Huawei Honor 6 is Slow? How to Speed up for Better Performance in 5 Minutes

by Ramesh Adapa 0

Huawei offers a wide variety of smartphones for its users, and it always likes to give tough competition for other manufacturers by enabling high-specifications at affordable prices. We have already seen the Huawei Honor 5X and Honor 7 which attracted many smartphone lovers. But before that, Huawei Honor 6 was released and has seen success in the market.

Most of the Android lovers have been using the Honor 6 ever since it was launched. But, we are receiving few reports about the performance issues in this phone from the users and so we are in here to rectify the issues using simple settings and precautions. So, just go through the below methods and increase the performance of your device just in 5 minutes.

Download Latest Software

We all know that Honor 6 packed with the powerful HiSilicon Kirin 620 processor and comes with KitKat and Lollipop version of Android. Another thing to note is, the manufacturers will release the software updates via OTA, which contains several fixes for the bugs and also the enhancements for improving the performance of the phone. So, the users need to check and download the latest available software for their device.

Open settings and tap on ‘About phone’ to find any software updates are available. If you find any such update, download and install it using the WiFi as the file size will be large. Once done with the upgrade, the issues with the performance will be resolved, and you can experience better functionality on the phone.

Uninstall Pre-installed Apps

Almost all the Android devices will be out in the market with the pre-installed apps. The most important factor about these pre-installed apps is that few among them will be bloatware, and so cause the issues like over-heating and battery-draining. So, we advise you to remove such apps from the device by uninstalling them.

Also, every Android freak likes trying various apps from the play store, and the deal is that they forgot to uninstall the useless apps. So, check all the apps on your device and whatever you feel you feel is unnecessary, simply uninstall them from the device. By doing this, you can free the storage space, as well as you, can have a better performance when using the phone.

Disable Animation Settings

The interesting thing about the Android devices is that, a new feature named ‘Developer Options’ have been enabled recently on the devices using which one can alter the device performance. On the first hand, you cannot be able to see these options and so tap few times on the ‘Build Number’ option under ‘Settings>About Phone’, and it will enable these options under settings of your device.

Once the options are enabled, you can see various extra features and from them find the animation settings by scrolling down. Now, turn off these settings or else reduce them to 0.5X so as to speed up the performance of your device. If you wish to use normal settings, then you can revert to the old settings at anytime.

Remove Widgets and Live Wallpapers

Widgets may enhance the look of the phone and also makes your things faster, but when you see behind, these widgets may also slow down the functionality of the phone by using most of your processor. So, if you wish to increase the performance of the phone then avoid using the widgets or reduce the widgets number to one or two.

Another important factor to consider is using the Live Wallpapers because this will consume the most of your processor. So, instead of using these, try normal screensavers which will enhance the look of your phone. By doing this, you can save the processor from being over-loaded which in turn helps you to gear up the device performance.

Remove App Cache and Wipe Cache Partition

Every Android users need to know about clearing the app cache at regular intervals of time. The cache gets stored in the background whenever you open an app, and it increases its size too if you ignore to clear in time. So, go and open each app from the ‘App Manager’ in your device and tap on ‘Clear Cache’ so as to remove the cache of the apps.

You can also clear the cache of the device by turning on your device into the recovery mode. This can be done by holding the power and volume Up button simultaneously at the same time. Now, you are in recovery mode, and you can use the volume buttons for navigation and to confirm the selection you have to use the power button. So, select and confirm the ‘Wipe Cache Partition’ and after the process is done, go with ‘Reboot system Now,’ which will make your phone to restart. That’s all; your device will be cleaned now with an increase in performance.

Factory Reset

If your device is running extremely slow, then you can perform the factory reset on the device so as to make it run faster. But this process will erase all the data from the phone and so you need to take the back up of data. Once you are done with the backup, then get your phone into recovery mode as explained above. Now, select and confirm ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ and once the process is done, select and confirm the ‘Reboot system Now’ option and you will have a fresh device in your hand.

The factory reset can also be done using the settings of your phone. All you need to do is, open ‘Settings>Backup & Reset>Factory Data Reset>Reset Phone>Erase everything’ and that’s all; your phone gets rebooted after the completion of the process, and you can start using the device from the beginning.

Few Additional Tips

There are few other precautions which when followed can boost up your device performance. Always remember to disable the WiFi and Bluetooth connections when not in use and try to adjust the screen brightness and rotation manually instead of auto-settings. Never over-load the processor by opening various apps and features at a time as it may hang the phone. Use original chargers for charging the device otherwise you may have to face the battery-draining issue.

If at all, you have any other performance issue with your Huawei Honor 6 phone, then feel free to write us down in the comments section below, and we try to resolve the issue for you.

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