What to do with Slow and Sluggish Galaxy A50

Performance issues are normal but they often occur when you least expect them and that would seem to be happening with some owners of the Samsung Galaxy A50. According to some owners, their devices has become slow and sluggish after an update but it’s not a major update because the Android 10 update for the Galaxy A50 are scheduled to be rolled out next year.samsung galaxy a50 has become slow and sluggish or laggy

When it comes to minor updates that mess up your phone’s performance, most of the time, the problem can be pretty minor, which you can fix on your own by doing one or a couple of procedures. That’s what we’re gonna do in this post. We will try to make your Galaxy A50 that has become sluggish and laggy work fast again. If you’re the owner of this device, continue reading as we may be able to help you. 

Troubleshooting a Galaxy A50 that’s slow and laggy

In this post, we will try to look into all possibilities and rule them out one after another until we can determine the reason why a phone like this has become so slow and sluggish. The best way to fix a problem with your phone is by knowing the cause. With that being said, here’s what I suggest you do about this problem. 

First solution: Try doing the Forced Restart on your Galaxy A50

Performance-related issues are often due to some minor firmware problem that may occur every now and then. That’s why the first thing that you have to do is the forced restart, which is basically a simulated battery removal, which refreshes your phone’s memory as well as reloads all apps and services. It has been proven to be effective against issues like this and it might be the only thing you need to do. 

How to force restart a Galaxy A50

  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.

Once the restart is complete, try to see if your phone is now working properly. If the problem remained, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Use your phone in Safe Mode

The next thing that need to do is make sure that the problem is not caused by some third-party applications. It is always possible that some of the apps you installed are now causing some issues with your phone. By running your phone in safe mode, you’re temporarily disabling third-party applications and in so doing, you’re immediately isolating the problem. 

How to restart a Galaxy A50 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.

While in safe mode and your phone is running normally without any issues, then this is what you need to do next: 

  1. Restart your phone normal to boot into standard mode. 
  2. Remember the apps you installed about the time when the phone starts to run slow and sluggish.
  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. 

However, if your phone is still slow and laggy even in safe mode, then move on to the next solution. 

Third solution: Reset all the Settings on your phone

If the first two procedures failed to make your Galaxy A50 that started running slower than it usually does, then you have to try and reset all the settings on your phone. Some of the settings might have been messed up and that could be the reason why your phone is now slow and sluggish. By resetting the settings, you’re actually bringing your phone back to its default configuration without deleting your files and data. 

How to reset all settings on your Galaxy A50

  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.

When the reset is finished, observe your phone to see if the problem is fixed. If it’s still running slowly, then try the next solution. 

Fourth solution: Wipe the Cache Partition

Sometimes the system cache gets corrupted and when it happens, the most common result is a performance issue. It may range from being slow and sluggish to app crashes and random reboots. You need to rule out this possibility by wiping the contents of the cache partition. In so doing, you’re deleting the old system cache and replacing it with a new one. 

How to wipe the cache partition 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 the 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 the reboot is finished, try to see if the problem is fixed. If your Galaxy A50 is still slow and sluggish, then move on to the next solution. 

Fifth solution: Backup your files and master reset your Galaxy A50

The fact is a master reset can fix any performance issues as long as the firmware has not been modified in any way. But before you do the reset, make sure to create a copy of your important files and data as they will be deleted and you may not be able to recover them after the reset. When backup is finished, it’s best to remove your Google account from your phone so that you won’t be locked out in case you forgot your username and password. When ready, follow the instructions below to reset your Galaxy A50. 

How to Master Reset a Galaxy A50 that’s slow and sluggish

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy A50 logo shows, release the 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 Galaxy A50 as a new device and it should work properly this minus. I hope that we’ve been able to help you one way or another. Thanks for reading!