Are you annoyed of your mobile phone’s slow speed and poor performance? Wait! Before you consider to replace it with a new one, it might be the right time to note that you can get back its speed and performance that it used to have right when you had bought it.
Just like your desktop, the performance of your mobile phone starts diminishing as you use it for some time. From an upsurge in infected mobile phone apps to insufficient storage and older hardware and operating system, many factors slow down your handset speed.
With a few tweaks and changes, you would be able to breathe a new life in your smartphone restoring its speed and performance. Let’s take a look at few of the popular methods.
How to make your Android phone faster?
Update your Android:
If you have not updated your smartphone, update it to the latest version of operating system.
Remove unwanted apps:
Every app you install on your phone takes space and runs some background processes. Do not install unwanted apps and keep only those you need. If you no longer need a mobile application uninstall or disable it.
Clean Out cache:
If you do not want to uninstall an app, clean its cache for removing the temporary data, these apps have stored over the period. Usually, there is nothing bad about this data but with months and years, these caches can become bloated and slow down your device.
Developers fix bugs and add features in newly released versions of applications, so regularly update your phone’s installed apps. Updated app perform better and will less likely crash your phone.
Use high-speed memory card:
Phones with low internal storage can get a boost from high-speed memory cards available between 2GB to 64GB worth of storage space. It does not only add space but speed up operations.
Synchronization enables you to get notifications whenever new mail comes in, or you get new notifications or updates for apps. To do this, it refreshes your handset at every preset interval, checks your mail every 5 minutes for a new message, and this will kill your mobile performance generally. Keep your sync off for unrequired services or only have it when you need to transfer or upload material to Google server.
Turn off animations and live wallpaper:
You might be loving Android’s live wallpapers, but these are bad for your smartphone performance as they need more CPU cycles to run, draining more battery, faster. Also turn off the animations fading out and in your phone screen as you switch from one task to another. With animations turned off, you would probably notice your phone performing faster.
Use Task Manager or Task Killer:
Download any free Task Manager or Task Killer from Google Play. Some of the recommended are Advanced Task Killer and Super Task Killer Free. These will kill your background processes and other apps you do not need or do not use. Some other apps that can genuinely boost your smartphone performance include DU Speed Booster for file cleaning, Greenify, and Android Assistant.
DU Speed Booster looks for the apps that are embedded into your device’s background processes and clean them up. It manages your system operations, autostarts apps, and dump the unnecessary data that goes with them. It enables you to delete cache with residual data and to have more storage on your phone.
Greenify put your apps in a state of hibernation to reduce background processing. This can halt services, periodic tasks, alarms, widget updates, push messages and more. It is equal to Android Marshmallow’s Doze feature for devices running a previous version.
Android Assistant is a system monitoring tool that gives control over your files and settings keeping an eye on your processor, RAM, memory, battery and more. Also, It features one-click boost for an immediate speed improvement.
A factory reset:
The most efficient way to speed up your phone is to erase everything and start again, but it should be your last option. With a reset, everything on your device will disappear, so make sure you have backed up all your important data.
How to speed up a slow iPhone?
Reboot your iPhone:
A simple reboot can fix a sluggish iPhone. Keep hold down the home button and power button at the same time until you see the Apple logo, now you can release them.
Reset your RAM:
When an app is running, a certain amount of Random Access Memory is allocated to it that other apps cannot use. If you are using multiple apps at a time, it is possible that all your RAM is in use, slowing down your iPhone until you quit those apps. The problem is sometimes apps, even when quit, do not give up the RAM they were using resulting a slower iPhone even when you are not actively using apps. This is when you need to clean your RAM.
Press and hold down the power button until ‘slide to power off’ appears. Do not power off your phone, instead, release the power button and press and hold the home button for five seconds until your home screen comes back on.
Clear cache from iPhone’s built-in apps:
Not all apps allow you to wipe cache but pre-installed iPhone apps including App Store, iTunes Store, iMessage, Music, Game Center, Podcasts and Phone. In the tab bar in any of these apps, tap the same button quickly ten times in a row. The app will flash white, and its cache will be cleared.
Having a ton of iMessages can occupy your phone memory and slow down your iPhone. Set your iMessages to auto delete after a set amount of time. Go to settings> Messages > Keep Messages. You can choose 30 days or 1 year to delete your older messages automatically past that timeframe.
Hope, you would have found these tweaks helpful. Following them, you can make your Android and iPhone run faster and smoother while in use.