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How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Android Phone  July 12, 2015 – 12:15 pm

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Android PhoneWe're all decluttering our closets and basements in celebration of spring, but it's time for a break. Kick back on the couch, pull up your Android phone, and act like you're still being productive by giving it some spring cleaning of its own.

Reclaim Drive and SD Card Space

Most Android devices have two different storage spaces: your internal space (where apps are stored) and your SD card (where your music, photos, and many of your apps' settings are stored). The SD card is easy to clean up—just delete any music, photos, and videos you don't need. If you see any folders that look like settings for apps you've removed, you can delete those too.How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Android Phone If you're rooted (which is really easy to do), you can even use an app like SD Maid or the root-free Clean Master to clean up all that cruft for you.

Cleaning up your internal storage is also pretty simple: just uninstall unnecessary apps. Chances are you have a few apps you don't use anymore, not to mention games you don't play—they'll take up the most space—and you can just uninstall them from the Play Store to free up that space and, hopefully, speed up your phone a little bit. If your phone is starved for internal storage and you can't spare any of your hard-earned apps, you can try moving them to your SD card instead (at least, if you're running Android 2.3 or earlier). This will free up that internal space and speed up your phone, but keep all your apps close at hand. To do this, just head to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. Select an app, and tap the "Move to SD Card" button to move it. Some apps won't have this ability, but you should find that lots of your space-hogging apps have no problem living on your SD card. You can read more about this process here.

Of course, if you don't have an SD card in your phone, you'll just have to delete files and uninstall apps if you're running out of space.

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Android Phone How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Android Phone


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  • avatar How to clean up a hard drive? | Yahoo Answers
    • Replace the hard drive. Keep the old one. I never let go of my old hard drives... If you really want to get rid of the evidence, have a friend sick it to a subwoofer magnet while the stereo is going full blast. Or my personal favorite: A little bit of thermite goes a long, long way.

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