Speed up your smartphone with these top tips

You may have noticed that your smartphone can sometimes feel a bit sluggish, often when loading apps, or swapping between programs – sometimes it might stop altogether.

This is fairly common after you’ve been using your handset for a while and installed various apps.

Fortunately there are some easy ways to make your phone faster. Here are six tips to help – make sure you check out the video above to find out more.

Tip 1: Check for Software updates

Speed up your smartphone 1 - System updates

Software updates from your network or phone maker can improve performance. So check your smartphone is running the most up-to-date software.

Go to the Settings menu. Look for an option called System updates or Software update. Then download any that are available.

Tip 2: Close your unused apps

Speed up your smartphone 2 - close apps

Open apps suck up memory. Having lots open will slow down your phone, especially if they use your location, like mapping apps. So shut any you aren’t using.

On an Android phone tap the right Recent Apps button on the bottom left. Flick any programs you aren’t using off the screen to close them.

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