How to speed up Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 one of the most interesting smartphones at the moment. He has an interesting edge-to-edge design, top performance and excellent camera. But nothing durable. Over time, the smartphone starts to work worse. And business not only in gland but also in how you use your device. In this article we will tell you some ways that will help you improve the performance of your Galaxy S8.

Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy S8


  • Display: 5.8 inches, Super AMOLED, 2960×1440p, 521 ppi
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/Samsung Exynos 8895
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4
  • Flash memory: 64 GB + microSD up to 256 GB
  • Main camera: 12 MP with f/1.7 and OIS
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Operating system: Samsung Experience (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
  • Dimensions: 148.9×68.1×8 mm
  • Weight: 155 grams

Performance modes

Galaxy S8 is a very powerful device. So much so that probably for most users the performance is not even needed. Therefore, Samsung has made several performance modes, so everyone can choose the one that suits him. Some want to have a better autonomy, while others need all the power of mobile for productive games.

To enable maximum performance, go to settings of your smartphone, locate the item with the setting of performance modes, for example, select “Games”. They also have the item “High performance”, but it just improves the settings screen, increasing brightness and resolution, but not the responsiveness of the device.

Screen resolution

The device has edge-to-edge Super Amoled screen with a resolution of 2960 x 1440p. And this obviously greatly affects the load of the graphics card and CPU. Lower screen resolution may affect the smooth operation of the interface. Fortunately, in this smartphone you can reduce the screen resolution to 720p.

Go to settings of your smartphone and look for the section edit screen. There is the item “screen Resolution” where you can choose several options. And if you want to get better performance of your device, try to shrink it to 1080p or even 720p.

Remove unnecessary programs

Blockage of the smartphone unnecessary programs can greatly affect the performance of the device. Often, these applications run in the background and it definitely adversely affects your machine. There are many programs that will help to get rid of garbage. For example, CCleaner that can be download in Google Play. Or you can decide to delete unnecessary apps, but if they are standard, it is possible to disable them in the settings.

From time to time clean the cache

There are plenty of questions whether to clear the cache or not. In the end, the purpose of cache is to make phone speed faster. The device saves the data of frequently used applications and web sites. Retrieving information from local storage of the smartphone saves time. Is this all taken into account, but still, sometimes, it is better to clean it. This will free a little more memory, thus speeding up your device.

If you do not do this, soon the file will become corrupted and start to affect your device. So it is better to do it, but not as often, for example once a month. The good news is that you don’t need to look for third-party application to accomplish this task. Samsung has incorporated this feature directly in the Galaxy S8.

Go to the settings of your smartphone to the optimization of the device and click “Optimize now.” This function will clear the cache memory. It should not be forgotten that the device will then operate a little slower. This is due to the fact that the mobile re-downloads all the information to make your device fast. The result will be in a few days.

Enable Download Booster

First of all, before you enable this function, you should know that it will use your megabytes of Internet even if you are connected via Wi-Fi. This feature improves the download speed while using mobile Internet and Wi-Fi. I probably don’t need to use it all the time, except if you have a tariff with unlimited Internet.

To enable Download Booster, go to settings of your device, look under “Internet” click “Additional connection settings” and enable this feature. A warning will appear, but you agree to the terms and click “Insert”. After that, you will notice that the download speed will be much higher when using mobile Internet or Wi-Fi.

Remove widgets

Widgets on the desktop – it is always very convenient. Especially if, for example, any notes, etc. But if they become very much, they may slow down your device. For animation of scrolling of desktops need the power of a smartphone. Therefore, it is possible, try to use the space on the desktop to a minimum.

Settings for developers

All subsequent points will be connected with the tab settings in the “For developers”. For most ordinary users don’t need them, so hide them. But they have a lot of interesting and useful features. So if you really want to use them, you should go to your phone settings under “About phone” and “System information”. There you will find information about the Assembly of the device. Click on it 7 times.

Limit background processes

Your Galaxy S8 contains in memory a lot of background processes. And when they start to grow, it may lead to failure and poor performance of the device. You can restrict them to use the maximum performance of the smartphone. To do this go to the developer settings. Find “Limit background processes”. Open it and put the desired limit. After that, restart your device and enjoy its operation.

Zoom out animation

Animation is always nice, but it needs a high powered smartphone. It is clear that Galaxy S8 it is enough. But if your device is slow, then you should try to reduce the scale of the animation, thereby reducing the load on the processor. To do this go to the developer settings. Put the animations on 0.5 x, for optimal performance of the smartphone.

Reset device settings

Android devices are very complex in themselves. Therefore, at times, to increase the speed of the smartphone, you need to consider many different factors. If you’ve tried our recommendations and do some of his actions, but still nothing helped, the only way is to reset the device to factory defaults.

This process will completely erase all data from your device and return it in a new phone. You will again have to go through all the setup stages. Remember that factory reset data will delete all the files. So before you do it, create a backup of all important files or the entire system, just in case.

If you still decided to take this step, then you should go to settings of your Galaxy S8. Then go to “General” and there you can find the item “Reset”. In it click “Reset to factory settings”. For the sake of safety, the device will be asked to enter your pin code. After that, the smartphone will reboot and will be cleaning the data.