Electronic devices like tablets and smartphones have revolutionized the world, they are no longer a luxury but a necessity. They help people accomplish a lot of tasks quickly and conveniently and have brought an evolutionary aspect to both our personal and professional lives by providing an array of connectivity options, making financial transactions possible, acting as maps and guidance systems, assist in planning and organizing of schedules, provision of recreational activities and so forth. The fact that all these things are done at the touch of a button is almost fantastic, making speed one of the key elements of mobile devices. Slow devices can be extremely frustrating especially after investing a lot of resources only to discover that the speed promised is still elusive. Thus it is important for users to know how they can speed up the performances of their devices.
Uninstall applications which are not vital. Every application takes storage space and runs in the background. If there is bloatware then the device will have low storage or a lot of background processes running which will make it sluggish since the RAM will be low, by uninstalling unused apps more storage space will be created thus increasing the speed of the device. This can be achieved by a factory reset or uninstalling the apps one after another.
Update the firmware. The latest version of a device’s operating system usually has higher performance speed and better stability because previous bugs will have been fixed. Users can update their software versions by going to settings and clicking on software or system update under about phone.
Customize the home screen. Widgets and wallpapers can lower the speed of a device. Widgets like weather updates and news might be vital but since they are always active as opposed to running in the background, too much of them will be poisonous to a device’s performance. Live wallpapers require a lot of CPU cycles, running them constantly will have an effect of the performance of the mobile device. Avoiding live wall papers and non-essential widgets will prevent exhaustion of the CPU increasing the performance of the device.
Reduce or turn off animation. When moving from task to task, there are graphical transitions which can either be seen or they can go unnoticed. Navigating through a mobile device automatically triggers animations which require system resources. High speed animations will require more system resources, slugging down a device. Since animations do not have a major impact on the use of a device they can be turned off or reduced in order to speed up a mobile device. Animations can be accessed by going to settings then developer options then window animation scale. From here a user can choose to turn it off entirely or reduce the speed.
Root the device and install custom ROM. This should serve as the last resort because it is complicated and risky. By choosing this task, the user not only renders the device’s warranty as null and void but also risks bricking the device. Rooting a device gives users the power to uninstall the factory apps that they may deem non-essential. By use of custom ROMS, users will be able to update their devices to the latest operating software which were previously not supported by their model. This will create more space and increase the performance of the device.
Mobile devices tend to become slower with time but with these suggestions, they can continue to have a high performance and run smoothly as they serve the user conveniently. The suggestions given may not work on all devices, it is up to the users to choose the suggestions that will best fit their devices.