Android is termed as one of the highest selling & easy to use Smartphone platform. With over billions of Android users, each and every user experiences either Lag (Frequent hang) or quick battery drain issues after a time interval. This situation often occur due to Poor hardware, no junk cleanup or no software updates. Mostly the problem is no maintenance. People expect a phone to run smoothly for lifetime without timely clearing the clutter.
Do you know, everytime you visit a site, your browser stores a copy of all the data present on the site so that when you revisit the site, you don’t have to download it again its known as cache. Some goes for Apps in Android. Also Over charging your phone reduces your battery’s life. Today we’ll discuss some of the do’s & don’t for Android and also few tips to maintain your Smartphone’s performance like new & to Speedup your Android.
1. Cleaning Junk :
I won’t say you to clean up device every next hour. But, its a good practice to clear your phone’s junk data. Junk are the leftovers of Apps that you would have installed. This doesn’t affects your device’s performance but, it uses your Phone’s memory which ultimately affects your phone’s functioning. For example : If you have uninstalled an app “X”, it leaves few folders & files in your memory. If you would have installed any App in your memory card you would face delays in launching Apps. You can try any Apps like Cleaner Master.
2. Cleaning cache :
People often use too heavy Apps for cleaning cache like Cleaner master, Android booster etc. I’m not saying they are bad. But, they eat up your RAM in background. I would recommend using Ccleaner for cleaning cache, as its a very light App & does the job pretty good without running in Background.
3. Don’t use heavy Apps :
Heavy Apps doesn’t mean heavy in size. Its like, don’t use Apps that keep running in background and gives notification every minute. Best example would be Facebook messenger. Its size varies with device but it takes around 40-70 MB of RAM in background. Due to its frequent wake ups it ultimately slows down the device. I would recommend you to avoid using such apps if you have a low end device like which has 512mb RAM.
4. Charging Tips :
Most of the people leave their phone overnight for charging. Now, the effect of this depends from phone to phone. If you are using a phone with cheap hardwares, this would affect your battery life. Which means quick battery drain in long run. But, I won’t suggest you to keep your phone overnight for charging. Avoid keeping your phone’s battery below 20%. This keeps your battery functional for longer time.
5. Which Apps to use ?
Android’s Official developers don’t recommend using any Booster Apps to boost your phone’s performance. As Android has inbuilt memory management features. You can use light Apps that doesn’t eat your RAM & battery in background. We have selected few Apps for daily usage :
Don’t use any kind of Antivirus Apps as you can perform a virus scan of your phone through your PC maybe once in a month. Use Cleaner Master only if you have RAM more than 700MB as its not affordable to give 30-40MB of your RAM in a low end device.
6. Custom Homescreen :
If you are facing any lag while switching from Home Screen to App drawer, then you must go for a Launcher. It issue occurs due to No software updates by your manufacturer. By using a Custom Home Screen i.e A Android Launcher which are updated weekly you can overcome this issue. Some of the best launchers :
7. Rooting :
This is the final solution anyone would give you to speed up your Android device. If you have a phone which is currently not under warranty. I would suggest you to Root your phone. Rooting not only speeds up your device but, Also allows you to customize it. You can install custom roms if you demand more speed after rooting. To learn more about rooting checkout :
- [Guide] From Rooting to Install Custom ROMs in Android.
- How to Root Any Android device in single click.
- [MOD] Get Maximum battery & Performance from your Android phone.
That’s all for this, I bet you won’t experience any lag if you follow all the above tips on regular basis. If you wan’t to add up anything to this article you can comment your suggestion below. Don’t forget to share this with your friends. Have a Good day !