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Samsung Galaxy S5 Working Extremely Slowly Issue & Other Related Problems

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 is a former flagship Android device that is able to easily handle any app available at the Google Play Store. Those who own this device are quite pleased with its performance whether it be in playing games, watching videos, or switching between apps. While this phone has proven itself as a reliable daily driver there are however instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 working extremely slowly issue & other related problems.

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S5 Working Extremely Slowly

Problem: Hello!  My phone has been working extremely slowly for the past several months and wont update. It is currently version 5.0, and whenever I try to update the phone the update downloads but the update installation is never successful. I have tried clearing the cache, but that hasn’t worked. In terms of the phone’s speed, it now takes at least a minute to send snapchat messages, and oftentimes spotify has issues loading and working. There are also other performance issues, and usually the phone just doesn’t run anywhere near as well as it used to.  Any ideas?

Solution: This looks like a software related issue which can be fixed by following the troubleshooting steps listed below. Before proceeding make sure to remove the microSD card of your phone ( if you have one installed) as this could be a factor that’s slowing down your phone.

  • The first thing you should do is to check if a downloaded app is causing this problem. To do this you just have to start the phone in Safe Mode. In this mode only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run. Try to check if the issue occurs in this mode. If it doesn’t then it could be caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
  • Try wiping the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode. This erases the temporary system data of the phone which could be causing the problem.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 Software Update Is Postponed Error

Problem: This morning I got a notification that a software update was available for my phone. So I installed the update, but after it was complete and my phone restarted I got another notification saying the update was postponed. It wouldn’t go away, so a few hours later I tried to install it again, my phone went through the process and rebooted again, and I still have a notification saying the update is postponed. I watched the screen the whole time, it went through all 282 apps on my phone but the update is still incomplete. The notification is really annoying and I can’t get rid of it.

Solution: You will need to try wiping the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode.If this fails to fix the problem then the best way to proceed is to do a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset. Once the reset is done proceed with updating your phone software.

S5 Stuck In Bootloop After Update

Problem: Hi, I have a question Regarding S5-G906K ( Korean version ) as after an update on the phone the phone is stuck in bootloop. I have downloaded all the 19 IOS files from samsung/SAMmobile website https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-G906K/ and used odin to update the firmware on my phone. Even after the successful installation of the 19 ROM the phone is still in the boot loop. Plus i have to mention here that the KNOX warranty VOID is still 0X0 as i have only installed the ROMs from Samsung website. I have checked quite a lot of blogs and forums but all i can find out is how to use odin to install/update a new firmware but couldn’t find the same issue been happened with anyone. Note: I can only use power+home+down key . phone doesn’t go in recovery mode ( using Power+home+up ) even after the successful installation of firmware ( as per Odin ). Any help/advice is much appreciated.

Solution: Try removing the microSD card of your phone ( if you have one installed). You should also try replacing your battery with a new one. If the bootloop issue still occurs then this could already be a hardware related problem. I recommend that you have this checked at a service center.

S5 Freezes After Device Sleeps

Problem: I have very frequent issues with my Samsung S5 Mini freezing after the device sleeps.  The device becomes unresponsive to all input and I need to do a battery pull to get it going again.  I have performed several factory resets, both from the System menu and by using the Volume Up/Home/Power button combinations.  I suspect that this is caused by applications attempting to perform background network requests when the device is in sleep mode, for instance Plex will cause it quite regularly if I am using it to control my Chromecast.  The Facebook app also appears to be causing problems as it will quite frequently report that the application has stopped.

Solution: Try doing another reset again but this time don’t install anything in your device after the reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset. Once the reset is complete check if the issue still occurs. If it does then remove the microSD card of your phone ( if you have one installed) as this could be causing the problem.

Should the issue persist then you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Drop Down Panel Not Showing

Problem: The drop down panel on my galaxy s5 doesn’t show up anymore. There used to be the quick panel icons (WiFi, ringer, location, airplane mode etc.) When you swipe down with one finger with the phone open (like as I’d to check your notifications ) but now they have disappeared. I have to physically go to the settings app to change any settings in my phone. When I try pull down the menu, press the square on the top right corner and then hit edit it brings me to notification panel settings. When I click “set quick settings buttons” my phone delays 2 seconds and then displays “unfortunately settings has stopped working” Is there a solution to this. I have been trying to find one for months and nobody has a solution.

Solution: Is you phone running on an updated software version? If it isn’t then try updating your phone software as the drop down panel issue could be caused by a software bug. Regarding the settings has stopped working issue that you are getting you should try restarting the phone as this usually resolves this kind of problem. If the issue persists then I recommend that you backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 Freezes When Tap To Speak Activated

Problem: A voice has started on my s5, it is also freezing the screen which means I cannot get to the factory restore setting. It will not allow any text to be typed in google or anywhere. After tapping on a thumbnail I am told to tap twice to gain access. On entering the settings screen it will not allow me scroll down, this is the case in all functions where I need to scroll. Also it won’t let me swipe the screen down. Hope I have given enough info to enable you to help me. Thanks.

Solution: This is an issue which affected some Galaxy models last year. One temporary fix to this is to restart the phone. A more permanent solution is to make sure that your phone is not only running no the latest software version but also to make sure that apps such as the Google App is updated.  You can update your phone apps by opening the Google Play Store then clicking on the My Apps & Games section.

S5 Freezes

Problem: Over the past 6 months of having my Samsung Galaxy S5 the time has frozen a numerous times. This is mostly when I have a lock password so I removed it and it worked. However, a couple of months later it has come again and the time freezes. This affects my apps, alarms and notifications. It had done this one multiple occasions and would like to know how this could be fixed

Solution: Does your phone have a microSD card installed? If it does then try removing it as this might be causing the problem. If your phone doesn’t have a microSD card installed or if the issue still occurs even when the card is removed then perform the following troubleshooting steps listed below.

  • Start the phone in recovery mode then wipe its cache partition. Check if the issue still occurs.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Freezes, Lags, & Other Related Problems

The #Samsung Galaxy #S5 is probably best known for being a mobile device with one of the better specs available in the market today. Its use of a Snapdragon 801 processor combined with 2 GB of RAM allows the phone to work smoothly whatever app or game is running on it.

Samsung Galaxy S5

There are however instances when the phone faces some freezing or lag issues. This is most likely caused by software conflicts or data conflicts. Sometimes a problem with the phone hardware can also be a factor in this issue.

In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 freezes, lags, & other related problems. We have gathered some of the latest issues of this nature sent to us by our readers and have provided the best troubleshooting steps below.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5  or any other Android device for that matter then feel free to contact us using this form. We will be more than happy to assist you with any concern that you may have with your device. This is a free service we are offering with no strings attached. We however ask that when you do contact us try to be as detailed as possible so that an accurate assessment can be made and the correct solution can be given.  

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S5 Totally Freezes

Problem: Over  the past few months I’ve been noticing that my phone was lagging. Now it has come to the point where my phone totally freezes. if I’m using an app, such as maps, and a call comes i, I cannot answer the call because my phone is totally froze. It will not allow me to move for one after the other without a serious minute lag in between. I have did a soft reset, hard factory reset, and now its to the point where I am taking out the battery at least two to three times a day to do soft reset…Please HELP

Solution: Does the issue still occur after doing a factory reset? Try checking by backing up your phone data then do another round of factory reset. Once the reset is done do not install any apps yet. Observe your phone first and see if it freezes. If the phone does not freeze then the problem could be caused by a third party app you previously installed in your phone. If the phone freezes then this the problem could either be caused by by a defective microSD card ( if your phone has one then try taking it out) or a corrupt phone software. If the problem is caused by the latter then you could try to flash a fresh copy of the phone firmware to your phone.Instructions on how to do this procedure can be found at several of the popular Android forums online.

S5 Freezes

Problem: At least once a day my phone freezes and the screen won’t work. Sometimes in my apps (specifically snap chat) will turn on and off and exit the app and then go back in without me even doing anything. Also sometimes when Im typing the keyboard freezes and the presses random letters that I haven’t touched on the keyboard. Frequently when I turn my screen off a green screen flashes before it turns off. Any ideas as to what is going on and what I can do about it.

Solution: Since this issue occurs occasionally it is most likely caused by some form of corrupt data in your phone. You should try to start your phone in recovery mode then wipe its cache partition. Restart your phone normally then check if your phone still freezes.

Another factor that can cause his problem is software conflict caused by a third party app you downloaded. To check if this is the case you need to start your phone in Safe Mode. In this mode only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run while apps you downloaded and installed are disabled. Observe if your phone still freezes in this mode. If your phone does not freeze then the problem could be caused by an app. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

Does your phone have a microSD card installed? This can also be a factor that can cause the phone to freeze. Try taking out the card then check if the issue still occurs.

If the above troubleshooting steps fail then I suggest you backup your phone data and do a factory reset.

S5 Dragon Story Game Freezes

Problem: I have been playing Dragon Story for quite awhile now  (I’m about to be level 129),the game freezes, I get bumped off the game, the keyboard will pop up for me to post to my neighbors on the game and then go away I have invested a lot of time and money on this game and don’t want to lose it, what should I do to solve the problems?

Solution: Make sure that you are connected to a stable Internet connection when playing the game. Sometimes if the game requires an Internet connection and your phone is currently offline then the freezing issue can occur.

Another factor that can cause the freezing issue is the microSD card of your phone ( if you have one installed) Try replacing this card and see if the issue still occurs.

A corrupt data in the game can also cause this problem. Try to clear the cache and data of the app. You should also follow this up by wiping the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode.

If the problem still persists then uninstall the app and download a fresh version from the Google Play Store.

S5 Freezes After Installing Lollipop Update

Problem: My phone, which is a samsung galaxy s5 mini, keeps on freezing after I installed the lollipop update. It is acting like the screen works, but the touchpad does not. I’ve tried resetting my phone, doing the battery reset, and the wiping extra cache. Please help!

Solution: Does your phone have a microSD card installed? If it has then try to take it out then check if your phone still freezes. If the problem still occurs then I suggest you downgrade your phone software to the previous version. You will need to manually flash the old software version to your phone. Instructions on how to do this can be found at several of the popular Android forums online.

S5 Constantly Freezes & Runs Hot

Problem: My phone constantly freezes and runs hot. This  has been happening forever now. Sometimes it’s worse than others. Its definitely stuff happening in the background. Half of the time when I go to the screen to force quit apps, the culprit is google play music that is on for some reason. When it freezes there are different levels of how bad it gets. Sometimes it takes me a while to type. Other times the apps start crashing 1 by one, or the phone will ring while I’m texting or emailing and it freezes and I can’t answer the call or continue typing. I HATE THIS PHONE. It shouldn’t be like this, right? Recently I’ve started turning on “”restrict background data”” when I’m in a wifi area. That’s the only thing that seems to fix it, but can’t keep it like that all of the time. What can I do other than buying a new phone.

Solution: The problem could be caused by corrupt data in your phone. Try starting your phone in recovery mode and wipe its cache partition. Restart the phone normally then check if the issue still occurs. If it does then backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 Keeps On Crashing After Lollipop Update

Problem: After my Samsung  downloaded the Lollipop update my phone short cycles constantly starting, crashing and restarting over, and over, and over, …I have tried all 3 versions of rebooting including factory reset and the phone will only initiate a reboot then locks up. I would be alarmed were it not for the fact that I have a Galaxy Note 3 that still works.

Solution: Does your phone have a microSD card installed? If it does then try taking it out and check if the problem still occurs. If the issue still persists then try checking if the problem occurs with the charger plugged in. If it doesn’t occur then the issue may be caused by your phone battery not giving the correct voltage. Get a new battery and see if this resolves the problem.

If the above troubleshooting steps fail then I suggest you manually flash the previous software version back to your phone. Instructions on how to do this can be found at several of the popular Android forums online.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Freezes, Lags, Slow Issues

The #Samsung Galaxy #S5 is one of the smartphone models out in the market that sports a powerful Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM. This combination provides a very smooth end user experience with apps opening quickly and games running at a fast frame rate. Despite its high end hardware several owners have been experiencing some slowdown issues. Their device freezes or lags when opening apps or just by simply using the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S5

In this latest installment of our focused troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 freezes, lags, slow issues and other related problems.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5  or any other Android device for that matter then feel free to contact us using this form. We will be more than happy to assist you with any concern that you may have with your device. This is a free service we are offering with no strings attached. We however ask that when you do contact us try to be as detailed as possible so that an accurate assessment can be made and the correct solution can be given.  

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S5 Gets Slow When Using Apps

Problem: Hello, I’ve had my S5 for a couple of months now. I switched from an AT&T s5 active and used the Google account to backup all my data. Unlike the active, this s5 is giving me a lot of issues. It gets super slow when I’m using apps. For example, as I am writing this there’s a huge lag as I’m writing. At the moment it is the only app I’m using. It gets slow when I use the browser, Facebook messenger or random apps and it’s driving me crazy. My wife has the same phone which we got at the same time and has  the same problem. I’ve cleared the cache several times, I’m running du battery saver and du speed booster but I can’t seem to solve the speed issues. Occasionally it takes several seconds to exit apps and the main screen only shows the background picture and apps icon for a few seconds before showing the screen with all my icons.battery gets very warm quickly at times even in standby. I’m out of ideas on solving these issues. Do you have any suggestions?

Solution: One of the reasons why the phone slows down is due to some problems with its data. Try wiping the cache partition of your phone and see if this resolves the problem.

There are also cases when an app you installed in your phone can cause this issue. To check if this is the case you should start your phone in Safe Mode. In this mode only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run making it easier to determine if a third party app is the culprit. If in this mode your phone runs smoothly then try to find out the app that is causing the problem and uninstall it.

Does your phone have a microSD card installed? There are cases when the phone slows down if the card is faulty. This is because your phone will take a long time to access the data stored in the card. Try taking out the microSD card and see if this makes any difference.

Finally, if the problem still persists then you should consider doing a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before proceeding. After the factory reset check and see if your phone is still running slow.

S5 Slows Down Apps Open Randomly

Problem: Very slow performance, chrome pops up at random times & loads different websites (sometimes to a site with a black background & green letters & numbers, & a window saying my android device has a virus.) The play store randomly pops up sometimes to different apps like Uber. After putting in my password to unlock my phone sometimes it will freeze, blackout, & I would have to do it again several times or after a couple times of trying it would completely stop working & only my background will show for a couple minutes. My battery gets hot faster now. Very laggy when opening apps or even just sliding through home pages or the apps. When I press on push notifications for apps like pandora, kik, or messages it won’t go to the app or it will take some time to get there & show a blank white screen. Running safe mode seems to fix all these problems for now.

Solution: If the problem disappears in Safe Mode then it is most likely caused by an app you downloaded into your phone. Try to find out what app this is and uninstall it. If you can’t find the app then I suggest you backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 Slow Display Of Contact Name During Calls

Problem: Whenever I get a call from someone on my contacts list, doesn’t matter where they are saved; my phone, my SIM, or my Samsung Account, it shows the number for about 5 seconds and then it shows the name of the contact. This is getting extremely annoying because I need to wait for the name to appear before I can answer so that I know who is calling me. Also, sometimes my contact list or my favorites are blank, showing updating contacts and after a couple minutes it shows my contacts, still REALLY slow.

Solution: Try clearing the cache and data of the Contacts app from the Application Manager. This troubleshooting step usually resolves this type of issue.

S5 Slow After System Update

Problem: So i just downloaded the system update a few days ago and I’ve noticed my phone is a lot slower than it was before the update. The keyboard will restart while i’m typing, screen will freeze, it is just a lot slower in general.

Solution: If your phone slows down after a system update this may mean that there is some form of data conflicts in your phone. Try wiping the cache partition of your phone and see if this resolves the problem.

If the problem persists then I suggest you backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 Freezes When Adding Contacts

Problem: just noticed that I can’t get to add more than one contact at a time on my Samsung s5. When I try to add another it freezes and I will have to restart my phone. Please how can I fix this?

I would appreciate if you get to mail me back. Thanks

Solution: It’s very likely that the issue is caused by some form of corrupt data. Try to clear the cache and data of the Contacts app then check if the issue still persists.

S5 Freezes When Powered On

Problem: After switching the phone on from dead using the rhs button it goes through its normal startup sequence and takes me to the lock screen which displays time, date and background screen etc. I can swipe the screen as normal which takes me to the home screen. It’s here that everything freezes. The two lower buttons vibrate when touched but don’t actually do anything. As for the main screen.. I can’t get a response from anything ….apps, volume, swipe down the upper task bar etc .., nothing. I can’t even use the rhs button to return to the lock screen. Nothing seems active yet I still get notifications for messages and emails etc. I hope you can help. Best regards.

Solution: Try wiping the cache partition of your phone from the recovery menu and see if this helps. If not then you will have to do a factory reset using the hardware keys. Make sure to backup your phone data before performing this procedure. You can backup your data by connecting your phone to a computer running on Kies.

If the problem still persists after the factory reset then this may already be a hardware related problem possibly caused by a defective display. I suggest you bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.

S5 Freezes, Lags, Slow Issues

Problem: My phone is just generally slow, laggy, freezes quite often, but hasn’t restarted itself yet… Sometimes it’ll be just fine, then it starts to freeze and lag, and become really slow.

Solution: In most cases like this the problem is caused by some form of corrupt data. I suggest you wipe the cache partition of your phone first then observe your phone operation.

Does your phone have a microSD card installed? If this card is faulty it may also cause the freezing, lagging, and slow issue you are experiencing with your phone. Try to take out the microSD card then check if the problems still persists.

One last resort that you should consider is to do a factory reset. Just make sure that you backup your phone data before proceeding.

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