When you first get your Android phone, it’s as fast as it should always be. But, with time and various app downloads, your phone gets slower and slower. At first, you may be a little hesitant to erase anything since you think you need everything on your Android device.
As hard as it may seem, you’ll need to part ways with files or apps you don’t use anything if you want to improve your Android device’s performance. Once you do this, you’ll notice how fast your Android device is, and, isn’t that what you wanted in the first place?
Uninstall Apps You Haven’t Used in a While
There’s a good chance that there are quite a few apps on your Android device that you don’t need anymore. You may think that you need every single app, but you’d be surprised as to how many apps you haven’t used in a while.
To check what apps you haven’t used for some time, go to Google Play > Hamburger icon > My apps & games > Installed. Once you’re in the Installed tab, you should see the last time you used the app. If you see an app that you haven’t used in a while, it’s time to let that app go. I know it’s hard, but you can do it.
Enable Data Saver on Chrome and Across Android Entirely
By saving as much data as possible, you’re also contributing to improving your Android device’s performance. To enable data saver on Chrome, open the browser and tap on the three vertical dots at the top right.
Select Settings and swipe all the way down until you see Data Saver. Before you toggle on the feature, you’ll see a few paragraphs of what the feature is going to do for you once you turn it on. Any site that still uses HTTP will be compressed, so your device uses the smallest amount of mobile data possible.
The downside to this is that all sites that are currently using HTTPS will not be compressed and will be passed through frequently. If you’ve never turned on the feature, you’ll need a few days to see information that will show you how much data the feature helped you save.
To enable the Data Saver across your Android device, go to Settings and tap on the Data Saver option. Just toggle it on, and you’re good to go.
Erase Files You Don’t Need Anymore
You may have been reluctant to erase any files since you thought you could need it sometime in the future. There’s a good chance that there are trash files in your device’s storage that you will definitely never use again. Your Android Oreo device is lagging because of those files.
If you’re not sure what needs to be erased Android Oreo can help you out with that. Right under the Storage tally, you’ll see an option that says Free Up Space. By tapping that option, Oreo will suggest files or apps that it thinks you should erase. The OS will suggest you delete anything you haven’t used in a while.
Make Sure All Your Apps are Updated
To enjoy the best possible performance, it’s always a good idea for your apps to use the latest version. Updates usually bring the fixes to apps that are lagging, but not always. Before you install an update, make sure you’ve read what other users have said about it, so things don’t get worse.
Erase Accumulated Cache for Apps that are Acting Up
If specific apps are giving you problems, clearing the app’s cache is a good idea. All those temporary files could be the culprit of your phone’s poor performance. By doing this, your data or any stored passwords will not be affected.
You can do this by going to Settings > Storage > Other apps and find the apps that causing you trouble. Tap on Clear Cache, and you’re done.
With these tips, you’ll notice how your Android device’s performance will start to improve. Lagging phone performance is something most users have to deal with sooner or later but know you know what needs to be done to fix the issue. Did I miss a tip you would recommend? Share it with us in the comments.