Follow Us

10 ways to speed up your Android smartphone

Click on the below button and follow us for instant updates of our feed

Android smartphones are blazing fast these days with processors, RAM and storage type working in conjunction to make everything snappy. However, often with time, many of them slow down as more ‘junk’ keeps getting stored in the form of cached data, unused files and folders. As a solution, most of us download an Android anti-virus app that does the job in a single tap. But, what if we told you that there were multiple ways you could speed up your Android smartphone. Read below to find out from

Clean the home screen

Cleaning up the home screen will help bring down the stutters. Keeping a live wallpaper with widgets for weather, news and other such constantly updating apps, may result in lags often as all of them are refreshed as soon as you unlock your smartphone. It is the case with keeping multiple windows on the home screen.

Enable ‘Data Saver’ mode

Enabling the ‘Data Saver’ option in the Chrome browser will also help you surf without waiting much as it compresses the page, using less data and loading pages faster. Here you could be sacrificing on the image and video quality a bit. In addition, data speed matters here.

Switch off auto-sync

Most of the smartphones these days have this particular option in the Settings app. You can simply head there to look at the apps that really need to be auto synced in the background. You can select the ones you think you don’t need auto syncing for and turn off the auto-sync option

Task killers actually make apps slow

Task killing apps actually make it slow for apps to start. This is because some of the apps are managed better by Android when they are left midway in the background. When task killers shut down an app that is running in the background, booting them from the start takes more time. It also takes more battery.

Overclock the smartphone processor

If you know how to root your Android smartphone and have a good overclocking app in place, then get ready to witness a snappier UI experience. However, some of the caveats here include overheating of smartphones and faster battery drain.

Clear the cached data

This is perhaps the most common method of clearing out junk files and making the smartphone quick in certain tasks. You get many apps for this and some smartphones even have an inbuilt phone manager with this feature.

Put an end to apps running in the background

You can also deactivate some of the apps that are running in the background. Clearing apps that you won’t use anytime soon will free up RAM and the load on the processor, giving a thrust and fluid performance to other active apps. You get several third-party apps for this as well.

Try installing a custom ROM

If you are a pro and have a good amount of experience on rooting a smartphone, try installing a custom Read-Only Memory. With this, you can’t just get hold of the latest features but also the newest version of Android version even after your device doesn’t support it.

Keep the operating system version up to date

If your smartphone is still in the official OS upgrade cycle, do install the latest version whenever the original equipment manufacturer rolls it out. This keeps the bugs from the previous version away and brings several fixes and optimisations to keep the device snappy and non-laggy.

If nothing works, factory reset is the way to go

This is your last resort. If you are not familiar with rooting, your device is no more in the official Android OS update cycle, and you don’t want third-party apps to clear date for you, perform a factory reset. The option can be found in the Settings page. Make sure you backup everything before doing a factory reset.


How to chat with your friends on YouTube

Every Now and then, you come across something on Google’s video sharing platform YouTube that you want to immediately share with your friends. However, did you know that there is also an option to chat while watching a video? This means you need not exit your YouTube app to chat or send an important message to someone. Here is a step-by-step on how you can do this according to

Using YouTube app:

Open YouTube and login with your account
Tap on Activity tab placed at the third place at bottom-here, you will find two subheads; Shared and notifications. Tap on Shared.
Tap on Contacts-here, you will find a list of suggested contacts, that YouTube feels “You may know” with a quick shortcut to add them.
Besides that, YouTube will give you two options to add more contacts-first, sending an invitation link. Second, “Find in your phone book,” which is a much more convenient way, once you give access of your contacts to YouTube.

Tap on chat, to find a familiar personal chat window.
Tap on the three dots icon on the top right corner to find options like ‘adding a participant’ (to turn it into a group conversation), leave the chat and mute notifications.
You can even create a group from the beginning itself by tapping on New Group under the shared tab. You will first have to create a group name and then add participants from your contacts.
However, do note that the recipient should have his/her YouTube notifications settings switched on, else they won’t be notified.

Recently, the same messaging feature was rolled out for the web version as well. Here is how to use it:

Open YouTube and login with your account and go to Home Page>look for a “Share” button between the bell and quick launcher>click on that icon and you will find the list of contacts that you have on YouTube.
To add a new contact, click on “Contacts” on the right corner of the tab.
Here, a list of suggested contacts, that YouTube feels “You may know” with a quick shortcut to add them will appear.

If you do not find the desired person on the suggested list, there is only one way to add them, which is via sending an invitation link. This is a customised link you need to share with your friends for them to add them in your contacts.
The options of creating a group, leaving a conversation, muting notifications are available on desktop as well.
Just like the app, note that the recipient should have his/her YouTube notifications settings switched on, else they won’t be notified.

Click on the below button and follow us for instant updates of our feed

About Wakabia

    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment


Post a Comment

Download Real Estate E-book

Recent Comments