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Why my phone is slow (9 ways make it faster)

How to make my phone faster

Like any technology, smartphones eventually begin to lag. Try a few troubleshooting techniques to see if you can fix the issue instead of throwing away that pricey phone and buying a new one.

Nevertheless, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make your phone faster.

Why Is My Phone So Slow?

Several factors contribute to phone slowness, many of which are easily fixed. It’s also vital to keep in mind that your phone may just seem slower now since it looked a lot quicker at first.

Examine the Wi-Fi signal’s potency. Sometimes your Wi-Fi connection, not your phone, is sluggish. A mobile network problem can be the cause. Check these connections, then change to a different Wi-Fi network or location.

The following are the top four causes of phone slowdown:

  • Wi-Fi or data connection issues
  • Outdated applications and software
  • Power-hungry applications
  • Low storage space


How to Make Your Phone Faster

Rebooting, upgrading the operating system, unloading data, and factory resets are just a few of the options available to speed up a sluggish phone. Many of the methods also work to fix a variety of other issues.

Method 1. Restart your iPhone or reset your Android. That could work if you haven’t rebooted your phone in a while. It can resolve a variety of performance difficulties, so it’s always a good idea to test it before looking into other solutions.

Method 2. Examine the Wi-Fi signal’s amplitude. Sometimes your Wi-Fi connection, not your phone, is sluggish. A mobile network problem can be the cause. Check these connections, then change to a different Wi-Fi network or location.

Method 3. Check your Android or iOS smartphone for updates. Fixes for problems like background processes that might slow down a phone are often included in operating system upgrades. Update your iPhone or Android OS system if there is one available.

Method 4. Remove any iPhone or Android applications that you no longer use or that eat up the most storage or data. If anything, this makes room for brand-new applications, pictures, and other data.

Method 5. Check for iOS app updates or Android app updates. Make sure the applications you do use are up to date. App upgrades often include bug patches that might affect performance, just as OS updates do.

Method 6. On your iPhone or Android, clear the cache data. Sometimes the data that your smartphone stores to speed up processes might slow them down. It can be cleared to instantly solve problems with smartphones and make space.

Select Storage from the Settings menu. Tap the Apps item (Other Apps on Android versions 11 and before) in the list that appears. You’ll be sent a list of all the applications you have on your phone after clicking this.

The program whose cache you wish to remove should be selected. Select Sort by size from the three-dot menu in the top-right corner to discover which applications are using up the most space. Chrome will be used as an example.

Tap the Clear Cache button on the app’s information page.

You can erase all cached files at once in older versions of Android by navigating to Settings > Storage > Cached Data. When you get the choice to erase all cache files, just touch OK. 

Unfortunately, you have to repeat the steps above to clean the cache for numerous applications on recent versions of Android since there is no built-in feature to do so.

Method 7. Make room for more storage on your iPhone or Android. Use cloud storage to your advantage and back up your Android or iPhone using Google Drive, Google Photos, iCloud, or Apple Photos, among other services.

Android: Making room on your phone is simple if you use Android’s most recent operating system, “Oreo.” Click the “Free Up Space” button at the top of Settings > Storage.

There will be a list of things, including downloaded files, pictures, movies, and “Infrequently Used Apps” (AKA, an unnecessary apps you may not be using.) Once you’ve chosen what to remove, the room is clean. Go to Settings > Find Apps, find the app, then click the “Clear Cache” option to delete the app’s cache.

iPhones: Navigate to Settings > General > iPhone Storage to discover where your memory is being used. Enabling the “Offload Unused Apps” option will help you save space. 

Then check to see if there is anything you can eliminate after choosing “Review Large Attachments.” Also, you can see the memory-intensive applications and the time since you last used them.

Scroll down to Safari in the main Settings menu if you use Safari as your web browser. To remove the cache, choose “Clear History and Website Data.” 

Last but not least, go back to the main Settings menu and choose Privacy > Location Services. A location service should only be enabled for the applications you are now using if it is activated at all.

Method 8. Reset your iPhone or Android to its factory default settings. Try a factory reset if everything else fails, but first, make a backup of your data.

Your RAM is completely wiped out when you reboot, like brushing those dust bunnies away. According to your phone’s model, here’s how to reset it:

iPhone: Hold down the Home and Power buttons simultaneously until the device turns off. Hold down these buttons even if the screen goes black until the Apple logo appears on the screen. When that occurs, you can let off the buttons, and your home screen should appear on the phone.

Android: To remove the battery from an Android phone with a detachable back, just take it out, and then replace it. Hold down the power and volume buttons at the same time on Android phones with non-removable batteries, and don’t let go until the boot-up animation shows up on the screen.

Method 9. Talk to technical support. For Android devices, speak with your carrier or the maker; for iPhones, schedule an appointment at the Genius Bar. After a factory reset, if your smartphone is still functioning slowly, it’s time to seek professional assistance.



How can I make my phone’s internet faster?

Turn off auto-updates, delete your cache, and remove any unused applications. You can also attempt to reset the network settings on your device or take action to speed up your Wi-Fi network.

Why is my phone charging slow?

Turn on Airplane Mode or shut down your phone before charging to help it charge more quickly. Use USB-C chargers that have a faster charging time if your smartphone is compatible with them. Furthermore, avoid using your phone while it is charging.