How Processing Technology and Other Factors Speed Up Your Smartphone
As a business owner and/or budding entrepreneur, you probably spend as much time on the road as you do in your home office or company. From meeting with clients and pitching your product to spending time in a remote office, you are on the go quite a bit. Because you work away from your main office so much, you definitely rely on your smartphone as your lifeline to your team and clients, not to mention the many other things you use it for every day.Lately, you’ve noticed that your smartphone is slowing way down and can barely transmit data without threatening to crash and restart. While your first inclination is to blame your cell phone carrier for the super slow data speed, it turns out there are a number of other things that can cause your phone to move along at the speed of molasses going uphill:
Your processor is getting old
In your smartphone, the processor is basically the brain of the device, and is responsible for making sure your phone does everything you are asking it to do. If you are using an older model smartphone, the processor is probably getting up in years and is not functioning as quickly as it should. If you have room in the budget to do so, you may want to upgrade to a newer smartphone with a lightning-fast mobile platform like the Snapdragon series. In addition to offering super-long battery life, an amazing camera and more, the Android mobile platforms use Qualcomm TruSignal, which enhances radio performance, allowing for faster data connectivity, whether you are at home or sitting in a diner 200 miles from the main office sending a file. Thanks to this impressive antenna boost technology, Android phones that are powered with Snapdragon mobile platforms offer better network reliability, data speeds and call coverage.
Once you switch to a newer Android smartphone with Qualcomm technology, you should notice a tangible improvement in your data speed. However, to keep that new phone humming along quickly for as long as possible, consider these additional tips.
Keep it clutter-free
All those cool-sounding apps that we all tend to download will clog up your processor on your phone’s CPU, no matter if it’s a new Galaxy S9 or an older model. To prevent this from happening, only download apps that you will actually use and then go through them every month or so, deleting the ones that just sit there taking up space. In addition, be sure to close out the apps when you are done with them so they are not in the background, slowing down your phone.
Another cause of slow smartphone speeds is something called bloatware. In the case of your Samsung phone, you might have some duplicate apps like Samsung digital stores, in addition to Google Play stores. In addition, some of these apps will launch on their own when you fire up your smartphone, which uses up memory and CPU cycles. While you cannot delete the duplicate apps, you can disable them by launching Settings, then Apps and then tapping any apps you want to disable.
Don’t blame your carrier; look at the innards of your phone first
So the next time you are in the boonies trying to send a data file to one of your clients, try not to blame your carrier for the slow service. Start by taking a look at your phone’s processor and how old it is; since it’s literally the brains of the unit it might be time for a newer one. Then, do what you can to keep your Android free of unused apps and programs that clog the processor’s ability to work, and you should enjoy a faster and more reliable smartphone experience.