How to get your old Android phone up fast

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Photo: Chikena (Shutterstock) – When you start to slow down your old phone, these tips can speed it up. You might be wondering whether your Android phone is slowing down several times a day. However, you can take some further actions to decrease and eradicate these annoying slowdows before you finish and buy one – and presuming you have previously done a fundamental reset.

Update your Android device software

Updates often lead to improvements in performance, security as well as issue fixes. All this is vital and can accelerate your smartphone. Go to Settings > Update system, press Downloading and Installation.

Updating delayed applications to fix sporadic downs

You might notice that the programs you use most suffer from slowdowns. For example, Facebook or Instagram may be slow, but you may work at reasonable speed on the rest of your phone. Open the Play Store in this situation and first update the harmful apps. (Select Manage Apps & Device and go to Manage Tab in the top-right area on the Play Store. Updates can fix problems leading to slowdowns for different Android apps.

Disability of animations

An especially aged phone may no longer be able to handle Android’s animations smoothly. If this describes you, you should think about turning off animations on your Android phone. To do so, you must first enable developer mode: Scroll to the bottom of Settings > About phone. Tap the Build number seven times to activate developer mode on your Android phone.

Scroll down to the Drawing section in Settings > System > Developer settings. Select Animation off from the Window animation scale menu. Then, under Transition animation scale and Animation duration scale, select the same option.

Your phone will no longer have the same slick UI, but it can run faster and worth the deal.

Limit applications running in the background

Most Android devices are good to freeze apps running in the background, so they don’t affect the speed of your phone. However, you may want to limit the amount of programs that can operate in the background if you face slowdowns.. Again, you must allow developer mode to accomplish work. (See above instructions)

Now, go to Settings > System > Developer settings and scroll down to the Apps area. Select Background process limit and then select the best choice for you. You have the option of stopping any app from running in the background or allowing one to four apps to continue when you are not actively using them.

While this may enhance your phone’s performance, keep in mind that it will reduce battery life because your smartphone will have to launch most programs each time you open them, which consumes more system resources and, as a result, reduces your battery life.

Make more storage space available

Sometimes you might also slow down your phone with too many apps and too much saved data. Space free-up might provide your performance a great boost. Check the application library and remove programs which you no longer use. If your telephone is lagging. To delete the app, press, hold the application icon and select Uninstall. (Not forget to unlink your accounts before you delete an app.)

If it’s difficult to identify useless apps, navigate to Settings > Storage > Store management. This will link you to Google’s Files app where a card labeled Delete unneeded apps is displayed. Select Apps, select the applications you want to uninstall and touch Uninstall.

You might also see that applications like Netflix allow downloaded files to be stored on the microSD card (if your phone has one). The freedom to store your device within is a long way to acceleration.

Take a moment to clean the app cache, too, while you’re there.

Reset the device factory

If everything else fails, a factory reset can be attempted to delete all data and restore it to factory defaults. However, all of this will delete from your smartphone, so it is a last resort. Check whether your Android backups work correctly and save the device to prevent data loss.

Go to Settings > System > Advanced settings > Factory reset, remove all data, and follow the on-screen instructions.