Performance of your Android Smartphones and Tablets

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Keep your Android up to date

Google after acquiring Android.Inc, released so many updates and upgrades of Android and so many bugs got already fixed in them and continuously fixing remaining. So in order to keep your Android working faster keep your Android device up to date. Upgrading or updating your device makes it work faster and error free.

8 easy ways to Boost the Performance of your Android Smartphones and Tablets - Keep your Android up to date


Steps to Update an Android device :

  1. Go to System Setting
  2. Navigate to 'Device Information' or 'About Phone'
  3. On the top of the list there would an option for Software Update, many manufacturars provide additional system app for System update, so if you didn't find it under System settings make sure if it is given externally
  4. Tap on it and your device will look up for updates if available
  5. Tap on Update if any update shown
Make sure you have an active internet connection otherwise your system would been able to search for updates. You can changes settings for System update from manually to automatic, so your system itself update without asking you. For better performance turn the settings form auto updates to manual.

Reset to Factory Settings

You might noticed that whenever you buy any Android device, it works very well in early days but after few days it starts hanging and apps got crashing regularly. This is due to the Junk files stored into your Android device when you share, download and edit any files. Sometime this garbage data consumes most of your device storage and starts lowering performance of your Android. Even some garbage files are hidden which can't be deleted manually. So either you require Deep cleaner or factory reset your device to make your Android as it was in early days. After resetting your device to factory setting you  may automatically feel the pace of your system.

8 easy ways to Boost the Performance of your Android Smartphones and Tablets - Reset to Factory Settings


Steps to Rest your Android to Factory Settings :
  1. Go to System Settings
  2. Now navigate to Backup and Reset
  3. And set the Reset option to Factory Reset
  4. You device may reboot many times whiles Resetting, wait until it's resetting and now configure your device as you done while you first bought this device
Some manufactures have given the Reset option under their System Update app, so you didn't find it under System Settings, then check it under System Update app. If you try to reset a jail-broken iOS device, it will take infinite time i.e. your can't reset a jail-broken iOS device without manually downloading the System package externally. So it might be possible in case of Rooted Android devices, if this happen try to un-root your Android or download Android System package manually. Read out guide to Root and Undo-Root in Android devices. You can use any deep Cleaner app to remove Garbage files from your Android device.

Remember resetting Android to factory settings will also affect in the Android version and the default version will be installed upon factory resetting/

Remove shortcuts from the Home Screen

Shortcuts on the Home Screen of your android makes your device work slower and even whenever you came out from any app to home screen, it would take more time if you have more items on your home screen. Especially widgets are little heavier than the shortcuts and they need to be updated continuously so they take more CPU time and consumes more power than usual and in result they decrease performance in any manner. So try to keep your Home screen clean and keep less number of pages if possible.

8 easy ways to Boost the Performance of your Android Smartphones and Tablets - Remove shortcuts from the Home Screen


Steps to remove Shortcuts and Widgets from Home Screen :
  1. Go to Home Screen
  2. Tap on any app shortcut you need to remove and keep your thumb until Remove option doesn't arrive
  3. Now move your pressed thumb towards the Remove option and drop the shortcut into trash bin
  4. Now repeat the same procedure with other shortcuts and Widgets
Removing all the shortcuts and widgets from the home screen will help you to faster loading of your Home screen while exiting from other apps.

Uninstall Unused applications

Android devices came up with so many builtin system apps and people install third party apps and games and forget to delete unused apps which results in consuming limited device storage and slow down your Android performance by consuming cache memory and CPU time. Some time apps are hidden, so you need to unhide them before uninstalling them.


Steps to Uninstall Apps from Android :
There are various ways to uninstall any app from Android, you can either uninstall using the Home Menu or from the System settings through App management option. Here We have given Steps to remove apps and duplicate files from Android, follow the link and remove unnecessary apps and free up your device storage.

Sometime removing an app doesn't delete its app data, so you need to remove the app data first from the App management menu under System Settings.

Steps to clear App data from Android :

  1. Go to System Settings
  2. Navigate to Apps Management
  3. Choose the App, of which you need to delete its app data and tap on that app
  4. Now there are options given to Clear Data, Clear Cache and Uninstall. 
  5. Clear the Data and Cache too
  6. Now you can directly uninstall that app from here or from Home Menu
All the app data of each and every external app is stored under the Android directory so you can also delete the app directly data from the File Manager. 


Turn off or Reduce Animation scale

The special effects given when any app is opened or transferring from one window to another in the Android device is known as Animation scale, using which we can change the windowed animation rate and patterns. But is also affects the performance the better will be Animation scale lesser will be performance. So to increase the system performance we suggest your to turn off the extra animation features, it doesn't effect on the working of any apps or on system rather it boost the performance of Android device.

Steps to Turn off or Reduce Animation Scale :
  1. Open System Settings
  2. Navigate to Developer Options
  3. Scroll down and navigate to Drawing Category
  4. Select Window Animation Scale and tap on it and select Disable Animation
  5. Follow the 4th step for Transition Animation Scale and Animator Duration Scale
Steps to Enable Developer options :
Developers options are not automatically enabled into Android devices we need to manually enable it. If you didn't find developers options under System Settings then you need to enable developers options.
  1. Go to System Settings
  2. Navigate to About Phone or Device Information
  3. Tap multiple times on Kernal Version or Build Number until you got toast message of enabling developers options
  4. And now get back to System Settings and you'll find Developers option above the About Phone Menu

Turn Off Auto-Synchronization

Synchronization is a feature which updates the accounts associated with our Android device after connecting with Internet. Auto synchronization automatically continuously updates our mail accounts, so it takes lots of CPU time and Cache storage. If you doesn't have any active mail accounts attached to your Android then turn this Synchronization feature off.

8 easy ways to Boost the Performance of your Android Smartphones and Tablets - Turn Off Auto-Synchronization


Steps to Turn Off Auto-Synchronization :
Some devices has given this option under their Notification Screen if you device doesn't have Synchronization option on your Notification screen then follow the steps :

  1. So to System Settings
  2. And Navigate to Accounts Management
  3. Now tap on the  three dots menu symbol
  4. There would be option for Auto Sync data, turn it off by removing tick mark from it

Remove System Cached data from Buffer

In the 2nd section I have given a way to remove apps data and free cache memory consumed by external apps, but System apps also takes cache memory and buffer space for builtin apps which can't be free up from simple normal mode. For this we requires to enter into Secret Mode.

Steps to Enter into Secret Mode :
  1. Press the down Volume Button and Home Button together, if there is no physical home button then press Lock Button and Down Volume Button
  2. Keep them pressed until logo of your Android doesn't appears
  3. Now release those buttons and waiting for booting
  4. Now you have entered into secret mode, Now select wipe cache partition to completely free the cache buffer.
  5. Now shut down your device and start in a normal way

Steps to Control menu in the Secret Mode :
In the secret mode touch doesn't work to control menu options, you need to press the hardware button as following:

  • Down Volume Button to Go down in the Menu, if you need to go up then you have to go the last and then start from the first option. You can't go directly upwards
  • Press the Upper Volume Button If you need to select and enter into any Menu Option
  • To Shut Down your device from the secret mode you need to navigate to Shutdown option given in the main menu and then press the Upper volume button



Try Alternate light Launcher apps

Sometimes default Touch Wiz launcher start troubling and cause hanging problems, but the Android allows the default launchers to be changed with external launcher apps. External launchers offers great features including faster loading of files and data into buffer if properly developed. You can try Nova Launcher, AY launcher or any other light launcher app.

8 easy ways to Boost the Performance of your Android Smartphones and Tablets - Try Alternate light Launcher apps


Steps to install external launcher app :
  1. Open the Play Store app
  2. Search for any launcher app
  3. Tap on Install
  4. Press the home button and select the installed launcher as default launcher

There are lots of other ways that slightly impact on the performance, but the above methods are sufficient to raise your Android's processing speed, hope you liked the article, don't forget to comment and share.




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