Just as a rose is only as attractive as its bloom, a slow Android would infuriate even the most patient man in the world.
When the phone is unable to respond fast to any command that you give it, the normal reaction would be to replace it with a new one. However, replacing a slow Android is not always the best option. Finding ways to make it fast once more is the best option, especially when you follow these tips:
- Deleting unused apps
Users love downloading any new app they come across without thinking twice. A significant amount of these apps remains unused within the phone, thus consuming space and making the Android device slow down. You will have to locate the app manager and use it to remove any unused app that is merely taking up too much space, thus slowing your Android down. Do not worry about the app you just deleted as you can always download and install it later.
- Freeing the storage space
A ton of junk will always find its way to the storage space on your device. First, identify the junk that has built up from prolonged use of the phone. Look for videos that are also using up too much space yet you no longer need them. Delete such videos too. Zip files, images, and sound clips, as well as other files taking too much space on the phone, also need to go. Find a way of looking at each item before deleting.
- Clearing cached data
Cached data is not bad for you or the phone. Caching the data saves you from downloading or generating every time you need to use them. If your phone is full of apps that you rarely use, expect them to have cached data that will only occupy the space that the device needs to work faster and more efficiently. Some of the cached data will have expired thus requiring flushing and a bit of rebuilding. It is much better to clear the cached data than do all this.
- Examining SD Card
Many Android phones lack SD Cards. Check if your phone has SD cards. If the SD card in your phone is not only messy but also super slow, expect it to interfere with the performance of the Android. First, create a backup for all the content that is on the card. Next, format the card to clean and prepare it forrestoring all the content that you backed up. Use a computer to format the SD card.
- Reset to Factory Settings
Lastly, you can always reset the Android phone to factory settings in case the above measures do not produce the desired results. Resetting the phone always seems to lead to loss of crucial information or file, thus be careful while doing it.