This is how you can identify the applications that slow down an Android cell phone

Applications on an Android cell phone. (photo: SPORT)

All users of Android They usually have a lot of Applications in their mobile devices. Although these smart phones are designed to handle large volumes, data overload can often make them slow and sluggish.

In addition, there are tons of apps games that consume a lot of memory and are constantly performing activities without the user’s knowledge. For this reason, Infobae will show how to solve these problems so that you can get the most out of a smartphone Android.

Guide to thoroughly clean the apps that consume the life and usefulness of an Android

The process consists of the following steps: Settings > Storage > Applications.

Once the user is in the last mentioned section, you have to reorder the results by the capacity of each application to see which apps are taking up space on your telephone. Once you find out how much space each one occupies, you can delete the applications that are not used.

Apps sorted by space on Android.  (photo: Xataka)
Apps sorted by space on Android. (photo: Xataka)

On the other hand, if you are looking to free up RAM on the device, you have to go to Settings > System > Developer Options > Running Services to analyze which of the applications are consuming more RAM. Here you can determine which ones need more power and turn them off.

As additional information, You are advised to delete the data stored in WhatsApp, since it is instant messaging application it usually stores a variety of photos, videos, audios and documents that are transferred between chats.

Documents, images, videos, audios on WhatsApp.  (photo: MuyComputer)
Documents, images, videos, audios on WhatsApp. (photo: MuyComputer)

Google is working on a feature to save app space on Android

It is a fact that over the years, smart phones offer more and more storage capacity. As a result, it is common to see mobile phones with 128, 256 or 512 GB (and up to 1 TB) of internal capacity to store applications, documents, musicphotos and videos, helping users not to worry about how the space of the cell phone.

However, there are still many phones, especially in the ecosystem of Android, that offer very limited functionality and require that every GB, even every MB, that is available be taken care of.

The good news is that Google is working on a new feature that will save storage space that Android apps take up. The Mountain View company made it known thanks to a publication on its blog for developers of mobile operating systems; basically, the company gives the option to store part of the files APKs until they are needed again.

Applications on an Android cell phone.  (photo: Info Latina)
Applications on an Android cell phone. (photo: Info Latina)

Android mobile phone users they will no longer be forced to uninstall these underused or unused apps; instead, they can temporarily remove a small part of a certain apk without having to remove it completely.

As explained by the Californians, for this new functionality to do its job, archived APKs will be created, a new type of package for Android apps that will be smaller and retain user data until reset.

This way, if a user decides to archive an app, instead of deleting it entirely, the application will recover up to 60% of storage space that the application originally occupied.

Archived APK for Android.  (photo: Google)
Archived APK for Android. (photo: Google)

It is important to mention that implementation of this feature will be optional. This means developers will be able to opt out of including it in their apps, at least initially. Whether it will eventually become a standard in the Android ecosystem remains to be seen.

Another point that is not yet clear is how the option will be presented in the interface of Google’s mobile operating system. Namely, whether users can choose to archive or uninstall an app by long-pressing its icon, or if they have to do it from the mobile settings.


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