One of the best things about Android is that it offers almost limitless options to tweak it and personalize it to your needs, but are you taking advantage of all these? Maybe you don’t know how to do it, or you’re afraid to ruin your phone by trying. To make it easier for you, we’ve brought you the top 5 apps you must try to get the most from your Android device.

greenify1. Extend your battery life

Does your phone run out of battery in the blink of an eye? We’ve been there too. Luckily this is easy to fix. First, make sure you turn off mobile data as a default option in your Settings and just turn it on when needed. Then, download Greenify which spots and puts misbehaving apps into hibernation when you are not using them, to stop them from leeching your battery.

 

app_cache_cleaner2. Free up some space

When you install an app, it’s saved on the system storage by default, but some apps allow you to move them to the SD Card or USB storage. To do so, simply go to Manage applications under Settings. If you have music or pictures, copy them to the SD card, as well. Another trick is to clear an app’s cache to get rid of an app’s temporary files. With App Cache Cleaner you can clear several app’s cache at once.

 

clean master3. Clean up your device

Besides battery life and storage space, there are many other things that can be optimized on your device and that will have a positive influence in your overall user experience. Try Clean Master, the ultimate tool to help you boost your device by wiping out junk in your phone you didn’t even know existed. It will also keep you protected with its antivirus engine – it’s a win-win.

 

opera_mini4. Browse faster

Are you stuck on a bad, sluggish network? A browser like Opera Mini will help you speed up page-loading times by shrinking webpages to as little as 10% of their original size before they land on your phone. This way, you can get to the content you love even faster and save battery, as the phone’s transmitter doesn’t need to work as hard sending all that data.

 

floatingtoucher5. Optimize your flow

There’s no doubt you use some apps more than others, so keeping those at your fingertips will help make your everyday browsing experience smoother. Instead of hunting through your settings, app drawer or home screen, try Floating Toucher, which places your apps, system preferences and shortcuts in a panel that is easily accessed by tapping a floating button on your screen.

 

What are your favorite apps or tricks to boost your Android device? Tell us in the comments!

 

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