Android phones can show signs of slowing down after a couple of years due to the accumulation of data and apps on the phone. This is because Android phones have limited storage capacity, which is not as large as iOS devices.
iPhone’s iOS has a set of guidelines that they follow to ensure that the device is a smooth and seamless experience. Android, on the other hand, doesn’t have any such guidelines in place leading to fragmentation, which is a major cause for phones running on this operating system to slow down.
Additionally, the Android OS has to support a variety of different hardware configurations and provide compatibility with various versions of the operating system. This complexity means that it will always be slower than iOS, which only needs to support one hardware configuration and one version of the operating system.
But, there are some ways to make your Android phone faster and more responsive – so don’t give up hope yet!
Note: Please be aware that not all Android devices function the same way. Phone manufacturers often add their software on top of the Android OS, so certain settings may be unavailable or in a different location, depending on your Android version and the phone brand.
Delete unused apps and cache
One of the main reasons why the phone may be slow is that the device has too many apps running in the background. This takes up a lot of memory which slows down the Android.
Therefore, you must delete unused apps and clear out the cache to get rid of temporary files that are slowing your phone down.
Free up storage
The storage space can affect the performance of your Android because of fragmentation. This can happen if you have too many apps that take up a majority of the space on your device.
Additionally, fragmentation can also happen if you have too many photos or videos stored on your Android. However, there are ways to get around this issue:
One option is to delete any files or data that you no longer need. This includes things like old photos, videos, and apps. Another option is to move files and data to a cloud storage service.
Reduce brightness level to under 50%
Most Android phones and tablets have a feature called auto screen brightness which automatically adjusts the screen brightness to match the ambient light conditions. However, it can use up a lot of battery power. To avoid this, you should turn off auto screen brightness and set the brightness level slider to under 50%
Update your phone to the latest version
One way to help speed up your phone if it feels sluggish is to check for and install any available updates.
Some phones automatically download updates as soon as they become available. Others may require you to go into the settings menu and manually download them.
Enable dark mode
The dark mode is not just an aesthetic change, but it also conserves battery life by reducing the amount of power needed to light up the screen.
Furthermore, using a phone in dark mode can help you sleep better at night because your eyes are less strained.