How to Fix When Samsung Galaxy S10 is Running Slow

How to Fix When Samsung Galaxy S10 is Running Slow

Have your Samsung Galaxy S10 phone suddenly become slow without doing anything? Cannot identify the exact reason? If yes, you have come to the right place. In this tutorial, we’re going to discuss how to fix when Samsung Galaxy S10 is running slow. Below troubleshooting methods will lead you to get rid of this annoying problem.

1. Close all apps

If many apps are running in the background, it can slow down your device. Android devices are designed to automatically manage their RAM without user intervention. But when time passes by, it may not be able to work as much as before. That’s why you need to close running apps from time to time, to clear your memory. If your device is running slow, you can start to fix it by closing the running apps. You can either close all the apps that running in the background or some apps that you want. If you don’t want to close all the apps, you can close big and more resource-demanding apps first. Social media apps and game apps use more resources. Follow the below steps to close an app.

  1. Tap on the Recent Apps button. The recent Apps button is the button which at the left of the home button on the screen.
  2. Next scroll up or down to see open and running apps.
  3. Swipe the left or right to close any apps
  4. Swipe them off the screen to close them.
  5. Now the app will be cleared

If you want to clear all the apps at once, follow the below steps.

  1. Tap on the Recent Apps button. The recent Apps button is the button which at the left of the home button on the screen.
  2. Next scroll up or down to see open and running apps.
  3. The Close All button will be at the bottom of the screen. Then tap on it to close them.

2. Forced reboot

If the above method didn’t work, you can restart your device to fix it when Samsung Galaxy S10 is running slow. It’s better to do a battery pull procedure or a soft reset. In older devices, simply removing the battery from the device was enough to restart it. But you cannot do it in Samsung Galaxy S10. You can follow the below steps instead.

  1. Press and hold the Power button + Volume Down button for 10 seconds. The Maintenance Boot Mode will appear.
  2. Cycle through the options using the volume buttons. Then select Normal Boot using the lower left button. ( lower left button is below the volume buttons)
  3. Wait for about 90 seconds until the reset is completed.

3. Wipe cache partition

Android uses system caches to load apps faster. It is stored in a separate area of your device’s internal storage which is called the cache partition. This partition is specifically designed to store the cache. If the cache partition is outdated or corrupted, it affects your device performance badly. Slowing down your device is an example of it. Sometimes app installation and updates corrupt the cache. If apps take so long to load or if there is significant sluggishness when doing simple things on your device, corrupted system caches can be the reason. Therefore wiping the cache partition will help you to fix when Samsung Galaxy S10 is running slow. Follow the below steps for it.

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up button + the Bixby button. Next press and hold the Power button.
  3. The green Android logo will be displayed. Now you can release all the buttons. ‘Installing system update’ will appear for about 30 – 60 seconds. Then you can see the Android system recovery menu.
  4. Highlight the wipe cache partition using volume down button.
  5. Next select it using Power button.
  6. Next highlight yes using the volume down button. Then select it by pressing the Power button.
  7. After the wipe cache partition is completed, Reboot system now will be highlighted.
  8. Then press the Power button to restart your device.

4. Install updates

If there is something wrong with coding, there is nothing you can do to fix it. All you have to do is wait for the next update. But there is no way to know the exact reason for slowing down your device is bad coding or not. Therefore it’s important to update your device to its latest version to avoid such problems.

5. Check for bad apps

Bad third-party apps can slow down your device. If this is the cause, you can check it by booting your device into safe mode. It will stop all third-party apps from running. If it runs faster than before after booting into the safe mode, which means there is a problem with your apps. Follow the below steps to boot into safe mode.

  1. Turn off your device
  2. Press and hold the Power button. The model name screen will appear
  3. Release the Power button after the “SAMSUNG” logo appears on the screen
  4. Press and hold the Volume down button just after releasing the Power button
  5. Hold the Volume down button until the restarting process is completed
  6. Safe mode will display in the bottom of the screen
  7. Release the Volume down button after the Safe Mode appears
  8. After entering to the safe mode, charge the device for at least 30 minutes. Then check out if the problem is solved.

If your device works faster than before after entering safe mode, there must be one or more apps that slow down your device. You need to uninstall all these bad apps and check your device’s performance. Start uninstalling the latest apps that you have installed. Follow the below steps to do uninstalling procedure correctly.

  1. Boot to safe mode
  2. Check for the problem
  3. After you’ve confirmed that a third-party app is corrupted, Start uninstalling apps one by one. It’s better, to begin with, the most recent apps you have installed.
  4. After you uninstall an app, restart your device to normal mode. Then check for the problem.
  5. If the problem is still the same, repeat steps until uninstall the corrupted apps.

6. Check for overheating

Overheating can be the reason for slowing down your Samsung Galaxy S10. If the internal temperature of your device becomes too high, it will shut down the system or keep the system slower. There are many reasons for a device becomes too warm to touch. Some of them are hardware malfunction, an app issue, and a software glitch. Overheating is not a simple problem. It can be a signal of some deeper problem. If you are experiencing this problem, even without using big apps like game apps, there must be a serious problem. You can try to do a factory reset to fix this problem.

7. Factory reset

This is the final troubleshooting method you can try to fix when Samsung Galaxy S10 is running slow. The purpose of the factory reset is to return your device’s software to its default settings. Follow the below steps to factory reset your Galaxy S10 device.

  1. Back up your personal data on your device. If you have signed into a Google account on your phone or if you have activated Anti-theft, then you will need your Google credentials to finish the resetting process.
  2. Turn off your device
  3. Press and hold the Volume Up button + the Bixby button. Then press and hold the Power button.
  4. Release all buttons after the Android logo displays. ‘Installing system update’ will display for about 30 – 60 seconds. Next Android system recovery menu options will display
  5. Highlight wipe data / factory reset pressing volume down button few times
  6. Press the Power button to select
  7. Press the Volume down button and highlight ‘Yes — delete all user data’
  8. Press Power button to select it and then start the reset.
  9. Reboot system now” will be highlighted after the procedure is completed
  10. Next press the Power button to restart your device

8. Get Samsung support

If none of the above methods works, which means there is nothing you can do to fix when the Samsung Galaxy S10 is running slow. The reason might be a hardware problem, an unknown coding issue, or something else. It’s time to get helps from a technician. You can go for a local Samsung Service Center or your carrier. They will check your device deeply, diagnose the exact reason and fix it.

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