If you are thinking of changing your Android smartphone just because it is not as fast as it used to be, think again. Outdated specs play the sport of mime, but a few tweaks can get things back to normal.

In this short guide, I am going to outline five tips to make your smartphone more agile than ever.

Tip 1: never flush cached data

There are many experts They tell you to clear your phone’s cache regularly, but there’s a reason why cached data resides on your phone. It allows quick access to the applications you use frequently.

When you delete the cached data, Android loads an app from your phone’s storage space, and this leads to slow app launch. So in an attempt to speed up your smartphone, you may end up doing the opposite.

Tip 2: uninstall useless apps

It is better to uninstall applications that you use infrequently, to prevent them from running in the background and using the memory (RAM) of your smartphone.

To view the list of installed applications and uninstall them, follow these steps:


Tip 3: disable animations

You must have noticed some transition effects when a popup appears or when you move back and forth on your Android phone. These animations also consume RAM. If your phone is slow, you’d better disable such effects.

You need to activate the developer options first and to do so, go to the phone settings, select “About phone”, go to “Build number” and tap on it 7 times. Android will make you a developer (the easiest course of all, right?).

Now, hit the “Back” button and tap to open “Developer options”. In the Drawing section of “Developer Options” you will find “Window Animation Scale”, “Transition Animation Scale” and “Animator Animation Scale”.

You can select all three one by one and turn off their animation effect.

Although the transitions will not be as aesthetic as before, you will notice the improvement in the performance of your phone.

Tip 4: disable preloaded apps

If your phone is an Android and not a nexus, your manufacturer may have passed you some useless apps that you don’t use but can’t uninstall. It is not a problem! You can always disable such applications.

To do this, press and hold any preloaded application and drag it to the “Application Information” icon on the home screen; then, tap on “Deactivate”. Although the application will continue to occupy the storage space, at least it will not run in the background.

Tip 5: send files to the cloud

If your phone’s gallery takes forever to open, you need to find a new place to safely store your video and image files.

You can download “Google drive” or “Dropbox”, or any other cloud service on your smartphone and send your files to the cloud. Not only will it allow you to free up some storage space, but it will also allow you to access your photos and videos from any other smartphone or PC.

These 5 tips can convince you to keep your good Android friend for at least some time.

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