With continuous use, smartphones become slower and take longer to perform tasks. However, it is possible to make your old smartphone perform much better. You just need to follow a few simple steps.
Lags and all other issues can be take care of by firmware updates. You may not even be aware of the problems your smartphone is having but these updates will rectify them and restore your phone. Update your phone on a regular basis and it will perform very well.
If your phone is lagging, it could be due to low internal memory. Move your media files to external memory like an SD card.
It doesn’t matter which OS your phone uses, there are plenty of apps that can make your phone perform much better. There are task managers that can help you to monitor and close processes that are not really necessary. This will free some RAM memory and speed up the functioning of your phone. You will also need a good anti-virus application to scan your phone for viruses and make it work faster.
An auto-task killer kills chosen applications and makes some space on your phone. This can improve the speed and efficiency of your smartphone.
A start-up manager allows you to control the start of applications on your phone. Some apps will normally start as soon as the phone is switched on and occupy space.
A juice defender stops services and applications and in doing so, gives your phone battery a better life. A cache cleaner cleans up the mobile memory.
Spare parts application will allow you to configure more settings so you can have a faster window and transition animation.
Resetting your phone can also help to make it function better. It erases everything and brings your phone back to its original condition and makes it as good as new. However, this will only help temporarily as your phone will lag again after some use.
Rooting is risky and unsuccessful rooting may ruin your phone while a successful rooting can take away the waranty from your phone but the plus point is that you can always unroot the phone so that the manufacturers cannot tell if you have rooted it ever.
If you plan to root your phone, overclock your phone’s processor. This will speed up your phone but use more battery in the process. You can install custom ROM. This is a version of android that is already on your phone. A custom ROM is not official. This may solve many of your smartphone problems but it is not a recommended solution as it is risky. Sometimes, the custom ROM is not stable. It may also contain bugs, and missing features.
You can un-install pre-installed applications. However, before you do this, download a back-up application. Something like titanium backup can backup the application before you delete it. Don’t delete any system application like the launcher or status bar.
Rooting gives you access to more advanced applications. Root call blockers, normal and notification ad blockers and root memory managers are some of the advanced applications that you can access.