How To Optimize Your Android Smartphone For Gaming

There are plenty of reasons to buy an Android smartphone, including price and choice of hardware, but another important reason is the number of customizable features you have access to on Google’s operating system. With so many games to choose from to download for your smartphone, it’s important to make sure that your phone is optimized to run them as well as possible.

Activate ‘Developer Options’

This is the first step to getting more out of your Android smartphone.

  1. On a stock Android device, go to Settings > About phone > Build number.

If you have a Samsung Galaxy device, it’s Settings > About device > Build number.

On HTC, go to Settings > About > Software information > More > Build number.

For LG devices, go to Settings > About phone > Software info > Build number.

  1. Once you have reached Build number, you have to tap it seven times and you will then be greeted with a message that reads: “You are now a developer!”
  2. You then go back to Settings and you’ll see a new option, ‘Developer Options’, in the menu.

Turn off background services

One of the major drags on processing power is apps working away in the background. Apps such as Facebook and Twitter will do things in the background, which will drain power and performance. This also leads to your battery draining faster. To sort this out, go to Developer Options and then search for ‘Running services’ or ‘Processes’ to see a list of what you have running in the background. It might surprise you!

Force 4x MSSA

If you want more graphical fidelity from your apps, then forcing 4x MSSA (this stands for Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing and will basically smooth out the staircase effect you see on the edges of objects in games) will make a real difference. Again, go to Developer Options and search for Force 4x MSSA.

Use boosting apps

As well as fiddling with Developer Options, you can download specific apps that will improve your phone’s performance. There are plenty to choose from, such as Systweak Android Cleaner, Swift Gamer and Dr Booster, which will allow you to allocate RAM and improve your battery consumption with ease and simplicity. Most people will use their phone for some sort of online gaming, so it is essential you get the best performance out of your device. Casino games in particular will often be mobile friendly, so ensure you are using the correct version. You can often optimize the graphics performance as well, which will definitely be a boost for gamers. Live table games are amongst the most popular games, with modern day adaptions designed to be mobile friendly, and ideal to play on your device.

Buy new hardware

Touch screens are great for some games, such as Angry Birds, but sometimes you need more control. If you really want to take your gaming to the next level, then you can even connect up a mouse and keyboard to your phone for the ultimate in precision. You will need a USB OTG cable in order to connect a USB keyboard and USB mouse to your phone.


As you can see, there are several ways for the gaming enthusiast to optimize their Android phone for the ultimate gaming experience. Hopefully, this list will help you reach the next level of gaming pleasure.

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