Invariably over time, smart phones seem to slow down as more apps and data are loaded onto the phone, there are more demands placed upon the actual memory of the device. Simple tasks such as switching between apps or returning home get slower and slower and you may start to experience delay or lag everywhere. Things can be fixed with some simple tricks to return your device to its former speed.
Here are some tips to speed up your smartphone.
1 – Perhaps the easiest and simplest trick is to disable or even uninstall apps that you don’t need or use. The less free space your device has the slower it will perform those apps are taking up space -uninstalling apps can be easily done by going to Settings, then opening the Apps menu, and selecting the app you wish to uninstall. Some preloaded applications from manufacturers that cannot be uninstalled, can at least be disabled using this method.
2 – Sticking with apps another trick is to clear the app cache. Cached data builds up over time and this build up will slow your smart phone speed. You can delete individual app caches by going to the apps menu but this can be time consuming. An alternative is to access one of the free programs through Google play that can automate this task. A popular free program is Clean Master.
3 – Live wallpapers while looking pretty or cool actually can slow down your smart phone speed. It’s a simple choice really do you want a faster smart phone, or a “live” wallpaper that doesn’t actually do anything functional. Ditch that live wallpaper and you’ll have a faster phone.
4 – Consider using a task killer app, like the freely available Advanced Task Killer app. This app is available for free and has some great settings that when applied properly will see your phone’s speed increase. There is an auto kill feature, an ignore list and a widget that displays on your home screen that will stop all your designated apps when you press it.
5 – Get memory management software: You can download and install memory management software for free or a very little cost to use on your phone. These programs restore memory lost by defragmenting the hard drive or performing a recovery to find lost information. Defragmentation will also help the smart phone run faster. Defragmentation can be done while using the phone. Once installed, users can click on the app at any time to run the program and free up some memory.
6 – Delete browser cookies: Website cookies embedded in your smart phone web browser slow down smart phone performance. To delete cookies, open up your phone’s web browser then click on Menu then more options then select settings and click on “clear all cookie data” The phone will ask you for verification before deleting all cookies.
Essentially your smart phone speed will be determined by the available memory it has spend a little time removing those items apps and devices that you don’t use and your smart phone speed will increase.