A HANDFUL of tips and tricks can easily make your Android phone one of the most powerful around.
Out of the box, an Android device might seem like just another gadget, however, when utilized properly this operating system (OS) can help make your phone a power machine.
If your phone is manufactured by Samsung, Google, or Microsoft, then it is most likely built with an Android OS.
Still, just because this operating system is one of the most widely around the world, that doesn’t make it invincible.
Like anything else in this phone and gadget industry, Androids can sometimes stutter and lag.
However, these tricks could help whip your phone back into shape and boost its performance levels.
Ditch the unused apps
Even though this might seem like common sense, you would be surprised at how many smartphone users have a ton of unused apps just sitting in their phones.
Uninstalling these apps will not only free up some of your storage but will also boost the performance of your phone overall.
Sadly, some Android devices come with pre-installed apps that may be of no use to you, however, you can choose to disable those.
Upgrade your storage
Android devices have the capability of expanding their storage capacity using a microSD card.
This is arguably one of the biggest advantages that Android has over iPhone’s iOs.
This will expand the amount of media and apps you can keep on your phone, and allow you to transfer large amounts of data from your phone to other devices.
Utilize the antivirus
As far as system security goes, Android is a winner.
The system offers a number of top-notch antivirus apps that come equipped with malware detection and prevention, and a range of privacy and anti-theft features.
The best part is, most of them are completely free.
Try a restart
Sometimes, all your smartphone needs is a simple restart to help re-energize it.
Reboot your Android phone can help delete all the temporary files open on your device.
It can also clean up the random access memory (RAM), which in turn increases the performance of your device.
Turn off the live wallpaper
The fewer background tasks your phone needs to do, the better it performs.
Even just turning off things such as live wallpaper on your home screen can help relieve your phone of extra burdens.
Clear up the cache
Similar to computers, cached data on phones can help the apps associated with them load faster.
However, there are likely apps that you don’t use regularly, and in those cases, you will want to delete the cached data.
This move can free up space on your phone, thus enhancing the device’s performance.
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