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How to improve cell phone speed

To optimize the operation of the equipment it is important to review the space occupied by the apps
To optimize the operation of the equipment it is important to review the space occupied by the apps

Sometimes the mobile may be slow, slow to respond to commands, or hang. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as a lack of space on your computer.

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This may be because they installed many Applications, they have a large amount of multimedia content or the operating system needs to be updated. Also, it could be an indication that the computer has been infected by some malware. Here’s how to fix each of those issues.

free up space

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The first point is to check how much space the applications and other content that you have on the mobile take up. Once this is done, you can proceed to remove the services that are used less or those that are already backed up in the cloud or another equipment.

In the case of Android, to verify this data, you must enter the gear icon to enter Settings and then write in the internal search engine “Storage”. In this way, you will enter a section where you can see how much space all the content you have on your mobile occupies, depending on whether it is photos, videos, audio files, documents, applications, etc.

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If you navigate through the menu, towards the end you will see Additional information highlighting duplicate content, largest files, and unused apps. With all this data, the user will be able to decide what should be removed from the computer.

The first step is to remove the duplicate content that is highlighted in the section. On the other hand, in the case of photos and videos, if they are already backed up in Google Photos, they can be deleted from the device.

To make sure that the automatic back up is activated, you have to enter the Photos icon from the mobile, then press on the profile photo and then go to Backup and sync. There you will see if the option is enabled. In turn, the system will indicate how much space is available and a tool to manage storage will be accessed.

From photos you can manage the storage available in the cloud
From photos you can manage the storage available in the cloud

Another important point is that there are light or low-weight versions of some applications that take up less space and can therefore be used to replace the original editions. This is the case of Facebook Lite, Spotify Lite or Twitter Lite, for example.

In the case of iPhoneto see the available space on the computer, go to Settings/General/Space. There you will see a series of recommendations to optimize the space left on the computer. In addition, a list of installed apps and the amount of space each one occupies will appear.

Pressing on each particular app will get more detailed data. In addition, it will be possible uninstall the platform from there. This option removes the service but not the associated data and documents. To delete everything, then you have to select the alternative Delete app.

The system also sends the user an alert when space is low and offers recommendations to optimize space.

On iPhone, recommendations are also offered to free up space
On iPhone, recommendations are also offered to free up space

Update the operating system

To update the operating system, in the case of Android you have to open the Settings menu, navigate to the bottom and then go to System/System Update. There you will see if there is anything new to install, otherwise the data of the latest version installed will be displayed.

The steps on iPhone are very similar. Go to Settings then go to General/Software Update and press on Automatic updates/Download iOS updates. This way the computer will install the most recent version of the operating system.

Operating system update is important to receive security patches
Operating system update is important to receive security patches

It is important to always have the latest version to receive security patches and ensure that your computer works properly.

Malware Indication

Very slow computer performance could be an indication that it has been infected with malware. If you add to this that it closes and shuts down for no apparent reason, pops up a lot of pop-ups, consumes an excess of battery or overheats, then it possibly has some kind of malicious system.

To check and remove hidden malicious applications, you have to turn on safe mode. On Android it is done by following these steps:

Press the power button until that alternative appears. In some models, when you press the shutdown button, the Shutdown option appears and you have to press there again until the legend Safe Mode appears and then click on that option again.

Then you must go to Configuration or Settings and there enter Applications. You will see a list with all the download apps. You have to check if you find any with a strange name or that you don’t remember having downloaded and delete it.

Safe mode allows you to review even hidden apps
Safe mode allows you to review even hidden apps

Before doing so, it is advisable to do a search to find out what is being removed from the device and avoid uninstalling any useful programs that could affect its proper functioning.

In case there is any suspicion that cannot be removed, you must enter Settings or Settings / Lock and security / Other security settings / Device administration. There you must disable the access of the suspicious program.

In case none of this works, you can resort to making a copy of all the information on the cell phone and doing a factory reset within the configuration menu.

In the case of iPhone you can also appeal to factory reset, entering the menu Settings / General / Transfer or Reset.

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