Just like any other mobile operating system, the performance of your Android smartphone will start diminishing after using it for some time. The performance of your smartphone should be kept at peak to keep your activities in pace. In case you’ve noticed that your smartphone device is slowing down ‘specifically’ after loading it with tons of Android apps, below are some few tips that will increase the speed of your handset.

1. Update your device

In case you haven’t updated your device to the latest firmware, do it. Google brings awesome improvements to each of its new release of Android operating system including the updates to ensure higher performance, stability and awesome connectivity.

2. Get rid of the unwanted apps

Every application in your handsets consumes some storage space and runs background processes now and then. The more background processes running on the handset, the slower it becomes. Keep the apps that you need and if you have that app which isn’t useful at all, uninstall it.

3. Disable the unnecessary apps

Android ICS introduced ‘Performance assistant’ to aid in disabling applications that you do not need. Disabling applications is totally different from uninstalling applications. The disable applications are not displayed at the home screen but an Android user can re-enable then when they need to use them.

4. Update applications

Make sure you regularly update your installed applications. Developers of these add new features and fix bugs. The update applications perform faster and better and will hardly crash your smartphone.

5. Make use of a high-speed memory card

Smartphones with a low internal memory can be boosted with a high capacity memory cards for maximum storage space. Go for memory cards of class 10 and class 6 for you smartphone if you seek an awesome performance for your device.

6. Customize fewer widgets

Widgets aren’t applications, which runs when you activate the. Widgets are totally different from applications since they are always running in the background. Widgets do have their upsides, but keep in mind that running many of them will slower down the performance of your device.

7. Avoid the Live Wallpapers

Smartphones comes with different live wallpapers but you should bear in mind that live wallpapers always are in need of more CPU cycles to run resulting to a faster battery drain. Every time you do activate your smartphone, you run both your applications and the live wallpaper

8. Turn off the animations

What are animations? In case you have noticed your handset screen fading out as you switch from one task to another; that is it. To view the animation, Go to the Settings, then to the ‘Developers Options’ to ‘Window Animation Scale and then to ‘Animation Scale 10x. Choose the Window animation scale again to see the fading effect in ‘slow-mo.’ When the Animation is off, your phone’s screen snaps to position without the animation effect.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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