You used to love your Android phone, but now that it has slowed down considerably, the bloom is off the rose. When you hit the home button or launch a new app, it takes what seems like an eternity to switch to the new task or back to the desktop. Maybe your device has become so slow that letters appear a second or two after you type them. Fortunately, you can speed up your phone with some simple tips.
Android devices have a tendency of getting old. And not only in the physical way, prolonged usage can also take a toll on performance, making it seem like you need to upgrade your phone sooner than you thought. What gives? Well, you may be able to save your smartphone by performing a few tricks that can push your handset forward, possibly making it as snappy as the first day you turned it on.
Here are a few steps to take when your android phone is running slow:
1. Identify the problem.
The first thing to do is find out what is causing the problem: an app, multiple apps, the system itself? Trepn Profiler by Qualcomm will show you the real-time CPU load for individual cores, an overview of network traffic for both data and Wi-Fi, GPU loads and RAM usage and more.
2. Delete Unnecessary Media.
Ladies are especially accused of taking too many unnecessary selfies and photos with their phones. If you realise your android phone is running slow, it may be time to delete the unnecessary photos and videos.
3. Increase Chrome’s Memory Limit (60 seconds).
By default, the Chrome browser uses uses only 128MB of available RAM, but you can quadruple that limit and get smoother performance as a result. To increase Chrome’s RAM usage:
- Navigate to chrome://flags/#max-tiles-for-interest-area or, if that’s too much typing for you, just go to chrome://flags and scroll down until you see the “Maximum tiles for interest area” section.
- Select 512 from the pulldown menu. You open the menu by tapping on the word “default.”
- Tap Relaunch Now.