Why Does Android Phone Slow Down Over Time?

Did you ever find your Android phone slowing down? Android is known for its feasibility and ease of use. It lets the users install many apps without any conditions. However, after regular usage of the Android phone, many of us have observed low performance. You might have seen few apps loading bit slower, or menus showing up lately. It is not only on the Android phone, even the iPhone can face a similar slowdown. Here let us discuss few reasons that make the Android phone run slower over time.

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Background Processes

You might have installed many apps on your device. There are chances that these apps still run in the background. These apps can consume CPU resources thus making to slow down. Check the apps that are running in the background and better uninstall them if you are not using it anymore. If you are unable to install it then disable the application for speedy process.

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Usage of Live Wallpapers

We all are fond of live wallpapers. But these wallpapers take up more memory, CPU and graphics resources. This will, in turn, reduce the speed of your Android phone. Try using simple home screen especially when the memory capacity is limited, then you will obviously find an improvement in the performance of the Android system.

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OS updates

Android operating system upgrades very often. In case you received an Android operating system update, there is every chance that the update may not be suitable for your device. In such case, the phone slows down. Or else, if your manufacturer is trying to add some bloatware updates with the update then they tend to run in the background and slows down the process. In case you don’t wish to receive any bloatware updates then try installing custom ROM. Furthermore, you can even try installing Lite versions of the applications, if you find any app to be running slow.

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Full Internal storage

If you are filling up your internal storage then it further slows down the device and apps. You can view the storage space from the settings menu. Try to clear cache files as they almost free up the disk space. This, in turn, makes your system to perform better. To clear up the internal storage, delete all those unnecessary photos in your gallery. If you find it important take a backup and delete from the device. Uninstall all those unused apps and delete all the junk files to free up space.

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App updates

Since Android is giving us the feasibility to install any sort of apps and games, we tend to install more apps as well as games. Though a single application takes less space, there is a chance that it can become heavy over time. Moreover, these apps get updates very often thus trying to bring in new features. This allows using more RAM and CPU. So in order to avoid an unnecessary slowdown, prefer using lightweight apps.

Memory Degradation

Normally all Android phones run on flash memory. In our system, there are two types of flash memory namely NAND and NOR. The most common type used everywhere is NAND as it is more affordable. The main disadvantage is it gets slower as it fills up. It needs some free blocks to operate at full speed. As long as there is 25% free space in your memory, your system will never lag down.

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However, the NAND memory degrades over time. It has some write cycle boundaries per memory cell. As soon as it reaches the boundary level, it starts to degrade. This affects the overall device performance. Avoiding the write cycle is practically impossible, so it's better to save the internal memory to avoid facing slow down issues.

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