Android devices are getting more popular with variety of apps being developed constantly on an ever developing open source Android operating system. Having too many apps and adding more features comes at a price of slowing down your Android device. Here are some Android performance tweaks for you.
- Reboot your Android device from time to time. Android devices accumulate temporary cache files and used codes from badly written programs. Over a period of time, this cluttered data slows down your device. Restarting the device resets the cache memory and get rid of unwanted codes. Check how to clean your Android devices.
- Turn of your connection such as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth or Infra-red connections when you are not using it. First of all, these features drain out most of the battery life. Secondly, having these connections turned on all the time is a security risk by giving hackers enough time to experiment and get inside the device. Thirdly, a part of your Android device’s processing power is used for these features. By turning off these options, the device can concentrate more on the ones which really need the processing power.
- Check the batter power settings from Settings -> About Phone -> Battery Use. From the list you will be able to find out which programs are using battery power. Games and other downloaded apps if left running accidentally in the background can drain lot of battery power. If you find any program unexpectedly using power, remove it.
- Check your synchronization interval settings. Your decision also depends on how important is getting real time updates from email and social networks. If you are not into the habit of responding on real time basis, schedule synchronization to certain time of day when you can comfortably go through and respond.
- Avoid using live wallpapers as much as you can. The wallpaper might looks good only if you keep staring at the desktop for a longer period of time. But in real world, we don’t do that. Live wallpaper simply keeps draining the battery and processor resource.
- Tweak your monitor brightness. One of the major culprits in draining battery is monitor. Your monitor need not have to run in maximum brightness all the time. You might find that a little less brightness works better for you. More the brightness more is the demand for battery power. Experiment with your monitor brightness and go with the one that suits the best.
- When you install an app which is going to be used frequently, install it inside internal memory if you have enough. Internal memory is always faster than the external. Apps which are heavy and require more power should also be installed in internal memory to make it work faster.
- 3G and 4G connections use more power than 2G. To carry on basic functions such as casual browsing and basic telephony, go for 2G. If you go for video chatting or streaming videos, switch back to 3G and 4G. You can change this from Settings -> Wireless & Networks.