Immersing yourself in a world of graphics-intensive gaming is an escapade like no other. But what if your phone doesn’t have the power to run them? You’re not alone – most affordable Android phones are configured to prioritize battery life. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry; We have some tips to help you unleash the hidden potential of your gadget so gaming performance leaves no room unfulfilled!
Let’s look at some of the best ways to optimize your phone for gaming:
1. Use a faster internet connection
Today, most online games require constant data transfer. If your internet connection is slow, you may find that these transfers take longer and sometimes cause gameplay to become less responsive or even unstable!
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2. Adjust the screen refresh rate
Today, most of the high-end phones, especially Samsung and OPPO, have variable refresh rates, which improves on-screen animations. While these appear as minor upgrades in everyday applications like social networks and YouTube, they are very beneficial when playing video games, offering a smooth experience and allowing for faster response rates. This is beneficial when playing graphically intensive games like Asphalt 9, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and others.
To speed up the refresh rate on phones that support it (not all phones do):
- In the Settings app on your phone, tap Display.
- Next select Advanced.
- Tap the refresh rate
- Choose the highest refresh rate available from the settings on your screen, which should be 90Hz in most cases.
3. Force 4x MSAA
Most mobile games use the 4x MSAA option, a multi-sampling feature that balances performance and graphics well. Enabling 4x MSAA gives you framerates that match what you would have had you played on the lowest graphics settings, and game edges no longer appear polygonal.
How to enable 4x MSAA on an Android:
- In the Settings app, scroll down to About phone.
- Go to the software information and repeatedly touch the build number. This will enable developer options on your device.
- Return to the settings page and select Developer options. Scroll down to find and enable Force 4x MSAA.
4. Enable Dolby Atmos sound
One aspect of mobile gaming to consider is audio fidelity. Competitive gamers understand the importance of auditory cues in multiplayer games. The audio quality of your games will be greatly improved with Dolby Atmos Surround Sound. So, if your device has this feature, you should enable it and enjoy higher gaming quality.
This feature is available on most OPPO phones and can be toggled on/off from the settings menu. How to do it:
- In the Settings app on your phone, tap Sounds & Vibration.
- On the following screen, select sound quality and effects.
- Turn on Dolby Atmos.
Whether you’re listening through your phone’s built-in stereo speakers or headphones, you can finally get the most out of the technology.
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5. Delete junk data from your phone
A lack of free space can cause your phone to slow down, resulting in poor gaming experience. To avoid sluggishness, Google recommends leaving at least 10% of your total storage space empty.
Consider freeing up your storage space by deleting unnecessary media files or games for smoother performance. Many affordable Android phones come with a built-in tool that you can use to scan for and remove unnecessary data. Here’s where to look and how to use this feature:
- Go to your phone settings and
- Choose Free up disk space
- Select the items you no longer use and tap Free up disk space in the lower right corner.
6. Use Game Booster (Game Space for OPPO)
You can use the native Hyper Booster if you own an OPPO phone. It optimizes your phone’s resources to deliver the greatest possible gameplay action without overheating or excessive battery drain. Additionally, you can set Game Booster to turn off features like Bixby, Edge panels, and notifications while playing your favorite games.
Overall, the technology offers full acceleration not only for games and apps, but also for the system itself. OPPO promises up to 31.91% faster loading times with 50 platform optimization solutions from Qualcomm and MediaTek.
7. Restrict background app activities
Another technique to increase game speed on your Android without root is to limit the number of background app activities. By having fewer apps running in the background, Android can devote more resources to the game you’re playing, resulting in improved gaming performance.
By navigating to the Developer Settings menu, you can limit the number of background processes Android runs:
- To access developer options, open the settings menu and scroll all the way to the bottom.
- Select the maximum number of background processes that Android can support by tapping the background processes limit.
8. Discord Overlay
Most multiplayer games have a mediocre voice chat system. A frustrating gaming experience accompanied by choppy audio, disconnects and barely working push-to-talk buttons. Although many prefer to control Discord by stepping out of their game, it’s a great streamlined tool that helps with voice chats.
You can enable Discord Overlay option by going to Settings. This will enable a transparent Discord menu over your game without using a lot of memory. Without worrying about in-game performance, you can text your friends, invite teammates, and browse your favorite servers.
9. Use a phone game accessory
The screen controls for games on mobile phones are quite large. You should get an external gaming controller if you are a dedicated mobile gamer. It makes your phone feel like a handheld console, enhancing game controls and feedback.
You can enhance your mobile gameplay by purchasing a smartphone clip mount for your controller. Most of these gaming peripherals have simple setup processes. You can get them working immediately after connecting them to your phone.
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10. Overclock the phone CPU
Finally a more interactive experience for true mobile gaming enthusiasts. You could get more performance out of the same processor by overclocking the one in your phone. This allows your games to handle more things at once, which improves gameplay.
In most current phones, the CPU can be overclocked. However, remember that you need to root your phone before you can overclock it. Only do this if you know what rooting is, as you risk damaging your device.
To sum up
If you play most of your games on your Android device or tablet, the tips above will help you get more out of your games. With a few small adjustments, your device will run all your favorite games more smoothly.
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