There are many factors that can influence that your experience with a Smartphone or Tablet is not the best. Often, when we have been with our teams for a while, we notice a decrease in their performance.
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Today we tell you the necessary steps to speed up or improve the performance of your Android Tablet. We will show you the factors that could be affecting it and give you a good range of solutions that do not include apps for system optimization.
Tips to improve the performance of your Android Tablet
Although you may not be able to determine what is affecting the performance of your Tablet without the help of a specialist: Here are some infallible tricks that always help solve this problem regardless of the operating system you use.
- Remove unnecessary widgets
- Remove unnecessary apps
- Empty the cache
- Turn off GPS and location on Google Maps
- Reset your device
1. Remove Widgets
Yes, yes, we know that Widgets look very nice on your Tablet screen. However, all the animations and process updates keep your device’s processor and RAM constantly running.
And let’s face it, do you really use them all with the same frequency? Probably not. Then choose to eliminate those Widgets that you do not use frequently, and leave only a couple that is essential: For the rest, take the trouble to go to the Applications screen.
2. Delete apps
Here you will do something very similar to the Widgets.
Perhaps you don’t have storage capacity problems on your Android device, but due to the ease with which applications are installed from any source, some may contain viruses or files that begin to affect the operation of your Tablet.
That is why we advise you to analyze which applications take up more space, and how much data they consume in the background. If either of the two figures is exaggerated, it may be because the app is consuming resources that do not correspond to it. The best thing in these cases will be to uninstall it.
External resource: Google support provides us with some tips to delete photos and other media files.
NOTE: The only applications (other than games) where a good amount of space is consumed and that we may not notice, are the browsers, especially if we save passwords and pages to read them later.
3. Use a faster microSD
Your Android tablet surely supports expansion via micro SD. In such a case, invest in a micro SD with high read and write speed. This will undoubtedly make the apps installed on the external storage run faster, and the rest of the operations between one storage and another: Say downloads, copies, transfers, etc. run much smoother.
4. Clear the Cache
We talked in the previous point about Browsers, and a good tip that we leave you is to empty the cache memory of the browsers, which could even accumulate several GB of information. Please note that clearing the cache will also clear your passwords.
Emptying the device’s Cache Memory is also recommended, especially since, if you use messaging apps like Telegram and Whatsapp, they tend to automatically download previews of profile photos and images that accumulate in said memory.
Of course, you can choose to configure these apps so that they do not perform these actions on their own. But keep in mind that they will also do this with the rest of the installed apps, and other types of files. So sometimes we will not know if we are deleting a file corresponding to the cache of an application, or a system file.
The healthiest thing then is to go to the Security and Privacy settings, and clear the cache: after all, the device knows better than you what to delete and what not.
5. Turn off GPS and location on Google Maps
Google Maps can be a monster when it comes to consuming device resources, including extra battery power. Sometimes the app asks you for permission to activate the GPS, but once we close the app, the GPS ALWAYS stays on.
The consequence is that Google Maps will continue to provide you with recommendations and other information that it deems relevant. Hence, it is very useful to make the habit of turning off GPS and location in Google Maps, when you are not using them.
6. Reset your device
When all options seem to have failed, it is always possible to start from scratch. And yes, in addition to being good life advice, it also works with Tablets.
By resetting your device from the factory, it will only have the apps that it brought from the beginning. Deleting all configuration, application, and data that you have put in it (which includes bugs, viruses, etc).
Of course, it is recommended, as far as possible, that you make a backup of your data: because once you have taken the step, there is no going back.
7. Set animation options from the Operating System settings
The animations are present at every touch you give on your Tablet. These slightly slow down your computer, and to make sure they don’t, we can go to the Settings in the Developer Options menu, and configure the following points :
- Animator Duration Scale
- Windows Animation Scale
- Transition Animation Scale
In all cases, we will decrease the duration of all parameters, to make them affect overall performance less.
Recommendations on applications to optimize Android devices
In the Play Store and Apple Store, you will find thousands of applications that promise to be the definitive solution to the performance of your Tablet or iPad. Most only add cache to your computer, and optimize in an illusory way.
In any case, we have given ourselves the task of testing some of the most recommended apps/applications/programs to speed up Android tablets by specialists and users, and here we bring you some of the ones that we think are worth it:
1. CC Cleaner
CC Cleaner is a cleaner that improves the performance of Android devices by removing the junk that affects their operation.
With this application you can:
- Delete old Whatsapp messages, app cache, call logs, email, etc.
- Discover those applications and processes that consume more terminal resources.
- Obtain reports on the performance of your tablet.
2. DU Speed Booster
With DU Speed Booster you will not only clean the accumulated garbage on your tablet, but you will also free up your RAM memory, increase your security by eliminating viruses and save battery life. You can also:
- Maximize gaming performance.
- Check the wireless connection speed.
3. Clean Master
We end with an application that, like the previous ones, works as an optimizer that will clean your tablet of unwanted elements, obsolete files, etc.
Clean Master is also an antivirus that scans installed apps for risks.
Other features are:
- Deletion of browsing history and temporary files.
- CPU temperature reduction.
- Release and storage management.
- Increased speed of installed games.
- Secure VPN connection.
- Its interface stands out above the CC cleaner due to its simplicity and the greater number of features.
With these tricks that we have given you, you will surely be able to treat the problem yourself, making your Tablet gain power.