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7 Tips to Make Your Android Phone Fast Again

7 Tips to Make Your Android Phone Fast Again


You know, it happens to every phone eventually. You get a new phone and it’s blazing fast
for a while, but eventually, for some reasons (that we’re going to fix in this video), it
starts to slow down. Apps take longer to open and close, the phone
may lag behind when you’re swiping, or might just not be responsive in general. Well the good news is that most if not all
of these issues can be fixed with some surprisingly simple tips, and get your phone up and running
almost like new, which is the whole point of this video! Before we jump in I want to give a big thanks
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working like new. Starting off with number one, this might seem
obvious, but really it’s the most important So when was the last time you went through
and deleted all the unused apps sitting on your phone. You might think that they aren’t doing any
harm just sitting there, but they are. Every app is just one more thing taking up
space, possibly reducing the speed of the flash memory ever so slightly. And one more thing your phone has to check
for updates, and install new updates from the Play store, using up more bandwidth and
resources every time it does. And even if you aren’t using certain apps,
they might still be taking up background resources without you knowing. So if you’ve been “meaning to get around to”
clearing out old apps, maybe you’ll see that now would be a good time. Next, quickly, this one basically is an extension
of the first tip, and it’s to remove any bloatware that came pre-installed with your phone. The reason I’m separating this out is because
bloatware usually makes itself harder to uninstall, so you might have thought you can’t. So if you see any pre-installed bloatware
that doesn’t have the option to uninstall when you click and drag it, this is what you
do. Go into Settings, Apps, select the troublesome
one, and here you should see an option to “Disable” it or something similar. That should do the trick. On rare occasions there are apps that you just can’t get rid of no matter what that came pre-installed, but for most of them you should at least be able to disable them Next up, number 2, we want to figure out where
all that other space went and free that up too. So go to Settings, then Storage, and this
should tell you how much of your space is being taken up, and by what. If it’s images and video, maybe back them
up elsewhere and clear those out. If it’s Apps, you can click on that again
and it will show you specifically which apps are taking up the most space. It might make you realize that maybe you don’t
use some of the huge apps enough to keep them installed. And further, clicking on an App here will
tell you how much data is taken up by the App itself, the data it’s stored, and the
cache. You can usually clear the cache to free up
a bunch of space, that’s just temporary files the apps save, but they can accumulate over time. I recently cleared out all my cached data so it doesn’t look like much here, but yours might be pretty big Be careful when deleting the App Data, you might not always want to do that because that will basically make the app as if you you just downloaded it, erasing any login info,
settings, or data you’ve saved within it. Or finally, back in the storage menu, you
can go to Cached Data there, clear that all out for every app at once. Again I cleared mine out so it doesn’t look like much, but before it was like 7 gigabytes of cached files So it could be pretty big Ok moving on, this next one is much simpler
than the previous ones, and that is to consider cutting down on how many widgets you have
on your home screen. They’re obviously useful, but if you have
a ton of them it could be taking up lots of resources even when just in the home screen,
almost as if each app is running simultaneously all the time, even though that’s not really
how it works. So at least give it a shot, try removing some
widgets, especially the ones that dynamically update, and see if it makes a difference at
all. I imagine it would especially on older phones
with less RAM. Alright, number 4. We want to investigate which apps might be
using the most resources by looking at battery usage. Because if you think about it, the more battery
an app uses, the more resources it uses, even though it might not be a direct correlation. Anyway, go to Settings, then Battery, and
here you’ll see which apps are the worst culprits. Now you have to consider some things here,
because obviously some might just use more battery because you use it more often. So check to see if there are any apps that
seem to be using much more battery than you think they should based on how much you use
it, using your best judgement. Once you identify some, you have a couple
options. You don’t necessarily have to uninstall it
right away. Try going to that app, and poke around in
the settings. See if is anything you can change that might
reduce how much battery it uses. You could try disabling push notifications
for example, or turn off location services for it, disable some features you’re not using,
or reduce the frequency for how often it checks for new stuff. Obviously it’s gonna be different for every
app, but I think you get the idea. Ok, 5, we’re going to Disable Animations. This may or may not make a big difference,
but it should at least make your phone FEEL a bit faster, I’ll show you what I mean. So first of all if you haven’t enabled the
Developer Options menu, you need to do that. Just go to Settings, About Phone, go down
to build number, and tap that a bunch of times, and it will enable a new developer options
menu. So now go back to the main settings window,
and go to that new menu near the bottom. Here you’ll see a ton of advanced options
you need not concern yourself with at the moment, but thes one we’re interested in are
the ones that say “Animation Scale”, there should be 3 of them. This basically changes how fast or slow the
animations on the phone are, such as the animation when opening and closing apps. Here, we want to simply turn them off. Now, when you click to open an app, it will
skip the animation and get right to work loading the app. Again, might not make a major real difference,
but things should actually feel a bit faster because the app opens instantly after you
open or close it. Coming near the end, numero 6, we’re going
to use a really cool feature in the Chrome mobile web browser called Data Saver. You may or may not have heard about it already. What you do is open up Chrome, go to Settings,
and look for where it says “Data Saver”. Then obviously you can click that and turn
it on. What this does is actually has Google compress
web pages you visit before it sends it to your phone. That way you can use less bandwidth, and presumably
might make websites load a bit faster too. It won’t work on every site, such as anything
that is encrypted, but that’s a good thing, because you wouldn’t want Google, or anyone
else for that matter, to see your secure connection. As you can see, it also shows you how much
data you’ve used and saved because of this feature. So it was able to save me about 10% of data,
not bad I suppose, probably because a lot of sites use encryption by default. Still may as well keep it enabled. Alright finally, we have the most important,
most useful tip, if your phone ever seems to be having issues, which is… Turn it off and on again. Alright you might think that ones a given,
but really, it will close out all apps so nothing’s running in the background, clear
out the RAM and all that. Or if you’re truly desparate, and nothing
seems to work at all, you could always do a factory reset of the entire phone, wiping
it clean and starting fresh. OBVIOUSLY you need to back it up first, and
this might just be more trouble than it’s worth, but it is an option as a last resort. Ok so that maybe that last one wasn’t very
good, so here’s a bonus tip that actually could help, which is to disable Auto-sync
on certain apps. To do this, go to Settings, and then Accounts. This will show you a bunch of apps that periodically
check for updates and sync data for one reason or another. There’s an option to disable auto-sync altogether,
but I wouldn’t do that, because you definitely want to keep autosync on for your Google account
for example. But you can go in to apps individually, and
hopefully it should give you the option right there to turn of syncing if you don’t need
it to. For example, I really don’t need Go Pro to
sync “Media of the Day” whatever that is, so I’m going to disable that. Other apps, like Facebook Messenger, won’t
give you the option there to turn of syncing. Your best shot there would be to go into the
app itself and again look around in the settings to see if there are any options for it. It might not let you disable it at all though,
meaning you’d need to uninstall it altogether. But the ones you can disable might help if
you don’t need them. So, that is it, by now you should have a phone
that’s a lot faster. If you liked this video, you might like my
other video about 13 Android settings you should probably change right now, you can
just click that right over here. If you want, you can subsribe, I make a few
new videos every week, and also enable notifications as well or else YouTube won’t show you the
new videos anyway. Anyway, I’m looking forward to hearing from
you, so thanks for watching, I’ll see you next time, have a good one.

100 thoughts on “7 Tips to Make Your Android Phone Fast Again”

  1. Most of my phone resources are used by YTube, Youtube music, and podcast type stuff. I Rarely use video.
    Would it cost more to stream the audio, even from a video, or download them offline to listen to later? I still would use mobile data / not WiFi to downlo0ad as it would be so much faster. the files are big. Maybe I should get the music off my desktop and upload the mp3, duh. But that doesn't take care of the podcast that are current, or debates that are recent on Youtube. Or perhaps it does……hmmm

    Did you find a question in all that?

  2. Why would excess apps slow my phone down? If they aren't running what's the problem? I have plenty of space and auto updates shut off. This doesn't make any sense….

  3. last time i factory reset my Android it deleted my playstore now if i factory reset it will delete all of my apps including settings

  4. dude some of those things are basically common sense but yet stupid me still never tried any 🤦🏻‍♂️😂 you make great videos tho glad i have subscribed

  5. I have a 1994 Nextel Pager, How can I make it faster, so when people page my Beeper it will vibrate with notification faster. there's no help on YouTube for me.

  6. My phone got faster after doing all you said, Seems like a fixed it myself instead of giving it for repair…Money saved. Thanks. Liked and subscribed <3

  7. I bought many android phones and i noticed that it was slowing down, even if i reset it many times, on Samsung it was lagging while using note 8,s8, and i think i need to try the ios now, i used it up as it didn't slow down except for the damn volcanic battery, what do you think?

  8. I'm looking for this video because I'm a gamer and I really love my phone and now my phone is way to slow and I want it to run smoothly

  9. For completely removing bloatware, just Google how to do it with ADB. Was totally worth it for my phone which came with A LOT OF bloatware.

  10. Guys uninstalling apps that you barely use actually help a lot I did it and now my phone is a lot smoother.

  11. Wow, this actually made a significant difference on an old Android Tablet I have. Thanks for the tips!

  12. The reason why iPhones are not included is because they have batteries that are stuck inside on purpose and they scan the people by slowing down the phone so the battery will last don't worry it's just intentional

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