How to Speed Up Android Phone

Many times, Android smartphone becomes very laggy after long-term use. This is the most common issue faced by every Android smartphone owner. There are many reasons, which reduces the speed of your Android smartphone and make it laggy.  As this is the most common problem faced by every Android user, we are sharing 7 Simple tips to speed up Android phone. Follow them and increase the speed of your phone.

Speed Up Android Phone

Simple Tips to Increase the Speed of Phone:-

1)    Delete and Disable Unused Apps:-

Unused apps make the Android smartphone slow. Due to availability of Millions of free apps and games on PlayStore, everyone downloads many apps, which they don’t use more than twice. So, such unused apps are the reason behind the slow performance of your smartphone. You can easily delete/uninstall such apps and clean your internal memory and speed up your smartphones.

2)    Remove / Disable Bloatwares:-

In simple terms, a Bloatware is a app which comes pre-installed in the smartphone, but of no uses. Such apps are pre-installed by smartphone manufacturers. As they are pre-installed, they cannot be deleted, but only can be disabled. If you have any such apps, then disable them from ‘Settings’.

If your Android smartphone is rooted, then you can directly delete such bloatwares from your phone and speed up the smartphone.

3)    Clean your Cache:-

Cache, is nothing but the temporary files and data stored in system memory to easily access them. These cache files are really important for every app to perform. For example, if you log in to Gmail app, then it saves the Login details as cache, and accesses it whenever you open the app.

You have to clear the cache of every application on regular time intervals. To clear the cache, you have to open “Settings” >> “Apps” >> Then select the app and click on Clear Data or Clear Cache Option.

4)    Close Recently Used Apps:-

On Android, if you open the app and forget to close it, then it will continuously run in the background. This background operation of the app will increase the RAM Consumption of the device and it will slow down the phone. So, to clear the RAM, you have to close all recently opened apps.

To do this, Press and Hold the Home key on your Android Smartphone and Remove all Running apps by swiping the Thumbnails.

5)    Root your Smartphone:-

Well, this option is not meant for newbie smartphone users. If you have an interest in making your phone a powerful device with numerous additional features, then you should root the smartphone. By rooting, you can control the whole smartphone as you want. Usually, smartphone manufacturers create the reserve RAM and reserve internal storage for emergency purpose. After rooting, with the help of various apps, you can use the reserve storage and RAM to increase the speed of your phone.

6)    Do a Factory Reset:-

Factory Reset is the option of resetting your smartphone to default settings. These settings are the same when you newly bought your smartphones. The Factory reset will erase all data in internal memory and clean up all the mess. Doing Factory Rest can definitely increase the device speed.

Android smartphones are coming with increased RAM, increased memory and increased processing power. With such configurations, there is less chance of lagging. But, you can still face such problem with High-End devices, then applying above simple tips can help you to speed up your phone.


Mahesh Dabade is the Founder/Owner of TechTrickle. He received his Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from University of Pune. He is a Windows and Android enthusiast and loves experimenting with Computers and Mobiles. A huge fan of the Mumbai Indians and is following the Men in Blue from the past 8 years. Besides Technology, his research interests include SEO, Blogging, Information Retrieval and Web Mining.

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