Samsung Galaxy A50 keeps lagging. Here’s the fix.

When a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy A50 keeps lagging without apparent reason or cause, you can always expect it to be an issue with the firmware. Such is the case with some of the owners of the device. According to some, their units just started to become sluggish and slow in executing usual processes, like opening an app will now take a few seconds. But problems like this aren’t really that serious. In fact, you can make your phone run perfectly again just by doing the basic troubleshooting procedures. 

In this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Samsung Galaxy A50 that keeps lagging for some reason. We will consider every possibility and rule them out one by one until we can determine what the problem really is and hopefully fix it. So, if you’re one of the owners that’s having this problem, continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another. 

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Troubleshooting Galaxy A50 that keeps lagging 

Lags and freezes are just two of the performance issues you may encounter when you’re using Android. There are others but they’re not as common as these two. But don’t worry, there’s always something you can do about it and with that being said, here are the things you need to do if your Galaxy A50 keeps lagging…

First solution: Perform the Forced Restart

When troubleshooting a smartphone that seems to have a firmware issue, it’s best to start with a simple forced restart. It’s a simulated battery removal that will refresh your phone’s memory as well as reload all the apps and services. If this is just an issue with the firmware and a minor one, then this will fix the problem. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Press and hold the Volume Down button and don’t release it yet. 
  2. While holding down the volume button, press and hold the Power key as well. 
  3. Keep both keys held down together for 15 seconds or until the Galaxy A50 logo shows on the screen.

After your phone has successfully rebooted, try to see if the device still keeps lagging or still sluggish. If it is, then move to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Find out if it’s caused by third-party apps

Some heavy apps may cause your phone to lag from time to time, especially if there are a lot of them running in the background. The next thing that you have to do is restart your phone in safe mode to temporarily disable all downloaded apps. It’s important that you did this because it will tell you right away if this problem is caused by an app or not, and that’s your starting point to successfully fix this problem. So, follow these steps to run 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. 

If the lags and other performance problems are fixed while the phone is in safe mode, then it confirms our suspicion that it’s just a problem caused by third-party apps. In such case, 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 starts to keep on lagging. 
  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 your Galaxy A50 still keeps lagging even in safe mode, then move on to the next solution. 

ALSO READ: How to fix your Samsung Galaxy A50 that’s running slow

Third solution: Delete the system cache

There are times when the system cache gets corrupted especially after a firmware update. When this happens, performance issues may occur like constant freezes and lags and that could be the reason why your Galaxy A50 keeps lagging. To rule this possibility out, follow these steps: 

  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 successfully rebooted, try to see if it still keeps lagging. If it still does, then the next solution will fix it. 

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Fourth solution: Master reset your phone

A master reset will be able to fix your phone that keeps lagging provided that the firmware hasn’t been modified in any way. However, before the reset, make sure to create a copy of your important files and data as they will all be deleted. After that, remove your Google account so that the Factory Reset Protection will be disabled. Once everything 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 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.

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix your Galaxy A50 that keeps lagging. 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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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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