It’s no secret – these really simple and obvious tips will speed up your smartphone

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We all know that our phones start to slow down after about a year, but there are a few things that you can do that will speed it up again.

Here are 5 really simple things you can do to help speed up your smartphone:

Restart

This is the most obvious way to improve the performance of your device. This will clear the memory and any services or apps that are running in the background.

Install the latest updates

The latest updates usually include bug fixes that can often improve the performance of your smartphone. Normally you will get a notification when updates are available but you can check manually by going to “Settings”. Android users should select: About Phone > System Updates. iOS users should select: General > Software Update.

Get rid of the apps you never use

Most of us have some apps installed on our phones that we never use. If you fall into that category, now would be a good time to remove the ones that haven’t been touched for months

Remove any videos or pictures that you don’t want

Deleting videos and pictures that you have taken of your drunken night out six months ago can be deleted again freeing up more memory and space in your phone. Messages that contain GIFs can also use up a lot of memory as well so are worth removing too.

Make sure nothing is running in the background

If you have apps running in the background they are likely to be consuming RAM and memory slowing your device down. Both Android and iOS users can simply hold down the widget and then drag it to remove.

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