Even though Nexus 5X and 6P have passed their prime, Google decided to give them a parting gift in the form of Android 8.0 Oreo. This is Google’s latest operating system and its packed with new features.
Although, considering that a couple of good years passed since Nexus 5X and 6P first came out, the new operating system is actually slowing them down.
There are plenty of reports which show that Android 8.0 Oreo is causing the two smartphones to freeze, lag and even to randomly reboot sometimes.
Luckily, there are a handful of tips and tricks which will help speed up Nexus 5X and 6P. Without any further ado, here is what Nexus 5X and 6P owners need to do so that their smartphones can run at faster speeds.
The first tip we need to give Nexus 5X and 6P owners is to update their applications. This can be done by accessing the official Google Play Store and searching for updates.
Most developers optimize their apps to run on Google’s latest operating system and this is why updating them is a great idea. In addition, Nexus 5X and 6P owners should also make sure to delete the apps that they don’t use.
Usually, cache data is used to speed up task executions. However, if the cache memory is too loaded, it will slow down the smartphone’s performance. Therefore, Nexus 5X and 6P owners are advised to frequently clear their cache data.
One of the best features that Android 8.0 Oreo presents is the ability to limit background apps. Furthermore, apps such as Facebook run in the background so that they can keep users informed about the latest notifications, but this will take a toll on the smartphone’s resources.
Nonetheless, Nexus 5X and 6P owners can head over to the Settings – Battery panel and then enable the feature which limits background apps. The background activity toggle can be found in the “Manage Battery Usage” menu.