Your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus is probably full of apps. If, until now, it always worked smoothly no matter how much you solicited it, but it has recently begun to manifest some lag, you don’t necessarily need to stress out too much.
First of all, you’re not the only one looking for lag solutions. You’d be surprised to find out how many other users are doing just the same. Whether it’s YouTube or Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp, Instagram or Snapchat, it can be any app or website that makes your smartphone move slowly or prevents pages from loading.
In today’s article, we’ll walk you through three different things you can try to solve this problem. But before we get there, we’d like to give you a few hints on the most common causes of this malfunction on how to fix Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus lagging problem.
Galaxy S8 lagging common reasons
Depending on whether it’s an app or a website where you usually notice the lag, the causes of the problem can be numerous:
- Poor signal;
- Low signal;
- Poor Wi-Fi connection;
- Heavy traffic on that website;
- A network congestion;
- Too many users connected to the same network;
- Too many apps running in the background;
- Low device memory;
- Corrupted internet cache;
- Full internet cache;
- Smartphone firmware update necessary;
- Browser software update necessary;
- Outdated browser software;
- Data speed limit exceeded;
- Speed reduction threshold reached etc.
All these factors, individually or combined, can slow down Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. In case you have ruled out anything related to a weak data connection, the problem must be with your device. In this case, you can try the following:
Solution 1 – Scan the Galaxy S8 for malware
Malware can often manifest in this way, which is why one of the first things to do would be a thorough scan of your device. Feel free to use the Google Play Store and download a free anti-virus and, separately, an app specifically dedicated to malware scanning. You can make up your mind judging by the number of reviews and the kind of feedback the app enjoys. Nevertheless, the best-rated ones should help you spot the malware with ease.
In the event that the scanning will reveal any kind of malware on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, you will have to clear the cache and the data on your device. Should the lag persist even under these circumstances, continue with a factory reset of the device. With all the settings and pre-loaded apps of the smartphone brought back to the original configuration, if you’re still dealing with the lag, you should move on to our next solution.
It comes without saying that no factory reset should be performed without previously backing up all your data so that you won’t lose any important information.
Solution 2 – Clear the Galaxy S8 cache
Most of our users claimed that their smartphone went back to functioning perfectly after performing the steps from Solution no. 1. If you’re among the few unlucky users who are still in the same situation, a wipe cache partition will most likely solve it for you too.
As opposed to the factory reset, this time all your data is safe, no backup of messages, photos or videos being required. Just to be sure, access the Android Recovery Mode for performing the Wipe Cache Partition – this guide on how to clear cache on Galaxy S8/S8+ Plus will show you how to proceed.
Solution 3 – Ask outside help
At this point, you’re without options. There’s nothing else you can tweak or test on your own, so consider taking your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus into service. The shop or the store from where you bought it will most likely know how to proceed. Who knows, maybe you’ll eventually be lucky enough to have your old smartphone switched for a new one, under the warranty.