Your phone was faster yesterday than it is today, and will be slower tomorrow. Bit Rot is a real thing.
Computers are kind of like people — as they age they tend to get a little slower and flaws are easier to see.
Our phones are computers shrunk down to be pocket-sized and easy to carry around. And that means as time goes by, things aren’t happening as quickly as they used to or things can get a little buggy. This is universal; it happens to Galaxy phones and LG phones and Pixel phones and iPhones and every other phone that does more than make calls and send texts. Some people say they don’t see it happening, and that’s because of why it happens and the way software is written for all the different phones out in the wild. But it is still happening on your phone right now, and always will be.
Let’s take a look at what is commonly known as "Bit Rot" and see if we can’t understand things a little better.
What is Bit Rot, exactly?
It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot by p…