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NO-ONE likes a slow phone.

Fortunately there are some tricks to turn things around on Android.

You've probably already tried things like clearing out data before.

But under the hood of your Android smartphone there are some more interesting settings.

And they're actually hidden away from sight.

For example, those slick animations on your phone.

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While they may look nice, they absorb some of your device's system power, so can actually slow things down.

Scale it down a bit and you could notice things speed up slightly, according to TikToker chillrogg.

"If you have an Android you have to try this," he explains.

"This will make your phone feel way faster."

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To do it, open Settings and go to About phone at the very bottom.

Next, select Software information.

Now this is the unusual part – look for Build number and tap it multiple times.

You might get asked for your password or PIN at this point.

Do that and it unlocks the special Developer options.

This should now appear at the bottom of the Settings page.

From there, scroll until you see Windows animation scale.

Change it from 1x to 0.5x.

Do the same with Transition animation scale and Animator duration scale.

Now you should hopefully have a bit of a speed boost.

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Of course, be careful with any other settings you dabble with in the developer options.

As the name suggests on the tin, these are intended for experts mostly, so it's best not to change anything else.

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