While using your tablet device on a daily basis you might have noticed that the battery doesn’t hold up as much as it did when you first bought it. Also, apps that you use daily have now become slow, unresponsive, or crashing suddenly while the tablet itself became so laggy that it started affecting your overall user experience.
Due to these problems, you are now wondering how to improve your tablet’s health, speed, and your user experience while refraining from investing in a new one right away. And yes, time usually takes its toll on smartphones and tablet devices in terms of speed, app compatibility, updates and more.
However, we’ve made a list of a few very simple tips and tricks you can try today and see if your tablet has benefited from them in terms of speed and performance.
Things you can do right now to speed up your tablet:
- uninstall apps
- remove widgets
- clear your browser cache
- update frequently used apps & OS
- disable location and GPS
- factory reset your tablet
Follow along as we cover each tip in more depth throughout the article.
Uninstall Unused Apps
Of course, one of the very first things every tablet user should do is to remove any unused or rarely used apps from their tablet pc device. Unlock that tablet and take a peek in your app drawer. Is there any app that is just cluttering your tablet’s internal storage and is just sitting there idly, installed, only used a few times, and forgotten?
Well, uninstall those apps, declutter your tablet and free up valuable storage space. It will also speed up your tablet a little. Just navigate to “Settings” and then the “Apps” section on your tablet. From the list of installed apps, choose to uninstall the ones you never use, especially those that take up a lot of space.
Remove Widgets From Home Screen
For anyone using and Android tablet, you must be familiar with widgets. Now, these widgets can occupy a lot of space on your home screen, in the form of icons. Although being very useful and convenient, meaning they provide a quick insight and access to apps, widgets can really slow your tablet.
In case you have an Android tablet we advise you to have as few icons as possible on the home screen. These widgets are very convenient, as they allow us to access the applications faster. However, when they accumulate they can cause the system to slow down.
Clear Your Browser Cache
The next thing you can do to optimize the way your tablet works and boost it up in performance and sped is to just empty the cache from browsers and some apps.
The cache is just data that is saved and used by apps and browsers in order to work faster and adapt to your usage patterns. Deleting is not harmful to your tablet in any way and if you experience issues like long loading on websites, it can actually resolve that.
One thing worth mentioning is that after you clear your browser data you will lose your browsing history and auto-fill data on websites like usernames and passwords.
Regularly Update Apps & OS
One of the things that most people tend to forget is updating their apps on a regular basis. Having an older buggier and laggy version of the app you use frequently can give you the impression like your tablet is working slower or there’s something wrong with it.
Yes, updating an app may take up more space but having a bug-free, snappy app to use is much better than having an old, slow version of that app. Besides getting rid of bugs, updates optimize apps and improve them in performance. So whenever there’s an app update, make sure you update.
You should also check for regular OS (operating system) updates and security updates so that your tablet is optimized in performance and up to date. Of course if your tablet is an older one, you may have limited system updates but nevertheless make sure you have the latest one installed.
We recommend updating your tablet’s system and apps via a Wi-Fi network instead of using data if you want to avoid any carrier charges or consuming all your daily/monthly data plan.
Disable GPS and Location
Be sure to disable your GPS and location as Google Maps consumes a lot of resources in the background and can both slow your phone and drain your battery.
So, whenever you are done using an app like Google Maps, terminate the app so that it doesn’t work in the background and turn off the location.
Another thing worth trying, if somehow the other tips didn’t help, is to give your tablet a factory reset. A factory reset will, as you can guess, reset the tablet to factory settings. Any custom settings you might have had along with data, apps, images and videos will get deleted.
If you don’t want to lose your images or other data, we recommend you back up everything in advance either on cloud storage or your PC. That way you can transfer back all your photos and recover data.
You were looking how to speed up your tablet, well this is it, folks. If you give these simple tips a try we are confident that your Android tablet will gain a performance boost and speed up.
So if you really cant handle how slow your tablet operates and simply fuming in frustration, don’t wait and put the information in this article to good use and let us know how did it go!