9 Ways to Improve the Performance of Android Tablet

9 Ways to Improve the Performance of Android Tablet

Is your Android tablet not performing as fast as it used to? Just like a personal computer, your tablet’s system will eventually run slower due to the memory shortage and stored files. But the good news is, you can maintain the fast performance of your tablet by knowing the right things to do.

Improve Performance Android Tablet

You are probably using your tablet for a lot of things. I used my Android for playing games and browsing. I like its portability and functionality. But I too had experienced my tablet running slower which concerns me. I did my own research on how I can optimize my tablet’s performance which I will be sharing with you right now.

1. Remove Applications You Don’t Need

Every time you download an application on your tablet, it takes up memory. So, if you have several applications that you don’t really use, uninstall them. This will free up memory in your storage which leads to the faster performance of your tablet.

2. Close Applications

Tablets run slower when there are numerous applications running in the background. After using an application, close it. This way, your tablet’s system will have more memory to run your other applications.

3. Avoid Heavy Applications

Different applications have different sizes. Before downloading, look at the file size and determine if it’s worth downloading. Keep in mind that applications cannot be transferred to an external SD card so everything is stored in the tablet’s internal memory.

4. Stay Away from Live Wallpapers

True, those live wallpapers are beautiful and entertaining but you may notice that it makes your tablet run slower. It’s always running in the background even if you’re running an application already. It’s best to stick with regular wallpapers as this can save battery life too.

5. Turn off Maps

The moment you open your tablet, your map application will be active especially if you’re always connected to the internet. If you have GPS on your tablet, that’s worse. Not only will this suck the life out of your battery, but it will reduce your tablet’s performance. How? The tablet’s system will cut out on your tablet’s performance to make your tablet last longer.

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6. Stop Animations

Just like live wallpapers, animations are eye candies. These things look great but you have no idea how it can reduce your computer’s performance. Deactivate animations in your tablet settings. You’ll really notice the difference.

7. Remove Unnecessary Widgets

I often see Android business phones and tablets with a bunch of widgets running. Widgets can be helpful but remove the unnecessary ones. Just keep the widgets you cannot live without and remove the rest. Those widgets take up memory.

8. A Habit to Kill

Make it a habit to kill applications that you are not using. In case you forgot to close them, download an application that can kill all running applications with one click. This will free up memory in an instant.

SEE ALSO: How to Maximize Android Phones Battery Life.

9. Use Application Cleaner/Manager

Such an application is what every Android tablet must have. An application cleaner can delete file cache, browser history and other unnecessary files. It can also assist with the removal of applications. Regularly clean and manager your tablet as this will greatly improve its performance.

These nine tips are tried and tested. I’ve done them myself and I’m happy with the improvement of my Android tablet’s performance. I’m glad that I didn’t need to buy a tablet with higher specs. I hope these tips can greatly help you out. If you’re a business person and you need a tablet that runs fast, these proven tips will not fail you.

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About Henry Conrad

Henry Conrad is a 29-year-old game developer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Aside from gaming and being a tech junky, he also dabbles in creative writing, which allows him to create great storylines and backgrounds for his characters.

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  1. says

    Agree 100% with every tip. I used to have an Android tablet, it is very good, the performance rocks but after half a year it started to slow down like crazy, yeah that was Live Wallpapers.. And the rest of the crap that was installed there.. Everything has to be wisely balanced and not just stuffed with the apps and info.
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  2. says

    Most of the time very important apps are slowing the tablets show down. Especially the Facebook app is a memory easting good for nothing app. It doesn’t support t SD installation and runs on background all the time. There are few apps like that we cannot remove without rooting. The minimum steps we can take the ones you have mentioned above. I also recommend taking these steps since I have personally tried them all.
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  3. Jeremy Norton says

    These are great tips. I will now make it a habit to constantly clean my tablet with unnecessary apps.

  4. says

    Ahh, this is one of the things that has been annoying me for a long time. Keeping my tablet running fast is hard, but also getting into the habit of closing applications when I am finished with it. I am the worst when it comes to this. However, finding an app to do that is a good idea, I’m just going to go look for one now.

  5. says

    Really great tips, i got my android and my performance is getting low everyday because of too many apps, i got the Clean Master application and it’s working great. Live wallpapers are unnecessary because spending too much battery and creating lag.
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  6. says

    I think with in few years the world will get addicted with Android platform. I have came to know your blog and i think it is a great resource for all android lovers. Millions of the smartphone devices are based on android platform. Your guided way will definitely help android users to improve the performance of Android Tablets. Finally i would like to say thanks for this informative post.

  7. Joe Hart says

    Great post..I just realized that i have a whole lot of apps in my tab that i hardly use..Going to remove them…GPS and Wi-fi also consumes too much of power…It will be better to turn them off whenever it is not needed to save battery,
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  8. says

    I have to thank you for the point by point explanation on how the performance of an Android Tab can be improved. I tried out a few of the suggestions and they actually worked. Especially, the suggestion about getting rid of unnecessary widgets is something that really helped enhance the performance of my device.
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  9. says

    Nice and simple post! I would like to add few extra tips:

    1-Make sure to turn off sync and instead create a sync shortcut on homescreen, so whenever u need it it is always handy. Saves battery as well :)

    2-If you are using Cloud Services for storing your data, make sure that it uploads your photographs and documents only when you connected to WIFI or manually whenever you need it done.

    I think rest all is already mentioned in this post!

  10. says

    Most Android OS devices can be improved in the same way, no matter if its a tablet or a smartphone. It is all about the OS. Period!

  11. says

    I was looking for these kind of post and yes much useful as of me. Android devices are best among the tablets as well as smart phones and it is upto the user to use it effectively and efficiently. On that note these tips will help a lot.

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