Friday, April 17, 2015

How to speed up your Android-smartphone or tablet – Ferra

Any smartphone with time begins to slow down and hang. The matter is that a lot of reasons, because applications become more functional, increases the size of the OS, but stuffing the phone does not change. Unfortunately, the smartphone – it is a device in which one can not replace the CPU or memory to a more modern, as is done in computers. This means that the best option – is to buy a new gadget, but in a crisis it’s not so easy. However, no need to rush to part with your pet. There are several ways to help you return the device to its speed.


Update firmware smartphone

Users do not always update the operating system of your phone. But there is often fixes various bugs and problems that you might not even be aware. We strongly recommend that you always check the firmware of your phone and be regularly updated to the latest version. This will ensure optimum performance of your smartphone. Check the version of the OS can be in Settings – & gt; About phone.

To find out if new versions enough in this section go to the submenu Software Update.

Reset the device to factory settings

If the device is updated to the latest version of the operating system, but still slow, should reset it to factory settings. Of course, this is a temporary measure, and in time, when you re-install the application to download movies, music, photos, a smartphone can once again start to slow down. But this method will help to clearly define because of what your phone is working slowly. If you reset the device its speed is high, then you should think instead you overloaded smartphone applications and other data.

Go to Settings – & gt; Backup and Reset and select Reset all there. Remember that you delete all settings, data systems and applications downloaded the program, as well as contacts, saved SMS and letters. If you do not want to lose any data, you must first back up.

Remove unneeded applications

This clause even add something difficult. Just take a look at your list of applications. We are sure that you use all often enough to score their phone memory? Sure your phone has a program that you put just to see, and then did not even start. Or download several applications, then chose one for permanent use, and the rest and lying idle.

In addition, unnecessary applications and can clog your memory, if you start them, and then turns off. And some may even on battery consumption to influence, if they work with geodata, for example. In general, thoroughly go over the list of programs and see if there are applications that you use at least once a week, feel free to delete. Even if you need it once a month or less, it is easier to download it (with the current rate is not a problem) than stored in the phone.

Transfer data to a memory card

From rid of unnecessary programs, but even necessary applications can take up a lot of your smartphone. Check how much free memory left. If less than a quarter of the volume, it is worth it to do something. Try to find a replacement for its programs to new applications weighed less. And continue to pay attention to the volume, which takes the program, sometimes it is very large.

If the smartphone has a slot for microSD, install the card. Better not be stingy and buy a memory card with a large volume and high speed, it will not hurt. Then move all your media files (pictures, music, videos, etc.) to the external memory. However, for some phones, middle and low classes it can not help, because they initially very little memory and in this case will only delete unnecessary data and applications.

More can help clearing the cache applications. Often programs download from the Internet data and store them in the device. For example, Yandex constantly cache card, so they are available without the Internet, but it takes up valuable space on your smartphone. Recommend periodically clear the cache applications and, most importantly, your browser. After all, it stores information about sites you visited, and this archive can consume a large amount.

Disable synchronization with services

Often constant synchronization with various services affects not only energy consumption but also in performance system. Go to Settings – & gt; Accounts and disable everything that you do not really something and need.

For example, Google is reasonable to leave the contacts, calendars and e-mail, but the constant updating of Google+ and the disc can be turned off. However, this is all strictly individually. If you do not need any real-time updates, or even disable synchronization with the service.

Enable GPU acceleration and turn off the animation

There is a hidden menu settings Android “Developers”, which You may be able to speed up the smartphone. To get into it, you need to open the Settings – & gt; On the phone, and then scroll down the list and find the item number of the assembly. Click on it 7 times and will display a message that now you are a developer. Go back to the list of settings and see that at the bottom we have a new item functions for developers.

We are looking for there is a section drawing and paragraphs Animation windows, transition animation and animation speed. All the Disable animation. Yes, you will not have beautiful transitions, but visually the device will run faster.

Do not leave the section for developers and locate the hardware accelerated rendering. Here it is necessary to put a tick on the point of rendering forced (or Speed ​​up your GPU). We strongly recommend to switch other options if you do not know their purpose, it may lead to irreversible consequences.

Disable GPS

Geolocation affects not only the rapid discharge of the smartphone, but also on its performance. Many applications are constantly hanging in the background and use the connection to the satellites.

Disable GPS can be in Settings – & gt; The location, just a change of position. However, in the new versions of Android have access to the activation / deactivation of this function directly from the notification curtain.

Disable unnecessary services

Let’s go back to the unused programs. Even if you have some application, it certainly has a service that runs every time with the phone and takes precious memory. It is easy to detach and free resources smartphone for more important tasks.

Go to Settings – & gt; Applications – & gt; Working life and see what kind of third-party services, and you do not need to stop them. Just do not turn off the system utilities (they have a special icon) since the device may stop working, but when you reboot everything will be restored. But this is only half the story. If your smartphone is faster, then you need to make sure that these services are not started with the launch of the phone. This requires any manager processes, which can be downloaded from Google Play.

Customize Desktop

Try to abandon the various improvements of the system. All these widgets, live wallpapers and other visual effects very much load on the system. Place a static image, remove unnecessary widgets and leave at least shortcuts on the desktop.

All of this can help your smartphone to be faster. Ideally, of course, and did leave one desktop screen, and not to use any widgets, but it is quite radical option, you can do what is described above.

Of course, as a result of some of the above steps, you lose certain functionality. But if you have an old smartphone, you can use it. However, all of the items necessary to perform even a few of them will help your device to work a little faster.


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