Almost every phone works out of the box nicely and smoothly. Over time, however, it slows down until it gets to the border when the user is angrier from it than to make him happy. The exception is not even the most powerful mobiles - even with the ones that happen to be "wobbly" over time, and the owners just remember how they were once lightning fast. Even the most powerful hardware will not be able to withstand the stack of applications and services that the user installs.
Snapping a phone may have many reasons that can be affected, eliminated, or even solved. However, many users lack awareness of the possible causes and how to keep the phone or tablets in good shape.
Possible causes of slow Android
Install an alternative launcher
Launcher is an application that takes care of a variety of features including, for example, display and all desktop / home screen, application list, animation, graphic themes, and more. Launcher is just the first thing you find when you start the system. Most manufacturers put their own solutions on phones and tablets on the graphical design. Therefore, the environment in which the user is working varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.
While default launchers provide a variety of "widgets", they also often consume unnecessary system resources. The reason is a number of features that many users never use, but the launcher is contained in them. Instead of the default launcher, you can install an alternative - basically, it's a launcher application like any other, and it's up to the user to stay with the solution delivered by the manufacturer, or to try another product.
The offer is very broad - Just choose! Whenever you can go back to the original launcher - just change it in the system settings. This is not about replacing the original application, but adding more.
The most popular launchers include Nova, Apex, ADW, Go Launcher, but there are really many alternatives. There is also an original Google Launcher that you can meet at Nexus.
Also, so-called "live wallpapers" displaying animation on the background of the desktop, or responding to the user's touches, consume system resources. Yes, we recognize that some wallpapers are graphically very successful, but purely from the logic of things just to animation, the phone will need more resources than to draw a static or no image. In some cases, the slowdown is very noticeable - especially if the wallpaper is poorly optimized. We understand that giving up "cool animation" will not be easy for everyone, but you will not give anything. For a good thing, you just have to sacrifice something.
Similarly, there are widgets, a "gadget", displaying some information on the home screen - typically the current weather, meteorological forecast, date and time, or the latest news. Here you have to realize what this widget actually does - usually, in a set interval, contacting a server on the Internet, downloading data from it, which it then processes and displays. Even simple behaviour requires some computing power. Of course, there is a difference if you have one or two widgets on your home screen, or if your desktop literally cracks under the influx of information. The higher performance recipe is simple: remove all the widgets you do not use, including those that have been "pulled out" by the manufacturer of your phone.
As we mentioned in the list of possible causes of slow Android, one of the culprits can be the growing cache of applications. We therefore definitely recommend its (best regular) cleanup, which can be done manually through the system settings (Application section, Clear cache button), but with a large number of installed programs it would be a lengthy process.
But there is also a simpler way of using tools that offer buffering of all programs at once. The choice is once again very wide - you can try for example App Cache Cleaner - 1Tap Clean, a more comprehensive Clean Master Phone Boost, the world of computers certified by CCleaner from Piriform, or Cache Cleaner+.
The result of cleaning should be not only to free up space in the phone's internal memory but also to speed up the running of the affected applications. Some programs also offer automatic cache deletion on set days and times, so after the initial setup, the user does not have to worry about anything.
Some apps or their services run so-called "in the background". They do so either to make them faster to the user, or because they are waiting for some input or downloading data from the Internet. On the one hand, such a behaviour has its own positive side, but on the other hand, of course, it causes not only increased battery consumption but also slowing down the system. Synchronization in progress can be significantly signposted to busy memory as well as processor load, ultimately resulting in a slower response of the entire OS.
In the first place, therefore we recommend to go through the settings of all installed programs and focus on all automatic functions - mainly data synchronization with the Internet, triggering some operations in a certain interval, and the like. Typical behaviour is for social network clients, news aggregators, RSS readers, and similar programs. Always think about whether you need necessarily to the application itself withdrew posts (or warned them), or whether they make do with an update at start-up.
Another way to rotate with running programs is to end them through the system settings. In the Applications section, go to the Run tab, click on the program you selected, and exit the process by clicking Stop. But be aware that many programs have so-called "watchdogs" („watch-dog stand"), guarded by undesirable end and start the process or application again. In this case, you may want to either visit the application's settings or uninstall the program.
Most phones and tablets support expanded often insufficient internal memory by an external memory card. In addition to gaining extra space, installing the microSD card is also beneficial for another reason: more free space is left in the internal memory. As we said above, the device's internal memory is essentially SSD, and it just does not prove it if you fill it up to the edge. It is always best to leave at least 10% to 20% of free space for the system to work with memory optimally and without delay. A useful tool to find out which folders are the most space is DiskUsage.
When you buy a memory card, we definitely recommend that you focus on the fastest, i.e. the highest baud rate. Here you will recognize the so-called "class", which is usually referred to as "Class". For optimum experience, we recommend not installing cards with a "Class" of less than 6, but better Class 10.
While this slow mobile phone solution is one of the more complex, it can, in particular, produce the most fruit on older devices. Rotating the device will give you access to features that you would not otherwise get, so you can do virtually anything you think about. For example, you can remove unnecessary system applications and install advanced memory, processor, graphics, and other resources. However, we must point out that some manufacturers and service providers in some cases consider root to be a violation of the warranty conditions.
An alternative ROM with "cleaner" Android than the manufacturer can (but does not necessarily have to) provide a significantly better response and higher device speed. Selection is, especially for the more popular devices rather broad - begins native firmware, with minor modifications, and ends practically pure system in the form in which it knows the owners of Nexus phones and tablets. The system without the graphical overlay and the applications delivered by the manufacturer usually runs on the same device much faster, but of course does not provide all the features.