Why is my phone slowing down and how can I speed it up?
Smartphones may slow down, freeze or crash for various reasons. The likely culprits are full storage space and outdated software. Here are some tips to try to get your phone back up to working order.
- Screen images and menu items may vary depending on your model and software version.
Freeing up some storage can make your phone perform better. Remove files and apps that need clearing out by using Device care.
➊ Go to "Settings", then tap "Battery and device care"
➋ Tap "Storage"
➌ Check your storage space and select files and apps that you want to delete. Clear them out from your phone.
- If you don't see a delete/uninstall option, the files/apps are required by the operating system and safe to keep.
Device speed can slow when apps are running in the background. Keep your device in optimal running condition with Optimization.
➊ Go to “Settings”, then tap “Battery and device care”
➋ Tap “Memory”
➌ Click the "Clean now" button to free up memory
Updating your software to the latest version can help improve your phone's performance as it increases compatibility and provides bug fixes as well as security patches.
To check for software updates, go to "Settings" and tap "Software update." Then, tap "Download and install."
Check your software version
➊ Go to "Settings" and tap "About phone"
➋ Tap "Software information"
➌ Check your device's current software version
Update your software
➊ Go to "Settings" and tap "Software update"
➋ Select "Download and install"
➌ Let your software update to the latest version
Restarting your phone is a simple way to clean up any unused app running in the background and speed things up.
Automatically restart your phone periodically with "Auto restart." See how to set it up below.
➊ Go to "Settings" and tap "Battery and device care"
➋ Tap the three-dot menu on the top right and click "Automation"
➌ Tap "Auto restart at set times"
➍ Select the restart day under "Schedule" and go to "Time" to set the automatic restart time to complete the setup
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