Seven Steps to a Faster Android (Video)


Looking for ways to make your Android feel faster? Here are seven steps you can take to achieve that ends. Note that the best two ways to make your device truly faster, which we’re not going to cover here, involve installing a custom ROM and overclocking your CPU.

The following steps can be done on a stock Android phone:

1. Disable screen animations (Settings>Display>Animation)

2. Disable browser plugins (open Browser>Settings>Plugins)

3. Use a third-party launcher like LauncherPro, ADWLauncher EX, or GoLauncher EX

4. Don’t use live wallpaper

5. Limit the number of widgets and icons on your homescreen

6. Uninstall apps that you don’t use

7. Reduce frequency of updates for your accounts (Settings>Accounts)

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.