As it is with any other desktop or mobile operating system, the performance of your Android OS will start to diminish after you use it for some time.If you have noticed that your Android phones performance have been ‘slowing down’, particularly after you’ve been loading it up with tons of Android apps (we don’t blame you) from the Google Play store, we have a few tips to share with you.
Tip: Homescreens and Space
Do you really need four to five homescreens ? Those are heavy, and they need to be constantly available if you need them, draining precious resources. What we recommend you is to limit the number of homescreens you use to a maximum of three. In fact, if you get creative you can actually get by with just one. Ask yourself the pragmatic thing: “Do I need 2000 photos on my phone?”, when you can easily transfer them to your PC or use a cloud service. What’s more, while we all love apps, if storage is running out, you should consider getting rid of apps that you simply do not use. 🙂
Tip: Use Widgets conservatively
I have seen many of my friends use N no of widgets which are of no use.They are awesome,no doubt about that. But do you really need them, especially at the cost of performance and battery life? A widget-cluttered homescreen will not only severely slow down your Android smartphone (especially the beautiful, but heavy ones, like Flipboard), it is also very likely an unnecessary luxury. We are not telling you to get rid of all of them, but perhaps you should look into it a bit more practically — are there widgets that you use so rarely that an app is sufficient?
Tip: Avoid Live Wallpapers
No doubt,Your cell is awesome with number of attractive Live Wallpapers in it but they are your enemy! Not only will they drain your battery faster than an ordinary, static background, but they also require system resources to run, all the time, every time you’re using the device.
This lightweight miniature app has one simple function that you probably gleaned already — restart system resources including the UI and also close processes and services, freeing up memory like Android Assistant does. Fast Reboot gets a honorable mention for two reasons. First, a simple click of the app icon is all you need to do to get some free memory — no heavy widgets required. And second — Android crashing, especially on older versions, and doubly so with a range of custom ROMs, is a tad more common than we’d like. What’s more, some processes simply grow wild every now and then and misbehave for reasons better left for the ages to answer. In all such scenarios, Fast Reboot is the perfect app to have.
Download Fast Reboot software
Kill Background Apps
Android’s capability to multitask across several applications is great, but you don’t need the YouTube app wasting battery life and memory resources when running in the background. It’s best to completely close apps with the Advanced Task Killer app (free). Unlike Android’s built-in app shutdown, this download shows a single list of each running app on your device and lets you select the ones you’d like to turn off.
Keep Apps Up to Date
It’s not always the operating system that causes you grief. If you feel an app is slowing you—or your phone—down, check the Android Market for an update.
- Launch the Android Market.
- Tap the Menu Button.
- Select My Apps.
- Check each app for updates on the right.
Manage Google Services
An Android device automatically includes access to Google services including Books, Contacts, Currents, Gmail and Google+. If you don’t need these services, turn them off and save your wireless radio the trouble of downloading more data (pictured below).
- Open the Settings app on your phone.
- Delete the Google services you do not want synced.
- Click Accounts and select the appropriate service.
Use High-Speed Memory Card
The memory card is the storage space of your phone. Phones with low internal memory can get a boost from high-capacity memory cards for maximum storage space. But it adds not only capacity but also speed to the mix. You can get between 2GB to 32GB worth of storage space to support high speed read/write operations. Always go for memory cards of Class 6 or Class 10 for your Android phone if you seek performance for your phone.
Know Your Device
It is important that you learn about the capabilities and drawbacks of your phone. Don’t overburden your phone with resource-hungry apps which would otherwise degrade your phone’s performance at your expense.
Update Your Android
If you haven’t updated your Android phone to the latest firmware, you should. Google brings great improvements to each new release of the Android operating system, including updates that ensure stability, higher performance speed and connectivity along with other user-friendly new features.
Tablets can also run on ICS and Jelly Bean now; you should be able to update it until Android 4.1 Jelly Bean via System updates (Check under ‘About phone’).
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