Samsung Galaxy A50 is running slow. Here’s how to fix it.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 has a decent hardware specs. In fact, the phone can dominate over other devices in its category. Needless to say, it should work smoothly and properly as expected but some owners have been complaining because their devices started running slow. Performance issues can always be attributed to the firmware, although we have already seen similar cases in the past that were caused by some hardware issues. But as long as your phone doesn’t have any signs of physical or liquid damage, you should be able to fix it on your own. 

In this troubleshooting guide, I will walk you through in fixing your Galaxy A50 that’s running slow. We will look into every possibility and rule them out one by one until we can determine what the issue is and fix it. If you’re one of the owners of this device and are currently experiencing similar problem, continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another. 

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Troubleshooting Galaxy A50 that’s running slow

Performance issues are very annoying but they’re not necessarily hard to fix. In fact, for this problem, you may be able to fix it on your own by doing one or two of the procedures in this post. That said, here are the things you need to do: 

First solution: Run your phone in Safe mode

The first thing that you have to do if your phone is running slow is to restart it in safe mode. This will temporarily disable all third-party applications and will tell you immediately if one of them is causing the problem. If your device runs normally while in safe mode, then it means that one of the apps you downloaded, or some of them, is causing the problem. If that’s the case, then this problem is pretty easy to fix. Now, here’s how your restart your phone in safe mode: 

  1. Press and hold the Power key until options show. 
  2. Tap and hold the Power off option until it changes into Safe Mode. 
  3. Tap the Safe mode icon to restart your device.
  4. Once the reboot is successful, you should see ‘Safe mode’ at the lower-left corner of the screen. 

Assuming that the device is doing while in this mode, then follow these steps to probe further: 

  1. Restart your phone normal to boot into standard mode. 
  2. Remember the apps you installed about the time when the phone started to run slow.
  3. Once you already have an app in mind, swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down. 
  4. Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner. 
  5. Scroll to and then tap Apps. 
  6. Find and tap suspected app. 
  7. Tap Storage. 
  8. Touch Clear data and tap OK to confirm.
  9. Tap the back key once and then touch Uninstall. 
  10. Confirm that you want to remove the app from your phone. 

On the other hand, if the phone is still running slow after this, then move on to the next procedure. 

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Second solution: Reset all settings to fix phone that’s running slow

There are times when some settings may cause some problems especially if you noticed that your device started running slow after you’ve changed some settings. We need to rule out this possibility before you can proceed. So, here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down. 
  2. Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner. 
  3. Scroll to and tap General management. 
  4. Touch Reset. 
  5. Tap Reset settings. 
  6. Tap the Reset settings button. 
  7. If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern. 
  8. Finally, tap Reset.

Once the reset is finished, try to see if your phone is still running slow because if it still does, then move on to the next solution. 

Third solution: Wipe the cache partition

Wiping the cache partition will delete the old system cache replace it with a new one. It is very important that you did this procedure because if the cache is corrupt, performance issues will always occur and that could be the case here. Don’t worry, you won’t lose any file or data. Here’s how you do it: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy A50 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy A50 will continue to boot up into the Recovery Mode. Once you see a black screen with blue and yellow texts, proceed to the next step. 
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
  6. Press Power key to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
  8. When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to restart the device.

Once your phone has finished rebooting, try to see if it’s still running slow. 

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Fourth solution: Perform the Master reset

At this point, if your phone is still running slow after doing the first three procedures, then you have no other choice but to reset your device. Assuming that the firmware is stock and that it hasn’t been modified in any way, you should be able to fix this problem by doing a reset. However, make sure to create a copy of your important files and data as they will be deleted. After the backup, remove your google and samsung accounts so that you won’t be locked out. Here’s how you do the master reset on your Galaxy A50: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy A50 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy A50 will continue to boot up into the Recovery Mode. Once you see a black screen with blue and yellow texts, proceed to the next step. 
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
  6. Press Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes’ is highlighted.
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  9. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  10. Press the Power key to restart the device.

After the reset, set up your phone as a new device. 

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the problem with your device. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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