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How to make your phone faster and cure short battery life



At around 12 months into their relationship, many smartphone users notice an odd change in their slender companions. 

It's not announced with a notification, nor a status update, but a slow creeping inevitability: it's lagging. Slowing down. Failing to tick along as it once did.

Many will take this gradual decrepit lurch as a queue to splash out on a new handset; your contract's nearly up, time to retire the poor old thing. But trust us, there's life in the old girl yet.

Assembled in the following gallery are a number of tips, tricks and "hacks" to get your mobile motoring again.



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