Meet Jessica, she bought a brand new phone. A few months later, she found that her phone wasn’t working as fast as it used to. A familiar story, right? All phones, including the high-end ones suffer from the occasional slowdown after use. That is the time to get your phone optimised!
Here are a few things you can do to speed up your phone’s response:
- Disable (or uninstall) unused apps: Most phones come with some pre-installed software. you can disable or uninstall the unused ones. Game apps can slow your phone because they need higher performance. This can also affect battery life after prolonged use. So make sure you read the system requirements before you install anything.
- Clean up your home screen: Do you really need a live wallpaper that changes itself after a few seconds? Switching to a lower power consuming background could help.
- Clear the app cache: With app crashes or slowdowns, clear their cache and delete unused data. To clear the cache, go to Settings > Apps. Re-login if required. This will speed up your phone.
- Turn Bluetooth off when not needed: Although Bluetooth has low energy consumption if you are not using it turn it off. Every bit counts.
- Store files in external SD cards. Most phones allow you to insert SD cards. Take advantage of this and archive all your downloaded / uploaded files (documents, photos, videos). This will free up internal storage.
- Optimise your phone’s battery: If your phone’s battery drains faster than usual, probably background apps are responsible for this. It’s a good practice to monitor your phone’s battery usage from the settings. Try using power-save mode when you can.
- Do the factory reset: The last option is the factory reset, which means deleting everything you have done and restoring to its defaults. Back up all your data to the cloud storage that your phone company provided before doing this option.
When your mobile phone is slow:
- Uninstall unwanted apps
- Clear app cache
- Free up storage
- Store files in external SD cards
- Optimise phone battery
- Final solution: do the factory reset!
Mobile phones slow down because of the accumulated data and junk. Slow-downs also happen because of too many apps installed or open.
Because smartphone prices continue to drop, buying a new phone doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. World-wide daily production of electronic waste (e-waste) is growing enormously. Do we want to leave a toxic wasteland for our children?
So what is the solution? if you follow the above guidelines and optimise your phone first, you will experience fewer lags and not need to buy another phone.
You could also come to OmniTech and let us help you get the best from your phone.
We optimise phones from $60 and over.