Make Your Android Phone Faster
An Android smartphone with the passage of time or better to say “with use” gets slower. This usually happens because of the number of the applications we install, lack of proper system updates, you name it. To counter this slowness of the Android, there are a lot of applications, tips & tricks available all over the web. Among some of those, we have mentioned some of the most famous applications and some tips, which works great!. Below are some of the famous apps & tips which will make your phone faster while saving your device’s battery life.
By Using Apps Aimed to Improve Performance
There are some popular apps which aims to improve the performance of Android devices. These apps requires root access to deliver the best results. Some of them are:
Aimed at saving your battery, Greenify is a powerful app which works with and without root. Featuring a number of powerful options in a simple interface with a well-detailed information dialog box, Greenify actually works. Rather than doing what so-called boost most apps out there does, Greenify takes a different approach. It hibernates apps, gives you the option to customize Android’s Doze feature and a lot more. You can even increase its power using Xposed and its paid add on. Due to a decrease in the number of the apps running in the background, the result is really simple i.e. your device gets faster while saving its battery with it.
Wakelocks are a feature of which allows an app or a service to keep the device awake. It can be either keeping your screen awake, keep the CPU from entering DOZE state or any other scenario. This feature is useful when you need it, but there are some apps and services which actually misuse this feature resulting in a decrease in performance and battery life of your device by constantly hogging the available power.
To encounter this issue, you can use a wakelock detector & blocker app. There are a lot of apps available in the Play Store as well as all over the web. One of them is, WakeBlock. Requiring root access for blocking wakelocks while offering simple installation methods, it’s great and does its job pretty well. We have previously covered this app in our separate article here.
Using a Custom ROM
One of the benefits of Custom ROMs is freedom from the heavy customization skins installed by the OEMs in a device Stock ROM which sometimes degrades the performance. Using an alternative i.e. a Custom ROM such as LineageOS, Pixel Experience ensures freedom from bloatware, unnecessary background services, heavy UX customizations and a lot more. Lot of Custom ROMs offer the facility to change their performance profiles which change the performance of the device as per your needs.
These all, in the end, results in performance improvements which might vary from device to device. You can check your device’s XDA forum to find out the Custom ROM which works out the best for you.
Using a Custom Kernel
Custom Kernels have been a real game-changer for the performance of the Android device for a long time. Allowing to Overclock, Underclock, with a great number of control options to fine tune the device as per your needs to improve performance, battery backup, security and all that you want.
You can check our article which lists some of the Most Popular Custom Kernels for Android for some hints or you can check your device’s XDA forum to search for the best.
Using GO Apps
With the release of Android 8.x, Google released Android GO, a lightweight ecosystem of Android. Since then, a lot of app manufacturers have released their GO variant of apps on the web. These apps aim to trim down the dependency on resources while maintaining the same or fewer features. XDA Recognized Developer AdrianDC has even created a patch to Turn any Android 8.1 device into an Android GO optimized version.
With the great amount of development in technology in recent years, we barely need to tweak the device. Performance improvements are nowadays not so much required as Android is developing in a great direction. There are fewer and fewer reasons after every new release of Android to even root, let alone tweak device to such extents. SOC manufacturing industries are making a great number of improvements even in budget phones. You can keep checking our XDA Portal where we cover the latest developments related to smartphones.
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