By Obinna Onuorah
One of the most common problems facing Android smart phones is its ability to slow down on routine. However, this issue is not restricted to Android devices but other operating systems as well. The reason for the problem is the constant downloads of new apps as well as constant changing of settings in one’s Android device. The good news is that there are ways and means to manage your applications and settings to make your Android phone run as fast as it used to.
- Turning off the animation on your Android device
- Click the app drawer button on your home screen: This will open a list that shows all the installed applications in your Android device.
- Go to Settings: Just look for the gear icon and tap on it. This will open a menu with a list of settings options.
iii. Select “About Phone” among the options: Scroll down through the list, and tap on “About Phone” to open another screen with information about your device.
- Find the build number: Scroll down to find the build number, which is usually near the bottom of the list.
- Tap on the build number seven times: This will enable the Developer Options for your device. You will receive a notification for the same on your screen.
- Go back to the previous screen: Tap the Back button of your device and you will return to the Settings menu.
vii. Find “Developer Options” and tap on it: This will open the Developer Options screen. By default, Developer Options will be turned off.
viii. Turn on the Developer Options: Do so by toggling the top-right switch button. A pop-up will then ask if you would like to allow developer settings. Click on “OK.”
- Turn off Window animation: To do that, tap on “Window animation scale” to open a pop-up with options listed. Select “Animation off” to turn off Window animation.
- Turn off Transition animation and Animator duration: Find these options and select “Animation off” to turn them off.
- Turning off idle apps
- Click on the multitasking button on your device: This button varies from one device to the next.
For example, in Nexus 4, the rightmost capacitive button is the multitasking button.
- See what open applications are running: Clicking on the multitasking button will display the recent applications menu where you will find open applications running in the background.
iii. Close all app the applications that you don’t need: To do so, pick all the applications that you no longer need, and swipe the application either to the right or to the left to close it. This act will free up the RAM which the application was consuming earlier on thereby speeding up the phone process.
- Clearing the Applications’ Cache
- Click the app drawer button on your home screen: This will open up the view which shows all the installed applications in your device.
- Go to Settings: Just look for the gear icon, and click on it: This will open a menu with a list of settings options.
iii. Click on Apps: You will find this option from the Settings menu options: You will be presented with all the applications installed in your system.
- Click on any application: This will open the details page of the application.
- Click on Clear cache: This will clear the cache for the application, and free up extremely precious system resource to be used by the device.
Clearing the cache will result in faster processing. You can always repeat the process for other applications, all you need to do is to Clear the cache for every unneeded application your device will bubble back to fast its fast lane.