How to fix Samsung Galaxy A50 that’s running slow

When a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy A50 that has some impressive hardware specs starts running slow, you can always expect it to be an issue with the firmware. That’s always been the case with simile issues we’ve encountered in the past. But it also means that this problem is fixable and you don’t have to go to see a technician to get it sorted out. 

In this article, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Galaxy A50 that started running slow for some reason or has a poor performance. We will try to consider every possibility and rule them out one after another until we can determine what the problem really is and hopefully fix it. So, if you’re one of the owners of this phone and are currently having similar problem, continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another. 


Before we proceed, if you’re looking for a solution to a problem with your phone, try to browse through our Galaxy A50 Help Guides page to see if we support your device. If your phone is in the list of our supported devices, then go to the troubleshooting page and look for similar problems. Feel free to use our solutions and workarounds.

Fixing Galaxy A50 that’s running slow

In troubleshooting a smartphone with some performance issues, you have to be thorough but very careful as you may end up losing some of your important files or data. If possible, try to create a backup of things you cannot afford to lose before you begin this troubleshooting. Now, here are the things you need to do is fixing your Galaxy A50 that’s running slow…

First solution: Perform the Forced Restart

A forced restart will be necessary in this case because it’s possible that this problem is due to a minor system glitch. It’s a simulated battery removal that can fix any minor firmware-related problems including performance issues. It also reloads all apps and services running in the background. This is 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.

Once your phone has finished rebooting, try to see if it’s still running slow. If it does, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Run your phone in Safe Mode

Doing this will tell you immediately if the problem is caused by third-party apps. You know, there are apps that will cause the phone to run slow or struggle in its performance. You need to know if it’s really the case with your phone. So, follow these steps to restart your device 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 your phone is working properly while in safe mode, then it’s confirmed that the problem is caused by a third-party app or two. 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 started running slow.
  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 the phone is still running slow even in safe mode, then troubleshoot the firmware. 

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Third solution: Wipe the cache partition

Doing this will delete the old system cache that the firmware is using. It’s an important procedure because performance issues may also result from corrupt caches. That’s the reason why you need to delete the old cache so that it will be replaced with a new one. Don’t worry, doing so won’t delete any of your files or data. Here’s how you do it: 

  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 rebooted successfully, try using it as you usually do to see if it’s still running slow, because if it does, then move on to the next solution. 

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Fourth solution: Backup your files and reset your phone

As long as this problem wasn’t due to modification of the firmware, you should be able to fix it by doing a reset. However, prior to the reset, make sure to create a backup of your important files and data as they will all be deleted during the process and you may find it difficult to recover them if that happens. After the backup, remove your Google account so that you won’t be locked out and then 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 this troubleshooting guide has been able to help you fix your Galaxy A50 that’s running slow. Please help us spread the word by sharing this post to your friends or people who may also have similar problems. Thanks for reading!

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