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10 ways to make Android faster, more productive and more secure than iPhone

Some ammunition to keep bragging Apple users at bay

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iPhone users love to brag about their phones. Yet, for many users, Android is clearly the superior platform. Yes, its Achilles’ heel is a big one: security. Android’s openness and large market share mean that it’s a juicy target for attackers.

Yet, Android’s openness also provides benefits. It allows for more customisation; its apps are usually cheaper and various handset manufacturers are able to offer significantly different form factors. With a little tweaking, you can speed up and optimise Android in ways that will make iPhone users’ heads spin.


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iPhone users love to brag about their phones. Yet, for many users, Android is clearly the superior platform. Yes, its Achilles’ heel is a big one: security. Android’s openness and large market share mean that it’s a juicy target for attackers.

Yet, Android’s openness also provides benefits. It allows for more customisation; its apps are usually cheaper and various handset manufacturers are able to offer significantly different form factors. With a little tweaking, you can speed up and optimise Android in ways that will make iPhone users’ heads spin.


  • Install an Android optimiser
  • Go to the Opera
  • Conserve your battery
  • Identify data hogs
  • Tether your phone
  • Pick your own keyboard
  • Turn on screen lock, but don’t use a pattern
  • Install anti-virus software
  • Only shop at App Stores you know
  • Stay away from mobile payments


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