Android devices are so common. If you check the smartphone users statistics in India, you can see over 60% of smartphone users using Android smartphones. Why people prefer Android devices more than other devices like iOS? The answer is, Android devices are available in the high specification with cheap price. You can buy a smartphone having a better camera, processor, RAM, Internal storage, Battery efficiency within Rs. 8000 to Rs.15,000 price range. Most of the smartphones posses 1-year warranty, and also lots of Android devices down the performance after 1 year. That depends on your use, but most of them are blaming the manufacturer if the device not performing well. Here I include some tips to boost Android performance. Just follow these tips and improve your Android device performance.
First of all, you should know your device capabilities and drawbacks. Don’t expect higher performance in a low-cost device. When you buy a new Android phone, first check its specifications. Most important is its Processor, then RAM, Internal Storage, Battery Capacity, Camera specification and so on. Lots of people preferring smartphone having the best camera specifications. If you are love to capturing photos, you should check the camera specifications but never ignore to check its processor capacity. Because the performance of an Android device depends on its processor. In the case of Android, the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is the Best processor. So before buying a smartphone, check its processor capabilities.
Next thing is, you should know the memory capacity of your device, Understand what is RAM and Internal Storage, and how it affected a device performance. RAM ( Random Access Memory ), is used for running apps in your Android device. And it is very fast compared with Internal Storage. The size of RAM influences how many applications and operating system services can run at a time. Latest smartphones come up with 2GB RAM/3GB RAM/4GB RAM/6GB RAM and so on. That kind of devices will have higher performance even for multi-purposes. If your device having low RAM size, don’t install unwanted apps on your device, some applications are running in the background and that consumes more RAM.
- Check how many apps are installed on your device – Go to settings -> Apps, you can see all the applications that are installed on your device.
- Check the amount of memory used by the apps – Go to settings -> Memory -> Memory Used By Apps. Here you can check the RAM used by the applications installed on your device. When you tap on memory, you can see the total memory of your device, average memory used, Performance, Free size etc. After checking all these, find the unnecessary apps and remove it. We can’t uninstall some applications, disable that kind of applications. It prevents to Run those apps in the background.
The next concern is internal storage, If your device does not possess a good amount of free space, it leads to down the performance. So remove unwanted files including images, documents, videos etc. Whatsapp is a common messenger app, if you open the WhatsApp folder, you can see lots of media files(some media files are not visible in your phone gallery). Also, clear unwanted WhatsApp backup files( WhatsApp Database files ).
- After deleting all unnecessary files and still your device not have enough storage, use cloud storage and store the remaining file there and keep your device storage better. You can use the Google Photos app to save your media files directly to google cloud space. Also, Google Photos is the best app that will provide you with a better device gallery to see all the media files.
- If you preferring to use an external SD card, always choose a high-speed memory card for fast read/write operations. You can buy the memory card between 2GB to 32 GB range, it also depends on your device performance.
- Next is, Updated your Android phone to the latest firmware. Google providing great improvements in each new release of the Android operating system, including updates that ensure stability, higher performance and also clearing some system patches. So update your OS regularly.
- Update your Apps: Like Android OS, you should update the apps as well. Because the apps are also come up with lots of improvements in every single update.
- Never use lots of widgets. Widgets are not apps it always running in the background. So using many widgets on your home screen may lead to down the device performance.
- Reduce the use of Live Wallpapers on your home screen. Because the live wallpapers will need more CPU cycles to run, thus draining the battery faster. If you choose dark themes for your home screen, that will help to manage battery life.