How To Fix Call Of Duty Mobile Lagging Or Freezing Issue

Call of Duty Mobile is generally supported by a huge number of phones but some gamers are reporting that they are experiencing lagging or freezing issues. If you have this problem, don’t worry. As long as the issue is not caused by hardware, you’ll most likely fix this issue on your end. 

Call of Duty Mobile is one of the most fun and highly playable shooter games today. It features a number of modes including the epic Battle Royale that’s loved by millions. As an online game though, some gamers may encounter problems like crashing, slow performance, connection troubles, among other. 

In this troubleshooting article, we’ll show you how to fix lag issues on this game.

What are requirements to play COD Mobile?

Below are the minimum system requirements for Call Of Duty Mobile.


If you have an Android:

  • must have at least 2GB RAM (the more RAM, the better)
  • OS must be Android 5.1 Lollipop or above

If you have an iOS:

  • must be an iPhone 7 or newer
  • OS must be iOS 9 or higher

What is lag in games?

Lag can include a number of terms that gamers throw around when describing an unpleasant gaming experience. Some people may describe lag as a delay in terms of response rate while others may characterize it as being unable to maintain smooth frames (frame rate drops). Both descriptions are typically present in a laggy game experience so one or both can define lag. For us, lag means that the device is unable to get the required data or information during games and can’t maintain a smooth connection to a remote server.

Lag can seriously break Call Of Duty Mobile for anyone since it’s a fast-paced game and even a split-second delay can mean life and death for your character in a fight. 

Whatever your definition is, we’re here to answer questions regarding lag or freezing issues when playing COD Mobile.

What causes Call Of Duty Mobile to lag or to keep freezing?

There are a number of factors to consider if you are trying fix lag or freezing issue on COD Mobile.

Poor or slow hardware.

Call Of Duty Mobile is a demanding game even for the latest premium phones and tablets. If your game keeps stuttering, or if you experience lag, the first thing that you should look into is the hardware.

Although we’ve seen mid-range phones decently runs the game, occasional lag or stuttering has been observed. If you want to get serious with this game, we highly recommend that you upgrade to a flagship phone. Doing so will most likely slash 90% of chances that you’ll experience lag problems with the game.

If you are a casual gamer and you see no sense in investing for an upgraded device, then you want to make sure that your phone meets the minimum system requirements (check details above).

Slow or intermittent internet connection.

Granting that you were able to install the game and the specs are so far within the required details, the next thing that you want to check is your mobile data or wifi connection. Because of the nature of these connections, there are a lot of factors that might cause internet connection problems on your device. Slow internet connection can result to Call Of Duty Mobile lagging issue as the device may not receive data in time to maintain a smooth connection. The same can happen if your connection keeps dropping.

Outdated software.

In some cases, software bugs can prove problematic for some games. Make sure that your Android or iOS are latest available versions to lessen the chances of issues.

Optimization settings.

Power saving mode in both Android and iOS works by intentionally slowing down the phone in order to extend battery life. Even if you have a flagship device, we recommend that you turn off power saving mode to allow the phone to work to its optimal performance when playing.

Background apps hogging resources.

The more apps and services running in the background, the less resources are reserved for running your game. You want to ensure that there’s a minimal number of background apps in the background while Call Of Duty Mobile is active.

How to fix Call Of Duty Mobile lagging or freezing issue

So now, the main question is what you need to do to eliminate lagging or freezing when playing Call Of Duty Mobile. Check out the easy solutions below to fix the problem.

  1. Reboot the device.

    Before you do anything, make sure that you refresh the system by rebooting your phone.

  2. Tweak graphics settings to boost performance.

    If Call Of Duty Mobile is still lagging or freezing after the phone has been rebooted, you can lower the default graphics configuration of the game in order to improve performance. 
    These are the things that you want to change:
    Graphic quality: Low
    Framerate: Low
    Depth of field: Off
    Bloom: Off
    Real-time shadows: Off
    Ragdoll: Off

  3. Lower the screen resolution.

    The higher the resolution you’re using, the more resources your phone needs. If your phone has an option to change the screen resolution, try adjusting and lowering it.

  4. Use wifi.

    As much as possible, try switching to wifi when you play online games. Wifi is more reliable than mobile data.

  5. Troubleshoot your internet connection.

    If you’re already using wifi, make sure that it’s not cutting out or slow. Try running a speed test to ensure that you have at least 3Mbps. Anything slower than that can affect your gaming experience. 
    Checking for possible internet connection issues is complicated and is not limited to doing a speed test. Do more research on what you need to do to make sure that your game is not lagging due to slow or intermittent connection.

  6. Clear game data.

    Deleting your game’s data can help improve its performance. Follow the steps below:
    -Open Settings app.
    -Tap Apps.
    -Select Show system apps.
    -Select an app.
    -Tap Storage.
    -Tap Clear data.

  7. Install updates.

    Whether you have an issue or not, it’s always good practice to keep the software environment of your device updated.

  8. Disable Power saving mode (Android) or Low Power mode (iOS).

    If you are trying to conserve power when gaming, that can come at a price: poor performance. To improve the situation, turn off any power saving mode and restart the game.

  9. Refresh the system cache.

    If your phone uses a system cache, like Samsung, you can try to refresh the system cache to see if that will boost game performance. Here’s how it’s done in a Samsung device:
    -Turn off the device.
    -Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby / Power key.
    -When the green Android logo displays, release both keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
    -The Recovery screen menu will now appear. When you see this, release the buttons.
    -Use the Volume Down button until you are highlighting ‘Wipe cache partition.’
    -Press the Power button to select ‘Wipe cache partition.’
    -Use Volume Down to highlight Yes.
    -Press the Power button to confirm the action to clear the cache.
    -Wait for a second as the system wipes the cache.
    -Press the Power button again to reboot the device. This will return the device to the normal interface.

  10. Reinstall the app.

    If Call Of Duty Mobile still appears to be lagging at this point, try to delete the game and re-install it.

What to do if Call Of Duty Mobile still lags?

If the issue remains even if you’ve already ruled out all the causes and followed the suggestions in this article, it’s probably high time to upgrade your phone. Try to stick to flagship phones that boast of high performance.

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