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Google could be removing 'Speed Booster' apps from Play Store soon, you can follow these tips to speed up your Android phone

Google could be removing 'Speed Booster' apps from Play Store soon, you can follow these tips to speed up your Android phone
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  • Google to crack down on third-party speed booster apps for Android phones.
  • Optimize your smartphone's memory with these easy tips.
Not everyone has the means or desire to upgrade to the latest and greatest smartphone frequently. Thankfully, many low-end and mid-range phones that do the job for most are available in the market. These phones compromise on flagship components to cut costs and keep prices low. While their performance may be adequate for most users, some may find them to be sluggish. To speed up their Android phones, many users turn to third-party apps. However, unlike other platforms, third-party tools cannot accelerate Android. Such "speed booster" apps can potentially cause more harm than good.

According to Mishaal Rahman, a journalist specializing in the Android operating system (OS), Google plans to take action against ‘Speed Booster’ apps through modifications in the upcoming Android 14.


Over the years, much has been talked about the effectiveness of ‘task killer’ apps that claim to enhance performance. However, it has always been advised not to use them. The reason for this is that the OS already has its own task management mechanisms specifically designed with the memory and power limitations of mobile devices in mind.

It is always better to let the OS manage memory than using a third-party ‘task killer’/ ‘speed booster’ app to kill processes. Consequently, Google is now taking measures to restrict the actions of these apps and preparing to limit how developers can promote them on Google Play.
Here’s how you can boost and conserve memory in your smartphone
There are several ways to optimize memory usage on your smartphone, which can help improve performance and conserve battery life, here are some tips.
Uninstall unused apps
Uninstall apps that you don't use frequently. These apps take up unwanted storage space and can also use up memory resources.
Clear cache regularly
Cached data can accumulate over time, taking up storage space and slowing down your device. Clearing the cache regularly can free up space and improve performance.
Use ‘Lite’ versions of apps
Many popular apps offer ‘Lite’ versions optimized for low memory usage. These apps are designed to use less memory, so they are ideal for devices with limited memory.
Disable bloatware
Bloatware is a pre-installed app that comes with your phone, and you don't use them. They can consume memory resources, so it's best to disable them.
Keep your phone updated
Manufacturers often release software updates that optimize memory usage. Keeping your phone up to date can help in enhancing performance.
Use a lightweight launcher
Launchers with flashy animations and graphics consume a lot of memory. Using a lightweight launcher can help optimize memory usage.
Close unused apps
Close apps that you're not using. Running too many apps simultaneously uses up memory resources and slows down your device.

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