Ever suffered from a freezing handset just when you were about to make the most important call yet? Tried to play a game and ended up frustrated due to a hanging phone? Well, this is a problem experienced by millions of phone users all across the globe. Simple and noble phones that would never experience a screen freeze such as Nokia 1100s are now dead and gone, and in their place are the beloved smartphones that can run the most complex of softwares.
However, with every rose comes a thorn. These powerful handsets constantly suffer from an overload and tend to be unresponsive to the user’s commands. If you’re having this problem, here are some helpful tips to have in mind.
Stop apps running simultaneously
As much as the current smartphones are powerful, they still have a limited number of resources such as RAM and processing power. So if you’re running more apps than the phone can handle, then it’s bound to respond, one way being freezing.
Remember, clicking the home button after using an app doesn’t close it, it keeps running at the background. To have a look at all the apps that are running concurrently, go to your settings > apps > running apps.
Update! Update! Update!
Here’s another monumental tip that can unfreeze your phone and even prevent it from freezing ever again. Thing is, freezing could be as a result of an app using more resources than it possibly should, and developers keep on improving their applications and making them use less resources and have increased performance. So don’t hesitate to update your applications whenever they are out of date.
A system update is just as important. It could bring about a huge difference in how your phone reacts to diminishing resources.
Move applications to external storage
Sometimes, the phone simply freezes due to decreased space for running apps. Most people don’t pay enough attention to where their applications are held. In some cases, applications are installed in your phone’s memory by default. This decreases the available space for running apps and clogs up the memory.
The external memory is usually larger as compared to the internal one. Additionally, it’s easily expandable so you can easily upgrade it in case you need more space.
To move the applications to external memory, simply head to your settings, select apps and then choose the app you want to move.
Identify resource intensive apps
Another helpful option is to identify applications that are resource intensive. You could easily do this by heading to your settings and selecting ‘running apps’ and a list of all your applications appear.
This way, you’ll be in a very good position to figure out what apps are hogging your memory and processor. You could kill such apps, delete them, or alternatively get a much lighter version of the app.