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Top 3 apps to boost Android system performance

Authored by: Loie Favre — Mar 11, 2014

Having an Android smartphone isn’t always simple, there’s a lot you can do to improve the overall performance of the system which consequently affects all of your smartphone’s various components in a positive way. Fortunately, you can still benefit from the amazing operating system we have all come to love thanks to Android apps that help improve system performance. Here are three apps that will help. And remember, a task killer usually isn't the answer to your problems.

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SD Maid

This is the system cleaning tool and it comes with a sweet little Android french maid icon, so you know it has to be good. If you don’t know about this or have it on your smartphone, I highly recommend installing it pronto. SD Maid does a heck of a lot: it’s a file manager that crawls your Android files, it looks through your device from dormant directory+files and compares them to the ones in your apps. You get full control over your apps in one easy location with the AppControl feature, including freezing and resetting capabilities. Unnecessary files get weeded out according to your own filters, or the ones pre-set by the app, which you fancy. Bloatware is reduced and space is freed up. Now download it before I come over there.

SD Maid - System Cleaning Tool Install on Google Play


Here is another must-have app to ensure your Android is running well. Again, this app will reduce the rate at which your battery is sucked dry and improve system speeds. What it does is punishes misbehaving apps by sticking them into hibernation where they can’t get at any of your phone’s resources. This stops services, periodic tasks, event receivers, alarms, widget updates and push messages so don’t do this to your morning alarm. This app is just simple, everything is easy to find and intuitive and it’s not a task killer per say, but a less harsh cleaner that keeps everything in check all in a lightweight way with zero CPU and battery usage.

Greenify Install on Google Play

Android Assistant

Last but not least, if you want a personal assistant to help you better manage your Android device on a daily basis, then you shouldn’t really look any further. Android Assistant has it all (well 18 features, but that’s enough in this case). In a nutshell, it will monitor your CPU, RAM, ROM, SD cards, battery, act as process manager, clear the cache and system cache, save power, manage files, monitor battery usage and more.

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?

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

  • cherry 7 months ago Link to comment

    I have used CleanWiz for about six mouths an app for boosting android perfermence. It works well with my phone. It's easy and secure to use with low memory. It also has the feature to monitor the temperature of your device and cool down it as you want.Pretty awosome!!!

  • it kills background apps...... And while downloading it will kill it quite often

  • I found Clean Master to be effective. It also showed me a security feature that I installed as well. Seems to do the trick. But always looking for better solutions. I thought i would have to root my device to be able to freeze apps. So I will check into the Android Maid app. Thanks.

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