Android smart phones are so common and found everywhere now a days.They range from low to high end smartphones though all of them will slow down with passage of time and that’s why it’s necessary to maintain your smartphone’s performance by following the few easy-to-do steps mentioned in this article :
Keep the phone’s firmware up-to-date :
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.
Remove Unwanted Apps :
Smartphones are just like common computers. The easiest way to improve smartphone performance for your Android device is to get rid of all unnecessary apps. This will not only speed up the phone performance itself, but it’ll also speed up your workflow. Instead of having 50 to 60 apps to sort through, just keeping the bare essentials and getting rid of everything else will speed up your usage.
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.
Avoid Live Wallpapers :
You must be loving Android’s live wallpaper feature. Phones (from different manufacturers) come with different live wallpapers but you should know that live wallpapers that are badly made will need more CPU cycles to run, thus draining the battery faster. Everytime you activate the home screen, you run not only your apps but also your live wallpaper.
Keep Fewer Widgets :
Widgets are not apps, which only run once you choose to activate them. No, widgets are always running in the background; they are active all the time. While some Android users use it to keep track of the weather, and their important dates, others use widgets like ‘Extended controls’ for quick access for essential configurations such as switching Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or their GPS on or off.
They do have their uses but bear in mind that having too many of them running on your homescreen will cause your device’s performance to slow down.
Stop Syncing :
Sync is a very good feature which synchronizes your data with Google servers. Keeping sync on, you can get notifications whenever new mail comes in or when you get new notifications or updates for apps. To do this, it does a refresh at every preset interval (e.g. it checks your mail every 5 minutes for new incoming mail), and this will eat into your android’s performance for other activities.You can keep Sync off for unrequired services or only have it on when you need to transfer or upload materials to Google servers.
Do a Factory reset :
Over a period of time, you end up installing/uninstalling hundreds of apps on your Android device. You also end up with a bunch of apps that you will probably never use, but they silently run in the background, draining battery and consuming precious resources.