Speeding up the performance of Android phones and tablets became a major concern for professional users. Although powerful hardware resources are available to help to achieve greater speed, but they don’t go all the way, and in addition to hardware, the software platform is important too and can be helpful regarding the better performance. Since the users of Android operating system are left open for extensive changes in the structure of it, they can achieve this goal in many possible ways. These mechanisms can be divided into two categories, one without the root and systematic access and the other with the need for root access to the system. In this article, we are going to introduce some of these guidelines.
Guidelines to increase speed
1 – Without rooting
Always be updated: Boosting the performance is one the most important concerns of developers and one of the fixes in new app updates is about this issue. So make sure to update all your installed apps regularly. It is also important to update the firmware of your device to the latest version too.
Cleaning up memory: If you have a lot of useless data on your memory, it is better to revive the used memory. This space maybe filled with useless apps or unnecessary information. Moreover, it is suggested to move the apps to SD memory card if it is possible, so you may have more free space on your phone memory. So, uninstall unnecessary apps and delete unimportant files to increase the speed of your Android device.
Use simple background: live wallpaper is one of good features of Android which makes the home screen beautiful. However, besides bringing beauty to your device, live wallpapers will consume lots of hardware power, specially the processor. Hence, it is better to use a simple image as your wallpaper.
Remove widgets: Some home screen widgets consume much power sources and you may need to remove them to boost the performance. It is recommended to delete extra home screens too
Disable background Sync: one of the specific features of the Android is syncing t he apps with the Internet. This feature makes the device ready and working, even when the device is not used, thus the hardware resources are consumed. This consumption is more on running memory and processor. Therefore, it is suggested that when you need high speed (e.g., execution of heavy games) to disable this feature. You may use one of the Android battery saver apps to control Auto sync feature smartly.
Have one User’s account: one of the interesting features of the Android is having multi accounts for using one device. Again, despite being suitable, it will consume the hardware resources and thus the device’s speed becomes low. . It is recommended that if you do not need to have multiple user accounts, delete unused ones.
Clear Apps’ Cache: to run more quickly and loading the latest settings faster, Android apps, cache their latest settings in a file in the memory. The cache file is not necessarily important for some apps. So, you can remove them. To clear the cache, you can go to Applications / Settings. Also, if you want to delete the whole system’s cache, you can go to Recover Mode section and choose the Wipe Cache Partition option. You may use this App to clean cached files.
2- With rooted device
Use Custom ROMs: Official Android ROMs, especially the ones which comes on the vendor’s devices are too customized and heavy in term of hardware usage, which actually waste the performance of device. To have a high speed Android, the recommendation of all experts is to use unofficial ROMs. These ROMs are customized for best performance and remove all unnecessary apps.
Uninstall Pre-installed Apps: Since you have complete access to your device, you may want to delete and uninstall some pre-installed apps which you rarely use