15 Cool Apps to Improve Android Smartphone Performance
Smartphones are an indispensable part of your lives. Yet, over time, the thousands of websites, online searches, and downloads a smartphone user accesses can have a detrimental impact on their device’s performance. Listen up, Android users: It’s time for a smartphone tune-up.
Manufacturers and carriers love to clutter up phones with preinstalled apps, better known as bloatware. But just because it’s there by default doesn’t mean you have to live with it forever.
Don’t get me wrong, most Android devices work fine out of the box. But with a few minutes of manipulation and a few helpful apps, you can optimize your Android phone to make it more powerful, useful, and efficient. Isn’t that what technology is for?
Let’s get to it, then. Here are 15 quick tweaks that’ll improve your Android experience.
1. Fast Reboot
Fast Reboot is a mini app of just 31k but does the task that even great Android boosters are not able to do. What it does is, it simulates a reboot by closing/restarting all core and user processes and thus frees up memory. It only reboots your cell phone, apps, and processes.
2. App MGR III
App MGR III is a hybrid application comprising an app manager and a cache cleaner. The app makes use of Google’s Material Design to provide an elegant and user-friendly interface. It allows you to batch clean the cache data of all applications in a single go – no more multiple choices and taps are required.
It lets you batch uninstalling, moving apps or share apps with friends. Moreover, it’s 1-tap to clear all cache is more powerful to free up your RAM instantly.
If after a long time of using your Android phone, it has become slow and battery hungrier, Greenify app ensures to make it almost as fast as it was on the first day you started using your Android phone/tablet. Greenify puts an app in a state of hibernation, unable to access system resources, bandwidth or run background processes. However, Greenify allows you to run an app typically in the foreground when explicitly called by the user without any extra fuss. If you’ve got memory or battery hogs that keep draining resources in the background, don’t bother with a task-killer when you can just Greenify it. Just don’t do that to your alarm clock or messenger, unless you want them to stop working.
4. Android Assistant
Android Assistant is a subtle but comprehensive solution for your Android phone/tablet to improve their performance. The app comes with 18+ features to free RAM, remove junk files, monitor resources usage and more. Some of its great features are: Monitor status (CPU, RAM, ROM, SD card, Battery), Startup Manager, Batch Install/Uninstall, App backup & restore, etc.
5. Advanced Task Manager
Android Phones have many services running in the background which consumes your phone’s resources, drain battery and more. Advanced Task Manager – Killer app is a perfect solution to tackle these background apps and stop them. In short, the app Kill tasks, free memory, speed up a phone, save battery life, one tap boost your phone.
SD Speed Increase is a speed boosting application that tries to beef up your SD card’s file-transfer rates by increasing its default cache size. As it changes parameters in the file system so, a root is required. As Since SD cache size resets every time you reboot your Android, the app provides you option to automate the process or resetting cache size.
7. Clean Master
Cheetah Mobile’s Clean Master comes with a Junk Files tool for cleaning your phone’s app and system cache as well as temp files. It also sports a memory saving Phone Boost tool, an app manager, and antivirus tool. While you can probably skip the task-killer-like features of Phone Boost, the Junk File tool is great for cleaning out widowed and temporary files, as well as cleaning out your system cache to free up phone storage. The app manager allows users to backup APKs, move apps to the SD card and uninstall apps.
8. 360 Security
360 Security is a multi-featured security solution. The application checks for malware and various other malicious files that may be hidden deep inside your Android device’s system and get rid of them for you. It can also clean cache and temporary data accumulated by the installed applications.
9. SD Maid
SD Maid focuses on shredding unnecessary files on the external memory card. It uses an advanced engine to identify and get rid of junk files, which can slow your phone or tab over time. It cleans up the logs and reports that may persist even after uninstalling an application.
10. CPU Tuner (Rooted phones)
If you’re searching for any cool app to enhance the performance of your Rooted Android phone, then you should try CPU tuner. Though the app is built to save as much battery as possible, it can be used to over clock your CPU. So you can set min/max frequencies of CPU to make your cell phone fast.
Free memory level is the main factor that affects how fast system runs. Memory Booster – RAM Optimizer shows you real-time free memory level and provides a live chart to demonstrate how memory changes. It aims at enhancing system speed by resolving memory issues on Android devices with Real-time RAM Usage, Task Killer, Cache Cleaner, Garbage Collector, Auto-Boost, Whitelist, and System Info.
12. DU Speed Booster
Another comparable all-in-one Android optimization tool is DU Speed Booster, which comes with a Trash Cleaner for app cache and junk file cleaning, a one-touch accelerator, app manager, antivirus, a privacy advisor and built-in Internet speed test. Again, the benefits of task-killing with accelerators are dubious, DU Speed Booster’s junk file/cache cleaner is an excellent way to free up internal storage space, and the app manager and other tools are also substantial extras.
13. Avast Cleanup & Boost
For something that’s a bit simpler to use without skimping on real disk cleanup features, check out Avast Cleanup & Boost. The app comes with two primary modes of operation, “Safe-Clean”, which analyzes your disk storage, and identifies files that can be safely deleted to make more space, such as app caches and unused files, and then cleans them up. “Advanced Cleaning” provides a complete sweep, sorting your installed apps by size, displaying stored media, and allowing you to select and delete. There’s also cloud storage integration for Dropbox, Drive, and OneDrive, enabling users to transfer stuff like media files and documents to the cloud for safekeeping to free up space.
Android also features powerful apps that can automate trivial or repetitive tasks based on a variety of triggers. Among the most famous of these is Tasker, a versatile task automation app for Android phones that lets you create your automatic task scripts based on a wide variety of actions and customizable triggers. From automatically silencing your phone at work or killing your mobile data when arriving at home or firing up your music app when you plug in your headphones, there are so many possible uses for this that it’d be folly to attempt to describe them all. While Tasker works perfectly fine even without root access, installing it on a rooted phone allows you to utilize even more custom task options. You can even take some of these automatic scripts and publish them in app format with the Tasker App Factory add-on.
15. IF by IFTTT
Where Tasker excels at lower level hardware and software automation, IF by IFTTT, on the other hand, focuses on internet and app automation based on a variety of triggers. The app allows users to create customized “recipes” or tasks built around the structure “If this, then that” (from which the app takes its name). For instance, you could automatically receive your favorite team’s recent game score when ESPN posts it. IFTTT employs a wide variety of triggers and actions ranging from websites, apps, to even other devices and peripherals. You can even browse through other people’s trending and featured recipes, as well as themed collections and all-time favorites that you can install or modify.