How to enhance android device performance?

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How to enhance android device performance?

Posted by Azhar in Android Development 19 Dec 2013

 Know Your Device

It is important that you learn about the capabilities and drawbacks of your phone. Don’t overburden your phone with resource-hungry apps which would otherwise degrade your phone’s performance at your expense.

Update Your Android

If you haven’t updated your Android phone to the latest firmware, you should. Google brings great improvements to each new release of the Android operating system, including updates that ensure stability, higher performance speed and connectivity along with other user-friendly new features.

Tablets can also run on ICS and Jelly Bean now; you should be able to update it until Android 4.1 Jelly Bean via System updates (Check under ‘About phone’).

Remove Unwanted Apps

Every app you install in your phone take some storage space and runs some background processes. The more storage space occupied or the more background processes running on your phone, the slower your phone’s performance many of us have load of apps in our Android phones or tablets, the applications we never use. Your first most step should be removing those apps completely.

Go to settings and then apps

Tap on “Running” tab

Check which apps you’re not using and tap on “Stop”.

Uninstall the apps you see in “Running” tab that you don’t use. You can uninstall these apps from “Downloaded” tab.

Don’t install apps you hardly use

Keep only the apps that you need and if you have got an app that isn’t really useful, you can uninstall or disable it.

Disable Unnecessary Apps

Performance assistant’ was introduced in Android ICS to help you disable apps that you don’t need. Disabling apps is different from uninstalling apps remove application files from the phone but no file is removed/deleted when you disable it. These disabled apps are not shown on the home screen or app tray but you can re-enable them for use whenever you need them.

Use High-Speed Memory Card

The memory card is the storage space of your phone. Phones with low internal memory can get a boost from high-capacity memory cards for maximum storage space. But it adds not only capacity but also speed to the mix. You can get between 2GB to 32GB worth of storage space to support high speed read/write operations. Always go for memory cards of Class 6 or Class 10 for your Android phone if you seek performance for your phone.

Keep Fewer Widgets

Widgets are not apps, which only run once you choose to activate them. No, widgets are always running in the background; they are active all the time. While some Android users use it to keep track of the weather, and their important dates, others use widgets like ‘Extended controls’ for quick access for essential configurations such as switching Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or their GPS on or off.

They do have their uses but bear in mind that having too many of them running on your home screen will cause your device’s performance to slow down.