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How to Speed Up the Samsung Galaxy S III



The Samsung Galaxy S III already runs pretty smoothly, but a simple tweak can speed things up, making the user interface respond quicker to user input.

The tweak might seem like a placebo effect and it’s hard to really judge with objective standards, but I think it speeds up the Galaxy S III

Users can easily reverse the steps if something goes wrong, so give it a try.

Follow: Samsung Galaxy S III coverage

This tweak should work on any of the variant models from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T or the International models.

The tweak comes thanks to the geniuses at the XDA Developer’s Forum and anyone can use it, whether their phone’s rooted or not.

User niknag wrote:

Guys I felt the phone was buttery smooth, but on certain occasions I.e. lock screen ripple transition into opening your home screen and toggling between messages in the messaging app, the transition would s stutter just a tiny bit.

How to Speed Up the Galaxy S III

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Open Developer options (second from the bottom)
  3. In the User interface section, choose Window animation scale
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  4. Select one of the options lower than the default like .5x or 0
  5. Select Transition animation scale and again choose an option lower than the default like .5x or 0

For both options I chose .5x and experienced a noticeable difference in speed.

This changes the animation of windows and transitions, resulting in faster movement as one taps on the various user interface icons or swipes the screen.



  1. Soarly

    07/31/2012 at 1:39 pm

    Kevin. I tried these tweaks on my Samsung Note and it does seem to speed things up. Thanks

  2. Suky

    08/01/2012 at 12:33 pm

    Great Advice. See its speeding things up. Thxs!

  3. Andre Goeloe

    08/01/2012 at 2:04 pm


  4. Matt

    08/07/2012 at 9:34 pm

    Worked very well on my S3. Thanks!

  5. regina

    08/20/2012 at 1:46 pm

    Just seemed like I had problem after problem after I did this. Returning to original settings. Its best not to fix what ain’t broken!

  6. praveen premkumar

    09/28/2012 at 4:55 am

    hey worked….on my note

    • RaphaniacZX

      10/31/2012 at 8:48 pm

      It should work with any ICS or higher device

  7. paul

    11/10/2012 at 1:22 am

    worked very well ty

  8. tbouhil

    11/14/2012 at 9:21 am

    worked for me too

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