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Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 is Slow? How to Speed up for Better Performance in 5 Minutes



Samsung is considered to be the most superior brand among all the other Android-powered devices. With the latest evolving technologies, it always has been ahead in the competition. It offers a wide variety of devices covering low-range to high-range devices for all the Android lovers. Recently, we have seen the exclusive launch of its latest flagship models Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Although the manufacturer is busy with the latest phones, it never forgets about its old devices.

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 was launched long-back in 2013, but most of the users are still using this handset. Powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, this device has received a good response in the smartphone market. By keeping this in consideration, we would like to share few tips for all of its users to speed up the performance of the device. So, just relax and go through the guide below which helps you to boost up the performance of your device in 5 minutes.

Check for the Latest Update

The device gets packed with Android 4.2.2 Jellybean version but has got an upgrade to Android Kitkat and few users upgraded their device even to Android 5.0 Lollipop version. So, all the users need to check their device for any software update. Some of the users receive the OTA update notification and those who didn’t receive the notification can check for the update manually.

Open ‘Settings>About Device’ and check for the software update. If you see any update, then download and install the same on the device using WiFi connection. Once the upgrade is done, and then the device performs faster as the update file contains the fixes for minor bugs and enhancements to speed up the device performance.

Disable Animations

By turning off the animations, one can gear up the device performance instantly. The animation settings can be seen under developer options of the device. But, by default these options cannot be seen and so the users need to enable them manually. Open ‘Settings>More>About Device>Build number’ and tap about seven times on the build number as it enables the developer options.

Once the options are enabled, you can see them under settings and tap on it to access few extra features. Scroll down the options and find animation settings where it will be pointed to 1X by default. Now, turn them off or reduce the point to 0.5X and feel the instant difference in the performance of the device. Also, you can revert to the old settings at anytime.

Disable Pre-installed Apps

Almost every Android device will come with some pre-installed apps which are bloatware and cause few issues like over-heating and battery-draining. So, if you feel like no use of such apps, then uninstall them from the device or else simply disable them through settings of the device. Apart from these apps, the users will install other apps from the play store out of which few will be unnecessary.

So, the users need to re-check the installed apps on the phone and should uninstall all the useless apps from the device so as to boost up the performance of the device.

Avoid Live Wallpapers and Widgets

Live Wallpapers add beauty to the display of your phone but at the same time, it uses most of the processor and so affects other processes. So, we advise you to remove the Live Wallpapers from the device and replace them with the normal screensavers and wallpapers which also add enhancement to the display.

Widgets, on the other hand, may perform certain tasks for the users but slows down the functionality of the device. So, it is recommended not to use any widgets on the phone and if at all you need then use only one or two important widgets. By doing this, you can improve the performance of the phone and can avoid malfunctioning.

Remove App Cache and Wipe Cache Partition

Whenever you open or use a specific app, the cache will get stored in the background and has an indirect affect on the processor. So, the users need to check and clear the cache regularly to avoid the lag in device performance. Open each app in the app manager and tap on ‘Clear Cache’ button to remove the cache from the device.

Also, you can easily clear the cache from the whole device by wipe cache partition, and that can be done in the recovery mode. To enter into this mode, you need to hold Volume Up button and home button along with the power button simultaneously at the same time. Once the device is in recovery mode, use volume buttons for scrolling up and down, and power button for confirming the selection. Now, select and confirm ‘Wipe Cache Partition’ and go for ‘Reboot system Now’ after the completion of the process.

Perform Factory Reset

Factory data reset can be performed on the device if the phone is working extremely slow and behaving abnormally. But, this process will erase everything on the phone and so users need to take the back up of data before proceeding further. Now, get your phone into recovery mode as explained above and go for ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ and ‘Yes – delete all user data’ using volume keys (for selection) and power button (for confirmation). Once the process is done, go for ‘Reboot system Now’.

Another way to perform the factory reset is by tapping on ‘Settings>Backup & Reset>Reset Device>Erase Everything’ and that’s all; after factory reset is done, you will have a brand new device in your hands and so start over with the increase in performance.

Few Other Tips

There are few more precautions to be taken to gear up the device performance. Remember to turn off the WiFi and Bluetooth connections whenever not in use and try to adjust the brightness, rotation, etc., settings manually instead of option for auto setting. Do not ever over-load the processor by opening several apps at a time as it may hang the phone. Never turn on the data connectivity in low-network areas as the battery drains faster due to low coverage of the network. To get the real performance of the battery, use original chargers to charge the device.

In case if you have any other issues with Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 smartphone, then write us down in the comments section below, and we try to resolve them for you.


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