If you want to improve the performances of your Google Nexus 7, but rooting your device isn’t what you want, then you should know that there are also “standard” ways that can be used for speeding up your Android based tablet. Of course these procedures will not have the same results as like updating with a custom ROM firmware, but at least you will have something to start with. Anyway, if you would like to learn more about how you can easily speed up your Asus Nexus 7, then follow and complete the present step by step guide.
According to those who have experienced speed issues with their Google Nexus 7, it seems that the problems had appeared gradually and especially after the new Android Jelly Bean OS was applied. It seems that the new apps and features are requiring too much from the Nexus 7 tablet and now the device is slower and lazier.
Now, as already mentioned, the best way to use when looking into improving the performances of an Android powered device, is to unchain its system for accessing the same. Well, this can be done by rooting the OS. Anyhow, by gaining root access the warranty will get void; therefore if you are afraid that something bad might happen with your tablet, then try to use other methods instead. Do take note that without rooting you cannot update your Nexus 7 with a custom ROM firmware, which is another procedure to perform when trying to speed up or improve the performances of your handset.
Anyway, the methods explained below aren’t risky at all, so you have nothing to worry about. Actually you will make some general changes in order to bump the speed; you don’t have to download dedicated apps or tool, you just need to navigate through the settings of your device. Well, let’s get started.
How to easily Speed Up your Google Nexus 7
Remove un-used apps and data so you can free up space
Similar with a computer, or notebook your Nexus 7 will be slowed down by the apps, info and data which is being stored on its internal storage memory. For example if your tablet has 16GB of internal storage but you fill up the memory with different stuffs so that in the end you will notice that only 3 GB or less of free space is left, the performances of your device will be slowed down. That’s why, if you uninstall or erase apps and data that isn’t actually necessarily for you, then you will notice how fast the speeds will be improved.
Now, don’t delete important files from your device as you can’t restore them afterwards. Make sure that you are removing only the old stuffs, like watched movies, old games and so on. Also, you can choose to do a hard reset, but remember to backup your data first (save the contacts, market apps, internet settings and everything else it’s important for you).
Use AOSP Browser
According to those who had experienced problems with the speed, it seems that on the Google Nexus 7 the best is to run and use the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) browser instead of Google Chrome or others. It’s true that the AOSP browser isn’t coming with many capabilities and options but if it will run smoother than Chrome, then why not to use it; or at least try it?
So, uninstall your current browser and instead install the AOSP one; unfortunately this will work only if your device is rooted, or unchained. Therefore, first of all use a suitable root guide that can be used on your tablet.
Deactivate Currents Sync along with Background Apps
Another way in which you can speed up and improve the user experience on your Nexus 7 is to disable the currents sync and the background apps.
This might not seem like an important measure, but Google Currents syncing is introducing a major lag on your device. So, if you haven’t done it by now, do deactivate currents sync and background apps on your tablet.
Well, that is what we think will help you when dealing with speed lags and heating issues. Those are only few ways that can be applied on your Nexus 7, so if you know extra ones, use the comments are from below and share your experience and thoughts with us. Also, stay close as further Android related tips, tricks and step by step guides will be developed by our team.