How to Disable Animations on Android to Speed Up Performance

How to Disable Animations on Android to Speed Up Performance

Animations make the transition more fluid and enhance the experience of the Android user. Unfortunately, they caused second delays, slow down the machine, and consume more power. I have turned off the animations on my phone and found it really useful. If you interested, learn how to disable animations on Android phone.

This tutorial is suitable for recent Android OS. I provide screenshot based on Android Nougat 7.0 but I believe that the interface is similar to other versions, no matter what the phone brand you used.

How to Disable Animations on Android

A short guide to disable animations on Android:

  1. Go to Settings, select About Phone, tap on the Build Number 7 times to enable Developer Mode
  2. Go back to the Settings, select and activate Developer Mode
  3. Turn off the Window animation scale, transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale

A complete guide to disable animations on Android:

First, you must turn on the Developer Mode through Settings menu. In case you already enable the mode, skip this step.

How to Disable Animations on Android

Scroll down to the bottom of the menu, select About phone.

How to Disable Animations on Android

Tap the Build number for several times until you got a notice that Developer Mode has been enabled.

How to Disable Animations on Android

Then, go back to the Settings layout and select Developer Options.

How to Disable Animations on Android

After Developer Mode activated, locate these options and turn it off. See the following screenshot for details.

How to Disable Animations on Android

Please do not turn off the Developer Mode or it will back to the default configuration, particularly for animationĀ settings.

Disabling animations can improve the speed

After disabling animations, you can easily notice that the smooth transition animations no longer visible, but the apps run faster than ever before. It easily enabling the user to switch between apps with no delays. I also found that the battery endurance much better.

But these settings might hurt the user experience and some applications not able to deliver great feeling for its user. I admitted that the animations still play well off, yet the performance is mandatory for me.

With or without animations, the full features of Android still run perfectly.

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