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Can I speed up my HTC Wildfire?

My HTC Wildfire is kinda sluggish. Is there any way I can speed it up?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Mar. 1, 2011 at 18:50

When is it slugglish? Always? Do you have a lot of background sync enabled? Too many apps running? Get something like advanced task killer from the Market. You can manually kill unneeded apps and it has a homescreen widget that kills all apps at a press of an icon (you can set up certain apps to be excluded from autokill).
When you don't need 3G, set it to 2G only. It actually takes processing power for the phone to constantly try and find the best 3G signal. Disabling 3G will also improve battery life significantly. (You really only need 3G for video/radio streaming or websites with heavy content).
Use Opera Mini for basic browsing - Opera Mini uses data compression - less traffic, smaller cache, faster phone.

Organise files on your sd card: don't let hundreds of songs just fly around - put 20 in folders (by artist or mood or whatever) - indexing your files takes processing power, too.

Avoid live wall papers and too many fance widgets - HTC's Sense UI is nice but takes a lot of RAM! Use something like Launcher Pro instead of Sense, maybe!

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 1, 2011 at 18:50

When is it slugglish? Always? Do you have a lot of background sync enabled? Too many apps running? Get something like advanced task killer from the Market. You can manually kill unneeded apps and it has a homescreen widget that kills all apps at a press of an icon (you can set up certain apps to be excluded from autokill).
When you don't need 3G, set it to 2G only. It actually takes processing power for the phone to constantly try and find the best 3G signal. Disabling 3G will also improve battery life significantly. (You really only need 3G for video/radio streaming or websites with heavy content).
Use Opera Mini for basic browsing - Opera Mini uses data compression - less traffic, smaller cache, faster phone.

Organise files on your sd card: don't let hundreds of songs just fly around - put 20 in folders (by artist or mood or whatever) - indexing your files takes processing power, too.

Avoid live wall papers and too many fance widgets - HTC's Sense UI is nice but takes a lot of RAM! Use something like Launcher Pro instead of Sense, maybe!

markfish  Mar. 1, 2011 at 20:37

Wow, loads of tips there thanks. It's always pretty slow, I've seen a noticable change in it over the months. I'll work through your tips and see what I can fix - excellent :)

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 1, 2011 at 20:50

:)

joegatling  May. 17, 2011 at 14:14

How do you change the UI? I have searched everywhere for a way to change it.

as3772  Aug. 12, 2011 at 05:25

How can i change to 2G?

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 12, 2011 at 12:30

in "wireless/networks" (or similar in settings) change from auto/gsm&umts to => gsmonly!

rootitnow1  Dec. 15, 2011 at 18:44

If you want a faster phone root/s-off it install cyanogenmod from cyanogenmod.com then go to xda-devs and download and install v6 supercharger, now enjoy a fast phone..

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