- 5. Softwares Updates
- 4. Disable System apps
- 3. Greenify –
Widgets are running programs that are extensions to your home screen. They will be in memory anytime the home screen is visible. I don’t know which process hosts widgets (i.e., which PID shows the memory usage of a widget, or of the home screen app itself?) Widgets are great if you need current information displayed, but if you just want the ability to initiate a function from your home screen, a shortcut will do so while using less memory.
–How to Monitor Application Memory Usage–
Here is the procedure that I use under CyanogenMod. You can probably do something similar with other ROMs. Connect the phone via USB, run ‘adb shell’, and then ‘top -m 15 -s rss -d 10’. Use the phone for a while, switching between some large apps like the Browser and Google Maps. Observe which processes are staying in memory when you are not actively using them, and which processes periodically load themselves. Note that the USB debugger itself uses some memory.
9. Get a maid
Cleanmaster is one such free example and JuiceDefender is another (the latter has both a free and paid version available).
I was having the same problem on my LG Escape. I really don’t need that many links and it’s actually overwhelming for me to have too many. Here’s what i did:
1. Go to your main home screen (Remember to leave the home screens you want to delete empty)
2. Put two fingers on the left and right edges of the screen and swipe to the center
3. All of your home screens will be showing now with a little house on your main home screen
4. From here, you can add, delete, and switch screens around
5. To delete a screen, pick it up like you would an app. A trash will appear. Drag the screen to the trash.
If you want, you can have as few as 1 home screen. Good luck and I hope this works for you!!
How to Disable Animations in Android
The default settings of Android, enables animations and transitions effects when moving between pages in app drawer or going to home screen. To disable animations in Android, and save some battery, do as follows:
1. Open Settings and go to Developer Options
2. Make sure it is enabled (By sliding the toggle button on the top right)
3. Scroll down and under Drawing, tap these options one by one: Windows animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale
4. Select “Animation is off” for each option
Manually upgrade from 4.0.4 to 4.2
=> NOK for me