19 Tips And Tricks To Make Android Faster And Improve Performance

What could be the many ways to use our Android devices efficiently, in such a way that we could reduce the lags and freezes as much as possible if not completely? Having said that, let me tell you some useful Android tips and tricks:

19 Tips and tricks to make Android Faster

1. Keep the apps you use, rest are garbage

Almost every Android tips and tricks guide you might read would recommend you to keep only those apps that you use on a daily basis. Doesn’t it sound obvious? Would you store unnecessary things in your house just because they are free? Well, our homes are often clogged with such stuff but do we need to do the same thing with our smartphones?

Various apps that live inside our smartphones run all the time and need to connect to the internet to keep working. And if these apps are of no use to us, they would only put a burden on the hardware and increase our data bills. Getting rid of such apps would be a wise move in the path to speed up Android.

2. Clear app cache

There are some apps which you don’t need on a regular basis, but they are important enough to have a place on your device. Like, the apps you use to book flights, hotels, and order. To make Android faster, try to remove the cached data for such apps in the Settings to make sure they don’t consume much space when they are not in use.

Clearing the cached data, sometimes, helps in making the app more smoother as it removes old data which might make it lag and lead to freezes and crashes. When the data gets deleted, the app can keep newer versions of the same things. This method is helpful in the case of big apps like Facebook and Instagram which store tons of images and other data on your device.

Do keep in mind clearing the app cache in many cases deletes the preferences the app has saved.

3. Clean the system memory several times during the day

Android has excellent task management skills. It can close unwanted processes on its own, whenever required. But this old school thing, I can tell you, it would help a lot if your device has a scarcity of RAM.

Nowadays, almost every launcher includes the option to free the system memory. If it’s not there, you should consider installing some memory cleaning app. And here I am not talking about the apps which claim to make your Android phone faster by running in real-time performing cleaning operations. And all they do is they make the device even slower.

Clearing the RAM of the smartphone can give you an instant performance boost as it closes various unwanted apps capturing the precious memory of the Android phone.

By Aditya Tiwari

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How to see passwords of Wi-Fi networks you’ve connected to your Android device

In past couple of years, most of them are able to access the Internet as it has reached widely on every nook and corners. There are per day Internet pack, cheap Internet packs for a month, free wifi in public, and in our home as well.

If we are frequently visiting a place say a coffee shop or any other restaurant with Wi-Fi, it is wise to save the password as asking every time might make you cheap or frustrate others. Knowing the passwords come in handy when you need the Wi-Fi password of a network you previously connected to on the phone.

So today, we have compiled steps to easily see passwords for Wi-Fi networks you’ve connected. Before we get started, it’s important to make it clear that the process only works on rooted Android devices. Moreover, you cannot get the Wi-Fi passwords without gaining admin access as this information is stored in the system folder of the device itself.

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8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

Android now accounts for the vast majority of commercial smartphone shipments, according to market intelligence firm IDC, with more than two-thirds of all global enterprise-oriented purchases in the first quarter of 2017. Out of the box, though, a typical Android phone is anything but optimized for productivity.

Power up most popular phones, and you’ll find ineffective home screens, mediocre keyboards and all sorts of untapped potential. But all it takes is a little tweaking to go from unrefined gizmo to finely tuned work companion.

Follow these eight steps, and your Android phone will be primed for productivity and ready for business.

1. Optimize your home screen

One of the simplest and most impactful ways to improve your phone’s effectiveness is to focus on its foundation: the home screen. Your home screen is the first thing you see when you unlock your device, and it’s the launching point for practically everything you do. Yet for most people, it’s a cluttered and inefficient mess — and that, suffice it to say, is counterproductive.

It helps to think of your home screen as a toolbox. If you were preparing to perform a home repair job, you’d want to be able to find the tools you use the most with a minimal amount of thought and effort. Were your toolbox a disorganized mess, you’d waste valuable time digging around every time you opened it.

Your home screen is no different. And unlike iOS, Android doesn’t limit you to a static grid of square icons. You can lay things out in any way that works best for you, employing a mix of app shortcuts, widgets and — critically — blank space.

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How to record any phone call on your iPhone or Android

You may think that recording a phone call is something that you don’t foresee yourself doing anytime soon but there is a variety of legitimate reasons why you may have to record a phone call.

Phone recordings can serve as audio evidence for customer service disputes and verbal contracts. They can also be useful for fact-checking reviews for phone interviews and the like.

Whatever may be the case, it’s good to know that you have a phone recording option handy. Recording a phone call on your iPhone or Android phone is not as straightforward as it sounds and it requires third-party apps.

Please keep in mind that recording phone call conversations without consent may be illegal in your state so check your local laws first. Although some states do allow phone conversation recordings without the other parties’ consent, some states require two-party consent, meaning you must inform the other party that they’re being recorded or you can face lawsuits if you release the recording or its transcript.

Also, since the wiretapping laws vary from state to state, it’s always better to play it safe and ask for permission from all parties before recording.

By Francis Navarro

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How to take a screenshot on any Android phone

Every Android phone is different, and so is taking screenshots with them. Even though Android 4 introduced simple screenshots for all with the handy power-and-volume-down-key combo, nailing it can still be tricky. That’s why some phone makers have introduced new methods. We’re here to help: Just find your Android phone on the list below to learn the various ways to snap, share, and save a screenshot.

Acer phones

  • Hold down the power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.
  • Pull down the notification panel to reach quick settings and tap the Screenshot icon.

Asus phones

  • Hold down the power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.
  • Pull down the notification panel to reach quick settings and tap the Screenshot icon.

HTC phones

  • HTC U series: Hold down the power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.
  • HTC 10: Hold down the home and volume-down buttons OR hold down the power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.
  • All other HTC phones: Hold down power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.

Huawei and Honor phones

  • Hold down the power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.
  • Pull down the notification panel, switch to Shortcuts, and tap the Screenshot icon.

Lenovo

  • Hold down the power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.
  • Pull down the notification panel and tap the Screen Shot icon.

LG phones

  • Hold down the power (located on the back of the phone) and the volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.
  • Pull down the notification panel and tap the Capture+ icon.

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OnePlus 5 camera tips and tricks

The best camera is the one you have with you — but the photographer is important, too.

The OnePlus 5 has a capable camera, but as is the case with any other camera it can get better when you learn its quirks and features. Those possibilities are increased by its dual cameras that give you different resolutions, lens apertures and focal lengths — plus the software-enhanced Portrait Mode.

To get the most out of your OnePlus 5’s camera, follow these tips and tricks.

Turn on the camera quick launch

This is the simplest tip and one that every can benefit from: turning on the camera quick launch shortcut. Under Settings then Buttons you’ll see an option to press the power button twice to launch the camera. With that enabled, you’ll always have the camera to hand without having to unlock the phone and launch the app manually.

It’s hardly a new thing, but we’re happy to see it here. You should use it to make sure the camera is available at a moment’s notice.

BY ANDREW MARTONIK

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How to move to SD card on Android

Many cheap Android phones come with a paltry 4- or 8GB of storage, while even 16GB isn’t really enough for lots of apps, high-resolution photos and videos, plus a music library. Fortunately, the vast majority of Android phones have a memory card slot, into which you can slot an inexpensive microSD card.

What you need to know about microSD cards

Before you buy one, check what capacity your phone will support. Flagship phones tend to accommodate 128GB or higher, but many cheap Androids accept only 32GB. To be fair, 32GB will be enough for most people. We’ve tested and rated all the best microSD cards.

Once you’ve got the microSD card, it’s easy to set things up so that it becomes the default place for new apps, photos, videos, music and more. You can switch the storage location within your camera settings or Google Play Music settings, for example. But what about the stuff already clogging up your phone’s internal storage?

How to move apps to SD card

First, let’s clear up something important: not all apps can be moved to microSD, and some phones won’t let you move apps to SD at all. This means phones with just 4- or 8GB of internal storage can still run into problems even with a microSD card if you download and use a lot of apps.

Whether or not an app can be moved to microSD is down to the app developer and, sometimes, the phone manufacturer.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is among the phones that do allow you to move apps to SD, but you should note that those apps won’t be available when you remove the SD card. We’ve written a separate guide to help if you see Android’s “insufficient storage available” message.

If an app can be moved to the microSD card, you’ll find the option to do so within the Settings, Apps menu. Not all Android phones have the same settings app, but there will be an Apps menu somewhere.

On the first tab of this screen you’ll see all apps downloaded to your phone. Swipe in from the right to see which are stored on your SD card – this screen should be blank unless you did it before and simply forgot how to do it.

To move an app, return to the Downloaded tab and tap on an app to select it. Here we’ve selected AnTuTu, which was not preinstalled on the phone (preinstalled apps often cannot be moved).

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3 tips to get more out of your phone

Android generally offers all kinds of tweaks and customisation features that make using an Android device all the more easier. Here are three hacks for your Android device you may not know about:

Summon Google Assistant: By holding down the home button, you can summon Google’s AI assistant from almost anywhere on your device. Whether you are within an app or scrolling through Instagram, summoning Google Assistant can get you information on what your screen is currently displaying or just an opportunity for you to find out something from the Google assistant. You can also set it so you can summon Google Assistant anytime you want just by saying “OK Google”.

Check your phone info via USSD: Have you ever tried to check the details of the WiFi network you are connected to on your phone? Or check in-depth information about your phone? Well, you can do that and more by using the universal *#*#4636#*#* USSD service. Just dial the code.

Reboot your phone is Safe Mode: Sometimes your phone hangs or a virus gets into it and you want to reboot the device without losing your files. You can do that holding down the power button, holding down the “Power Off” option that shows up, and selecting “Reboot in Safe Mode”.

By Folarin Okunola

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