Common Causes to Laggy Android Phone and How to Fix it


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Did you feel that your new phone is no more smooth and fast? Well. After a few months, the lagging phone bothers most of you.  This is not a situation only with the low Ram phones.  But even if you have an expensive smartphone with all the great features, good RAM and sufficient internal storage, it may lag.
What makes your Android Devices lag? Is it a hardware issue or the software that slows down your smartphone? There are various answers making rounds over the Internet in regard to these questions. However, the correct reasons for the lagging of Android devices are still ambiguous.  Here is the dig to unravel the truth and discover the common causes for the sluggish performance of Android devices.  In this post, you will also find out how to fix phone lag.

Possible Causes and Fixes For Slow Android Device Performance

There are 5 possible causes that degrade the performance of your Android device and make it slow and unresponsive.  In the below list you will find the common reason for Android lagging and the easy way to speed up your android device.

1.  Insufficient Storage (ROM)- Internal Storage

Insufficient storage is probably the main cause of the lagging of your smartphone.  Android devices use all the memory that it has. It means that when your phone is short on internal storage, it shifts to secondary storage (RAM) or external storage (SD card) for the memory.  This process often causes your phone to slow down and make your apps unresponsive. Moreover, the accumulated phone data and junk files such as unused files, photos, videos, etc. also reduces the speed of your device.

Way to Fix it

To stop your android device from slowing down, you need to provide enough storage space to your phone. This is how you can do it.
-          Use Android Phone Cleaner app and run it to clean the clutter of unnecessary data.
-          Clear the Cache and Data. Go to device settings>> Storage or Storage and memory>>Tap on Cache data>> Click on Ok and delete all your app cache files
-          If you are not convenient with clearing the cache files of all apps, then you may clean the cache of the selected apps also. For this, go to settings>>Apps>>Select the app for which you want to clear cache>> App info>>storage>>Clear Cache.
-          Disable or Uninstall the apps that you don’t use regularly.
-          Backup your data (videos, photos, docs or other media files) and transfer it into a hard disk or cloud service or personal cloud storage or another computer.

2. Resource Hungry Apps

Background running apps, live wallpapers, widget feeds, background syncs and push notifications cause lagging of the device. It also affects battery life and makes your device performance poor.

Way to Fix it

-          Remove the app widgets that are on your phone.
-          Use static wallpapers.
-          Kill the background running apps.
-          For this, go to device Settings>>Apps or Applications>>Application Manager>> Select the app and tap on Force Stop.

3.  Bloatware apps

Android devices often come up with pre-installed commercial apps that take over the resources and slow down the phone speed.  As these apps could not be removed from the device, you need to disable or uninstall the apps.

Ways to Fix it

-          To uninstall the pre-installed apps, you need to root your Android device. Without rooting the device, it is not possible to get rid of these bloating apps.
-          For this, root your phone and go to devise Settings>>Uninstall the system app.
-          Disabling the app prevents the apps from using the RAM. It doesn’t remove the app from the device but it makes sure that your internal storage is not consumed by the system apps.
-          To disable the apps, go to App Settings>> search for apps that are consuming the RAM>>Tap on the app>> Tap on the Disable option.

4. Phone Update

Un-updated OS versions can be the cause of weariness of the phone.  Thus, one should always update one’s Android phone.  Regular updating of the android device offers bug fixes and provides stable device performance.

Ways to Fix it

-          To update the phone, go to Settings>>About Phone>>System Update.  If an update is available on from the manufacturer’s end, then it will show the Install option.
However, at times, the phone shows poor speed and performance even after an update.  It happens due to the bug in the released update.

Ways to Fix it

-          To fix the issue, you should reset the factory settings of the device. For this, go to Settings>>Reset>> Erase all the data. Afterward, log in again with your Google account and restore the data that is backed up in the cloud.

5.  Battery Issues

The batteries of smartphones have a limited time span in which it can be used for charging and discharging. However, once the time span is over, the battery starts to drain faster. It gets bloated and causes a sudden shut down of the phone.  The early draining of battery occurs due to dying battery and continuous playing heavy games.

Ways to Fix it

-          To optimize the battery performance, you may use battery optimizer apps that are available on the Play Store.
-          You may also use a lighter version of the gaming apps.  Using a lighter version of the other apps also speeds up the device.
-          If your battery is dying then you should replace it. If your phone has an irremovable battery then the last option is bringing it to the service center or replacing your android device.
The sluggish performance of the android can also be due to other reasons such as the end of life OS, low-end hardware components, etc. However, using the above fix, you may resolve the basic issues present in Android.  These solutions can help you to optimize your device performance and save your time and money from visiting phone service centers.

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