We are closing in on the Samsung Galaxy S5’s first anniversary and we know many of your devices are starting to seem slower. This is something that happens to devices naturally, but luckily, there are ways to combat the toll that daily usage takes on your device.
Let’s start by telling you a factory reset is likely the best way to make the device as fast as it was when you first used it (or at least close to). You can learn how to factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S5 by reading our tutorial.
There are some other options to make the Galaxy S5 faster, though. Some of these will even help you make a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 perform better. Why don’t we jump into the details?!
Turn off unnecessary animations
Animations waste precious processing power, but that is not quite the reason why we want to get rid of them. They also waste milliseconds on giving you the extra eye candy. These effects look awesome, but they can make your phone seem a bit slower too.
In the video above you can see how we got rid of the lock screen unlock effects, home screen transitions and window animations. These are all pretty simple to access from your settings, so check out the video and get going.
Get rid of bloatware
Bloatware is annoying to look at, but most importantly, these apps are constantly taking precious resources that you need in order to keep your phone running smooth. You can disable or uninstall these apps by simply opening your app drawer, hitting the menu button and tapping on “Uninstall/disable apps”.
After that, simply select the apps that you want to get rid of and follow the dialog boxes. This will make your phone not only run a bit smoother, but look and feel much cleaner.
I am actually not a fan of this one, as background data processes are what makes your smartphone so helpful. Auto-sync allows your apps to work on the background and tell you what’s going on in the world.
If you prefer doing these things manually and want an extra performance boost, though, you can easily turn off auto-sync. Just go to your Settings app, tap on Data usage, hit the 3-dot menu button and uncheck the auto-sync data option.
You can also tell which apps can sync or not, though. Maybe yuo just don’t care about getting those Facebook notifications right away!
Turn off S-Voice home key launch
Did you know your home button can open S Voice? You can simply press it twice and talk away. The problem here is that not all of us like or need S Voice, yet this feature is forcing the device to always monitor the home key to see if there will be a second press.
You can make the device a little faster by disabling this feature. Simply open up S Voice, hit the menu button and uncheck “Open via the home key”.
This one is a little basic, but it’s also something people forget to do all the time. Every time you use an app, data is saved within your cache memory. There are multiple apps that can do this for you, and you can even automate cache cleaning! Hit the vide to find out our favorite cache-cleaning services.