After a few months of use, it is common for smartphones to become slower, and even start to crash, no matter how good the device is.
This usually happens due to lack of storage space, too many applications, or even due to an outdated version of the system. That’s why we’re going to teach you 5 tricks to get your Android smartphone back up and running again. Check out:
Back up your photos
Android devices come with Google Photos installed, and you need to start using it if you want a faster and more functional smartphone.
Google Photos is an application that stores images in the cloud and, therefore, allows photos to be deleted from the device, which makes it much faster.
To use Google Photos, simply open the app → click on the user photo → select Enable backup → choose the desired quality option. And then, by clicking Free up space, all the photos that were saved in the cloud will be deleted from the device, freeing up memory automatically.
Disable background apps
There are many applications that work “hidden” and stay open even when they are not being used, consuming smartphone battery and memory.
The biggest example of this are social network applications that, let’s face it, don’t need to be open all the time, especially if your device is crashing due to lack of RAM memory.
To close background applications, you must first become a system developer. Then just go to Settings → System and updates → Developer option → Limit of background processes.
The cache is the location that temporarily stores website passwords, images and scripts. This speeds up the execution of programs and makes the page open faster on the user’s next visit.
However, the accumulation of data forces the system to “set apart” more space for cache, which limits the storage space of the device and even makes it slower.
On Android, you can clear the cache in two ways:
You can clear the cache of all applications at once by going to Settings → Storage → Clear.
* On some devices, this option is under My Device → Storage → Cached Data.
Or you can clear the cache of a specific app in Settings → Applications → select the application → Storage → Clear Cache.
Get rid of live wallpapers
Bad choices can also cause your smartphone to slow down and start to crash, and a good example of this is animated/3D wallpapers.
Yes, we know they’re cute and a lot of fun, but this kind of wallpaper can slow down your system a lot, in addition to draining your device’s battery.
To change the wallpaper, simply hold an empty area of the screen and select Backgrounds. Then, just choose a really nice image or a beautiful photo from your gallery.
Optimize the screen
And since we’re talking about bad screen choices…
Did you know that the organization of the home screen can also interfere with the device’s memory?
Yes, widgets are functional and make your home screen very stylish, but they also take up memory on your device. This is because every time the user accesses the home screen, the smartphone has to load a huge amount of data and applications.
So doing a good widget cleaning can make your Android smartphone much faster!
Bonus: Check for available updates
Having an outdated version of the operating system will not slow down your smartphone, but it may prevent it from being optimized.
One of the main benefits of updating the OS is to increase the performance of the device, as this process helps to reduce the execution time of tasks, which requires less effort from the processor.
The system update can also introduce new tools to fix bugs in applications, in addition to making the device more secure and with fewer bugs in the system code.
To check if Android has updates available, just go to Settings → Systems and Updates → Software Update.