Suffering from a slow Android device ? How to fix it!

Suffering from a slow Android device ? How to fix it!

Tech December 1, 2015 13:00

- Like a PC, a smartphone or tablet full of encounters with old apps, photos, files and other junk. When that happens, the device may be slower or no longer respond properly. To solve these problems on an Android device, we show you how to track and manage resources, you can move or delete data and fickle apps can fix it.

Assess the situatieNet as PCs, Android devices to behave unpredictably when they run out of storage or memory at their disposal. Symptoms of this are apps that crash randomly or may not want to load, and it is remarkably slow the unit. To see if you have enough storage space or memory, open the storage and systems that is built into Android. (Note: The menus which I refer may be on your device look different depending on the Android version you're running.) First, open the notification bar or go to your apps, and press the gear icon to Settings to go. Scroll down until you see an item called Storage. Click the icon and you'll see a list with information on the amount of storage space that is currently occupied by among others in applications, photos, audio files and downloads. It is also mentioned how much storage the device has in total and how much space is still available. In the Storage menu, you can track how much space is available on your device, but you can not do much more than formatting a storage volume- what you should not do unless you want to completely erase the device. To make without to remove all changes, you have the built-in app manager of Android, use the Application Manager. The app manager lets you see exactly how big an app and what is the effect on your smartphone or tablet. To access the app manager, go to Settings, scroll down to the Application Manager and press it (on some devices it may be that you then click Manage Applications and management applications or press). In Application Manager, you can- by swiping your finger across the screen- placing three columns of apps in pictures: Downloads, Active and All. The list of downloaded apps let you see all apps downloaded from the Google Play Store, and many of standalone apps that your provider or the manufacturer of the device has pre-installed. The lists active apps and all speak for themselves. Below the columns Downloaded and all you can see how much space takes up an app, and the bottom of the Active column you can see how much memory to use the apps together. Memory vrijmakenAls you in the Gedownload- or All-column press on an app, you'll see a list of various options, including the ability to terminate an app forced (to clear memory), uninstall or cache and delete application-data. To delete an app, simply hit the delete button. If you have an app that does not function properly try to repair, clear the Cache and Clear Data buttons can come in handy. With Clear Cache remove all data or files related to the app from the cache, and are forced new versions stored in the cache. With Data erase delete all personal data linked to an app, including your login details and scores of games. The app would then have to function like new. If an app does not work properly, first press the Clear Cache. If that does not, press the Clear Data. If the problem is still not resolved, try uninstalling the app (by pressing Delete), the device to reboot and install the app. Apps and data delete and verplaatsenHet Uninstalling an app is very simple: You open the Application Manager, click on the app in the list All, and then press Delete. Unfortunately, some apps through the manufacturer on your device are pre-installed so embedded that you can not uninstall unless you have root access to the phone. In place to remove apps to free up internal storage on your device, you can move them to a MicroSD card. It may be that with newer devices no apps can be installed on an SD card, but older versions of Android have a built-in SD card installation. Please, before you move apps, note that applications that have their own home screen widget (or require access to system files on Android) will not function properly when installed on an SD card. If you're not sure which apps you can move smoothly, you can download in the Google Play Store App 2 SD. This is a simple tool that scans the apps stored on your device and generate a list of the apps that you can move without risk to an SD card. Of course, apps (unless you have a lot installed) probably not the largest consumers of storage. Photo and video files take up much more space than apps, so it is worth to also move it to the SD card. To ensure that your device new photos and videos are automatically saved on the SD card, open the camera app and go to the settings menu (this differs from device to device). In the menu, go to the Storage section and then connect down to SD card. Then you can choose standard apps and data store to the SD card. If you want to move your existing photos and videos, you can do so easily by connecting your device via a USB cable with your computer; The PC should recognize your phone or tablet as a removable storage device so you can drag the folder of photos from the internal storage of the device to the SD card. Do not have a PC at hand, you can also move the files on many devices within a file manager. Running apps and homescreen widgets sometimes is not the number of apps the problem, but the memory that they ask from your phone. Some apps continue to run even after you've closed. Other launch itself on, for example, be able to send notifications. All those apps use RAM, so your phone does not have enough for about really important issues. Especially widgets have to be on the hands of many of your RAM slurp because they are refreshed constantly and continue to run in the background. It is recommended that the homescreens your smartphone to cram with widgets, and to use only those widgets that you really need. Memory usage varies greatly from one widget. Widgets are very useful, but they can be detrimental to your memory and battery. Do task managers, despite its name, more wrong than good. In previous versions of Android did it sometimes help to use a good task manager, but now they just use an unnecessary amount of memory and we do nothing more to help you really. Rely Android and use the built-in task manager. AchtergrondenIn Android lets you use animated backgrounds, which give an extra special touch to your homescreen. That's all well and good, but anything that moves, free memory. Some backgrounds are really a drain on your RAM (and your battery). It may look nice, but if you suffer from a slow Android device, it's best to just use the static background. OpstartenHet Again, sounds simple, and it is, but it can do wonders: you restart your phone. All apps continue to run, temporal processes and cache files will be turned off and removed, so that you can begin again with a clean slate. The daily reboot your android device can already make a lot of unnecessary solutions above. WanhoopsdadenAls your Android device does not start or otherwise unusable, it can empty the cache partition or restore the device to factory settings are your only options. Smartphones and tablets running Android, are usually supplied with a built-in recovery tool that you can use to perform some maintenance operations or restore the device software completely. Access the recovery mode varies by device, but usually you need to disable the device and keep a certain combination of buttons pressed while you restart the device. For example, on a Samsung Galaxy Note II, you must turn off the phone and the Home and Volume Up buttons to hold while you press the Power button. Once your device has been booted into recovery mode, you will see a simple menu with several options to install updates or to clear certain partitions. Selecting In most cases you can use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons scroll through the menu and using the Power button items. Before you delete all data and restore the factory settings, it's a good idea to first just clear the cache partition. This is because it is a less extreme step that sometimes can solve stability issues. By clearing the cache partition, remove your app components, temporary files, and other random pieces of data that are stored in the cache. The cache is built automatically when you restart your phone and start using apps. Last redmiddelAls you- after your first all solutions that have been mentioned here tried- still have trouble with your Android device, you can fully recover by emptying the cache and data partitions and restore the factory settings. But this should regard you as a last resort: the process is similar to formatting the hard disk of your PC and reinstalling Windows. You lose all your personal data stored in the internal memory of the device, and you'll need to install all your apps again. If that is an acceptable result for you, go to recovery mode on your device and select the options to delete the cache and all data. When you restart the device will behave as if you use it for the first time. This article is brought to you by Total Computer. nl

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