How to Make Samsung Galaxy SIII Feel Faster with Five Simple Tweaks

This month, Google officially released the update to the latest version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In this update Google also includes Project Butter that will fix to a common problem experienced by older firmware versions and can make your Android devices run faster and responsive to touch.

See Also: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update for Samsung Galaxy SIII is Now Available at U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless

One of the Android devices that use a lot of people today is the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Yes, even this phone is great and supported with powerful processor and more RAM, it does not mean that the phone does not have a weakness and or having problems. One of the problems that may arise on this phone, and probably all of the phone in the world is that you feel your phone is running slower than before.

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There are many ways you can do to solve this problem. And the good news is that you do not need to do any root to make your phone faster. You just need to do some simple tweaks below, quoted from the site

1. Replace your default launcher
The first thing you need to do is replace your default launcher with the new launcher from the third-party that can be found through Google Play Store. Launcher itself is overall interface that you can see and use to navigate your phone. Which includes launcher is homescreen, application menu and wallpapers. By using a third-party launcher you will have more options to help your phone run faster.

2. Use glovebox app for multitasking
One app that can provide the best multitasking capabilities for your phone is the glovebox app. With this application you can open an application just by sliding your finger to the right or to the left and you can go back and forth with ease with this icon whenever you want.

3. Using SwypePad
SwypPad is a launcher panel overlay that has the ability to launch applications in the application using a singe swipe action. You can try to combine SwypePad with glovebox app to get a new experience on your phone. And of course it can make your phone feel faster than before.

4. Turn off transition animations
At Android 4.1 there is an option that you can use to make your phone run faster, the window animation scale, transition animation scale, and animator duration scale. In addition, you can also disable them. This will make the application disappear quickly without the accompanying of any visual effect, means the burden will be reduced and your phone becomes faster.

5. Never use task killer on your phone
The last thing you can do to make your phone run faster is you should never use a task killer on your phone. Android phones have the ability to set their memory by ridding some applications that are not used to use for other applications requested. Despite the fact you can do the clearing apps by going to Developer Options and tick Don't keep activities. However, it has consequences that you have to bear that every time you leave the application, the application will be automatically deleted from memory. The result is your phone have to reload everything to load this application like the first time and this can make your phone slow down. The conclusion is let your phone to manage their own memory and never clean up the app use task killer to make your phone can run fast as usual.

Well, these are 5 things you can do to make and or keep your phone in order to run faster. So, have you ever tried one or all of the points mentioned above? Or, may you have your own way that can make the phone become faster? If so, I'm very happy if you are willing to share it by write them in the comment below :)


  1. You went through those a little too quickly on your video. Maybe you should slow it down a little bit for us newbies.

    1. Hi Tara,
      Thanks for write me a comment.
      Actually, this is not my own video. I pick it up from Youtube. Maybe you need to look for another tutorial video on Youtube that suits your needs. But, you can explore this blog to find some simple steps to explore your beloved Galaxy S3.
      Have a nice day :)

    2. Hi there. I have spent the better part of the las f2f 2 hours looking for a forum to post a question on and all the sites, including the android site, lets me register and then I see nowhere that it lets me create a new thread or post. I tried the nova launcher and went to the section of "themes" and then the sub-area of themes labeled "free" and every single one I chose that was supposed to be free wound up being a minimum of $1.99. I give up. Maybe I sh ouldnt use a launcher at all. This has been very stressful to keep registering and then not being able to post a question. Thanks for your help anyway.

    3. Hi Tara,
      I'm so sorry if my answer and/or articles couldn't help you to solve your problem. Hope any people who visit here and ever experience the same problem with you would share their solutions here.

  2. I have a Galaxy s3 from T-Mobile and running Jelly Bean 4.3. I have looked and looked for "Developer Options" and find it NO where on my device.
    Thanks a ton for the advice on all else!

    1. Hi Pamela Michel,
      Thanks for coming.
      Kindly do as follows:
      1. Go to Settings.
      2. Tap "More" tab.
      3. Tap "About device".
      4. Scroll down to the "Build number", then tap it rapidly 7 times or so.
      5. Tap the Back key.
      6. Now you should see the Developer options show up above the About device menu.
      Hope it helps :)


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