Improve mobile performance

Game Versions:

Note: Our Mobile apps require an Internet connection.

Try these solutions to optimise your mobile device's performance.


Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Sounds simple doesn't it, but it actually could help fix slow data speeds. To improve the connection you can also try connecting to a different world, or connecting directly to Wifi.


Available storage
Make sure your internal storage has enough space as mobile devices may lag due to storage problems.

The Old School RuneScape Mobile app is under 120MB, but this will most likely increase with updates and may differ per device.

The RuneScape Mobile app Is between 3.5GB - 5GB, this is dependant on your progress.


Data usage 
Our most recent tests have found that our mobile apps use, on average, 500kb to 2MB of data per hour of full gameplay. Using Wifi (when it's available) will help reduce the amount of data used. 


Battery life
To increase the amount of time your phone will run for, try these things to extend your battery life:

  • Reduce your phone's brightness
  • Turn off any background apps
  • Turn on medium battery saver mode 
  • Avoid any graphically demanding or 'busy' areas. It might be worth switching to a lower population world to use the GE.
  • Reduce the FPS in settings (see image below)


Old School RuneScape mobile


RuneScape mobile


Users playing on tablets may experience some issues. Our current focus is on your experience on mobile phone devices. Our apps will work on many tablets, but the experience may not be optimal.



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