For some of us that own a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, you might have experienced the lagging or buggy Internet problems. This is especially so when you are using apps like Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp and even YouTube.
There are several explanations as to why your Internet speed on Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus might be down or pages lagging while loading. Before I explain some of the fixes to this type of a problem, below are some of the reasons why there is such an occurrence on your smartphone.
Common explanations for lagging Internet speeds on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
- Weak or poor quality signal
- Weak Wi-Fi connection
- Heavy website traffic
- Heavy network load whereby a single signal might be connected to a number of networks
- Applications that run in the background
- Phone memory being too low
- Problems with the internet cache such as full or corrupted cache
- Out-dated Galaxy S8 firmware
- Out-dated browsing app
- Connection speed limitations where internet browsing speeds may be reduced
One or a combination of the issues above will cause a lag in your internet speeds on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus. If you have gone through the above causes of slow internet problems and you can’t figure out how to fix slow internet problems, follow the guidelines below on how you can fix the lag on Galaxy S8 Internet speed.
Ensure your Wi-Fi is switched OFF on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus
it is very natural that your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus might be connected poor Wi-Fi connection. Therefore, you should always check to ensure your Wi-Fi is either switched OFF or disconnected. The following guide will take you through the Wi-Fi settings of your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.
- Switch ON your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus
- Browse on the Menu
- Tap on Settings
- Choose Connections
- Tap on Wi-Fi
- Toggle the ON/OFF slider next to ‘Wi-Fi’ to switch OFF Wi-Fi
Clear the Cache of your Galaxy S8
This method will solve most of the Internet issues in most Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. However, if for particular reasons this doesn’t quite work for you, perform a total wipe of your cache partition and this should fix the issues. This method doesn’t actually delete your data from your Galaxy S8 and instead retains crucial data such as videos, pictures and your messages. You can complete the ‘wipe cache partition’ exercise in the Android recovery mode. You can go through the following guidelines to learn how to clear your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus device cache.
Scan your Galaxy S8 for Malware
If any of the above methods doesn’t still fix your issue on your Galaxy S8, it is advisable to check out your phone for possible malware issue. Download a free Antivirus application for your device from the Google Play Store. Check out for the malware application with the best reviews or feedback to ensure you get quality for your smartphone.
If your Antivirus detects anything after the virus scan, consider clearing your data and cache from your smartphone. If the issue persists, consider doing a factory reset of your phone to put your device back to its original mode. It is worth noting that before you rest your phone to its factory settings, you should consider backing up your files to avoid any data loss.
Sought technical assistance
If you have tried everything but nothing seems to work out for you, consider taking your device back to the store where it can be physically examined for defaults. If the device is found to contain any defects, a replacement unit will be offered to you or you have the smartphone repaired.