Regardless of the number of processor cores and RAM of your smartphone, sooner or later it will start to slow down. Four ways to solve this problem and return your device to its previous performance.
Removing unnecessary applications
Most often the phone starts to freeze due to lack of memory. Therefore, start by uninstalling unnecessary and rarely used applications. For this:
- Open 'Settings' and find the 'Applications' section;
- Go to the application menu and click the 'Remove' button.
Sometimes, to speed up the gadget, it is enough to remove just a couple of 'heavy' programs, because they are the ones that slow down the system. But it is better to get rid of all unnecessary in order to free up as much memory as possible.
Refusal from 'live wallpaper'
Animated wallpapers have no practical function and may slow down the operation of the gadget. This is especially true for older models. There are two ways to turn off live wallpaper.
- Open 'Settings' and go to the 'Applications' section.
- Go to the list of running programs.
- Find animated wallpapers and turn them off.
- Open 'Settings' and go to the 'For Developers' section.
- Go to 'Running Apps'.
- Find animated wallpapers among all programs, go to their personal menu and click the 'Stop' button.
After that, reboot the device and check how the new settings affected the performance.
Cleaning up system junk
Over time, unnecessary data accumulates in the phone, which appears during operation, uninstallation or reinstallation of programs. They eat up a lot of memory, slowing down the device. To remove them, use special applications.
Device Manager is a built-in tool that may also be called File Explorer. It will clear the cache, delete unnecessary files and close programs running in the background.
You can download third-party optimization apps from Google Play: for example, Clean Master or CCleaner. All of them allow you to speed up the work of the gadget by removing system junk.
You can also get rid of unnecessary data manually. To do this, find the 'Memory' section in 'Settings', and the 'Memory Cleanup' subsection in it. It will help you get rid of unnecessary files and clear your cache.
If the previous methods did not help, reflash your smartphone. This will require the third party iMyFone Fixppo software for Android. How to reinstall the system:
- Back up your data.
- Download and install iMyFone Fixppo for Android on your computer.
- Launch the program, enter the required information about your gadget and click the 'Download Firmware' button.
- Connect your phone to your PC with a cable and enable download mode.
- iMyFone Fixppo will automatically 'find' your device and start flashing.
- When the process is over and the smartphone restarts, click the 'Finish' button.
Flashing is a complex process. If you are not sure if you can do it yourself, contact the service center. Otherwise, there is a risk that instead of a smartphone, you will end up with an inoperative 'brick'.