To your attention – Arnoldas Lucosius, an expert at the Tele2 Innovation Bureau, shares the most common causes of stuck phones and simple solutions to eliminate them.
# 1. Sharpen all “angles”. The smooth operation of smartphones depends on how much internal memory is contained. Some devices start to hang or run when the memory is 80% full, so constant “cleanliness” of the phone is essential.
Over time, your phone collects unnecessary, space consuming, and inactive “junk”. These can be files, screenshots, unused apps, old photos, audio and video clips, or email attachments.
In your phone settings you can check exactly how much space your phone takes up in your photos, apps, music and other files. Go to Settings> General> Storage and Android users Go to Settings or My Device and iPhone users will find phone memory occupancy.
This is useful for checking my Files app regularly and deleting downloads stored there. Delete unnecessary files and move important files to the cloud or other media.
# 2. Store data in the cloud. When there is less than 1 GB of free space in the phone memory, the device starts running slowly. As a result, it is better not to store data in device memory, but in the external “clouds” of the Internet.
This will not only free up your smart memory, but also give you peace of mind that all your backups will be protected even if your device is lost.
With Android smartphones, duplicates of photos and other data can be stored in convenient and capable online storage such as Google Drive, Google Photos or Dropbox. All you have to do is select a feature in your settings to sync your data across the cloud.
Meanwhile, iPhone owners can store photos, calendars, messages, apps, social networking data, Word, Acrobat, and other selected documents in their iCloud account.
# 3. Clear hidden recovery data. Even if you think that all the files have been deleted from your device’s working memory, this is not the case. In most cases, all deleted data on the device can be recovered.
This is because deleted files are automatically created instead of deleted folders, allowing you to recover them. Unfortunately, these empty folders also take up space in device memory. However, with gadgets like Gone Forever, most of these empty folders can be deleted permanently.
However, it is better to reset the phone to factory settings and clear the working memory. It is important to make sure that you do not really need deleted data in the future and move your most important files to the web cloud.
# 4. Clear browsing data. Whenever you browse the web on your phone, special data is stored in your web cache. However, this data also takes up some of the phone’s memory, so clearing this cache will speed up your device.
On Android phones, when you open the Chrome browser window, click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the window. Then select “History” and click “Clear Browsing Data”. In the window that opens, you can select exactly what you want to delete: “Browsing history”, “Cookies and site data” or “Cached images and files”. Photos and data saved “).
By selecting “Clear History and Website Data” IoT owners can clear their browsing data in their browser’s Safari settings.
True, such a cleanup will log you out of the accounts you normally use in your browser, so be sure to sign in again each time after cleaning.
# 5. Close the “high appetite” gadgets. Functional gadgets that constantly work in the background, syncing, copying data or sending relevant messages help us to make life easier. But coins have another side – they use a lot of energy and slow down the instrument.
The first step is to identify which gadgets are “using” the best sources that can cause persistent device crashes. Most modern Android phones already have device optimization tools installed to detect and close such gadgets. For example, Samsung phones have device maintenance and Xiaomi battery saver. It is recommended to use them regularly.
At the same time, iPhones are left with automatic sleep apps in the background, which reduces your device’s memory and makes it run more smoothly.
Also, another easy way to close apps is to restart your phone. Turn off your smartphone once a week, leave it on for a minute and then turn it on again. The restarted phone closes open unused applications and erases all fragments of previously running applications from memory.
# 6. Optimize settings for game gadgets. Often, the phone encounters interference while playing. The reasons listed above and the inadequate phone settings optimized for the game app can cause the smartphone to crash.
The Game Booster applet is the solution to this problem. After installing the applet, you can automatically optimize the processor, RAM, and more.
Granted, some phones like Samsung have their own in-game gaming optimizer, so no additional gadgets are required.
# 7. Clean your phone considerably. If your smartphone is constantly hanging and you already have a lot of photos and other files that you do not know where to start managing your phone’s assets, there is a bold solution – reset your phone to factory settings.
For iPhones, go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset all settings to restore factory settings.
On Android phones, go to Settings> Backup & Reset> Factory Data Reset> Phone Reset. Go to “Reset phone settings”).
Experts recommend such cleaning of the phone once a year – usually the only way to clean the software “dirt” that slows down the phone.
Before using this efficient method of phone memory recovery, remember to move all important things to a safe place – memory card, external drive or “cloud”.