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Top 3 apps to boost Android system performance

Update: DU Speed Boost added

Authored by: Loie Favre — 1 month ago

There are tons of Play Store apps that claim to boost smartphone performance, but few of them actually work. Task killers are notorious for falsely claiming to 'make your phone faster'. The truth is, it's not as simple as just pressing a button to make things better. We've dug up a few of the apps that genuinely can boost your Android performance. 

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Make your phone run faster with these apps. / © ANDROIDPIT

For file cleaning: DU Speed Booster

DU Speed Booster looks for the apps that are embedded into your device's background processes and cleans them up. It manages your system processes and auto-start apps and dumps the unnecessary data that goes with them. You are able to delete cache and residual data and open up more storage in your smartphone.

One thing you notice immediately upon opening up the app is the interface. It has a purple colored futuristic-looking design that kind of makes you want to open the app just for fun. It's also easy to navigate. The app tells you when you need a boost and you get a read-out of what it did. You can look over these files quickly and decide whether you want them cleaned or not. 

Although the app is great for file cleaning it does have other functions that you should explore. You can use it to save your battery, accelerate your device, manage your apps, run speed diagnostics and secure your device. It's useful if you want a one-stop-shop app for these features.

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DU Speed Booster maximizes your smartphone's efficiency. / © ANDROIDPIT
DU Speed Booster & Cleaner Install on Google Play

Most reliable: Greenify

Greenify puts your apps in a state of hibernation in order to reduce background processing. This can halt services, periodic tasks, alarms, widget updates, push messages and more. It's simple, intuitive and powerful, but with great power, comes great responsibility. It's possible to misuse Greenify and hibernate apps that you really shouldn't (such as the aforementioned alarms). 

One of the best things about Greenify is that it can act like Android Marshmallow's Doze feature for devices running a previous software version. What's more, the app is completely free. Of our three apps in our list, Greenify is the most reliable. 

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Greenify is one of the most trusted and reliable Android performance apps around. / © ANDROIDPIT
Greenify Install on Google Play

For the one-click fix: Android Assistant

Last but not least we have Android Assistant, a system monitoring tool. It offers a lot of control over your files and settings, keeping an eye on your CPU, RAM, ROM, SD cards, battery, and more.

Android Assistant can manage processes, clear the cache, save battery life and manage files, plus it features a one-click boost feature for an immediate speed improvement. For the full rundown of Android Assistant's features, go to the Play Store link below.

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Android Assistant helps you understand what's going on inside your Android system. / © ANDROIDPIT
Assistant for Android Install on Google Play

Give these a try, you won't regret it. What other apps do you use to help your system perform better? Tell us about them in the comments.

Loie Favre found her way to her present passion for Android and smartphone technology after experiencing an epiphany when she held her Galaxy Note 2. From that point onwards, you can find her with her nose buried in countless Android apps and different smartphone models, and thanking her lucky stars that she gets to work at something she loves.

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  • Peter Harwood 1 month ago

    Just can't believe you androidpit only three articles before this one your telling everyone to remove these useless apps because there no good and just use battery power

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  • I tend to look at these articles as opinions which offer suggestions that can enhance your experience (on your Android smartphone) ..... so, if one finds an article which is a different opinion of another article, one does have the freedom of choice to decide what information is useful for them ....

    I found a lot of useful information in this article and I'm grateful that AndroidPit had it published. I don't think certain outbursts are going to solve much (but that's only my opinion). As for sponsorships? It's no different than the advertisements that pop up on a page when reading an article (I ignore everything unless it's relevant information to me)...


    As Rick Sanchez says to his grandson Morty " Wubba lubba dub dubs!" :)

  • Android Pit seems to be allowing its editors/writers to dig themselves into a deep pit of bad writing, bad advice and spreading general stupidity.
    Isn't there an editor-in-chief who reviews articles before they are published or is it just a free-for-all at AP??
    Just an FYI for AP; android users tend to be more tech savvy than the average user so posting contradictory articles full of non-sense won't go unnoticed and you'll eventually just become a place to avoid. stop it!!

  • Flávio 1 month ago Link to comment

    Sponsored article? Probably. Androidpit is made by many people and they don't have a common opinion on a variety of topics , hence the contradiction of this article with numerous others.
    In my opinion such apps are useless.

  • Kevin V 1 month ago Link to comment

    I had a good laugh about that as well! Telling us that we must remove boosters! Then you post the top 3! Make up your mind!

  • Lol, exactly what I said on the other article: you publish an article telling how bad are cleaner apps and after, you write an article listing the top 3 of them? Is that a sponsored article or what?

  • Tried Android Assistant ( paid version) a while back, taught me about Android and that for me I'm better off managing my device myself... the biggest performance gain I got came from tapping uninstall..

  • Just can't believe you androidpit only three articles before this one your telling everyone to remove these useless apps because there no good and just use battery power

  • I think you should probably look up the meaning of a Derag program before you call SD Maid the Windows system defrag tool for Android

  • Es file explorer is a best one it will show and clear all hidden files. With so many options in it's menu.

  • FunkyGTC 5 months ago Link to comment

    Been using Android assistant for years now & is a superb little app that I've had on numerous Android Moby & pads does exactly what it says on the tin! (Although not sure about the New design)
    Otherwise 10/10

  • Can someone tell me if it would be safe to install all three apps and then let them run on my Nexus 5 continuously? Or would I have troubles with some conflicts? Thanks and Merry Christmas

  • For smooth performance of my device, I am clearing cache in settings before opening an app,and disabled all apps that I am not using, if our device is in top clean it is the best. There is one option to increase browsing speed in chrome. Normally by default chrome browser uses only 128 mb of available ram but this limit can be changed to 256,512or 1024mb( as the availability of free space in ram) by changing default values. This is an experiential test so read the warnings in the site. Open chrome browser and type " chrome://flags" and click to search, a long page is coming then scroll down more than 40 notifications for see this " Default tile hight " then tap on the "Default" button and change the values as you like and tap on" #default-tile-hight " see the" launch" button below ,tap to launch and setting is finished. When you want to cancel the settings open this page and see at top " Reset all to default " tap on this . and if you tap " clear data " button in settings >storage>apps>chrome ,Default setting will be enabled

    • Thanks a lot for this trick. I used it before but it was named "number of tiles" and disappeared with newer Chrome versions. What about tile width ? Is it worth changing it too ?

  • rooter 5 months ago Link to comment

    Android Assistant--one-stop Android managing software, is fully capable of dealing with Android media, contacts, SMS, apps, etc. in one place on your PC! http://goo.gl/E1E8lW

  • Ugh! The app stop working

  • Try Doze for Lollipop or better, Netguard, which can close everything when your screen is off. Possibility to modulate everything, even system apps, even unrooted !

  • I think that this is a great app.to boost my phone please keep me informed.

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