Disable Android Animations to Speed Up Performance (and Save Battery)

How to Disable Animations on Android - Disable Android Animations to Speed Up Performance (and Save Battery) 3

Animations create transition effect more fluid and satisfying, thus enhance the user experience for Android owner.

Unfortunately, this comes with a severe price; they cause more delays and draining the battery quickly.

I have turned off the animations on my phone, and I found it helpful, especially for maintaining performance and battery life.

In this tutorial, I’m going to tell you how to disable those unnecessary animations and makes your phone perform better.

I provide screenshot based on Android Nougat 7.0, but I believe the interface is similar enough to other versions, no matter what the phone brand you use.

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:

1. First, you must turn on the Developer Mode through the Settings menu.

(In case you already enable the mode, skip this step.)

How to Disable Animations on Android

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

How to Disable Animations on Android

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

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How to Disable Animations on Android

4. Go back to the Settings layout and select Developer Options.

How to Disable Animations on Android

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

How to Disable Animations on Android

You have to keep the Developer Mode active, Do not turn off the Developer Mode or it will revert to the default configuration, including for animation 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 now run faster than ever before. It helps user users to switch between apps with barely noticed delay. I also found that the battery life is much better.

To be fair, these settings might hurt the user experience and some applications not longer deliver great satisfaction for its user. I admitted that the animations still play well off, yet the performance is the primary focus for me.

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

So, how about you? Do you think unlocking higher performance by killing off animations feature is a great deal?

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