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Few simple ways to avoid your phone’s slowing down speed

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

21st Aug, 2020. 11:12 am
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Phones with slow speed

Having a slow speed phone is quite distressful especially when we have something important to do. As smartphones are a basic need in our daily life, with daily usage, phones tend to slow down with time.

However, to avoid the annoying situation, here is a list of five tips to boost your phone’s speed.

1. Clear the cached data

Every task you perform on a phone leaves a trace. All of these build up as cache in the RAM. Clearing the junk can help reclaim the speed back. However, to clear the cache, go to Settings > Storage > Cache. Tap on the Cache option, and the device will ask if you want to clear the cache partition, click on confirm.

2. Disable animations

Animations and transitions are pleasing to the eyes but the phone requires a lot of resources to make the UI look fluid. Turning off animations makes the UI look much better, at the same time saves up some processing power.

To disable animations, head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap Build number until you see a pop-up intimating that Developer options have been enabled > Go back to the main Settings page > Open Developer options > Windows animation scale > Animations off. Turn off Transition animation scale and Animator duration scale in the Developers options.

3. Remove unused apps

We normally have installed a few apps that are of no use. All of these apps take up space inside of your phone, have cache traces and take up screen real estate also, hence slowing down your device. To fix this, just give your device a clean sweep by looking for unwanted apps and uninstalling them.

4. Turn on Data Saver on Chrome

Chrome as a web browser is extremely capable and one amongst the best to use. In terms of optimizations, it is not as robust as a few other options available in the market. As it comes pre-installed on most phones and how integrated we are in the Google ecosystem, most do not shift browsers. To turn on the data saver mode you need to open Chrome, then tap on the hamburger icon on the top right corner, tap Settings, open the Data Saver option and turn it on.

5. Do not use live wallpapers

Live wallpapers look amazing but require several CPU cycles to run. This puts stress on the CPU and the battery, making the device slower and less efficient. In that case, put a static photo as phone wallpaper to save on resources.

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