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Top 3 apps to boost Android system performance

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

Greenify – Most reliable

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

SD Maid – the Android defragger 

The developers of this app state that it should be used at your own risk on their Play Store page, and for good reason. SD Maid is one powerful Android tool. 

Rather than killing apps like Greenify does, SD Maid is more concerned with removing the remnants of old files left behind after an uninstall. Where SD Maid is similar to Greenify is that it allows you to freeze apps to stop them hogging resources.

SD Maid crawls your Android files and makes sure no unnecessary folders or directories remain: think of it as a Windows system defrag tool for Android. In addition, it's frequently updated and always improving. 

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Make sure all of your files are uninstalled properly with SD Maid. / © ANDROIDPIT
SD Maid - System Cleaning Tool Install on Google Play

Android Assistant – for the one-click fix

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 (786KB) 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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  • 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.

  • 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 1 month 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!

  • 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 boost my phone please keep me informed.

  • cherry 9 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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