Xiaomi's Redmi 5A has been making headlines recently thanks to its incredible pricing. Available for just Rs 4,999, this new Android phone is Xiaomi's latest addition to its budget line-up.
However, as great as the price-to-spec ratio is for the Redmi 5A, truth is that its 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage won't be enough in the long run. A few months down the line, you may notice that the phone has slowed down. Sad, isn't it?
It goes without saying that nothing is as annoying as a slow smartphone but, thankfully, there are ways to boost its performance.
Here, we have outlined 7 tested ways to speed up your new Redmi 5A.
Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram are usually the first apps that we install on our new smartphones. However, the truth is that these apps, especially Facebook, are resource-heavy and hog your phone’s internal memory. This way, not only do they drain battery juice and mobile data but they also make the phone sluggish.
Another cool trick would be to keep the internal memory free of photos. Apps use your phone's internal memory for installation purposes, hence, more internal memory would obviously translate to having more apps on your phone without slowing the system down.
Thankfully, the Redmi 5A offers a nifty option for you to switch the location of the photos taken using the camera app.
All you have to do is go to the camera settings and toggle the Save to SD card switch to on.
However, these features seem great only on paper. Built-in apps such as Second Space create a virtually isolated environment, which will hog more internal storage the more apps you add to it. Result? A slow phone.
So, even it might seem tempting to have different accounts, it's best to stay away from these apps in the Redmi 5A.
4. Visit the Deep Clean Feature
Deep Clean is a fairly useful feature in Xiaomi phones. A scaled-down version of Google's Files Go, this cool feature monitors the system for duplicate images, dormant apps, and huge files.
The best thing about this feature is that you can set up a weekly schedule. All you need to do is head over to the Security app and scroll down to Deep Clean and tap on Settings.
Needless to say, Google Play Store is not exactly a desolate wasteland when it comes to launchers. Given that some of them are productivity boosters, it'd only be natural for us to be tempted to get these Android launchers.
As with any other app, there are heavy launchers and light launchers.
The latter two are known for their well-balanced power consumption, which would be more than sufficient.
6. Slow Down on Customization
Heavy customization also tends to slow a phone down. Whether it's the home screen widgets, heavy themes or a slew of live or animated wallpapers, they tend to use background resources to work in a loop.
So, if you notice that your Redmi 5A has slowed down, do put a break on the customization spree. In fact, we'd suggest you keep your home screen as clean and lean as possible.