Android Optimization: Tips and Tricks

The Android mobile operating system is the dominant platform for different devices, largely due to its high versatility and a large number of features.

In recent years, the system has received a lot of additional improvements, which have significantly expanded its functionality. However, the main problem of Android, which is still being dealt with by users of not only budget devices, but also of flagships, is still relevant. In this article we will talk about the most effective methods for optimizing a smartphone, allowing you to significantly speed up its work and extend battery life.

Uninstall and disable unnecessary programs

Installed software greatly affects the performance of the gadget, since many applications can not only consume battery power and take up memory. Their work in the background is sometimes too expensive for the processor of a smartphone, and also requires a certain amount of RAM. As a rule, this leads to annoying delays both in the functions of the device and in the display of the interface.

To solve this problem, it is recommended to remove applications that are used by the user in rare cases. This can be done using the usual settings, erasing unused programs from the memory.

Free up memory

Despite the enormous amounts of memory internal drives that are currently installed in many modern smartphones, it is not recommended to hammer them with data to failure. The fact is that the amount of recorded information in some situations can affect the performance of the operating system.

Transferring important photos and videos to a computer or cloud storage will free up phone resources, so that later the system can cache application files. Installing a microSD memory card will also be an excellent solution to the memory shortage problem.

Configure data synchronization

Synchronization of data, such as Google Photos files, occurs automatically, which allows you not to worry about saving information on devices. Despite the convenience of such a procedure, its regular use leads to the consumption of system resources, which affects the overall speed of the smartphone.

Also, this feature rather discharges the battery and can cause additional costs of Internet traffic . It is not necessary to completely disable background synchronization – it is enough to reduce the frequency of connection to the server or select synchronization via Wi-Fi only.

Operating system update

Installing the latest versions of the Android OS allows you not only to get a lot of new functions, but also to improve the operation of the device as a whole. In platform updates, developers often provide a huge list of fixes that affect the future operation of the system, thereby improving the quality of device optimization.

If the automatic update of the device has been disabled, you can fix it in the smartphone options section. It should be noted that downloading a new version of the OS sometimes brings other problems in the form of bugs and flaws. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the features of the latest issue on the forums, and then decide whether to put it or not.

Change animation settings

The latest versions of Android have quite complex effects that, as a rule, accompany the user when working with the interface. Undoubtedly, the animations of opening, closing and folding applications look very nice, but they are loaded with budget processors.

To better optimize the device, you can disable this feature in the options section of the developer menu . It is there that you can set the duration of the animation playback and set a suitable numerical value.

Removal of antivirus and optimizer software

Strange as it may sound, the absence of anti-virus protection on the phone may be more beneficial than its presence. Programs designed to prevent the launch of potentially dangerous files involve system resources in their work, which can be used for more useful applications. At the same time, you can protect your smartphone from viruses on your own – it’s enough to install software only from trusted sources and not agree to everything on suspicious websites.


Many experienced Android users recommend once and for all forget about utilities for optimizing a smartphone, such as Clean Master and CCleaner, because they do not give the desired results, but only bother with annoying ads and notifications.

GPS off

The constant sending of data about the current location of the user discharges the battery and seriously slows down the system. The work of many programs is closely connected with such information, because of which the GPS module is actively functioning even in the background.

To disable the operation of this module (if it is not necessary), you can use the notification curtain or the internal settings of Android.

Desktop cleaning

Widgets on the main screen of the device provide a display of important information about the current state of the smartphone or allow you to see information about the time, exchange rate and weather.

This beauty is worth the sacrifice, which is manifested in the form of slow and less smooth operation of the user interface of the system. For this reason, you can remove extra widgets from your desktop, so as not to waste resources and battery. It is also recommended to abandon the dynamic wallpaper, which is very loaded with weak processors of smartphones.

Installing a third-party launcher

Covers for Android, such as Nova Launcher or Smart Launcher, on some models of smartphones allow for higher performance. This is usually true for low-end models and Chinese manufacturers who install their own unique launchers with a proprietary interface. Before downloading a third-party shell, you should read the reviews on the forums to avoid incompatibility problems.

System reset

Prolonged use of the smartphone inevitably leads to clogging of the operating system. Even a complete clearing of the memory of a mobile device from unnecessary programs does not guarantee their final removal. Usually they accumulate in the system as residual files, which inhibit its operation by reducing free resources.

First you need to try to clear the accumulated cache. The best way to do this is the recovery menu and the Wipe cache partition feature .

In extreme cases, you can try to reset the system through the usual options menu. All data from the phone will be completely deleted, so you need to take care of the backup data in advance.