Eventually, every Android phone gets laggy at some point in its lifetime and leaves the owner to wish to speed their Android phone.
This is very common if a budget phone has been used for more than 2 years. Even some flagship phone starts getting laggy after 3 years.
Here are the reasons which cause such damages to your phone and potential ways to fix it.
The processor is the heart and brain of the phone. Older chipset tend to get slower as time goes. One of the main reason which make chipset go slow is Over Usage, in other words extensive usage. Make sure to know about the handling capabilities before downloading high intensity games or applications.
Just like processors, RAM get slower over time. Almost all the apps nowadays are being developed to use more memory than before. RAM speed also have some effect on the performance of the device. LPDDR2 and LPDDR3 RAMs are considered slower RAM as there are much faster RAMs being used in new phone, like LPDDR4 and LPDDR4X RAM. If you’re phone is equipped with RAM less than 2GB, it’s better to upgrade to a better phone with more RAM.
The most common factor which slows down Android devices is the harmful applications which are downloaded from Unknown Sources. Such malicious app really have some harmful effect on the device as mentioned in the chrome pop-up while downloading such apps. If you remember downloading such apps, uninstalling them and erasing the APKs will have significant positive effect on the device performance.
Third party antivirus apps
Most people never know that all the third party antivirus apps on the Play Store has less to no effect on the device performance. Instead some apps might turn out to be the one which causes trouble. Some of such apps hold up more cache on the device which results to higher task processing time, which money slow response. The phone will work just fine without any antivirus apps
Many people have this habit of frequently charging their phone or keep the phone connected all the time with either charging cable or even wireless charger. Basically charging a device generate heat, sometimes even excessively. Such hike in temperature might damage the motherboard or even more important parts like chipset. These damage parts will definitely slow down the phone overtime and ultimately lead to battery bulge.
All the old generation Android phones had maximum storage capacity of either 32GB or 64GB. Such storage systems have become outdated now, so dumping them with maximum load will increase the processing time for sure. It’s highly recommended to delete duplicate files and unnecessary apps to prevent hanging of device.
Some applications lure you to root your device to enable some jaw dropping features. By rooting your device, you’re basically allowing third party apps to bypass the inbuilt security configurations of the device. This will allow those apps to increase cache deposit and might even install malicious viruses onto the phone.
No software update
As the device gets older, the smartphone manufacturers tend to stop rolling out security updates, bug fixes updates and other Software updates. This might also cause the phone performance to slow down.
General tips to speed up your android phone:
- If the device hangs too much, consider doing ‘Factory Data Reset’ with safe data backup. This might erase the unnecessary cache files and malicious stuff from the device.
- Never root or flash your phone without professional knowledge.
- Uninstall power saving apps and antivirus apps to boost the performance of the device
- Clear all the background running apps frequently to reduce the memory usage.
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