Android can do anything, starting from checking email, browsing, photography, listening to music, to control the temperature of the room remotely. But the ability of Android that so much could also make it slow.
For example, the slow performance occurred when the phone opens an app or when switching between screens which is also very slow. This is certainly annoying and much complained by the user. Then, do we have to change our Android device?
The answer is of course not, there are a number of ways you can do to make your Android run well again. There are some tips to overcome it.
1. Remove Unused Apps
Android is very helpful to all user needs. Because it is multitasking, users often download a lot of apps on their Android device, even though the application may be used only once. But unfortunately the application data is still stored in the app drawer and make the performance of the phone is slow because of using CPU resources and runs in the background the phone.
In addition, the application also takes up memory space and the result is the phone runs so slow. The best way to overcome this is to delete or uninstall the application that was not used. If you need the app, you can download it back through Google Play.
2. Clean Internal Storage Space
If you never clean the phone, the effect is the internal storage space is getting narrower because so much data accumulates in it.
For example, you download a movie file, this file will automatically be saved in the Downloads folder in internal storage space.
If you do not move or delete them after watching, of course, the storage space in mobile phones is reduced, the performance of Android was so slow. The best way is to clean or remove a file or data which no longer needed.
You can also move the file to an external storage space (memory card / microSD card) so that the storage space is more relieved. Try also to remove residual files from applications you’ve previously delete.
Importantly, when you get into the internal memory and any folders or files that you do not know, it will be better to do not delete the file.
3. Clean the Cache data
The cache data is actually a good thing because it can store a variety of data from the application to the internal storage space. With a cache of data that is stored, you do not need a long time while opening an application.
Unfortunately, when the capacity of the cached data is already too much stored on the internal storage space, the performance of Android so slow. Therefore, there are some applications that are supported by the cache data cleaning feature.
But if not, you still can clear the cached data from the applications. The tricks are, go to Settings on Android, choose Applications, then select Application Manager and select the apps you want to clean.
For example, you want to clear the cache on Instagram application, the Application Manager select Instagram app, then click clear cache to remove unused data.
4. Make sure the SD Card Working Well
Not all Android smartphone is equipped with an external memory slot, but apparently the Android slow performance could be affected by the SD card that is not working properly.
For that, you need to check it or perhaps format it to make sure the SD card is work properly.
Make sure before you format the SD card, do the backup process in order for the data not lost. You can do this by connecting the smartphone to the PC or using a SD card adapter and then move the data to a laptop or desktop computer storage space. Then you can format it, the process is running in a few minutes and all data will disappear without trace. After your formatting is completed, you can move back the data to the SD card.
5. Factory Reset
If the above four steps fail to get your Android device back to normal or stay slow, there is one last step that can be done. You can do a factory reset. Important for you remember well, when you decide to do a factory reset, all data on your Android will be lost.
The phone will return to the initial settings, just like when you just bought it. There is no data in that, including the Google accounts you registered. Even so, the firmware update was not affected by factory reset. Therefore, before deciding factory reset, do not forget to back up all important data on the smartphone to another.
How to perform a factory reset is quite easy. You just need to open Phone settings. Then select the Backup & Reset menu and find the Factory Data Reset menu.