If you have an old Android smartphone, don’t think that it is time to get a new one yet. You can speed up your old phone by performing some easy tasks!
We know that smartphones are expensive and the last thing you want to do is spend money on another device when you already own one. With these 6 easy steps, we will teach you how to improve the performance of your current phone so that it feels like a brand new device – all for free!
Update the software on your Android phone
You can make your phone faster by updating it. Updates might fix bugs, improve security, and make the phone faster. To update your phone, go to settings and tap ‘System update.’ Now you can download the updates and install them on your phone.
Update laggy apps to fix random slowdowns
You might find that apps on your phone are slow. For example, Facebook or Instagram may be slow, but the rest of the phone is working well. If this is happening, go to the Play Store and update your apps first. You can do this by tapping your profile picture in the top-right corner of the Play Store, selecting Manage Apps, then selecting the apps that are running slow.
An old phone may not be able to play Android’s animations smoothly anymore. If you’re in this situation, consider turning off animations on your Android cellphone.
To do this, first, go to the Settings on your phone and scroll down to ‘Build number.’ You will need to tap it 7 times. This will enable developer mode on your Android phone.
Go to Settings > System > Developer options and scroll down to the Drawing section. Tap Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animation duration scale. Select Animation off.
Limit apps that run in the background
Android phones are typically good at preventing apps that are running in the background from slowing down your device. However, if you are having performance issues, you might want to limit the number of apps that may operate in the background. Developer mode must be enabled once again for this to work.
Go to Settings > System > Developer options and scroll down to the Apps section. Select Background process limit, then select an option from the drop-down menu. You may choose to prevent any app from running in the background or allow up to four apps to function when you’re not using them.
However, while this will improve your phone’s performance, it will have a detrimental impact on battery life since most applications must be launched each time you open them, which consumes more system resources and depletes your battery.
Free up storage space
Sometimes your phone might get bogged down by too much software and data. Freeing up Storage may help your phone perform better. If your phone is sluggish, look through the app library for any apps that are no longer being used. To remove an app, press and hold its icon until it starts to wiggle, then choose Uninstall.
If you want to delete unused apps, go to Settings and then Storage. You will see a card there called Delete unused apps. Pick the apps that you want to get rid of, and then tap Uninstall.
Not only that, but many apps, such as Netflix, allow you to store downloaded files on the microSD card (if your phone has one). Freeing up internal memory helps a lot in terms of smartphone performance.
Clear the cache for apps on your phone.
Factory reset the device.
If these methods don’t work, you might try a factory reset to wipe all of your data and return it to factory settings. This will remove everything from your phone, though, so it’s only a last-ditch effort. Check to see whether your Android backups are functioning correctly and restore the device if necessary.
Then do this. Go to Settings. Then find System. Then find Advanced options and Erase all data (factory reset). Follow the on-screen prompts, and you will be done.
So, now your old Android phone should be running much faster. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.