When you get a new smartphone they start off by running smoothly without any hassles, but over time, even the fastest phones start showing their age by getting slower. And with a device that is as important as your smartphone, a little delay in either a swipe or any extra moment of waiting for anything to load on the device can feel like an eternity to you. If you’re going through this phase currently then you needn’t fear as it occurs with all the smartphones after a period of time. Thankfully, there are methods and tips that can help you speed up your phone.
How to speed up your phone?
Delete the apps that you no longer use
This is probably the most basic thing that can help you speed up your phone. We all download various apps, use them once or twice and then forget that they are even there. These apps are one of the main reasons for your phone getting slow as they sit on your phone doing nothing but drawing memory and data. Some of these apps also run in the background making the CPU of your phone slower. This is why it’s important that you delete them as soon as possible. Here’s how you can do it.
- Open settings.
- Select apps.
- Click on the app that you don’t use.
- Select uninstall.
If you own Android devices from manufacturers, like Samsung, LG, Asus, HTC, and others that have their own Android versions then you might have a lot of default apps that you might not be using on your phone. These apps generally are system defaults and don’t have the option to uninstall. You can force stop these apps from using your storage, all you need to do is instead of selecting uninstall you can select force stop.
Clean cached data
Cached data is generally a good thing for your phone to have unless it starts taking a huge part of your phone’s storage space. All the apps installed in your phone generate cached data, however, most of the cache data stored in your phone are out of data and have no use. This is where you need to make sure that you clean it completely from your phone to ensure that your phone gets faster. Here’s how you can clean your phone’s cache data.
- Open settings.
- Go to Storage & USB.
- Select Internal Storage.
- Click on cached data
- Then choose ok when asked to clear all the cached data.
Free up storage
If your phone’s storage is on the brink of getting full, then it’s natural that your phone will get slower. Also, when your storage starts filling up fast then there might be chances that the amount of junk files is increasing in the phone, which acts as a catalyst for slowing up the phone. So, if you want to make sure that your phone runs without any delays or hangs then it’s mandatory that you make sure your device has enough space left. You can check your phone’s storage status by going into settings and selecting Storage & USB option.
This is the last resort if your phone doesn’t speed up even after following the aforementioned tips. Factory reset means erasing every data present in the phone to bring it to the same condition as it was when you first bought your phone. All your data stored in the device will get deleted except the firmware updates once you select factory reset. This is why it’s recommended that you keep it as your last resort. Here’s how you can factory reset your phone.
- Open settings.
- Find and select Backup & Reset option.
- Select Factory data reset.
- Choose Ok.
Remember!, you should take a backup of all your data before factory resetting it since once you slect okay every data on your device will perish.