You probably used to love your Android phone when it was new and you could zip through different apps with ease, but now you the lag between tapping something and your phone response has become unbearable. Your phone is not the only one that suffers from this malaise. Fear not, because in this article we take a look at some of the ways in which you can speed up your Android phone.
Clear app cache
Ever since you got your phone, the apps on it have been writing into the app cache and this uses up your phone’s resources in the process which of course makes your phone slower. The way to fix this is to simply visit every app's property page within the settings on your phone and clear the cache on each and every app on your phone. The problem is that with a lot of apps on your phone, it can take a long time to do this so in order to speed up the process, you can install an app called app cache cleaner from the Google Play Store. This allows you to clear the cache on all the apps you have on your phone in one go, so you don’t have to spend a long time doing it manually.
Disable or uninstall the apps you don’t use
You can also disable and uninstall some of those apps that you don’t use as some may be eating up some system resources because they may be running in the background. Some apps that you probably want to target are those that came preloaded on your phone but you really don’t use all that much. If you have rooted your Android, you can get rid of these apps easily. If not, you can simply go to the app properties and disable the app to prevent it from running and using up your phone’s resources.
Remove widgets and shortcuts from the home screen
The widgets and shortcuts that you have on your home screen maybe aesthetically pleasing, but they also contribute to the slow response rate that you get from your phone, so unless you absolutely have to have the hottest YouTube videos on your home screen then just drag them of the screen. It also helps to remove all of the shortcuts from your home screen as well.
By implementing these three suggestions, you can significantly improve the speed of your Android handset. Do you have any other ways you know of that will improve the speed of a phone? If so, please leave us a comment below and we will get back to you.