12 Tips to Stop Slow Mobile Phones



Having a slow smartphone is not only limited to cheap smartphones. Tops also suffer from the same problem and this has been confirmed by the big brands. It is normal for equipment to deteriorate in performance over the years due to wear.


Fortunately, there are solutions to help your smartphone work at full gas and optimize the performance of your smartphone. With these simple steps, you will be able to understand if there is a problem with the equipment and the source of its slowness.

1. Google Files Go clears caching and data




The application is great, as well as analyzing files and applications you don't use on your phone, it allows you to create data/file backups and move or copy files from one storage to another simply.

Sometimes applications transfer images, videos, and other data from the page to be stored and thus increase the page response speed. However, these files are cached and tend to "accumulate" and begin to fill the free space of our smartphone.

This cache may contain unused temporary files and even corrupted files that may have failed to transmit data.

2. Close all background applications




Mobile operating systems such as Google's Android and Apple's iOS are already able to manage app resources well. However, keeping too many applications in the background can slow down your equipment. The first thing to do is close the application you don't use.

You can close everything faster and easier, which is accessing the list of open applications in the background and dragging, dropping or dropping applications we don't want to close it. This saves resources and even increases battery life.

3. Restarts the equipment


It may seem too basic, but it is something that needs to be done. It is a common mistake to think that "new smartphones" do not need to be turned off or restarted. On restart you close all processes, clear the cache in use and also the RAM.

Once turned off, wait a few seconds and press the button again to turn it back on. It is a cleaning process that will optimize memory and reboot the operating system, can solve some problems.

As you can see, there are plenty of processes that directly influence smartphone performance. We recommend that you restart the equipment at least once every 2 weeks.

4. Keeps the system up to date


Making sure your phone is up to date is essential as most manufacturers tend to release monthly updates that fix system bugs, security vulnerabilities and performance improvements.

Google, for example, releases monthly security updates, which are crucial as they provide fixes for system security vulnerabilities and minor enhancements.

To check if you have a new update available, just go to Settings-About Phone - System Update. If an update is pending, you must install it.

5. Applications must be updated


The same goes for Google Play Store apps, newer versions prevent old bugs, application stability issues, and often new features. You can even access the application update notes on the application page and see what changes have been made to the new update.


The process is similar, more often than not you are notified of a new update, but if you want to do it manually.

Open the Google Play Store app - In the search bar on the left side, you have a menu (3 dashes icon) - My games and apps and update your installed apps.

6. See which applications "weigh" the most in your autonomy and performance



If you notice that your battery runs out faster than usual, it may be a problem application or process. Even background apps like Facebook, Instagram, Whats-app, among others, tend to consume more battery, so it's important to figure out which one can drain your battery.

To do this, open Settings - Battery and you will be able to understand the processes, change battery optimization, background application management, and understand in more detail how your battery is used and managed by the system.

Within the Battery menu, you also have the Battery Usage option which will give you all this detailed information.

7. Uninstalls any Bloatware and unused applications


Bloatware has become a big issue on Android, some manufacturers implement their services and stores in addition to Google services, and we often see manufacturer-installed games and partner applications.

Many of them are even harmless, but others start with the system, wear out your battery and even create background processes. Although many of them cannot be removed, they can always be disabled.


Just go to Settings - Applications and you will see all the applications installed on the machine. Here you can remove or disable applications you don't use or don't know about. If it's an app from the Google Play store, you can remove it from it.

8. Disables Widgets


These "gadgets" may even be super useful and make your phone easier to use, but at the same time they may be consuming more resources and the processor and battery suffer the most.

We have to remember. that for the app to be present on our unlock screen or main screen, it is open and running in real-time.

You don't have to remove them all, of course! But we recommend disabling the least used.

To remove a widget, press on it and remove it. If you just want to disable, you will need to go to the application settings to do so.

9. Try the lite apps


If you use a phone with more limited resources, there are social networking solutions that weigh less on your processor and especially on the battery. Facebook is an example of this, created application optimized for devices with 1GB of RAM and 2G networks.

You can download any of the lite apps available from the Google Play Store from your Android:
  • Facebook Lite
  • Messenger Lite
  • Instagram Lite
  • Twitter Lite
  • Uber Lite
  • Skype Lite

10. Installs another lighter launcher


Android One devices are the best in this regard, without any customization or alteration they have a very good flow. Often the smartphone slowdown issue can be resolved by installing a lighter launcher.

Fortunately, you can bypass predefined launchers and install any other option from the Google Play store. We recommend apps like Nova Launcher, Action Launcher, and Lawn chair Launcher (recommended for low-end smartphones).

11. Never, ever install battery optimizes


This may seem counter-intuitive, but most battery and processor optimization applications aren't worth it or come infested with 3rd party applications. Also, you'll be "attacked" with intrusive ads, and many of them contain malware.

If you need to remove apps, closing background apps can do so without any other apps. Step # 7 can be used for the same purpose.

12. Formatting may be the last solution


Resetting the factory data should be the last thing you should try before you find it necessary to replace it with a new phone. However, if your smartphone is too old, it may start to slow down again as we use it.

To restore your phone to factory settings you should go to Settings - Accounts & Backup - Backup & Restore and within this sub menu you can format your phone and check if it works faster.

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