Samsung Galaxy A50 has become slow and sluggish. Here’s the fix.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 has some really good hardware specs and it means that it should work perfectly smooth. However, some owners reported that their devices started to become slow and sluggish after the recent firmware update. Most of the time, performance issues are due to some minor problems with the firmware. Such problems can be fixed by doing some troubleshooting procedures. 

So, in this post, I will be showing you what to do if your Galaxy A50 has become slow and sluggish after an update. We will look into every possibility and rule them out one after another until we can figure out what the problem is and hopefully be able to fix it. If you’re one of the owners of this phone and are currently being bugged by a similar issue, read on for this post may help you. 

Before anything else, if you are looking for a solution to a different problem, then drop in on our Galaxy A50 Help Guides page for we have already solved some of the most common problems with this device. Try to find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our workarounds and solutions. 

Troubleshooting Galaxy A50 that became slow and sluggish

There are times when this problem happens due to some apps that may have gone rogue. That’s what you need to rule out and then move to other possibilities if the problem continues to persists. With that being said, here’s what you need to do: 

First solution: Force restart your Galaxy A50 first

Before we begin with our troubleshooting, take a little time doing the forced reboot procedure especially if it’s the first time you notice your phone to lag or become sluggish. This procedure will refresh the phone’s memory and reload all its apps. If it’s just a very minor firmware issue, this procedure will fix it. To do it, press and hold the volume down button and the power key simultaneously for 10 seconds or more. 

Your phone will reboot like it usually does but after that, try to see if the lags and sluggishness disappeared. If it still has poor performance or sluggish, then move on to the next procedure. 

Second solution: Run your phone in Safe Mode

As I said earlier, it’s possible that this problem is caused by some rogue apps so this is the next thing we need to rule out. By running your phone in safe mode, you’re temporarily disabling all third-party applications on your phone. If some of them cause the phone to become sluggish, then it should work perfectly fine while in this mode. Here’s how to reboot 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. 

Continue using your phone while in this mode. Pre-installed applications will continue to work without issues in this environment. If your phone still keeps lagging in this mode, then the problem could already be with the firmware. Skip to the fourth solution but if your phone works normally or even smoother, then it confirms that the cause of the problem is one or some of the third-party applications. Move on to the next solution.

Third solution: Uninstall rogue apps

Assuming that the problem is fixed while in safe mode, reboot your phone in normal mode and then determine which of the downloaded apps seem suspicious. Start with apps you recently downloaded and installed. I understand you may have some data you don’t want to lose from those apps so if possible, create a backup of those data and then uninstall suspicious apps one by one. Here’s how it’s done: 

  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 then tap Apps. 
  4. Find and tap suspected app. 
  5. Tap Storage. 
  6. Touch Clear data and tap OK to confirm.
  7. Tap the back key once and then touch Uninstall. 
  8. Confirm that you want to remove the app from your phone. 

You may have to uninstall more than one app to fix your phone that became slow and sluggish. Uninstalling an app is the easy part, determining which app is problematic is the challenge. 

Fourth solution: Reset all settings in your phone

It’s possible that the cause of the problem are some incorrect settings or configuration that may have some conflicts with the system. To rule this possibility out, you should reset all its settings. This will bring the settings back to default but none of your files or data will be deleted. It’s one of those proven effective solution for this kind of problem and here’s how it’s done: 

  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.

Continue to observe your phone to know if it still keeps lagging and if it still sluggish, then try the next procedure.

Fifth solution: Delete the system cache

The system cache plays a big role in making your phone run smoothly. Caches are created every time you use an app, service or feature. However, these files may get corrupted over time and when that happens, your phone may suffer from performance issues like the phone you’re currently have. To address this, delete the system cache so that it will be replaced with a new one. 

  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 the reboot is finished, try to see if there’s an improvement on your phone’s performance. If it’s still sluggish, then move on the next solution. 

Sixth solution: Perform the reset your phone

After doing all the procedures above and your Galaxy A50 still keeps lagging or still sluggish, then it’s time to reset your phone. A reset is the ultimate solution for this kind of problem but the thing is you have to create a backup of your important files and data as they will be deleted during the process. 

Also, we recommend that you remove your Google account from your phone so that you won’t be locked out after the reset. Once everything is set and ready, follow these steps to do the master reset: 

  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.

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