Five popular "speed up your Android" tips that are rarely effective

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Ah, speeding up your phone – the Holy Grail of every tinkerer and poweruser. We often spend time dabbling in and tweaking different settings, downloading the best widgets, using the optimal apps, just so that we can tweak the most out of our smartphones in terms of speed and responsiveness.

That said, there are a number of tips floating around the web, which claim that they would help users speed up their handsets. However, some of them are often times not as effective, while others are based on myths and information that used to be true before Android 4.2. And the reality is that there are no magical “no root, 5-minute” fixes for a stuttering midranger or entry-level device – only ones that may possibly make them more bearable.

So, here are 5 “solutions” that may not be as effective as you think, and some of them may actually do more harm than good.



1. harvardale

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Didn't you post an article just yesterday about a RAM cleaner we should all download?!

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

That was RAM manager not booster or cleaner

15. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

My moto e 1 gen automatically reboots if it nears full internal storage. Very annoying. Especially when I need my smartphone urgently... I hope lollipop fixes this...

19. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

No doubt that Android is a capable and powerful OS but such articles remind me of Microsoft Windows 98 and XP. Most people where using Windows (and are still using Windows) but everyone was hating Microsoft for their poor operating Systems. Basically, a user had to format its hard drive every 6 months to restore the speed of the OS. With Windows 7, Microsoft looked like to have fixed these problems only to make worse again with Windows 8.

2. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Pft, Android is fukked up beyond salvation

3. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

I don't think so because Android is doing ok as with other OS (iOS, WP, etc.) On the other side, I'm annoyed with this kind of comments..... why moderators didn't take any action for this? P/S: Just registered today after visiting this site for months.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And yet still dominating and leading, too the point that you can watch the current I/O to get an idea of what IOS will announce in two years.

10. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

This idiot never gets tired of trolling Android.

7. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Key to a speepy, long living Android is to install nothing that says it speeds up/cleans out/optimises battery for the Android.

11. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Greenify btw!

14. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Just force-close apps you don't use. RAM boosters methods are iffy, while Greenify automates force-close.

17. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Nova Launcher is faster that TouchWiz.

21. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

What is the icon pack on the last picture?

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