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3 ways to speed up your android phone

Anthony Muzonzini

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.

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In this article we provide 3 ways in which to speed up your android phone and get it back to normal / © AndroidPIT

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.

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  • David D. 9 months ago Link

    Overclocking CPU, using performance governor, removing bloatware, setting SD read/write values to 2048 or 4098, overclocking GPU to max. Nothing beats these! Of course all these work at the expense of battery so you can always undervolt your device to get better battery life.

  • Anthony Muzonzini 9 months ago Link

    nice! we will write about these on another day

  • alexcool 9 months ago Link

    you should root your device and delete some boatware you don't use

  • Smith John 4 days ago Link

    Power Clean can help you to free up storage, clean up memory, remove or disable unwanted apps, know your device and speed up your phone & tablet. Just one click, you’ll be the Optimize Master of Android.This app is FREE so give it a try!