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Sep 20, 2012

Have you ever struggled with your android device being unresponsive and very sluggish? Many of the answers would be “yes!” for the above question. Even with my 1GHz Android Device I am sometimes clueless as to what needs to be done when it becomes like “statue”. I researched around internet and found some tips (most are simple and quick) which can make your android run faster. I worked out more time in experimenting and using some other ways but now I present you the core matter of the process, which would just take around 50 seconds of time to speed up your android device.

Step 1 : Shoot out those spies.

Briefly the things which drink lot of your device’s RAM are

  • Live Wallpapers
  • Widgets
  • Background app services.

What to do?

1.1) Disable or uninstall all the live wallpapers and try some decent wallpaper (Go here if you want some) for your android device.

1.2) Disable the widgets which make use of the RAM all the time they run. Select only few widgets to run which are more useful to you.

1.3) Kill the process and stop the apps which take a huge chunk of RAM (Be careful not to disable any system related processes)

Step 2 :  "The App Movement"

Apps which you may hardly use also have chances of running all the time in your device. And some of the apps may reside in your device memory occupying considerable space.  Remember the more free space you have in your device internal memory, the faster your phone can write to the disk. 

What to do?

2.1) Review all the applications installed in your android device and uninstall the unused apps and apps which you rarely use.

2.2) Try to push the apps to SD storage. Not all the apps can be moved but almost the apps in the device can be moved to SD storage.

Step 3: Restart device.

Rebooting your device would regain fresh RAM and thus makes your device faster.

Additional tips:

Always monitor your device from suspicious apps which use a big amount of RAM and try to get away from them.

Always end the apps after using them because they run in the background until you end and take a lot of processor and thus consequently the battery too.

Increase the refresh interval of Facebook Gmail and other social media apps which regularly need to connect to internet for updates.

Update all your essential apps because case is that app makers always optimize the way the app uses the device’s resources.

Try a different launcher like LauncherPro which may not really increase the performance but can be the best replacement for the sluggish native android launcher.

Try installing some device management apps like 1Tap Cleaner , Memory Booster to clean and speed up your device