Mobile phones are built to perform fast and transition smoothly, but sometimes, this isn’t the case, and instead, they end up performing slowly and freezing at given intervals.
There are different things that could cause your phone to become slow and freeze. Here are five.
Mobile phones differ in their specifications and build. They also oftentimes, come with the perfect operating systems for them. However, it’s not news that IOS and Android devices usually have newer versions of these OS available for download for those who can get them. Now, while these upgrades are available to everyone, not every phone can use them successfully without suffering complications. Certain OS are built specifically for certain phones with certain specifications. If you download an upgrade that your phone isn’t built to handle, it can disturb its smooth functionality, and cause it to slow down or freeze.
App developers are constantly pushing newer versions of their products. New versions oftentimes come with more features, which mean an increase in size that would eat up more space in your phone. Updates make it possible for even the smallest apps to become big in your CPU.
Most times people tend to neglect background apps. Believe me or not, you have almost 80% more apps installed on your devices than when you first got it. Just go to your phone’s settings and have a brief look at all of your downloaded apps.
This problem arises when some apps keep running in the background without launching it. There are many apps like email services, messaging apps which are always active. These apps use CPU and RAM, which impacts negatively on your phone’s performance.
So, make sure to disable or uninstall the apps which consume lots of RAM and CPU.
Smartphones run on a flash memory, the most common type of flash memory is known as NAND.
NAND memory gets slower as it fills up. It usually requires a certain amount of vacant blocks to operate efficiently.
NAND memory degrades after some time of usage; there are three types- SLC, MLC, and TLC– each one of them has write cycle boundaries per memory cell. Once the limit is reached, the cells wear out and this affects the performance.
The best thing to do is to stick with 75% of your device’s total storage capacity. For example, if you are having 16GB internal storage, don’t cross the 10GB threshold.
OVERUSED PHONE MEMORY
The more you use your phone to play games, enjoy apps, surf the net, the likelier your phone’s memory gets full quick.
Whenever your storage system is full in your Android phone just clear unnecessary files to prevent your phone from slowing down.