Android operating system is evidently getting popular due to its user-friendly interactive UI. Therefore customers prefer Android gadgets, which range from high to low-end ones. The users do suffer many issues as their devices get older. If the device is not maintained properly, it ends up as a clumsy device that runs slower and doesn’t give appropriate response to its user. So this is why it is so important to take care of your Android device regularly. If your Android device has gotten slower though it wasn’t earlier, then you can follow the given steps below to get it back to the normal condition. However, do note that the following the underneath steps may not produce the desired result and your device could get harmed. So carefully read the instructions and then apply them.
Restart your Android Device:
If your Android device suddenly gets slower while being used, just restart the device. It may not be a great option to opt for, but usually it works. Just switch it off and then again turn it on now check the device out. If the device works as usual then no need to again restart it. But if the device gets slower repeatedly even after getting restarted or initially it works fine but later gets slower, then leave this temporary option and go for the other substitutes.
Restore Factory Settings:
It is sort of best option to get your device back to the normal condition. However, here you lose all of your downloaded data in the device memory. And the procedure makes your device all new when it was bought, well internally. The option is best if your device gets slower for the first time. But if it becomes usual, then the procedure couldn’t help you further. However, if you are trying this method then it will be better if you back up your data earlier. The ‘Restore Factory’ option could be found under the ‘Setting’ > ‘Privacy’ (may vary depending upon the device and the Android version).
Uninstall unnecessary apps:
Another reason behind the getting-slower issue could be the existence of loads of applications in the device. You should make a list of usable apps and get rid of others. As a result there will be some free space for seamless running of other apps. To uninstall an app, go to the ‘Setting’ > ‘Applications’ > ‘Manage Applications’ (may vary) and uninstall it. Once uninstalled, test your device. If you are still having the problem then just restart your Android gadget. That might suffice.
Install necessary apps:
If you are having loads of application memory but still suffering from the issue, then there might be some bugs or malwares, which may perhaps cause the device to run slower. In this case, installation of some useful apps might come in handy.
- Download an Auto Task terminator that terminates chosen apps in the specified time period and frees some spaces in the RAM consequently making the device run faster.
- Also a Start up Manager possibly will also be helpful which stops unnecessary attempts from the installed apps to start up automatically when the device kicks off.
- Another application that is significantly necessary is an Antivirus and you know what it does.
- There are other applications that allow you to move your apps from the device memory to SD card. As a result, the internal memory will be cleaned up and the device would run impeccably.
- A Cache cleaner could also be helpful; however, you could also clear cache on your browser. You can search for such apps on Google Play app store using the words that are darkened above.
- And there are some certain apps that are indeed useful and in my opinion should be mentioned here. One of them is Juice Defender, the app works as same as an auto task terminator by terminating apps and services, but saves battery life as well.
- Another one is ‘Spare Parts’, the app facilitates some additional configuration settings in your device such as transition animation and faster window.
Update Firmware on the Device:
The device may also run slower because of outdated operating system. So you should update it regularly whenever an update is available. The update fixes bugs, lags etc. You could upgrade your Android OS via OTA or compatible suite. Go to the ‘Settings’ > ‘About Device’ > ‘Software Update’ > ‘Update’ to get your device upgraded automatically. You can also use the official compatible suite to do so.
Root the Device:
This process is highly effective and risky as well. If the rooting process is unsuccessful, it might break down your device. So whenever you are rooting your device remember to read all instructions. But if the process is successful, then there will be quite a few benefits like processor of your device could be clocking faster than it used to be but in this case more battery life will be consumed. After rooting you can also install custom ROM, which may solve many issues with your Android gadget but it is highly risky thus not recommended. Another liberty you’ll get after rooting is to uninstall the preloaded apps.