How to Fix A Galaxy A33 That Randomly Lags & Freezes

In this article, we will teach you how to fix your Samsung Galaxy A33 that randomly lags and freezes for no reason. There are lots of factors to consider why this problem is happening on your device. We will try to rule-out each and every possibility until we can figure out what causes the issue and fix it.

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Time Needed : 6 minutes

Don't you worry, random lags and freezes are just minor problems and can be fixed through simple procedures. If you are a Samsung Galaxy A33 owner and have a similar issue, then continue reading this post.

  1. First solution: Force restart your phone.


    Random lags and freezes on smartphones are normal, especially if lots of apps and services are simultaneously running in the background. So, to resolve this issue, all you need to do is to do a force restart.

    This method will refresh the memory of the device by closing all apps running in the background and reloading all services that might be functioning poorly.
    Here’s how you force restart your phone:

    1. Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power key for 8 seconds. 
    2. When the logo shows, release both keys and allow your phone to continue the boot process.

    After the force restart, use your phone and see if it still lags and freezes. If so, move to the next method.

  2. Second solution: Reboot your Phone in Safe Mode.


    Sometimes, due to third-party apps you downloaded on your phone, lags and freezes may occur without apparent reason. It is possible that those third-party apps you downloaded create conflict on the system that's the reason why you experience lags and freezes on your phone. So, to eliminate this suspicion, you can boot your device in Safe Mode.

    Booting in this mode won't fix any issue on your device, instead, it will just stop all third-party apps from running and let the built-in apps run in the system. So, while in this mode and your phone is not lagging and freezing anymore, then obviously one of the apps you downloaded is causing it. You can uninstall each and every app until the issue is fixed.

    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.

    But while in this mode and the device still lags and freezes, proceed to the next procedure.

  3. Third solution: Reset all settings.


    In this method, we will eliminate the suspicion that incorrect system configuration is causing the problem. Through resetting all the settings, the configurations you've done on your phone will be back to its default configuration. Don't you worry, this method is safe and won't delete your saved files and data. Here's how:

    1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings.
    2. Scroll to and tap General management.
    3. Tap Reset.
    4. Tap Reset all settings.
    5. Tap the Reset settings button.
    6. Finally, tap Reset.

    After the procedure, use your phone and see if the issue is still happening. If so, follow the next step.

  4. Fourth solution: Wipe the cache partition.


    One of the reasons that the device may lag and freeze without apparent reason is due to corrupted files and data. So, in this method we will have to delete old files and data saved on your phone so that newer files and data will be replaced.
    Don't worry though, this method is safe because none of your important files and data saved on your device will be deleted. Here's how you can wipe the cache partition of your phone:

    1: Turn off the device.
    2: Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
    3: When the Galaxy A33 logo shows, release all three keys.
    4: Your Galaxy A33 will continue to boot up into Recovery Mode.
    Once you see a black screen with blue and yellow text, 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, then press the Power key to select.
    8: Once the cache partition is cleared, tap the Power key to select the Reboot system now.

    However, after wiping the cache partition and your phone still lags and freezes, proceed to the next step.

  5. Fifth solution: Perform Master reset on your phone.


    Since all procedures failed to resolve the issue, the last thing that you can do is to do a reset on your phone. Meaning, you have to bring your device back to its default configuration by deleting all the files and data. So, before you do it we suggest you create a backup of your important files and data because all will be deleted.
    After creating a backup and the device is ready, follow these steps to reset your phone.

    1: Turn off the device.
    2: Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
    3: When the Galaxy A33 logo shows, release all three keys.
    4: Your Galaxy A33 will continue to boot up into 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 the Power button to select.
    7: Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes’ is highlighted.
    8: Press the 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.

    Once the reset is complete, set up your phone as a new device. Performing a reset on your phone will resolve the issue, especially if a firmware-related issue is causing it.

Tools
  • Android 12
Materials
  • Galaxy A33

We hope this troubleshooting guide can help.

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