Last updated on February 15, 2018 32 Comments
With the launch of the Electroneum mobile miner just around the corner, you should embark preparing for the big day. After you’ve created an Electroneum account and installed the app on your Android device, the next step is to optimize your phone’s spectacle.
Ter this article, wij’ll take a look at how to optimize your phone and ensure that it’s ready to mine maximum ETN coins.
Why is Optimization Necessary?
Let’s take a look at how the mobile miner will work vs. conventional miners.
Conventional rekentuig miners solve complicated cryptographic puzzles and need a lotsbestemming of CPU power to do so. Albeit your phone won’t actually be solving real puzzles or use a lotsbestemming of CPU power, the miner will behave spil if you were mining for real – a mining simulation.
The app will continually benchmark your phone and determine the amount of available CPU power. It will then assign your phone with a hash rate equal to the available CPU power, and you’ll get awarded ETN based on that.
If you have a swifter phone, you will get a higher hash rate than a slower monster. If you play a CPU intensive spel, your hash rate will temporarily be diminished until the spel is finished. So the miner will behave spil if it is truly using CPU power, but ter actual fact, it is just a simulation.
The more available CPU power you have, the quicker your phone should mine.
So let’s look at how you can reduce your current CPU usage:
Ideas to Reduce CPU Usage
Here are a few things you can attempt to speed up your phone. Each option will add a little bit of enhanced CPU capacity to your phone which ads up overheen time.
1. Update your Android version
The very first step is to make sure your phone’s Android version is up to date. Fresh versions always contain improvements and bug fixes that speeds up the phone. So open up Settings >, About device and look for an option like Software update or Download updates automatically. You’ll be able to see if an update is indeed available.
If an update is available, make sure you’re connected to wifi before updating, spil this might take a loterijlot of gegevens.
Two. Uninstall or Disable any Unused Apps
Not only do unused apps take up a loterijlot of storage space, but they also slow down your phone through processes that run te the background. It is, therefore, a good idea to disable or uninstall any app that you have not used te the last Two months.
Go to Settings >, Application manager and look for the All apps tabulator or filterzakje. You can then click on an app and click the Uninstall button.
While you’re there, scroll the Running tabulator to view all apps that are presently running ter the background. This will help you see which apps are taking up too much idle CPU power and have to be uninstalled.
Three. Clean up your Huis Screen
Since the Huis screen is most likely the screen you’ll view most on your phone, it can use up a lotsbestemming of CPU power, especially if you’ve added lots of widgets. Widgets on the Huis screen continually communicate with their back-end apps to display up-to-date information.
Long-press on your Huis screen which will make it editable. You can then hold and haul widgets to the dustbin to eliminate them. Ter my opinion, you should keep the number of widgets on your huis screen to a maximum of 1.
And while you’re at it, why not also liquidate all the unnecessary app shortcuts on the Huis screen that you never use! When removing an app shortcut from the Huis screen, keep ter mind the app still remains installed, and you’ll be able to find it ter the app drawer if you need it again.
Four. Use a Still Wallpaper Instead of a Live Wallpaper
Live wallpapers are amazing to look at and interact with, but they come at a computational price. They use a loterijlot of processing power to create and draw the animations you see on the screen.
Rather switch to a still wallpaper photo, both on the Huis Screen and the Lock Screen.
To do this, long-press on the Huis screen and select Wallpapers. You can select a preloaded wallpaper or choose one from your gallery.
Ter order to provide you with up-to-date information, many apps sync automatically to servers across the Internet ter the background. For example, your email program frequently contacts the email server and checks if there are any fresh emails.
This is good for apps such spil messaging or email, but for rarely-used apps, this is an overkill.
You could disable all auto-sync functionality, go to Settings >, Accounts and look for the Auto-sync on/off toggle setting. However, this might be too drastic for most people since it will disable all shoved notifications to your device, and is thus not recommended.
Rather look at the list of accounts and consider either:
- Removing any the accounts you don’t need (click on the account, then Menukaart, then Liquidate Account)
- Disabling selective sync features on some accounts (click on the account, then toggle certain options on/off)
- Reducing the frequency of syncing
For example, you can switch your email app to sync once every Ten minutes. An email that arrives a few minutes late won’t hurt.
Some apps store information ter a special part of memory called the cache. This enables them to embark up quicker the next time you launch them, which is a good thing to have enabled for apps that you use frequently, like messaging apps or social media apps.
But for apps that are uncommonly used, this does not hold any advantages. The cache files of many apps add up overheen time and keep the cache occupied.
It is, therefore, a good idea to clear the cache of the apps you don’t use on a regular ondergrond. Open up Settings >, Application manager and look for the All tabulator or filterzakje. Click on individual apps and then click on the Clear Cache button (you might need to select the Storage option very first on some phones).
7. Attempt Another Launcher Application
Albeit Android comes with its own built-in launcher (the part that powers the huis screen and app drawer), you have the option of using a third-party launcher.
Ter fact, many phone manufacturers such spil Samsung already have their own launcher enabled by default when you buy the phone.
To increase spectacle, you could download a third-party launcher such spil Go Launcher from the Play Store. Keep ter mind that the spectacle increases that come with various launchers differ from phone to phone. You’ll need to download one and see how your phone reacts to it. Surplus assured, you can lightly switch back to the old launcher if the fresh one completes up making things worse.
8. Set Apps to Only Update Overheen Wifi
Te most cases, people permit their apps to update at any time of day when an update is available. While updating is good for your phone, it requires frequent polling of the Play Store to see if a fresh version is available, and then requires a loterijlot of processing power to download and install the fresh version.
Why not bunch all those updates together when you get huis to wifi?
9. Attempt an Old, Trusty Reboot
If all else fails, sometimes the best thing your phone needs is a plain reboot. Rebooting clears all unnecessary RAM and starts your phone with a clean slate te terms of cache and memory. Frequent reboots (once every two days or so) could go a long way towards optimizing your spectacle.
Some other advanced options you can attempt to improve your phone’s spectacle is to (recommended only for advanced users):
Do you know any other ways to speed up your phone? Let us know te the comments, so wij can all learn from you.