Fortunately, there are some simple hacks anyone can try out and you don’t need to be an IT genius for that. You will only need an Android-powered headset and patience.
First, if you see your smartphone is struggling to load screens or apps, you should seriously think about turning animations off. Although they look really cool on a brand new phone, in time, they can really slow down any device because they tend to throttle the RAM especially if you are running several apps and services at once.
But if you don’t want to part from the shiny animations, you should at least try to slow them down before they ruin your entire experience. But before doing that, you need to make sure you have Developer mode switched on. You should go to your phone settings and “About Phone” tab. There you need to type in the Build Number to enable it.
When the mode is on, go to Animator duration scale, Transition Animation scale, and Window Animation scale under the “Developer Options.” By default these settings are set to 1x speed. You should set them to 0.5x or simply turn them off.
Next, you should make sure that there aren’t too many apps or apps that slow down the phone. These apps are also known as bloatware. Many times we find ourselves with dozens of apps downloaded from the Google Play Store just because they are free and seem cool.
Yet, tech experts explain that smartphones become rusty mostly because of too many apps since many of them pester the phone’s processor and grab precious RAM space although they are only on an idle mode. Even some smartphone makers such as Samsung equip their devices with tons of bloatware apps which suck the life out of RAM. If that’s the case you should either switch to a brand that doesn’t use bloat ware such as Motorola or disable the pesky apps from Settings> Applications.
Another useful hack is to clear your apps’ cache as often as possible. When an app starts to go awry and display errors, it will not come to its senses if you don’t clear those errors from the app cache. Cache is a small, easy to access memory that can make apps run faster. After you clear cache, every app would generate another cache, hopefully, without the errors that slowed the device down.
There is also a phone cache you could wipe whenever things become really slow, but you should ask help from an advanced user to do it.
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