Your Samsung phone is essentially a pocket-sized computer. It can hold an astounding amount of data, but all of this functionality can lead to a slow device over time. Avoid buying a new phone too soon by trying these tips. Improve your Samsung’s performance when you adjust just a few settings.
1. Clearing the Cookies
When you search the Internet on your Samsung phone, cookies are automatically attached to your device. Although they’re helpful when it comes to showing local information and interesting advertisements, cookies ultimately slow the device down as they add up.
Go into your phone’s browser settings, such as Safari, and tap on “History”. There should be a spot labeled “Clear Browsing Data”. Allow the device to purge the data, and close the browser app. A noticeable change should occur with the device. Those cookies take up a lot of memory on any Samsung phone.
2. Trying Auto Optimization
Your Samsung phone has a unique feature that can be manual or automatic based on your preference. Optimization can be found in “Settings” under “Device Care”. This function offers these benefits to your device, such as:
• Identifies malware
• Clears memory
• Closes background app activity
• Removes unnecessary files
You can perform optimization whenever you notice a performance issue, or try an automatic setting. It’s found in “Device Care” under “Advanced”. By selecting Auto Optimization, the device will run this check once a day. There’s no need to worry about performance issues when the device is doing to analysis for you.
3. Activating RAM Plus
An ingenious feature exclusive to Samsung phones is RAM Plus. Under “Device Care” in “Settings,” tap on RAM Plus. Activate this setting so that unused apps are sent to the cloud. They’ll still be available to use, but they operate from your virtual memory.
As a result, any active apps on the phone will now have more memory to function at optimal speed. You’ll notice a difference almost immediately after restarting your phone. Shutting it off and on allows the virtual memory to activate under RAM Plus.
4. Removing Photos and Apps
It’s easy to forget that there are storage limits to any electronic device. Performance suffers when there are too many photos or unused apps on the phone. Try to offload your photos to another device, such as a thumb drive or Google photos. For example, you can always access them through the cloud, but they don’t have to be stored on the device itself.
Plenty of apps are often downloaded and forgotten on any device. Go through the apps, and remove any apps that you haven’t used in a few weeks. They probably weren’t needed lately anyway.
5. Turning the Device Off
One of the simplest ways to improve your Samsung phone’s performance is by shutting it off. Most people have their smartphones on 24 hours a day. The constant backing up, signal exchange and various other functions can bog down the hardware and software.
In fact, you may not realize that several apps may be operating in the background. They’re actually taking away memory and speed from your active apps. Turning the phone off and on again will refresh its functionality. You might see a real difference in speed as you download or activate your next app.
When you have a phone that’s three to five years old, you might notice that speed is definitely impacted even with these helpful tips. Technology ages faster than ever before, which means a replacement device might be needed. However, you can protect your investment in the meantime by clearing away unwanted apps, cookies or photos.