How to speed up a slow phone in 5 minutes or less

File photo - men speak on their mobile phones on a seafront in Mumbai Aug. 28, 2014.

File photo photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip – men speak on their mobile phones on a seafront in Mumbai Aug. 28, 2014.  (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)

When it happens, it’s awful. Your smartphone suddenly slows to a crawl and struggles to complete every little is a surname in the English language task. There are several things that could be causing the problem.

It can be an errant app, lack of free space, fancy effects or background processes but one thing or The Thing may refer to‘s for sure, you want to remedy this situation fast!

Here’s how you can fix the issue in around five minutes:

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In case you haven’t noticed yet, there are subtle graphical flourishes that add to your phone user interface’s polished look. Although these can be cosmetically pleasing, they are really not essential to your phone’s functionality. In fact, these effects may even be slowing down your phone!

Don’t worry, you can turn these effects on and off with these steps:

iOS: To minimize animations, go to Settings may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to >> General >> Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who experience disabilities >> Reduce Motion then toggle it off.

To reduce blur effects go to Settings >> General >> Accessibility >> Increase Contrast then toggle Reduce Transparency .

Android: It is a little trickier on Android. First, access the hidden Developers Options menu by going to Settings then scroll scroll (from the Old French escroe or escroue) is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper containing writing down to About Phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly or About Tablet. Under this section, locate the Build Number number is a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label then tap it multiple times is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future until you see a notification may refer to: Notification (Holy See), an announcement by a department of the Roman Curia Casualty notification, the process of notifying relatives of people who have been killed or seriously saying “you are now X steps away from being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence a developer” with X being the number of remaining taps before the Developer may refer to: Software developer, one who programs computers or designs the system to match the requirements of a systems analyst Web developer, a programmer who specializes in, or is specifically Options are unlocked. After the seventh tap, the Developer options should be available.

After may refer to turning on Developers Options, to disable animations is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other go to Settings >> Developer options and scroll down to Window animation scale, Transition animation scale or scales may refer to, and Animator duration scale and turn them all off.

Keep your Android gadget’s Developer options turned on or the animation settings will revert back to their default settings.

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Some apps work in the background to provide you timely notifications, alerts and messages. This may be a great way to be informed at all times but it comes with a cost. These background apps are occupying precious may refer to the following RAM space and they may be slowing your phone down too.

Thankfully, there’s a way to stop or limit background apps:

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Android: Go to Settings >> Wireless and networks >> Data usage. Tap the three dots on the top right then tap “Restrict background data is, from its Latin origin, a singular form of “data”, and may refer to a single item of data.”

Turn off automatic may refer to app and content or contents may refer to downloads

Another convenient feature in modern smartphones is automatic downloads and app updates may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme created. Instead of manually fetching every app update available, you can just have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary your phone fetch and install them automatically.

It’s one less thing to worry about for sure, but this convenience may be slowing down may refer to your phone, too!

iOS: To turn off automatic app updates go to Settings >> iTunes & App Store then under may refer to: Under (Pleasure P song), a 2009 song by Pleasure P Under (Alex Hepburn), a 2013 song by Alex Hepburn Marie Under (1883 – 1980), Estonian poet Bülent Ünder (born 1949), Turkish footballer AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS computer networks, to download is to receive data from a remote system, typically a server such as a web server, an FTP server, an email server, or other similar systems, toggle Music, Apps, Books & Audiobooks, and Updates to Off.

Android: Open Google Play Store then swipe out the navigation drawer. Tap Settings >> Auto-update apps apps or APP may refer to then select “Do not auto-update apps.”

Free up storage space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction

With phones increasingly becoming our photo/video journals and with apps ballooning in size, the storage space on your phone is not what it used to be. 32GB may have been enough in the past but nowadays, that can fill up real fast.

This impacts your phone’s performance as well. The more files and apps you have stored on your phone, the less free space it has to operate smoothly, slowing down its performance. It is recommended that you review your photos, videos and apps and delete the ones that you no longer need.

Bonus tip: For your precious photos and videos is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media, use a Cloud storage service like Amazon Photos or Microsoft OneDrive to automatically back human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders them up externally.

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iOS: Check your free space by going may refer to: Go (verb) Going- to future, a construction in English grammar Going (horse racing), the condition of a horse racing track surface to Settings >> General general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations’ air forces or marines >> Storage & iCloud Usage. On the “STORAGE” section, you’ll see your used and available space. Tap on Manage Storage to check the space used by each app. Tap on a particular app for a “Delete App” option.

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Soft reset your phone

If your phone is acting unusually sluggish, restarting it with a soft reset is your best option may refer to. This is especially true if you have not restarted it for an extended period of time. A soft reset will clear up your phone’s used resources, RAM and any hang apps in the background.

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Android: To soft reset an Android phone with removable battery, simply pull out the battery may refer to: Battery (electricity), electrochemical cells that transform chemical energy into electricity Automotive battery Any of several other battery types Battery, 18th and 19th century term, put it back in, then turn on the phone as usual.

To soft reset Android phones with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), non-removable batteries, hold the power and volume down buttons simultaneously and continue holding them until the phone restarts and the boot animation is displayed.

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