- Uninstall or disable unused apps
- Go to Settings-> Apps.
- Swipe to “All”
- Find the app you want to disable and tap on it.
- Tap Disable.
- Tap on OK.
- Exit and if it is not disabled, restart the phone.
If you need help to completely uninstall the app please refer to this post: How to Uninstall or Delete an Android App
- Disable animations with the hidden settings option:
- Go to Settings->About Phone.
- Scroll down to Build number, and tap it seven times.
- Now you will see Developer options.
- Go to Developer options, scroll down to the Drawing option.
- Turn off the Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale.
“WARNING: Do not change other settings if you do not have any knowledge about them. These options are meant for advanced users only.”
- Try to use less widgets and live wallpapers: Widgets are definitely a very good feature that enables the user to have important applications just one click away. However they consume processor memory as well as the battery life. So its not a bad idea to shut them off and have a better battery life and processing speed.
- Clear app caches: You can clear the cache for each app separately by visiting the app info in Settings Menu. There you can click on clear cache to remove it. However if you have lots of apps then it is not feasible to remove the cache for each of them individually. In this case you can use the free App Cache Cleaner app. It would make your work so much simpler. It also has an “auto clear feature” with which you can just set it to clear the cache automatically for the future.
- Check for software updates: Getting the apps updated helps in improving the performance of the device as updates have bug fixes and security related updates. However I would suggest avoid unnecessary updates for each and every game and similar apps(which would just add to an increase in the phone memory.)
- Rooting the device: Rooting the device opens the door for whole new set of things you can do with your device. Here are some of the advantages of rooting the device:
- You will be able to uninstall any unwanted system apps and games installed by the device maker(company).
- You will be able to perform a complete device backup after you root the phone.
- The Main benefit of rooting your phone is that you can update to a newer OS version as soon as Google launches it. Without it, the phone company may take months to make the update available.
“WARNING: Rooting the device will most probably void the warranty and if you do not do it correct it can damage the phone also, so try it at your own risk.”
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