Ten tips to improve your Windows 10 Mobile device performance

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Windows 10 Mobile is usually regarded as an operating system with excellent performance that can also run perfectly on low-end hardware. However, sometimes users may face some issues regarding the performance. And in this article, we would like to provide you with 10 tips to improve your Windows 10 Mobile device performance.

  1. Stay updated (Apps & OS)

Microsoft usually listens to feedback from users and gives lots of fixes frequently and quickly. Therefore, you should check for updates regularly to make your Windows 10 Mobile device optimized.

  • You just need to head to Settings > Update & Security > Phone Update to check for updates.
  • You also need to keep apps updated by checking in Windows Store app. But if you have too many apps, you should set them to update automatically by heading to Store > Menu > Downloads & Updates.

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  1. Control Background Apps / Tasks

As in any operating system, many apps/tasks running in background always consume system resources. Therefore, you need to manage them scientifically and effectively.

  • Go to Settings > System > Battery Saver, and select Battery use. From here, you can set which apps can and cannot run in background.
  • You can also go to Settings > Privacy > Background to control which apps run in background.
  • Close heavy apps like Maps, Drive which need to keep updated regularly thereby consuming system resources a lot.

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  1. Clear Browser Cache & Temporary Files

Saving browser cache and temporary files helps you to access data more quickly. However, when the browser cache becomes full, it will make your device sluggish.

  • Go to Microsoft Edge > Settings > Clear Browsing Data for clearing Browser cache, cookies and other related data. If you use another browser, just do the same.
  • To clear the temporary files, go to Settings > System > Storage > Device / SD Card > Temporary Files.

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  1. Disable Apps Notifications

Many apps/games can keep sending notifications. This sometimes annoys users, but more importantly, they consume battery and system resources. So, it is recommended that you should disable notifications of apps/games that are not necessary.

You can do this by heading to Access Settings > System > Notifications & Actions, select apps/games and disable their notifications.

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  1. Keep your Home-Screen light by limiting number of Tiles

Live Tiles usually shows you the latest updates of apps, which means that we have to consume system resources. You should only use the Tiles which offer you essential information such as Weather, Maps. Limiting number of Tiles will help improve your phone’s general performance and navigation.

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  1. Uninstall & Disable unused apps

Letting unused apps run in your device is a waste. These apps can take storage space and consume RAM by running background processes, which makes your device run slower. Therefore, we recommend uninstalling or disabling them (usually for the default apps).

You can do this by going to App List > Long Press > Uninstall. In case you cannot uninstall some apps from App list, just go to Settings > System > Storage > Device / SD Card > Apps / Games > Uninstall.

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  1. Move Games / Apps to Device memory if required

Some games may not run properly once installed on MicroSD card, or the SD card remains slow. This will have bad effects on your phone’s performance. Therefore, it would be better to move those games to device memory or high-speed SD card. Just head to Settings > System > Storage > Device / SD Card > Apps / Games and move.

  1. Use a High-Speed MicroSD card

If you have too many apps while the phone memory is limited, you should use a SD Card with a high-speed memory for better performance. That your MicroSD card is fast plays an important role in improving your Windows 10 Mobile device performance.

  1. Reduce or Stop Auto-Sync

Many users often use multiple mail accounts on their device in order to store, sync, send and receive messages… This requires the app to sync the latest emails, and also requires updates to install every minute, every hour. This takes lots of resources and regularly syncing may have bad impacts on system performance. You can head to Settings > Accounts > Email & app accounts to turn off the auto-sync completely or reduce the auto-sync frequency by heading to individual accounts.

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  1. Perform a Factory Reset

In case no apps work as desired, or there are too many errors in your Windows 10 Mobile device, you had better perform a factory reset. This will restore the device’s software to its original manufacturer settings. Notice that all of the data, settings, and apps will be deleted, therefore, you should back up your important data before performing the reset.

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