Maybe Android is the most customizable operating system on a smartphone, though is not always the smoothest. There are reasons why an iPhone can work perfectly with 1-2 GB of RAM and Android devices with the same amount of RAM encounter problems to turn through even daily tasks.In this article we'll tell you how to eliminate these reasons:
It does not matter whatever you do to improve your device’s performance if you get that ‘inadequate storage’ warning sometimes, it's time to clean up your device. The logic is too simple, the less storage your device possess, the more problems your device will have to perform different tasks. Also, your device will also get in trouble to transfer files from one location to another one. As a guide, we can advise you to keep your device’s storage enough empty. Now, you can either transfer all your data such as photos, videos etc. to your memory card or choose a device with enough internal storage. The other issue arises here is about the apps installed by you. You may be already familiar with how to transfer apps from phone’s internal storage to external (SD card), however, you could now also use your external memory card (SD Card) as your internal storage.
Now, things start to be attractive. Since releasing Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Google located a secret menu in the Settings called ‘Developer Options’. To enable the same go to Settings > About Phone > Build Number and tap on ‘Build Number’ for 5-6 times so that you observe the message ‘You’re now a developer’. Post this, go back to Settings and now you can find a new menu at the bottom section called ‘Developer Options’. This one won't actually improve the performance of your device, but makes it to looks much faster than before. Now go to:
Settings> Developer Options> Window Animation Scale
We assume that this option is set to default state 1x on your mobile device. Change it to 0.5x and repeat the same process for "Transition Animation Scale" and "Animator Duration Scale" settings. If you really don't want to compromise on speed, you can disable the "Window and Transition Animation Scale".
Background Process Limit
Background process limit makes the number of process running in the background limited. You can choose an option among alternatives including:
- No background processes
- At most, 1 process
- At most, 2 processes
- At most, 3 processes
- At most, 4 processes
In other statement, the fewer processes your device runs in the background, the more memory it will have for running other tasks, therefore, leading your device to be much smoother and seamless than before.
Remove or Disable Bloatware
To interpret, bloatware is any app which occurs to be pre-installed on your device. Also, most of them cannot be uninstalled. For solving the issue, you can either delete the bloatware (ROOT required) or disable it. To disable, simply go to a specific pre-installed app in Settings and tap ‘Disable’. Consider that disabling an app won’t result in saving any space for you but it will rule out that particular app from running in the background.
Clear Cache Regularly
It is recommended to keep cleaning once occasionally. For doing this, go to your device’s Settings > Storage and Memory > Locate Cached Data > Tap and Clean.