The Galaxy J4 is a small beast the Samsung has brought us this year. This smartphone is comprised of Super AMOLED display screen, Quad-core 1.4 GHz processors, and 2GB RAM. Well, that’s enough to carry out most of the tasks on a daily basis, perhaps, that stable and quick performance won’t long. If you don’t keep things optimized on your phone, probably, sooner or letter, you’ll notice performance issues going around you. In this tutorial, we’ll help you to optimize and speed up performance on Samsung Galaxy J4 to get the maximum performance out of this smartphone.
For most of the users, we won’t recommend rooting or performing similar custom operations. We have tested and proven methods to sustain optimal performance on Android phones. These are ethical, they won’t don’t hurt your phone in any manner. Instead, they help you calibrate and optimize your Galaxy J4 for better performance. Implementing these tips and ticks should bring improvements in different aspects of your phone. While they improve the performance, they should stretch the battery life a bit too.
Neither implementing these tips take so much time. If you’re new to the Android operating system, you can right away apply these. For advanced users, these are helpful, but rooting would take things to another level. We recommend the root their phone to achieve more privileges. If you don’t want that, these are enough for you. These solutions are ethical and anyone can apply them. We have gathered different solutions to cure the low-performance issues on Samsung Galaxy J4. Since this smartphone has less amount of RAM and processors, it might become slower easily over time. Through these tips, you can calibrate and make your phone faster.
Without talking more, let’s start the list of these useful tips and tricks.
Tips and tricks to speed up performance on Samsung Galaxy J4
1. Speed up Animations
For low-end devices, this method works amazingly. By reducing the extent and duration, we actually speed up animations that make smartphone to respond quickly.
The animations are present all around the Android UI. To rendered, of course, they need the processing power. We do not intend to turn them OFF completely.
Instead, we’ll reduce their extent and length of them. That will give a boost your phone Samsung Galaxy J4 instantly. In order access, the animations and other settings must enable the Developer Options first. Use the below instructions to enable this option on your phone:
Enable Developer Options:
- Open the Settings.
- Next, locate ‘Software Information’ and tap on it.
- Scroll down and tap on About phone option.
- Locate ‘Build Number’ and tap 7 times on it.
Now, you can access the Developer Options through Settings->Developer Options.
Now, follow the below instructions to speed up animations on your phone:
- Tap on the Settings.
- Now, open the Developer Options.
- Under this menu, locate “Windows Animation Scale”, “Transition Animation scale” and “Animator duration scale”.
- Change the default value to 0.5X for each option.
- Exit the menu.
Now, feel the changes. Probably, you’ll notice the animations are happening quickly. That makes your device respond quickly and feels it is running faster.
It also helps to save battery power on Samsung Galaxy J4.
2. Change the DPI settings
The DPI stands for ‘Dot Per Inch’, it is related to the rendering of ‘on-screen’ content like text, objects, and icons. Through reducing the DPI value from default, it can reduce the stress from GPU and CPU units from rendering the small and complex objects.
Basically, if reduce down the DPI value, the On-screen content becomes a bit larger, that is easier to render and requires lesser amount processing power.
That actually doesn’t impact the performance much, but it keeps your phone feels smoother than before. We highly recommend this tip for all Galaxy J4 owners to try this if you’re really serious about making things faster.
- Again, Open the Settings.
- Open the Developer Options.
- Now. locate “smallest width” or “minimum width.”
- Change/replace the default value with 320 (works best) or 340.
- Exit the menu and reboot your phone.
Once your phone is getting boot up, try to observe the smoothness and other performance matrices. You must observe that things are looking better and smoother than before.
We highly recommend this tip, it essential that you apply it when each ounce of improvement is counted.
3. Disable Unnecessary apps
We all know that Samsung has a strong bond with bloatware apps. On your Samsung Galaxy J4, you must observe that there are plenty of apps, that you’ve not used so far.
And you’ve no intention to use them either. So, it doesn’t make any sense to keep those applications on your phone. I know, you might have tried to uninstall them but couldn’t because they pre-installed.
Until you gain the root access on your phone, you simply cannot remove them permanently, Is there any other option left?
Yes, you can disable them, and of course, it does the job pretty well.
Once you disable these applications, firstly they become to their minimal package size and most importantly, the won’t run anymore. Until you enable them.
That outcomes better performance, RAM and battery life too.
Here’s how you can disable these applications and improve performance:
This guide works for Samsung Galaxy J4 as well. Must try it.
4. Clear cache memory
When it comes to low performance and stability related problems, the cache memory impacts the most. The cache memory is generated by the applications that we use on our phone.
Whenever we open an application, it gathers some of the cache memory. This memory keeps accumulating over time. And it becomes so large that start hurting the regular operating and working our smartphone.
Thus, it becomes important for us to clear this cache memory from time to time. That keeps the performance maintained. The cache memory brings stability issues too. If you’re facing issues like Force close, app crashes, and boot loops, clearing the cache memory can help you.
We can simply say, it calibrates the performance.
The social media applications accumulate most the cache memory. While using the Reddit applications for several weeks, I see that it has accumulated more than 500 MB of cache data. It was a bit surprising for me.
And Facebook and Instagram application do the same thing, If you frequently use these applications (like most of the people do), you must keep your eyes on the cache memory too. To clear cache memory, just check out the following tutorial:
5. Reinstall the firmware
If you find that nothing works for you to improve performance and you’re facing too many problems on your phone, then reinstalling the firmware should definitely help you.
By re-installing the firmware, you ensure that every affect aspects of your phone are replaced with the stock aspects.
That removes all the problems and issues related to the installed firmware. However, it formats the internal memory of your phone. If you’re important files saved on your phone, those will be deleted.
And you cannot recover them. So it better that you create a backup first. Then, proceed reinstalling the firmware on your phone.
You can follow our backup guide exclusively for Samsung smartphones:
Since you’ve created a backup, now you can proceed further and re-install the firmware on your phone using the below guide:
That’s all you need to restore your phone. These are different methods to cure performance related issues on Samsung Galaxy J4 smartphones. We hope that our readers would like them all. If you do, share your thoughts and views in the comment section. We will be glad to hear from you.
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