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How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

Chances are you’re using a phone that’s at least a year old. And if current industry trends are to be believed, you’ll probably stick with it for another year before upgrading. Now, depending on where your phone was on the specs scale initially, its present performance is either (still) a smooth ride or an obstacle course.

If you didn’t want to spend a lot of money in the first place and bought a budget device a year or two ago, you’re probably experiencing certain lags and slowdowns in your daily usage. So, I’m going to show you a useful trick that will make your phone a little bit faster and more responsive. At least, it will feel like it.

One of the oldest tricks in the book when trying to enhance the performance of your smartphone is tuning the animation scale. Keep reading, and you’ll find out what the animation scale is, how to play with it, and what benefits does it bring.

What is the animation scale in Android?

There are three types of animation scales in your system: The Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale. All three of these scales control the animations that appear when you scroll through a page, open a window, or transition between different screens. You can guess from the names which option is for what.

Animations take up resources. So, the bigger the value, the more work on your CPU. Obviously, if you want crisp, fast, and responsive animations, you’re going to beef up the animation scale. The visual experience will be better, but it will come with “a cost”. You’ll be sacrificing the performance.

Since we’re looking to speed up your phone, you’ll probably want to downscale the animations or even disable them completely. Sure, scrolling and transitioning between screens will feel dull, but it will also appear to be faster.

How to disable (change) the animation scale in Android

To even access the animation settings, you need to have Developer Options enabled. If you already do, skip this step; if not, here’s how to enable Developer options in Android:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap About phone.
  3. Find the Build number section.
  4. Start tapping the Build number section continuously until you get a pop-up message saying that you’re a Developer now.
  5. After this, the Developer Options section will appear in the Settings.

Now, that everything’s set. You’re ready to play with animations. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Head over to Developer Options.
  2. Scroll down until you find Window Animation Scale, Transition Animation Scale, and Animator Duration Scale.
  3. Here, you can play with all three options, and see which one brings the best results for you. Each animation scale can go from Off to 10x.

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

There you go, if you choose to scale down the animations, for example, to 0.5x or disable them completely, your phone should feel faster, but the transition between screens or scrolling will be flat.

Do animations drain the battery?

Okay, you now know that smoother animations put some extra pressure on the CPU. But does disabling animations also extend the battery life? Technically, yes. If you scale down the animations, your CPU will have one less operation to perform, and therefore will use less power.

However, when looking at the big picture, handling animations is an insignificant task, compared to other processes your CPU has to handle. So, even if disabling animation reduces battery usage, you probably won’t even notice any difference. If your battery drains fast, it’s not because of animations. Instead, try some other workarounds that should have a bigger effect on your battery.

That’s about it. I hope this trick worked for you, and that your phone now at least feels faster and more responsive. If you still don’t see a difference in performance, you should probably go back and enable animations. Because it’s better to have a slow phone with smooth animations, than a slow phone with no animations.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, just let us know in the comments below. Thank you for reading and feel free to check out our social media. We are currently on Twitter or Facebook.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in October 2019. We made sure to revamp it for freshness and accuracy.

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I highly recommand everyone who's monitor is 60hz and everyone playing on mobile to try it out, you wont regret, 200% sure.

Q: Why should I change my frame rate?

A: I've done mine own research to give you all results: by open two HS on the same computer, and dual with each other with 60fps and 144fps in BG, four things I might want to share:

the whole playing experience changed like I was playing a different game, go test it out by going through "My Collection", so much smoother and faster.

when these two fought each other, 144FPS went to buying phase earlier than 60fps, 5s+ in earlier game, 10s+, even 15s+ mid and end rounds. (think about what that means if you play seriously)

if only 1 in 5 games, you lost because you didnt have enough time to pick or position (-30MMR, 5th place instead of a 3rd, etc.), high-framerate is just easier to win overall.

since Brann-Khadgar-trick has been a little popular recently, 144FPS can do triple faster than 60FPS&30FPS, 5 triples 22s, 24s, and 27s, and your APM is higher with 144FPS since game's smoother and all animation faster. ( you notice some streamers can do this trick faster and smoother?)

By default, HS runs at 30FPS if you set Quality to medium or low no matter what, and it syncs with your monitor's refresh rate when set to high, so, even if you have a top-end computer, but 60hz monitor, you will still have slow animations. that's why there're some reasons to change this framerate. I've tested on 200-dollar laptop, it can easier handle 100+FPS, why shouldn't anyone have a smoother gaming experience?

Q: how do I do it?

A: HS leaves the option open to change framerate, you just have to find the config file on different platforms.

Win:

Windows Key + r, type "%localappdata%\Blizzard\Hearthstone",add these two lines in options.txt:

Mac:

On the top, find "Go-Go to Folder", type in "

/library/Preferences/Blizzard/Hearthstone", add the same lines in options.txt: ( this folder in normally hidden, so regular search wont work)

( I dont own a MAC, tested it on my friend's Mac, correct me if my syntax's wrong)

144FPS is a safe framerate, you can try 200, but 200 is a stretch even for high end computers (I mean what matters is during cambat phase). 240+ might cross the line a bit, I guess, lol.

vsync=0 means HS no longer synscs its FPS with your monitor when set high, which is necessary if you want play with HIGH Quality and a customed framerate.

Mobile:

By my testing, it seems there's a 60FPS cap on mobile where all mobile runs at 30FPS by default(still researching if HS can go up to 90-120 on mobile), so just one line will do the trick: ( and many say this is game changing)

Android:

add this line in "Android/data/com.blizzard.wtcg.hearthstone/files/options.txt"

IOS:

You will have to use Itunes or similar app on PC to access HS's file, you can see options.txt in there.

One note for IOS is: remember to REPALCE the original file after editing, direct editing might not work on some app.

FYI HS will automatically sort options.txt alphabetically later, so dont panic if you dont find these commands in the end.

I guess there isn't much to say, you can feel the difference youself.

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

The annual Mobile World Congress trade show is less than a week away, which means we’re about to be introduced to some of the most exciting new smartphones that will be released this year. Well, perhaps “introduced” isn’t the best choice of words, since a long string of leaks has already revealed just about everything there is to know about the three biggest stars of the show.

According to everything we’ve seen so far, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are going to be sleek and speedy upgrades to last year’s Galaxy S models, and the LG G5 is also set to be a major upgrade. But once all these new lightning-fast Android phones start hitting store shelves, won’t your older Android smartphone start to feel a bit slow?

Not if you follow the simple instructions in this post, which will show you some hidden settings you can adjust in just a few seconds that will make any Android phone feel twice as fast.

Late last week we told you about a nifty free Android app that will speed up your Android phone. Dubbed Chromer, the app allows all apps on your phone to make use of Chrome custom tabs so that web pages load much faster than they did before. After all, loading a web page is often a painfully slow endeavor compared to loading local content on your phone.

There are also other things you can do to speed up your Android phone, like deleting the Facebook app.

In that post about Chromer, we mentioned an older article on BGR that included what we believe to be one of the most simple but important things users can do to speed up any Android phone, new or old. We got so much positive feedback after mentioning it that we thought it was time to revisit the trick so those who might have missed it aren’t left out in the cold.

There is no question that hardware specs determine how fast a smartphone is, but only to an extent. Software also plays a huge role, as do graphics. To that end, smartphones all use transition animations to spice up the user experience. Many users likely don’t even think about it, but each time you tap on something or open an app, some type of animation transitions the UI from one screen to the next.

Those little animations might seem fast, but they’re not as fast as they can be.

Android phones include a secret developer options menu that is hidden from users until they unlock it. Inside that special menu is a series of three settings that control how fast a phone’s transition animations play. By tweaking those settings, you can double the speed of those animations and as a result, your phone will feel much faster than it was before.

Here’s all you need to do:

  1. In the Settings app on your Android phone, scroll to the bottom and tap About phone
  2. Find the entry titled Build number and tap it repeatedly seven times
  3. Press the back button and you’ll see a new Developer options menu above About phone
  4. Inside the developer options menu, scroll down and find the following three settings: Windows animation scale, Transition animation scale and Animator duration scale. By default, each one is set to 1x. Open them one at a time and change 1x to .5x (that’s “.5x” not “5x”).

Presto… you’re done. Animations will now display twice as fast as they did before and your phone will feel much faster as a result. There will also be no impact on battery life. And if you decide you want to go back to the way things were, simply go back into that menu and set each of the three items back to 1x.

Also note that you can set each of those three menu items to “off” to make your phone even faster, but then those nifty little animations won’t play at all.

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world’s top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine’s top-30 Internet of Things experts.

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

During a write-up of the Galaxy S21 where I explained why I wouldn’t stick with Samsung’s newest phone going forward and would instead go back to the Pixel 5, I pointed out that one of the little things that annoyed me was the removal of an animation feature in One UI 3.1. Specifically, it was the “Reduce Animations” option in the Advanced Features section of Samsung’s One UI, an option that had been there for a couple of releases and only now has been removed.

For those not familiar with the option, just understand that it was a simple toggle in an easy-to-access area that toned down One UI’s excessive animations. I loved it because it was as if Samsung realized how overboard the animation scaling was in their software and made it super easy to dial things back.

Many were quick to point out in that article that there are alternative options to this, including a “Remove animations” toggle in Accessibility, as well as window scale adjustments that can be made in developer options. I’ve been well aware of both for years, but the reason for the complaint was that Samsung took away a simple solution while going nuts with transitions in One UI 3.1, particularly in the notification shade, where it feels like it takes a full 5 seconds for a swipe down to finish and show pending notifications.

So because I want you all to be able to drop those transition and animation times down, we should make sure everyone knows about changes in animation scaling. Seriously, your Samsung Galaxy phone will feel instantly faster in almost anything you do once you tweak this setting. And since the Galaxy S21, as well as the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, and Galaxy Z Fold 2, now run One UI 3.1, this affects a lot of you.

Speed up your Galaxy S21, S20, Note 20

  1. Head into Settings>About phone>Software information
  2. Find Build Number and tap on it several times until it says “Developer mode has been turned on” at the bottom of the screen. You should see a countdown as this happens.
  3. Now, back up two screens into Settings and you should see “Developer options” as a new choice below “About phone.”
  4. Tap into Developer Options and scroll down until you find options labeled: Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale.
  5. They should all be at an animation scale of 1x, so you’ll want to reduce by tapping on each and choosing a new scale. For me, I switch all three to .5x.
  6. You could switch to “Animation off,” but I always feel like your eyes need some animation or it can be a bit shocking to navigate a device. If there are no animations at all, things happen almost too quickly.
  7. And that’s it!

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

Completing that short set of instructions really will make your phone feel faster as you open a folder, leave an app, and yes, swipe down the notification area. The most important setting there is the “Animator duration scale,” where if you set that up to 2x or higher, you’ll notice just how slow things happen. So again, drop that to .5x or lower and everything will pop open and close without the wait.

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One most common issue with Android OS, in particular, is that the OS tends to feel slow after a couple of months of use and the most searched query by Android users is that how to make Android smartphones run faster? It is very irritating when you buy a high-end smartphone with high performance and features, but still, you are not getting smooth and speedy performance as you expected. Phones with mediocre hardware and functionalities are even more prone to stuttering and lag. Here, in this article, we will discuss how to speed up that Android performance so that you can use your device efficiently by reducing the lags and freezes as much as possible.

A Simple Restart Can Bring Pace To Your Android Device

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Sometimes, what your smartphone only needs is a simple restart. But, like our computers, restarting smartphones can also help make their way through hard times. When you reboot your android device, it deletes all the temporary files open on your device and cleans up the RAM. And this is how it increases the performance of your device.

Keep Your Phone Updated

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Every newer version of Android contains bug fixes and comes with lots of performance improvements. So, it is vital to keep your device updated to help your device run better. First, however, go to Settings > About device > Software update and check for updates to update your device. Similarly, go to Playstore and make sure that all of your apps are also up to date.

Uninstall and Disable Apps That You Don’t Need

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Every app on your Android device uses some amount of memory. As every device has limited memory space, it is advisable to keep only those apps that you use. The apps you never use and still reside in your device do nothing except take up space on your device and potentially eat into system resources. To see the list of apps on your device, go to Settings > Apps and swipe over to the All tab. Here, all the apps will be listed. First, look and identify the apps which you don’t need. Next, tap on that particular app, and then choose Uninstall. In case if the uninstall option is not there, then tap Disable.

Clean Up Your Home Screen

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Placing live wallpaper on your home screen along with widgets looks good, but it puts an extra load and impacts the performance of your device. It is better to replace your live wallpaper with a static image and remove all the unused icons and widgets. The less cluttering on the home screen is going to increase the performance of your device.

Clear Cached App Data

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Cached data for apps help them load more quickly by making the app load faster by pulling the data from the cache. However, there are some apps which you don’t use regularly. In that case, it is recommended to delete the cached data for those apps. It will free up much space by removing the old data. In addition, doing this enhances the device performance, and the app can keep newer versions of the old cached data.

Free Your Internal Memory

Nowadays, you can store all your data in the cloud. Doing this makes your data accessible on all devices and also frees up the internal memory. That memory can be used by some other app on your device and also help in increasing the performance of your device.

Try To Use Lite Versions of Apps

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Many popular applications, such as Facebook, Twitter offers a lite version for their apps. Using lite version apps improve the performance of the device and also reduce your data usage. Lite version apps are the best if you own a smartphone with not much memory and budget hardware.

Install Apps From Known Sources

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Many Android apps look useful, but in reality, they are fake and want to take control of your device and steal valuable data. So, it is always better to install the apps only from known and trusted sources like Google Play Store. Also, you can enable this in the setting for the future.

Turn off or Reduce Animations

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One other way to make your Android device faster is by reducing animations. However, to do this, you need to enable the Developer Options in your device. To enable the Developer options, go to Settings > About Phone and tap the build number seven times. It will enable the developer option on your device. Now, you can disable or reduce the animations. Here, you can adjust the Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale. Doing this will reduce the time used in rendering the visual effects on the screen.

Reset Your Device

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If you feel that all the above steps are not much help for you, you can perform a factory reset on your device. You can reset your Android device in 2 ways:

  1. Going to Settings: You can go to Settings and click on the factory reset option present there. By this method, you can perform a soft reset on your device, which involves resetting device settings and wiping all the data, including your photos, videos, apps, and cache.
  2. Via Hard Reset: If you want deeper cleaning of your device, then you can go for this method. In this, you will need to boot into recovery mode and hard reset the device. After turning off your device, press the Power and Volume Down button together to get into the recovery mode. This is not for all smartphones, but it works in most of the cases.

However, always keep in mind to back up all your data before resetting your device.

The ways to speed up your device are not only limited to these; there are many more. These are some essential tips that you can do to speed up your Android device.

Using an older Android device, or just want to make an easy speed adjustment? Check out these quick steps to get moving.

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If your Android phone is feeling a little sluggish, there are a few ways you can speed it back up. First, you might want to start by cleaning out some of the junk you don’t need to keep around. Second, it’s good to maintain a healthy reboot schedule — like once a day, or every couple of days. And third, well, now what?

One of the perks of having an Android is the degree to which you can customize it. This means you can change the way some of the stock features work on the phone. For instance, by enabling the developer mode, a whole new selection of adjustments you can make to your device become available. One of these features is the animation length that is used system-wide. By either reducing or disabling animations, you should see an immediate performance boost. Here’s how:

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Locate the Developer options on your Android device.

Step 1: Enable developer options on your device.

Look for the Developer options in the Settings menu and enable them. If you don’t see a Developer options entry in the menu, head to the About device area and tap on the Build number until you see a message saying that they have been enabled.

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Find the settings for animations in the Developer options.

Step 2: Turn off the animations (or reduce them).

Scroll down to the Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale.

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Turn off animations.

Step 3: Restart your device.

You can avoid the restart by force closing your Launcher and then using an app to make it restart. However, since each manufacturer may include a different package name for its launcher, it’s easiest to just restart your Android.

Try moving between a few apps and there should be a noticeable difference in how quickly your device handles them. This adjustment even works on the newest of devices, making them even faster.

If you’re looking to get the same benefit on iOS, check out the Trick your iPhone into disabling animations so apps launch faster post.

Editors’ note, March 10, 2016: This How To post was originally published on May 30, 2014, and has been updated to include new information.

People have asked me why my Android phones look so snappy in some of my videos lately and wondering if I overclocked the phones. I haven’t, most of the time, and it’s actually something I immediately do when getting a new Android phone. It’s a quick little tip that anyone with a lollipop or newer Android phone can do so I figured I’d do a quick video to show you how you too can quickly make your phone feel a lot faster.

How to Make Your Android Device Feel Faster

  1. On the phone, head to Settings by pulling down the notification shade and tapping the gear at the top right.
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  2. Then head to about phone and we’re going to enable developer options by tapping build number repeatedly until it tells you that you are a developer.
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  3. Then tap back, then tap on the new developer options that just appeared.
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  4. Then scroll down until you see the Drawing section. In there you’ll see three options that we’re going to change. Window animation scale, transition animation scale, and animator duration scale. Tap each one and change the duration to anything less than one with the lower number being the fastest feeling.
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  5. Then you can hit the home button and open spots to test his it feels.

Set these options to 10x and you’ll see an exaggerated example of this.

And that’s it. To undo this simply set everything back to 1x.

It’s funny because after doing this to my phones, it becomes very hard to have to normal animation time again. So, you know, you have been warned.

Anyone find this useful? Let me know in the comments below!

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7 responses to “Make Your Android Lollipop/Marshmallow Device Feel a Lot Faster (Video)”

Wow! My OnePlus 2 now feels fast… AT LAST. Oxygen OS felt so slow compared to CM that I was used to on the OnePlus 1.

Ha glad it helped you out!

set to “off” feels like you upgrade from S3 to S4 xD

Ha, I know right!

Hello Mr. Cogen 1st and foremost i want to say thank you for all that you do. I have a question for you. I have a Motoactv golf ed. device. But this mp3 player / gps fitness golf tracker has been abandoned by its maker Motorola and has been discontinued and Motorola took down the site to update, connect to laptop and phone, I have tried to research on how to use this device the way it was intended. Unfortunately on youtube a very smart man has created ways on how to root or unlock the Motoactv 8gb. But because I have not a clue I need a book for dummies to give me step by step instructions to fully have the ability to use the Motoactv golf edition mp3 player without killing it. Do you have any suggestions on where I can self teach myself or follow litterally step by step instructions to doing this. Motorola has ran away from any connections to the Motoactv Golf edition, mp3 player and even canceled the tech support number for all customers as a whole. any help or suggestions is Greatly and deeply appreciated. Thank you soooo much for your time and help.

Really sorry but I’ve never used or hear of it (not a golfer really so that might have something to do with it). Are you looking for how to just use it normally or you are trying to root it? And if so what is the ultimate goal of rooting it then?

If you feel like your device has slowed down over time, you do have the option to decrease the animation speed or disable them entire to make it seem faster.

This is one of those things where it’s all perception and it doesn’t do anything to the performance of your smartphone. Since Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has put a major emphasis on animations within Android. This was a highly debated change as some feel that animations take away from the work that the smartphone or tablet needs to do(or that the user wants to get done). Others enjoyed it as soon as it was introduced and then even more grew to enjoy it over time.

This little tweak is something that was possible way before Lollipop was released, so feel free to try it on older versions of Android as well.

I actually used this tweak back in 4.4 KitKat and thought that I would continue to use it in Lollipop. I’m one of those that started to enjoy the default animation speed and the new animations that Google added to Android. I still go back to it every now and then but I just end up missing the animations and convince myself to enable them again. You have the choice to do whatever you want with the animations. If you don’t want them at all, then you can simply disable them entirely. If you just want them to be faster, then you can cut the speed of the animations in half. If you really enjoy the animations and want them to go slower, then you can even do that by increasing the number.

Adjust Animation Speed

Android animation speed options

Explanation

Since this feature isn’t readily available in the Settings app, you’ll need to enable Developer Mode to see it. Once enabled, go into the Developer Options section within the settings and then start to scroll down. Don’t go too fast or you’ll miss it, but start looking for three options in here. They’ll be together, so once you see one of them the other two are going to be right next to it. Look for the options with the titles Window Animation Scale, Transition Animation Scale, Animator Duration Scale and then tap on the first one. Just like you see in the image above, you’ll be greeted with multiple options to choose from.

Now, if you want to disable the animations altogether, then all you have to do is tap on the Animations Off option here. But remember, this is just one of the three options that govern the animation speeds for Android. You’ll need to tap on the other two options and also set those to Animation Off as well. If you don’t want to disable the animations entirely, but instead just want to speed them up, then you should tap on the Animation Scale .5x option. And again, go through all three of these options that control Android’s animation speeds and set all of those to .5x. What this option does is it will make the animations feel twice as fast as they normally do.

Lastly, if you want to make the animations take longer(maybe you enjoy the animations and want to enjoy them when they happen), then you can increase these options to 1.5, 2x, 5x or even 10x. I don’t recommend the 5x or 10x options, but the others can be nice if you really enjoy the animations and want them to be slower. It’s all a personal preference and I’m very thankful that Google has these options within the Android code that allows us to adjust them(even if they are hidden away). I should also note that these particular options could be different depending on which version of Android you are running. For instance, I’m running the Pure Nexus Experience custom ROM on my Nexus 6P, and instead of the specific options like this, I’m given a sliding scale.

Some custom ROMs will even let the user select a .25x and .75x, to give them even more control over the animations. These values are just hardcoded into the Android OS and custom ROM developers are able to tweak them for the user if they feel it is wanted by the community. If you change these values, and don’t like the result, all you have to do is go back into the settings and change them back to 1x. 1x is the default and putting these values back to this default setting will bring you back to the exact same animation speed as before you started tweaking them.

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

Manufacturers are constantly striving to offer a fluid user experience for you while using an Android phone. They’re walking a thin line between branding the smartphone with their specifics, and keeping the user experience, and performance, relatively untouched. Needless to say, they don’t always succeed. That’s when you have to think about ways to speed up Android.

Software, as it’s been the case in the past two decades, is also continuously pushing the envelope. It drives hardware advancements, and vice versa. You might end up in a situation where your older hardware has a real problem running newer software. Even if it doesn’t, it might stutter occasionally.

Not to mention that your phone is going to be the fastest when you pull it out of the box. From there on, once you load your apps, and accounts, set it up, it will only become slower and slower.

There’s an easy little trick you can do to speed up Android. There are plenty of times when the phone is perceived to be sluggish, but in reality, there’s nothing slowing it down. Well, there is, if you consider all the animations going on. Google, in general, and manufacturers, are also trying to make your experience as visually pleasing, and unique, as possible. They do that by adding some animations and transitions to the user interface. These take some time, even if it’s not significant; time that slows down app launching and even switching between programs running on your phone.

Luckily you can disable or shorten them to speed up Android on your phone. Good thing about this trick is that it doesn’t require a lot of tinkering and tampering to get it done. We’re going to show you how you can disable animations in order to make your Android device feel faster.

Step 1: Enable Developer Mode

First thing you have to do to speed up Android is enable Developer Mode. You can easily do that by going into your Android smartphone’s Settings. From there, find the entry called System, and the About Phone section within. Even though this step is generic, some manufacturers (and some Android versions) don’t have the About Phone entry in the same place as others. You might need to look for it.

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

Within the About Phone, locate the Build number entry, and tap on it seven times. This will enable Developer Mode.

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Developer mode is enabled after tapping the Build number seven times

Step 2: Disable Animations

Go back to Settings. Once enabled, the Developer Options should be a new option within your Settings. Again, placement for this could be different. For instance, on an Essential PH-1, Developer Options are inside Settings, System, Advanced. It could be directly in your Settings menu, or you’ll need to look for it within the System menu.

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

Once enabled, find Developer Options in your Settings, or System

Once you find it, go into Developer Options, and locate the Drawing section. This will contain the three entries that you are looking for: Window Animation Scale, Transition Animation Scale, and Animator Duration Scale.

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

These three entries is what you are looking for

These control all the visual animations and transitions that take place on your phone. Clicking on each of them brings up a menu which allows you to either disable, slow them down, or speed them up. Available options are off, .5x (which is half the time), 1x (which is normal), and all the other options which slow them down, increasing the time it takes to display them.

How to speed up animations to make android feel faster

Choose off or an option higher than one to speed up Android

You can play with the settings to find and choose whichever option suits your needs. Remember, you can always come back and revert to default (which is 1x) should you not like the outcome.

There might be times when you want to completely disable them, in which case go for the Animation off option in all three categories, and you phone will seem a lot snappier.

We hope you have not only enjoyed but found this explanation helpful for speeding up Android on your phone. Now you can shave off a couple of milliseconds from day-to-day operations, and, what’s more important, you’ll perceive your device as snappier, faster, and fresh.

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