We tend to be more relaxed when using our Android devices, but what we should do is start treating them the same way as we do our computers, because that’s what they are, despite the convenience and portability. We use them for anything from entertainment to school. Just like you would try and get rid of the clutter that piles up on your PC or laptop, such as adware, broken installations, viruses, and programs you are not using, you should do the same for your Android device. Even though you may not notice it at first, all those photos, apps, and add-ons will start to take up resources and drain your battery.
Here are seven quick ways through which you can boost your Android device today and make it efficient once again.
If you don’t have a habit of checking if there are any updates for your Android device, you should develop one immediately. Every now and then, Google will issue an update for Android which can make your device more stable. Also, updates help your device work faster and make sure that all the new apps you install to function properly.
If you have had your smartphone or tablet for a while, you have probably installed dozens of different apps, taken hundreds of photos, and saved plenty of stuff in your browser’s cache. All of that stuff can cause it to become slow, and the only solution would be for you to clear up some space. Which should be fairly easy on Android, because all you have to do is format your memory card, not write an essay paper. But, even if you don’t have one, you can still free up some space by removing those apps which you don’t need anymore or those which you rarely use.
You’ve probably read a lot of about how rooting can damage your Android device. Fortunately, that is not really the truth, because nowadays, there are plenty of tools and methods which allow you to do that safely. And why would you want to root your device? For instance, if you have an older smartphone, you may not be able to update to the latest version of the OS, or your carrier may not allow it until an official update is released. Also, if you just can’t get rid of those annoying built-in apps you really don’t care about, rooting will remove them once and for all, and provide you with access to some of the more advanced features of your phone.
Not all memory cards are the same. We are not talking about their capacity, because that’s fairly obvious, and it doesn’t affect the speed of your Android device. But, getting a high-speed memory card, such as Class 10 or UHS, will make a huge difference when it comes to the performance of your smartphone or tablet.
Everyone loves using widgets because they can make you more productive. However, unlike apps, which we use and then close, which means they no longer consume any memory, widgets are running in the background all the time, which means they do take up precious resources. If you have too many of them running simultaneously, they can slow down your smartphone or tablet. Choose the widgets which you are not using all the often, and remove them from the list. You will be able to notice the difference.
In addition to updating your OS, you should also take the time to update your apps on a regular basis. Older versions of apps may contain errors and bugs which will be fixed by the developers later. By downloading a newer version of the app, you are also opting for a more stable version. Plus, most updates come with new features and functionalities which make the app itself a lot better.
None of the tips we have mentioned above will make sense if your battery keeps on dying all the time. One of the solutions would be to get a portable battery pack that can extend the battery life of your Android device. Another solution would be to reduce the number of apps which are running in the background and wasting your battery. If you aren’t using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth all the time, you may want to close them. This goes for any app you are currently not using, but which is running nonetheless.
Although we tend to be pretty casual when using our Android device, because they are so incredibly user-friendly, they are actually very complex, with a lot more computing power than the computer you’ve owned several years ago. With that in mind, try and take better care of them.