How to Fix Lagging issues in Samsung Devices ( One UI Optimization Tips 2024 )

It’s quite common these days to experience software-related issues across all smartphones with a new software update. Recently, Samsung has started pushing the stable One UI  update for the Galaxy S23 series and then more models will fall into the list. One UI .0 is based on Android 14 OS and includes all the base features, personalization, quick productivity, and privacy settings. However, it seems that several users have started experiencing stability or performance issues such as One UI  Lagging Badly.

As we’ve already mentioned, One UI Latest was first released for the Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra in 2024 and other Galaxy device owners are also getting the latest software update. However, several users are encountering performance issues after installing the update. Even though Samsung developers are capable enough to reduce lags, bugs, stability issues, and more, it looks like Samsung Galaxy owners are facing hiccups while using the device after updating to One UI .

As per several reports on the Samsung Community forum, after updating to One UI  the system lag becomes persistent enough with the scrolling animations. Additionally, scrolling applications from the app drawer, pulling down the notification panel, and more can also be frustrating a lot. Any kind of system glitches, corrupted cache partition, issues with the One UI cache, and more might be potential reasons behind the system lagging most of the time.

Samsung One UI  Lagging Badly, How to Fix?

Fortunately, here we’ve shared with you some workarounds that should come in handy. Now, if you’re also one of the victims to encounter such an issue then be sure to check out this troubleshooting guide to resolve it. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Force Restart Your Phone

First, you’ll need to manually force restart your Samsung Galaxy device running One UI  to ensure there is no issue with the system cache data or temporary glitches. In case, your device freezes a lot or becomes unresponsive then follow the steps below to check for the same.

Press and hold the Power + Volume Down button simultaneously for more than 7 seconds.

It’ll forcefully reboot the system.

2. Turn Off Discover from One UI Home

Samsung offers the recommended app options in Discover in One UI Home which will eventually cause multiple issues that we can’t deny. Make sure to turn off the Discover option manually by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Tap on Apps > Locate and select OneUI.
  3. Tap on OneUI Home Settings.
  4. Disable the Discover feature.
  5. Once done, reboot the device.

3. Set a Lower App Screen Grid

Try to set a lower app screen grid on the home screen settings by following the steps below. This method will help in fixing extra bundles to increase software lags.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Apps > Locate and select OneUI.
  3. Tap on OneUI Home Settings.
  4. Select the Home Screen.
  5. Search and tap on the App screen grid.
  6. Now, set it to the lower number.

4. Turn Off Adaptive Battery

Adaptive Battery is one of the best features for Android devices to extend the battery life regarding phone usage and user habits. You’ll need to easily disable the adaptive battery by following the steps below to avoid system glitches or lags.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Battery and Device Care.
  3. Tap on Battery > Select More Battery Settings.
  4. Turn Off the Adaptive Battery option.

5. Clear the One UI Home Cache

Any kind of corrupted cache data of the One UI home might also cause multiple issues with the One UI  lagging on Samsung Galaxy devices. To do so, ensure to check out the following steps.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Apps > Locate and select OneUI.
  3. Tap on Storage > Hit the Clear Cache button.
  4. Free Up Internal Storage Space

It would be best if you also tried freeing up the internal storage space on your One UI  running device by removing unnecessary files or media to ensure there is no issue whatsoever. After freeing up the onboard storage to some extent, your device software will run smoothly enough. Low storage space mostly causes lags and stutters for the system software.

7. Close Background Apps

Try closing the unnecessary background apps from running if you’re not using them actively. Having apps running in the background on mobile devices might consume network bandwidth, system resources, and battery juice. So, clear recent apps and then reboot the device to check for the lagging issue again.

8. Avoid Overheating

The hardware overheating issue can simply occur to shut down the system or even reboot multiple times. In case, your Samsung Galaxy device abruptly restarts while charging or playing video games for a while then ensure to check for overheating. If the handset gets overheated then close all applications and turn off the internet connection to keep it cool down. You should also power off your handset for a couple of minutes to cool it quickly.

9. Wipe Cache Partition

Another thing you should also do is to wipe the cache partition on the Android device to clear potentially corrupted cache partitions which include app installations, visited websites, and more. It’s better to wipe out the cache partition on the device from the stock recovery menu by following the steps below.

  1. You’ll need to connect your One UI  running Samsung Galaxy device to the computer via a USB cable.
  2. Power Off the device > Press and hold the Volume Up + Bixby/Power key until the stock recovery screen.
  3. Then release the buttons > Use the Volume Down key to navigate to Wipe cache partition
  4. Press the Power button to select Wipe cache partition.
  5. Now, use the Volume Down key to highlight Yes.
  6. Press the Power button to confirm it.
  7. Then wait for a few seconds to complete wiping the cache partition.
  8. Next, reboot the device to check for the issue again.

10. Stop Background Downloads

You should also try stopping the background downloads on your handset to avoid any kind of internet usage no matter whether you’re using mobile data or Wi-Fi. By doing so, your One UI  running handset will be able to run slightly better with minimum lags.

11. Check for Software Updates

You should check for the software update on your Samsung Galaxy device by following the steps below to ensure no issue with the outdated system software or potential bug.

  1. Open the Settings menu > Tap on Software Update.
  2. Tap on Download and Install.
  3. Your device will check for available updates.
  4. If there is an update available, you’ll be asked to download and install it.
  5. Once updated, you can see ‘Your software is up to date’.

12. Install All Pending App Updates

It’s also recommended to install all pending app updates manually from the Google Play Store on your Samsung Galaxy handset running on One UI . Sometimes outdated app versions might also cause app launching issues or performances.

  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap on the hamburger menu icon.
  3. Now, tap on My Apps & games.
  4. Tap on the Update All button.
  5. Wait for it to complete and then restart the device.

13. Run a Full Scan for Viruses and Malware

You should also run a full scan for potential viruses and malware on your device to clear unexpected issues from the system or files. However, if malware or virus is there, ensure to remove the application or file accordingly. You can easily use the One UI’s Device Protection feature to scan your phone by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings app > Tap on Battery and Device Care.
  2. Go to Device Protection > Tap on Scan phone.
  3. Wait for the process to complete and then check for the issue.

14. Disable Edge Panels

Samsung generally offers preinstalled Edge panels on the One UI screen that you can use frequently and quite easily to access applications. However, this feature can cause several issues with the overall performance. You should follow the steps below to disable edge panels.

  1. Open Settings > Tap on Display.
  2. Swipe to Edge panels > Turn Off the panel.

15. Turn Off Put unused apps to sleep

It’s also recommended to turn off the ‘Put unused apps to sleep’ feature from the battery settings menu on your device. This method will easily allow your One UI  running Samsung Galaxy device to reduce lags or stutters. To do so:

  1. Open the Settings menu > Tap on Battery and Device Care.
  2. Go to Battery > Turn Off the Power Saving mode.

16. Reset App Preferences

In case, you’re still experiencing issues with the app launching glitches or any kind of performance drops then try to perform resetting app preferences. Plenty of One UI  users have found this trick helpful. To do so:

  1. Open the Settings app > Tap on Apps.
  2. Tap on the three-dot icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select Reset app preferences.

Now, choose Reset to confirm.

17. Try Using Google Keyboard

Some of the One UI  users have also mentioned that having the Google keyboard instead of the stock Samsung keyboard app might help in fixing the system lagging issues up to some extent. To do that:

  1. Download the Gboard app via the Google Play Store.
  2. Open Gboard > Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Gboard.
  3. Now, go to the Language & Input settings on the device.
  4. Enable the Settings toggle > Turn On the Gboard toggle.
  5. Tap on OK > Tap on the back icon in the upper-right corner.
  6. Next, tap on Select input method > Select Gboard.

You can change the default keyboard setting to the Gboard app by following the steps below:

  1. Open Settings on your Samsung handset.
  2. Go to General Management.
  3. Select Keyboard list and default.
  4. Tap on the Default keyboard.
  5. Now, tap on the radio button beside Gboard.

Then Enable the Keyboard button and switch between installed keyboards.

18. Reduce the Screen Refresh Rate

You’ll need to reduce the screen refresh rate manually to the adaptive or standard mode on your Samsung Galaxy S23 or higher series to ensure there is no visual lag and stutter. Display refresh rate conflicts with the scrolling speed and causes touch lags and response issues. To adjust the screen refresh rate:

  1. Open the Settings app > Go to Display.
  2. Tap on Motion smoothness > Select Adaptive or Standard.
  3. Next, hit Apply and restart the device.

Note: Adaptive refresh rate offers up to 120Hz smoothness while Standard refresh rate offers a consistent 0Hz smoothness.

19. Repair Apps in the Recovery Mode

You might also encounter performance drops with the system on the Samsung Galaxy device if the app settings or configuration gets corrupted. Therefore, repairing all the installed apps from the recovery should come in handy.

  1. Press and hold the Volume Up + Power buttons simultaneously for a while.
  2. When the Samsung logo appears, release the Power button but keep pressing the Volume Up button.
  3. Once the Recovery menu appears, use the Volume keys to go to Repair Apps.
  4. Now, press the Power key to confirm > Wait for the process to complete.
  5. Finally, check for the issue again.

20. Perform a Factory Reset

If your screen keeps freezing or the One UI  system gets stuck then you can try performing a Factory data reset. The factory data reset will restore your device to its factory settings and it will completely erase all of your data.

Note: Before performing a factory data reset, ensure your device’s data is backed up. Data deleted during a Factory data reset cannot be restored.

  1. Go to Settings > Tap on General Management.
  2. Select Reset > Select Factory Data Reset.
  3. Tap on Reset > Tap on Delete All.
  4. Enter your password and follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Wait for the data reset to complete > Your device will reboot into the system.
  6. After boot, go through the initial setup process.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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