Why your smartphone is freezing?


For better or worse, we’ve all been faced with a smartphone – θήκες κινητών – that freezes, whether it’s ours or not. In this guide we will look at the most likely reasons why this might be happening. I will start with the most popular reasons that a mobile can start to get stuck and the most reliable ways to make cleaning a mobile “game” so that it does not get stuck, let’s get started.

1) Many Installed Apps

Apps in general are not exactly the reason a cell phone can start to freeze. But if they are using the mobile’s RAM all the time, then it is very likely that they are to blame. Apps like Facebook and Viber need enough RAM to run all the time, even if you don’t need them, so that if a message or notification comes in, you’ll get it right away.

Especially if the mobile phone has a small RAM, such as 1, 2 or even 3GB, then applications of this type should be few. If you use more than one messaging app you need to decide which one is the most important and uninstall the others. For example, if you have Viber, Whats App and messenger, choose one of them, an average cell phone cannot load so many applications at the same time.

Another great solution is to use the lite versions of the apps when they exist. In short, you need to clean your phone of the apps it can’t pick up. For example, Facebook provides users with Facebook Lite, but also Messenger lite for “poorer” mobile phones. Below, you can see some of the most well-known applications that are “responsible” for your slow mobile phone.

  • Multiple open tabs in Chrome (Browsing program)
  • Facebook
  • Messenger
  • Viber
  • WhatsApp
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Skype
  • TikTok

2) Full Cache Memory

Another quite possible scenario is the full cache used by modern mobile OSes such as Android. For example, when you go on the Internet to surf, many images and files are automatically saved so that the site loads faster the next time you visit. Day by day, however, the cache memory fills up and can create hangs on the mobile. Don’t get confused, these files are not stored in RAM.

Although the latest versions of Android usually clear the cache on their own, it’s a good idea to clear it manually, especially if the phone freezes. The most reliable application that you can find for free in the Play Store and that cleans the cache memory, but also in general so that it does not hang (if this is responsible), is the application Files by Google. Below are brief instructions for its use:

We install it from the above link or directly from the Play Store of the smartphone.

If you are using the application for the first time, follow the instructions that will appear on the screen, in order to grant it the necessary usage rights.

After getting a little familiar with the application that has multiple uses, at the bottom of the screen press the “Clean” tab.

Then in “Junk Files” just press “Clean” and you are ready, that’s it! Restart the mobile.

If after this the device still freezes you should go back to the first solution in the article and start uninstalling apps and continue to the third solution below.

3) Full of Interior Storage Space

A quite possible and frequent scenario is cheap or old mobiles with small internal storage space, i.e. with 8, 16 or 32GB ROM. If it was sticky from the first time you held it in your hands, then no matter what you do it will still stick. However, if your mobile phone initially did not connect, then it is probably “charged”. If the second solution did not help you, then this is almost your last hope.

So if the full storage space is to blame, you should use the Files By Google and Google Photos applications. These two applications have smart options to delete photos and videos only from the mobile memory, but without losing files, since they will remain stored in the cloud and connected to your gmail account. So we have and say more specifically:

In the Files by Google app on the “Clean” tab, follow all the tips to save storage space.

In the Google Photos app, click on your image at the top right and select “Free up space”. Free up as much space as possible!

4) Operating system upgrade

As the years go by, operating systems become more and more complex and difficult to properly maintain. Many times, with an OS upgrade, there is a small chance that your smartphone will now perform better. An upgrade – in most cases – can only do good for the mobile. You can check manually from the settings or search the internet to see if a new update has been released. If the mobile phone you have is “old”, it is possible that there is no upgrade for it.

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