How to speed up that slow android device.

ChaosLight By ChaosLight, 16th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Here are some ways to increase the speed of that Android phone you use.

Before we begin...

Before I share my knowledge, I feel that it is important for me to say that your android device is nothing to take lightly. Unless, you know what you are doing, or you android device is not a device that you use primarily, you should treat my advice with caution. If you don't know how to do something or what something does, please take a moment or two to look it up. Thanks.

Slow android?

There's been many a time that I've been trying to do something important only to find myself staring at the frozen or blank screen of my smartphone while mentally asking it why it was torturing me so. Many people with the same problem also don't realize that there precious android devices are doing the same thing to them. Therefore, it's really important to make sure your android is happy before you get the satisfying speed that you crave.
(1.) To get started, I will address the number one speed sucking culprit that is ruining your android. This culprit is actually many culprits disguised as small little helpful tools that pretend to help you while they, in fact, hurt you. The first problem you may have would be that you are using a task killer or ram clearing app. I know right? How could anything that sounds so good, be so bad? Allow me to explain. The RAM in your smartphone is very different than the RAM you would find in your computer. The genius minds over at Google designed the android operating system to automatically manage RAM storage so that your device always runs at optimal or nearly optimal speeds (depending on your device specs). Clearing the RAM on your phone might give you a small burst of speed, but that burst will disappear as soon as it came when your phone tries to regain the precious resources it lost. Contrary to its claims, any app that says it will boost your phones speed by "Killing tasks" or "Boosting RAM" does the exact opposite by forcing you RAM to work harder.
(2.) One thing that the android system is designed to do is look pretty. By all means, that's a cool feature, but it comes at the cost of system resources. The way to fix this is to go into your system settings and reduce animation scale to .5 or 0. By doing that, your making the animations use fewer resources and allowing your processes to take more.
(3.) If you're like me, you like a lot of customization. One thing that isn't so good for your device is an extra launcher. While it looks good and probably better suits your needs, it's better to run the good old stock launcher that came with the device because, you guessed it, it takes less resources for your phone to manage.
(4.) Delete any unused or excessively large apps. Simple enough and not necessary to explain. I've struggled with deleting apps. It's like that feeling you get when you have to give up that old try or piece of clothing you enjoyed so much. All I can say is let it go. It's better for you and your phone. Sometimes you can even find better apps that are smaller than the one you were using originally.
That's all I have for now. If there are any issues you have, or if your phone is still slow after doing the above, leave me a comment and I'll try my best to get back to you with the answer. Thanks.


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I am a tech loving person who is also a fictional and romantic writer. Music is a big part of me, and I find myself spending a lot of time in front of the television or computer. (I get my exercise:)

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Feb 2014 (#)

I get prompts to unload applications that I cannot make head or tail of. I use my phone mainly for what it is basically meant for and to check emails and surf internet minimally. Nice tips - siva

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author avatar ChaosLight
16th Feb 2014 (#)

Unload or download? Sometimes it could be a phishing ad posted by a browser or advertisement enabled app. Thanks Siva.

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