Lenovo S60 is Slow? How to Speed up for Better Performance in 5 Minutes

by Ramesh Adapa 0

Every smartphone from Lenovo seems to have high appreciation by all the Android lovers as the manufacturer releases the devices at an affordable price which have high specifications. So, it is obvious that every smartphone user will have a look on these phones. Lenovo S90 Sisley and Lenovo P70 have seen success in the market and same is with the Lenovo S60.

The 5-inch S60 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and with few other high-specifications. As we all know that, almost all the Android devices seem to have performance issue after using for few months; same is the case with this device. So, in here, we are going to share few tips for the users with which once can speed up the device for better performance just in 5 minutes.

Download Latest Software

The Lenovo S60 (S60-t for China) comes with Android Kitkat version and can be upgraded to 5.0 Lollipop version. So, at first, you need to check for the latest update for your device and download the same if available. The manufacturer will release the OTA updates for specific devices which contain security patches and enhancements to improve the device performance.

So, go and check for the latest update in ‘Settings>About Device’ and if any update is available to download and install the same using WiFi connection. Some users get a notification about the update, and you can also check the same manually by following the above path.

Enable Developer Options

There are so many hidden features available in the Android device which, upon quite research any user can access. One of such features is ‘Developer Options’ which cannot be seen in the settings until you enable. It can be enabled by tapping few times on the ‘Build Number’ under ‘Settings>About device’. Once enabled, you can see these options in your device settings.

Open the ‘Developer options’ by tapping on it and get access to extra features. You can find the animation settings by scrolling down the options where they were pointed to 1X. So, now you can turn them off or reduce the point to 0.5X to speed up the performance of the device. Other than animation settings, you can also check for other features using which you can improve the functionality of the phone.

Uninstall Pre-installed Apps

As every Android device will come out of the box with several pre-installed apps out of which few may be bloatware which causes the performance issues. So, to avoid any issues, it is better to uninstall all such apps from the device. If you do not find any option to uninstall those apps, then try to disable them.

Other than the pre-installed apps, the users may have downloaded few other apps from the play store which are unnecessary. These apps simply eat away the processor time and will slow down the device. So, we advise you to check the downloaded apps list and uninstall all the useless apps.

Avoid Widgets

Widgets on Android may perform specific tasks for the users but at the same time, they keep over-load on the processor resulting in slow-functioning of the device. So, even though the widgets are useful, it is better to avoid them in the first hand so as to safeguard the device by being mal-functioned. You can try using just one or two widgets instead of many to reduce the risk of lag in the device.

No Live Wallpapers

Live Wallpapers may enhance the look and beauty of the device display, but the deal is that it uses the internet connection and keeps on reducing the performance of the phone. So, instead of these wallpapers, you can simply choose normal screensavers and wallpapers which also give beauty to your phone’s display. By doing this, you can help yourself in improving the performance of the phone.

Remove App Cache

The apps which we use every day on the Android device will store cache on the background. The cache keeps on increasing in the size and occupies the storage space of the device. So, the users need to check and clear the cache regularly so as to keep the device clean. Open each app from the ‘App Manager’ section and tap on ‘Clear Cache’ button which removes the cache stored in the apps.

Factory reset

Factory reset should be performed if your device is running very slow than normal. Do remember that, after performing this task, entire data from the device will be erased, and so the user need to take back up of the data. To perform this task, you need to turn on the phone into recovery mode. For that, turn off the phone and hold volume up and volume down buttons for 2 seconds and then hold the power button. You should release the power button when Lenovo logo appears on the screen and hold the volume buttons until you see the recovery mode. Now select ‘English’ version and go for ‘wipe user data’ and ‘fuse format data’ and then confirm it with ‘Yes’. Once the process is done, go for ‘Reboot’.

Another way to perform this task is using the settings. Open ‘Settings>Backup & Reset> Factory Data Reset> Reset Phone>Erase Everything’. That’s all; now you will have a whole new device on your hands with good improvement in the performance.

Few More Tips

There are few other precautions available which when followed will gear up the device for better performance. Always turn off the WiFi and Bluetooth connections on your phone when not in use. Adjust the brightness and rotation of the screen manually instead of opting for auto-setting. Never turn on the data in the low network coverage area as it will drain the battery faster. Always use original battery chargers for charging the device as duplicated chargers may affect the battery life.

If you are still facing any other performance issues with your Lenovo S60 smartphone, then write us down in the comments section below, and we try to resolve the same for you.