If you are having issues with the internet on your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5 you may find this post really helpful. There are a number of reasons this could be happening on your smartphone.
It is especially common when using certain large social apps like Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook. Here we take a look at the reasons for internet lag as well as provide a few methods for addressing the issue.
Here is a quick list of possible factors that could be impacting your internet speed on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5:
- Bad data signal.
- Weak Wi-Fi connection.
- The website receives high traffic.
- Too many users on your Network.
- Multiple apps running simultaneously.
- a lack of memory on your device.
- A full cache.
- Your Galaxy firmware need an update.
- Your browser software requires an update.
- You have passed your data speed limit.
Follow the guides below to try and improve the internet connection on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5.
Turn WiFi off
You Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5 could be latching on to a WiFi network that is weak. It won’t drop it unless you instruct it to. You can try turning the WiFi off and on again to see if it helps.
Follow these steps to switch WiFi off and on:
- Ensure your smartphone is on.
- Select Menu.
- Select Settings.
- Select Connections.
- Select Wi-Fi.
- Tap ON/OFF switch that is next to Wi-Fi.
Clear the cache
If you still have trouble trying the above solution you can try a “wipe cache partition.” Clearing the cache will not delete any media files, photos or other essential data. Follow this guide on how to clear Galaxy phone cache.
Scan For Malware
If clearing the cache didn’t work, the final method you can try is a full scan for Malware. It is possible to find Malware detection apps on the Google play store for free. There will be many options and we strongly suggest reading the reviews users have put for each app. Some may have commented on the app’s ability help with their weak internet issues.
After completing a scan, if you find Malware, you should follow this guide to clear the cache and data on your smartphone.
After that if you see no improvement, you can try a factory reset on the Galaxy. This process will return to the phone to its original settings. It will also delete any photos, media and contact data from your device. so it is important to back everything up before you go ahead with it.
Look for Technical Support
If none of the above has helped, you can always resort to taking your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5 to a technical professional. If it is defective they will provide you the options to replace or repair it.