Android phones and tablets are really something. Whether you are a tech-savvy sort of person or simply an average John Smith or Jane Doe, these devices would surely have caught your eye at one point or another. Owning one makes you feel empowered, as well as connected and in-the-loop. But hey, are you sure that you’re taking good care of your Android? More than its physical appearance, have you ever checked if its performance has somewhat slowed down? A sluggish Android device is a real downer. Check out these tips to see the simple ways by which you can make your Android device perform faster.
1. Do an inventory of your apps
Check all the apps in your Android device. Are you using all of them? If you’re not making good use of all the apps in your device, you might as well delete them permanently. An unused app is basically parallel to carrying dead weight. It’s common knowledge that a full memory can affect the speed of any device – whether it’s Android or not. Needless to say, your device will perform faster if you disable or delete unused apps because by doing so, these apps will no longer eat up a lot of space in your device.
2. Clean up your files
Android devices, especially those that boast of high-quality resolution, make the practice of taking photos and videos very enjoyable. But before these files start clogging the memory of your device, decide once and for all which ones you would like to keep in your device and which ones you can do without. You can easily delete these files or you can move them in your Dropbox and Box accounts. Both of these can be integrated into several other devices, making the task of transferring data quite easy.
3. Use widgets wisely
Widgets are very useful. Having them there makes the use of your device even easier. Imagine that with one tap, you can already open a new app. Another tap and you can go back to the main menu. But despite the convenience of installing widgets, you should think twice about keeping them there. This is especially the case if your device is already abuzz with too many apps, files and other data that drags the speed of your device down. If you can’t do away with some important widgets, at least take a closer look at them and delete those that you are not using that often.
4. Keep live wallpapers at bay
Live wallpapers are cute, cool and trendy. Unfortunately, they have nothing else to offer beyond these three. If you are experience a seriously plummet in the speed of your device, you might as well heed this advice: do away with those live wallpapers. Change your live wallpapers to stagnant wallpaper and you will see the difference in the speed of your Android device.
5. Check for updates
Aside from deleting apps, widgets and live wallpapers and transferring your files, another thing that can help speed up your device – or at least help it go back to how quick it can perform at the time that it was bought – is by doing software updates. If there is an available update, you can see a prompted message in your device. You can also check for these updates in the Settings of your Android. More than helping your device go back to its original speed, updating the software in your Android is an ideal security measure that will improve the overall functionalities of your Android.
If you want your Android phone or tablet to be as shiny and new as it was before, do try some of these tips and see the difference for yourself. Remember, though, that you don’t need to follow all of these, choosing two or three of the options presented can already provide the difference in your Android. If it doesn’t, you might want to have it checked more thoroughly for other technical issues that need to be resolved.