You can customize your Android device to most effectively meet your specific needs. Here are a few tips on maximizing efficiency.
Keep your operating system and apps up-to-date for best performance and security. Look under About Phone (or About Device) under Settings to find Software Update (or System Update). To keep apps updated, go to Google Play Store. Tap the menu icon and select My Apps to which apps have available updates. You can also go to Settings in the Google Play Store to choose Auto-update apps.
USE WIDGETS STRATEGICALLY
Widgets are helpful instance access to reminders, weather or other important utilities. Keep in mind that widgets run continuously, using the processor and draining power. Choose a few key widgets that are helpful. Activating too many widgets will slow performance and drain battery.
REDUCE BACKGROUND ACTIVITY
You can increase performance and reduce battery drain by limiting background activity like Live Wallpapers (long press home screen and choose wallpaper settings to adjust), customizing sync settings (look under Settings, Accounts & sync, and Sync settings to adjust), and turn off animations (look under Settings, Developer Options, and turn off Window animation scale and Transition animation scale).
CLEAN UP APPS
Too many unused apps take up storage and processing power. If you never use an app, uninstall it. If you only occasionally you an app, you can disable it by going to Settings and then Apps. Tap app you’d like to disable and select Disable. The file is not removed, but the app won’t drain needed processing power. You can repeat the process to re-enable app. Finally, make sure to keep the apps you do use updated for faster, more effective performance.
MAXIMIZE BATTERY LIFE
To get the most out of your battery life use the smart charger that came with your phone, keep your battery cool, adjust the brightness of your screen to extend battery life, turn off features that drain battery (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Live Wallpapers).