Improve Android Tablet Performance With These 10 Proven Tips

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Improve Android Tablet Performance With These 10 Proven Tips

Posted by Rahul Gupta
Aging is not restricted only to us but plagues on the devices we use as well, and one such very commonly used the device which has become an integral part of our life; the android device, also has their bad days wherein the performance and work speed go drastically down the drain. Considering the number of apps that we install in our android device, which probably has no limit, due to the wide range of apps to select from the Play store, the workload on the processor of the device is highly compromised.

Improve Android Tablet Performance

In such instances, we come across apps that are found to be rogue, which means they are eating up your CPU performance causing the decrease in your processor power and while speaking of the major drawback, it slows down the overall system performance of your android device. 

Putting aside the normal smartphones which work on Android, the devices that are most badly hit due to aging are tablets. Smartphones have too many ways to get their issues solved, but not the tablets. Here is a list of a few tips and tricks to keep your Android tablet rejuvenated and up all the time.  

1. Updating the Android and Android Apps

Make sure that you look out for any available system updates from time to time as they provide you with new features, performance enhancement, bug fixes, system optimization etc. The most frequent of the available updates is the Android app updates, it is recommended to update the existing apps from the Google play store as the developers keep on optimizing the usability and performance, fix the existing bugs based on the reviews and suggestions provided on the previous versions.

2. Widget Management

Most likely and preferred usage by the android users to get work done on the home screen is the widgets. The widgets especially the live widgets like the weather, news feed, date and time require updates very frequently which eventually crunches the RAM and processing power as well as the battery to contributing to the performance issues. 

So, it is better if these live as well as the infrequent widgets on the home screen are accessed from the android's application menu as the required memory allotment and updates start only at the click and ends after you close it.

3. Limit Animations and Live Wallpapers

Very attractive looking live wallpapers and the oddly satisfying animations come on our list of importance while using our device to make it look good but actually they slow down your device and drain your battery like one sip one 1%. It is strictly suggested not to use live wallpapers instead we have much beautiful high definition wallpapers that stay intact in their place. 

Coming to the animations like crossfade, cube, stairs etc for transition too is a speed reducer and we have an animation scale in the developers options, that is good to be put at a 0.5x for speeding up the device.

4. Cache Clearance

Data cache gets built up as you go on using the android apps which eventually affects the software by slowing it down. It is highly recommended to clear cache once in a week, as frequent cleaning gets it bulked up and data consuming here and then. This cache can be cleared individually for all the apps from the apps menu in the settings. Well, cache cleaning is also made automatic with the apps in Google play store. One such recommended app for cache cleaning is Tune Up.

5. Unused Apps Management

Lesser the device storage and free space, lower is the performance and speed of the device. The most unused apps take up a lot of space on your storage along with cache, updates etc though they aren't useful for you and your device. So, it is better to uninstall those apps from the settings menu. Though the preloaded apps cannot be uninstalled, they can be disabled and hidden from the app drawer.

6. Freeing up Storage Space

The media i.e. music, photos, videos occupy the main role in using an android device but as mentioned earlier, storage space provides a boon for your device’s performance. So, it is really good to move the media files to cloud storage like Dropbox, Google drive, etc and moving the apps from internal to external SD card storage.

7. Custom Launchers

Android Launchers add what is known as the theme that changes fonts, icon styles, and animations etc. The change might look appealing but a selection of launchers to puts the speed of your device at risk. The mostly used launchers are worthwhile the third party unknown launchers don't fall on the safe side for you.

8. Speedy SD Cards

According to the supporting expandable storage of your device with SD cards, it is definitely worth the money to invest in a better card for faster read and write speeds. If you are not sure of which card is better, you will never go wrong with a class 10 card of 32GB or 64 GB capacity from popular brands like Kingston and SanDisk.

9. Factory Reset

When everything fails and you want to start over from first like it is all new, factory reset is that you need. First backup your data and perform a factory reset by going to Settings >> Backup and Reset >> Factory Data Reset. You'll receive your device in such a state of newly baked to serve.

10. Rooting your Device

Advanced users can also get up with rooting your device which overlooks the device's processor, add or remove individual features like bloatware and add a speedy customized version of android to your device that unzips speed like never before in your device. But be sure to thoroughly look into the methods used to root your device before proceeding, as a simple misstep too can turn your device into an expensive paperweight. And due to bricking, warranty gets voided as well. 

We find many custom ROMs specifically designed for individual devices, which stay good for the appropriate ROM before you root.


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