Make Your Android More Snappy
- Open the Settings app on your phone
- If your handset runs Android 8.0+, tap System
- Scroll down and tap About phone
- Scroll down again and tap Build number 7 times consecutively
That’s it. Now, when you return to the previous screen you’ll find a new “Developer options” menu near the bottom, and that menu gives you access to a wide range of hidden features and debugging options. If you’re a novice, you probably shouldn’t make any changes other than the ones we’re about to explain.
To speed up your transition animations, tap Developer options and scroll down until you see the following items (note that you may need to open the Advanced settings depending on which phone you have):
- Window animation scale
- Transition animation scale
- Animator animation scale
By default, you’ll see a “1x” next to each of those settings. To speed up your animations, simply tap on each of those three items and change “1x” to “.5x,” then exit the Developer options section. Note that you need to select “.5x” and not “5x.” This means that animations will take half — or .5 times — as long to play.
That’s all you need to do to speed up the UX on your phone. Give it a shot. We think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised at how noticeable the difference is.