Tips&TricksRevive your lagging Android phone: clear cache memory for improved performance

Revive your lagging Android phone: clear cache memory for improved performance

Is your phone lagging? Try this trick for express performance.
Is your phone lagging? Try this trick for express performance.
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8:39 PM EST, February 5, 2024, updated: 4:06 AM EST, March 7, 2024

Smartphones with Android software are prone to accumulating so-called cache memory, which can cause the operating system to slow down. A sluggish phone can start to annoy us, and in severe cases, we may even consider replacing the device. But before you resort to that, try clearing the cache memory. Doing so might return your smartphone to its previous performance level!

Is your phone lagging? It could be a memory issue

Every smartphone has two types of memory: cache and backup. Cache memory holds all the data from apps that is stored as you use them. This memory allows apps on your phone to function without continually asking for permission to utilize resources. Without it, the use of programs would become significantly more cumbersome.

Backup memory, on the other hand, contains the entire operating system, photos or different types of files. Both types of memory are necessary, but an excess of accumulated data can burden the phone, resulting in the device's slowed operation. The solution is to clear the cache memory. A few clicks can help you get rid of the problem.

Clearing cache memory on an Android phone

If you have an Android phone, this guide is for you. Cache memory is essential, but hoarding too much data can cause an overload of the system. There may even be instances of apps that you have long since deleted, but remnants of their data still linger on the phone. To remove them, simply follow the instructions below.

If your phone is freezing, start by accessing your phone settings. Look for the tabs "Applications" or "Memory and Applications." Once you've spotted them, click on the chosen application you want to remove from the memory. Following this, select the command "Clear cache memory" and repeat the process for each app. Remember, deleting data will result in the app asking for a re-login. Autocomplete of text fields (which is one of the functions of cache memory) will not be available. If you rely on such features, it's better to avoid cleaning the memory of frequently used apps.

What if the phone continues to freeze?

Freeing up memory should improve your operating system and smooth your phone's operation. However, if your smartphone remains slow, more radical steps may be necessary. Begin by deleting unnecessary photos, videos, documents, or unused applications. If that doesn't yield improvement, you could consider resetting your phone to factory settings. This process will initiate a total reset, deleting all applications and photos, essentially making the phone like new. If you value your files, be sure to back them up on cloud storage or another device before this step.

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