Turn off Animations

Animations look nice when navigating your phone or tablet, but they can cause delays and even slow down lower-powered devices. Disabling them can improve your Android device's performance.

This trick's been around a little while, so you may already be familiar with it. But if you're new to Android or just upgraded to a new phone and forgot about this, here's what you do:

  • Make sure developer options are enabled. If they're not, go to Settings > About phone, then tap on Build number seven times to enable it.
  • Go to Settings > Developer options, and scroll down to Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale.
  • Tap on each of the animation options and turn them off.

Remember to leave Developer options turned on to keep the animations disabled. Turning Developer options off will reset the animations back to their default settings