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Xiaomi Redmi 3 is Slow? How to Speed up for Better Performance in 5 Minutes

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Are you a Xiaomi lover? Then you might have tried its devices for sure. Starting from Xiaomi Redmi 1s to Mi 4, every device has been a success and the most recent Xiaomi Redmi 3 also been a hit. You might wonder what so specific about these devices; the fact is that they release the affordable smartphones with high specifications.

With its frequent software updates and latest phones, Xiaomi managed to settle among the popular brands. The users of Xiaomi report to have few performance issues on the phone just like other Android users. But, with simple modifications and settings, we can improve the performance level of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 device. So, let’s all have a look at few simple techniques which helps you to run your phone faster.

Get the Latest Software Update

Have you updates your phone with the latest software? If not, do it now as it solves all the major issues. Updating your device with the latest software will erase all the issues in the device as it contains the fixes to the bugs and also few enhancements which help in increasing the performance of the device.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Software update
You can check for the latest MIUI update in your phone by tapping on the ‘Settings>About Phone> System Update.’ If there are any updates available, then you will be notified, and all you need to do is download and install the update.

Reduce/Disable Animations

In your Redmi 3 you can alter the animation settings at any time using ‘Developer Options’. By default, you cannot see these options as you need to enable them by tapping few times on ‘MIUI Version’ under ‘About Phone’ in settings. It will enable these options, and now you can see the ‘Developer Options’ in the additional settings.

Scroll down and find the Window Animation Scale, Transition Animation Scale, and Animator Duration Scale. By default, all those were marked to 1x and so now you can reduce them to 0.5x, or you can completely disable them by tapping on Off. This process will improve the performance of your device for sure, and you can feel the difference by yourself.

Clean App Cache

Another way around to enhance the device performance is by cleaning the cache of apps. Ever wonder about app cache? Whenever you open a certain app for the specific task, the cache gets stored in the background by occupying some of your storage space. Unknowingly, every Android user opens up several apps and forgets to clear the cache which indirectly affects the performance.

So, it is better and recommended to remove the cache whenever possible, and it can be done easily. Go to your settings and tap on installed apps where you can see the list of apps. Open each and app and tap on ’Clear Cache’ option to get rid of cache. Also, you can clean the system trash by opening ‘Security’ option in your Xiaomi device and run a scan to remove the system trash.

With these simple tasks, you can be free from cache and trash files which in turn improve the device performance to a certain extent.

Limit Background Apps and Autostart

Another useful option you can find in ‘Developer options’ is ‘Background Process Limit.’ Here you can limit or remove the background apps which in turn helps you to avoid excess usage of memory thus enabling the smooth performance.

In security feature, you will find Autostart option under ‘Permissions’ where you can give the permissions for the apps to autostart. So, give permission to those apps which are necessary and block those which doesn’t require autostart. By doing this, you can save the booting time of the phone and can experience the better performance.

Enable Performance Mode

Now, Xiaomi users can experience the better performance as its latest update had added an extra feature name ‘Optimize system Performance.’ You can find this option in the ‘Additional Settings’ under settings. By enabling this, you can easily improve the device functionality, and you can revert to old settings by simply reversing the steps. Also, you will find the performance mode in the ‘Power Settings,’ which, when enabled, will increase the performance of the device.

Remove Unused Apps

Every Android smartphone will be out with some pre-installed and bloatware apps which indirectly slow down the performance of the phone. Also, few apps which are installed by the users will be useless and space occupying, so remove all such apps from your app manager in settings. All the unnecessary and pre-installed apps just eat away space and perform nothing. So, get free from those by uninstalling and help yourself to improve the performance of the device.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 uninstall app

Disable Widgets

Few smartphone users are addicted to widgets and like to fill up their phones with various widgets. But, that might cause the performance issue, and so we recommend you to disable the widgets from your phone or limit the number to just one or two. This will help in increasing the device performance and makes your phone smooth.

Also, it is advisable not to use live wallpapers as it affects the functionality of the phone. So, instead of using live wallpapers, try to use simple wallpapers which don’t have much effect on the performance. So, by disabling widgets and by removing ‘Live Wallpapers’, you can make the device run faster.

Factory Reset

If you fail to improve the performance of your device by following the above steps or if you are not satisfied with the above methods, then you can opt for factory reset. But, the deal is that this process will erase all your data from the device and makes it clean and new. So, before attempting to ‘factory reset’, take backup of the data and proceed further.

Open ‘Settings>Additional Settings>Backup & Reset> Factory data reset’, and start the procedure by tapping on reset phone. It will erase everything on your phone and helps in improving the performance of the phone after the process is done.

Few Other Tips

You can also follow few precautions to improve the phone’s performance like disabling the WiFi and Bluetooth connections when not in use, disabling the auto-brightness and auto-rotation options, and by using only original chargers for charging the battery.

If you find any performance issue with your Xiaomi Redmi 3 phone, then feel free to let us know under the comments section below, and we try to resolve it for you.

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