Best Apps to Maximize Android's Performance

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John Corpuz & Derek Walter

John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school. As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.

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  • jasmineanne
    Hi John, great article! Netflix app, Hulu, or BBC is great on Android.
  • SamTh
    Smoptmizer is a new app with useful features to optimize your android phone. Try from Google play store. It has many features to effectively use the phone features turning on/0ff whenever you need them automatically. The wifi optimization lets you automatically turn on wifi near your favorite network and turn them off when you are out of range. Great power saver as well
  • Pf7
    To maximize android's performance, besides Greenify should be in the list -root - Amplify and Power Nap for Xposed.
  • spookymyo
    I can't trust any site that lists anything from cheetah mobile as a good app. They are garbage. Just google their reviews. There's a petition to get them banned from the play store.
  • Kutzki
    Clean Master is now considered Malware under the Adware category. Please remove it from this list as it is definitely NOT any good anymore.
  • Kutzki
    As is CCleaner. Lol
  • spookymyo
    Kutzki, incorrect.

    Ccleaner is not adware or malware, look at the code.

    It is however no good (unlike the PC version) since it added task killer functionality. As everyone should know ram cleaners are useless and potentially harmful for Android.
  • MestreZen
    What do you recomend Spooky... ? :-)
  • spookymyo
    SD Maid by Darken is one of the best out there, it's even better if you're rooted.
  • Natopal

    If you already have, then:
    1. Delete any "booster / cleaner / performance" app you have installed.
    2. Delete the malware that all these types of apps insert into your device, it's how the apps appearance of better performance is possible.

    Even when you "Clear cache, Clear data, Force stop, Disable notifications, Delete" them, there will be shit left behind in your system. This isn't an accident, it's designed to hide and stay behind when you delete the app.

    Explore your system files and delete all the "performance boosting" crap that is slowing your android down, the app is designed to insert ads into your system. Even without seeing any ads, they are registered as being viewed on your phone, and making money for the developer.

    Here's how Scumbags are making money off you:
    *Someone pays Google to advertive their product, Google is paid by the amount of times their Ad gets viewed.
    *Developers are asked if they want to put Ads in their APP before it's available on Play Store, in return they can get paid a small percent per view.
    *Some Developers make APPS solely for income: Apps that ask you to download additional apps or extra parts, apps that say "like this? try this other app" by the same developer, apps that require you to use the internet, apps that only work when your data is active.. ETC..

    If you open your booster app you will realise how bad this actually is now you are aware of it.

    Go into My Files or other file explorer and delete the shit that the "booster / cleaner apps insert without your permission.. - location tracking, internet Id tracking, pop-up ads, phone info, etc.

    Enable Developer Options, then enable these 3 options:
    -Force Gpu rendering.
    -Enable 4x MSAA.
    -Disable hardware overlays.
  • Larry88
    Is it ok then to delete clean master ?