Your Smartphone Starts To Running Slow? Here’s How To Fix It! – Many people starts to think about changing or upgrading their smartphone just because the device’s performance starts to slowing down. But many others are trying to find out about what is the causes and how to fix it, so there’s no need to upgrading the phone. At least, not now.
And if you’re now facing a performance issue on your Android smartphone (or tablet), simply double check with this things to fix the problems :
1. Your Smartphone Specs
The very first thing that you should do is knowing about your phone’s specs. If you’re using a phone with low specs, you can’t expect too much about it’s performance. The easiest way to know about which has a higher or lower specs, you only need to notice about this 3 main specs :
- CPU (Processors) : How much “cores” on the CPU, ClockSpeed, and what’s the architecture
- RAM : How big is the capacity
- Storage : How big is the capacity
But please note that the more cores on the CPU doesn’t mean that it has a more faster or greater performance. It’s depending on the architecture that have been used for the CPU. For example:
2 cores 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU is way better than 8 cores 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU (in case if you’re using it for a high performance activity, such as for playing a game).
A Cortex-A72 architecture is built for bringing a great performance, but it will drain your battery more quickly. While the Cortex-A53 is built for a longer lasting battery life with low power consumption. But, those two types of CPU should have no big different if you’re using it for a daily (normal) use. I think i will try to write a more specific article about this.
Then you will need a big RAM to support the CPUs, especially for multitasking. But if you’re only using your phone for a normal use only (chat, social media), i think 2 GB of RAM is more than enough for you.
READ MORE : The Benefits of Big RAM on Smartphone
And finally, the device’s storage will also affecting to the performance. Bigger is better. Because if the storage starts to ran out of space, your device will starts to slowing down. Now make sure that your phone are has pass the requirements below:
- For normal usage (social media & chats): 4 cores 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB Storage. It’s better if it has a more cores of CPU and a bigger RAM.
- For multitasking addict: 8 cores 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB Storage. It’s better if it has a more faster clockspeed (in GHz) or if it has a Cortex-A57 and (or) Cortex-A72 CPUs. And of course, a bigger RAM and storage would be better, too.
- For high performance usage (gaming, etc): 8 cores 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB Storage. It’s better if it has a Cortex-A57 or Cortex-A72 CPUs. And also the bigger RAM and storage would be better.
And oh, the software optimalization will also affecting to the performance, too.
2. Not Enough Space on Internal Storage
It’s important to keep the space on your device’s internal storage, at least, you must save about 2 GB on it. But, if you found that your device is start to slowing down while there’s still a lot of space on the internal storage, you can try to clean up the cached files or the junk files.
If your phone is running with Android Lollipop or above, you can easily clear the cache with a simple trick that i’ve been published on this post. But if you don’t, you have to install a third party apps for cleaning cache. It’s not much helping? Try to uninstalling some unused or some useless apps.
3. Too Many Apps Running on The Background
Apps that still running on the background will take some space on your device’s RAM. It’s also will drive the CPUs to keep working, so the CPU will be too busy to bring a fast response. And of course, it will affecting on the battery life too.
READ MORE : Battery Saving Tips For Android Devices
So, how to fix this? You simply need to close the apps that running on the backgroud. Simply tap on the recent apps button (the square one), then swipe to the right or left on one or more apps that is not in use.
Then, make sure that you’re using an exit menu or simply tap on the back button to close the apps. Do not use the home button (usually placed on the middle) because it will only minimize the app (for multitasking) and not to close the app. So that is the way to keep your device’s performance.
And if all of the things above are not helping to bring back your device’s performance, i suggest you to try to clear the whole data on your phone (factory data reset), because that is the most effective and easiest way to bring your device’s performance just like a new one. Simply follow the steps that i’ve been published on this post if you don’t know how to do that.