You might be experiencing some lag in your Samsung Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, Galaxy Note 3, HTC One or any other Android phone. This can easily be remedied through a few fixes that refresh your system and get rid of extraneous processes and other memory hogs on your Android phone.
The two main culprits of a laggy phone are low system memory and low storage space. Your apps and services need space on your phone to run as they process files. The more files you keep on your phone whether they?re apps, music or other media, the slower your phone is going to be.
So if you feel that your Android phone is getting slow, here?s how to speed up your smartphone:
Method 1: Optimizing your system memory.
One thing you should know is that task killers only get your processes temporarily. They simply start up again after a while, leaving you just where you left off. If you really want to kill background processes that could be eating up your RAM (Random Access Memory) and slowing your phone down, here?s how:
1. Go to Settings>Developer Options>Process Stats
2. You can now see a list of apps that take up your memory over a certain period of time.
3. Tap on the app or service that you don?t use that much or want to close.
4. ?Force Stop? the app. It won?t run until you open it yourself on your phone.
Keep in mind that some of the apps and services you can find on the list are going to be integral to your Android experience. Closing some may cause your phone to become unstable, so be careful before you Force Stop anything.
Method 2: Free up storage space
Make sure that you haven?t filled up your phone memory with music, pictures, videos and large games. Some phones just like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3 are known to have so much bloatware that it takes up half the storage. Even more so with the Sony Xperia Z and Z2. So how do you free up some space? Here?s how:
1. Move your media to your SD card if you have a memory card slot. You can do this manually through your computer just like fiddling with your folders. Cut the files you want to move and then paste them onto the directory of your SD card.
2. Delete the files you don?t need. Keep good housekeeping all the time and free up the space that random pictures and videos take up.
3. If your phone supports it, make sure that it runs your games and other apps on your SD card so it doesn?t crowd your phone memory.
So there you have it, ways to speed up your Android phone whether it?s the Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, Note 2 or Note 3. This even works on the Google Nexus 5, Xperia Z2 and even other Android phones.