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How to Speed Up Your Smartphone

Sometimes you need to save mobile data, or want to save data on your WhatsApp calls.

However, imagine this scenario! You’ve spent money on a fancy new smartphone and after a few months your phone is slow. It’s not a problem only faced by mid-range and low-range smartphones, but also premium smartphones can fall victim to performance issues.

Check out these tips to alleviate poor smartphone performance!

For Android Devices:

1: Files by Google is your friend

Files by Google is a great app that analyses your unused files, apps, etc, and then allows to you to transfer the files to the cloud. The app is minimalist with its design, with two tabs for Storage and Files.

In Storage, you can see how much space is left on your Android device. And in the Files section, you can see the files you’ve uploaded to the cloud. The app is great at detecting and clearing cached app data and is excellent at identifying unneeded files. Download Files by Google here!

2: Disable or Uninstall Unnecessary Apps

One of the simplest tips is to uninstall or disable unneeded apps that comes pre-installed on your smartphone. All you need to do is go to Settings and select Apps. Uninstall or disable all the apps you’re not using.

3: Check that the latest update is installed

Nearly all Android device manufacturers roll out regular updates, which fix stability issues such as overall device performance. Google will release monthly security updates for Android that help not only keep your phone secure, but also include updates that can improve phone performance.

To check if an update is available go to your Settings, then tap About phone, and finally select System update to see if a new update is out.

For iOS Devices:

1: Restart that iPhone

A simple solution like restarting your phone can do wonders for speeding up the general performance of the device.

To restart your iPhone, press down the Sleep button until the Power Off slider icon appears. Then switch off the iPhone. After the device is off, power it up again by pressing the Sleep button for 5 seconds.

2: Check that your iOS is up-to-date

With the release of iOS 12, you receive so many updates for known problems. iOS 12 has been shown through tests with older iPhone models to give a bit of a speed boost.

To check for an iOS update, head over to Settings, then tap General and tap Software update. Now your iPhone will begin to update.

3: Get rid of unwanted iPhone Apps

Running out of space on your iPhone is one of the sure-fire ways to slow down your device. Since you can’t really expand the available storage on your iPhone, you’ll need to delete a couple of apps to get a performance boost.

Look at all your iPhone apps and identify which ones you don’t need. Then tap the Settings icon, select General and then finally tap iPhone Storage. You can scroll down the list of apps installed and uninstall the apps of your choosing. There’s even an Offload Unused Apps setting you can enable, which does this for you automatically.

Alternatively, you can delete apps on the home screen by holding down an app icon, until the icon bounces, and an X appears next to the app icon.

Conclusion

The above tips will get your smartphone back into order, and you’ll notice speed improvements. If these tips don’t help, you can always drop us a message on our social media channels, and we’ll be sure to offer advice.

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