Android phones are getting faster by the day with a new flagship phone being released what seems like every month. New processors, more RAM, more efficient chips… every company is trying their best to out do one another in the speed department, but does it show 6 months down the line? In fact, many users find their smartphone to have slowed significantly just a few months of normal usage, causing them to search for solutions to the great deceleration.
There are a couple of great methods for speeding up your android phone, we found the most effective to be deleting the apps you aren’t necessarily making the most use out of. As well as clearing up space on your harddrive which you can use for other files like photos or music, getting rid of applications stops them from running at all in the background and using up valuable RAM. By leaving lots of apps open and silently zapping RAM, you can’t the full computing resources in the phone to work on the task in hand. Instead, it is being used to check whether or not your Candy Crush Saga lives are full or not. But optimizing your android is much more than just speeding it up a little…
Battery life is another aspect of popular smartphones that very commonly deteriorates with usage. Don’t worry, this can also be counteracted with a few tricks! The time your phone battery lasts is highly dependant on what it is doing when it is loser power, for example: if you watch super HD video on full brightness and leave lots of apps running in the background, you will quickly see the % in the top right of your screen drop from 100 to 0. Whilst watching super HD video all the time may not be normal usage, you do have a choice on brightness. We suggest keeping it as low as you can and opting for “Battery Saver Mode” when you can.
Another suggestion we would make is the use of ScanGuard, an app which started out as a antivirus for android but slowly morphed into a full-blown smartphone enhancement. You can use it to sift through every app on your phone, increasing the efficiency of each and optimizing storage usage. As well as speeding up your phone, Scanguard also protects it from malware, trojans and viruses! Not many apps can claim they can do that…
To stay Malware and Virus free when using public WiFi we highly recommend using PCProtect, which will sit silently on your computer and alert you to any threats it detects.
Even if you have a new computer or don’t use public wifi, we would recommend you try Scanguard™ to analyze your PC. Simply run a 30 second scan and see for yourself. You’ll be surprised just how many people have malware on their computers collecting there personal information leaving you at risk of fraud or identity theft.
Click here to download Scanguard™. They are offering a free version of the Antivirus software which for a limited amount of time includes free Speed Boost.