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Sony Xperia Z is Slow? How to Speed up for Better Performance in 5 Minutes



Sony offers a wide variety of smartphones for its users at regular intervals and never been out of competition. It provides affordable devices for the users with high specifications, and we rarely get see any issues with the phone. Sony Xperia Z has become very popular soon after its release and even after the arrivals of Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2 it doesn’t lose it popularity due to its attractive design and features.

Even though Xperia Z comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, just like any other Android device, it also seems to slow down after few months of usage. So, we are here to discuss few precautionary measures which when followed will speed up the performance of your device to a certain extent. So, get ready with your phone and make it faster in just 5 minutes.

Stay Updated

Usually, Xperia Z comes with Android OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version which can be upgradable to 5.1.1 Lollipop version. So, first of all, make sure to have the latest software update on your device and it can be found in the ‘About Phone/Device’ in settings option. If there are any latest updates are available you will be notified of the same.
All you need to do now is, download and install the official update and stay upgraded. Once you are done with the update process, all the minor bugs and issues have to be solved as the updates always contain fixes to the bugs and enhancements to improve the performance of the phone.

Remove Bloatware/Pre-installed Apps

Just like any other Android device, this phone also packed up with few pre-installed apps out of which some will be bloatware which causes the performance issue on the phone. So, find out such apps in the device and if those apps are unnecessary for you, then just uninstall them and increase the speed as well as storage of the phone.

Also, you might have tried several apps from the play store and may not be using it at all. Those apps simply eat away the storage space and also run in the background which causes the performance issue. So, we advise you to uninstall those apps from the ‘App Manager’ in the settings and keep the app section clean.

Disable Live Wallpapers and Widgets

This is a simple precautionary measure which helps you to enhance the device performance. All you need to do is, disable/remove the live wallpapers as well as widgets from your phone o as to boost up the device. Live wallpapers and widgets will consume extra power from your phone and has an indirect effect on the performance which you can feel soon after enabling them.

So, our advice for you is to remove such live wallpapers from your phone and if you wish to enable the widgets, then use just one or two. Once you disable these, you can experience the faster performance on your device.

Remove Cache

This is an interesting task which can be performed easily by any smartphone user. Whenever you open an app, the cache gets stored in the background and keeps on increasing its size if not cleared in time. So, all you need to do is, open each app from the ‘app manager’ and tap on ‘Clear Cache’. This will remove all the app cache from your phone and helps you to improve the performance of the phone.

Factory Reset

If you are not at all satisfied with the performance of your phone, then you can opt for this method as it will make your device a brand new one. Before proceeding any further, take a note that, you need to take the backup of your data as it will erase everything from your phone.

There is an easy option available to the Xperia Z users to perform the factory reset. All you need to do is, just open the ‘Backup & Restore’ from settings and tap on ‘Factory Data Reset>Reset Phone’ options. That’s all; the process will be completed within minutes, and your device will start over freshly.

Disable Special Effects

Animations and any other special effects will although improve the beauty of the phone but they indirectly slow down your phone’s performance. So, it is not advisable to have such effects enabled on your phone. Find out the animation options in your device and disable or reduce them to boost up your device.

Few More Tips

Other than the above-mentioned methods, we would like to share few other precautions for our users which help in improving the performance of the phone. Turn off the Bluetooth and WiFi connections whenever you don’t use them and also, disable auto effects for few options like brightness, rotation, etc. Do not install unnecessary apps and never perform multi-tasking which may result in the hanging of the phone.

If you are facing any other performance issue with your device, then feel free to mention them in the comments section below, and we would like to resolve them for you.


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