Tips to Speed Up Your Surface Duo

Android is a challenging operating system, and it has been a long time since its creation. It has attempted to implement optimizations that feel as quick as Apple’s iOS. It presumably never will feel that great. In any case, that doesn’t mean gadgets like Surface Duo can’t profit by certain changes.

Surface Duo is a foldable device that got launched on September 10, 2020. While Surface Duo’s hardware is fantastic, the product needs some tweaking to upgrade its software.

If you’re keen to know more about speeding up a Surface Duo, you might want to follow the two tips mentioned below. It is likely to improve the overall functioning of Android on Surface Duo, so stay tuned!

The tips to improve the Surface Duo mechanism are:

Disable the Navigation Gestures

Navigation Gestures on an Android have been a dispute. Be it the Pixel phones, LG, or Samsung, gestures can be challenging.

Surface Duo uses swipe gestures by default. However, some people aren’t used to the same and find it annoying to bring the app switcher using navigation gestures. Thus, you have the option to avoid using gestures and stick to the basic virtual buttons.

The steps to disable the navigation gestures on your Surface Duo are:

  1. Launch the ‘Settings’ app on your device.
  2. Go to the ‘System’ tab.
  3. Select the ‘Gestures’ option from the menu.
  4. Click on the ‘System Navigation’ option.
  5. Tap on the ‘3-button navigation’ option to mark the checkbox.

Following the steps mentioned above will disable the gestures. However, some people find it comforting. The only drawback to using navigation gestures is that you lose a bit of the vertical space.

Reduce Animation Speeds

Animations are fun, but they tend to slow down the system of a device. All the Android phones come with animations at 1x, by default. However, you can reduce its scale to .05 or even disable the same.

Before changing the settings, make sure that you’ve enabled the Android Developer Mode. The steps to rude animation speeds are:

  1. Launch the ‘Settings’ app.
  2. Click on the ‘About’ tab from the menu.
  3. Scroll down and locate the ‘Build Number’ option.
  4. Click on the ‘Build Number’ option five times.
  5. Next, go to the ‘Developer Options’ window under the System settings.
  6. Click on the ‘Drawing’ option.
  7. Change the settings for the Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale to .05x.

In case you want to change the settings again, follow the steps mentioned above and change the speed.

These two tricks are likely to enhance the software and its working. If you’re a Surface Duo owner, you should try it on.

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