Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has poor performance. Here’s how to fix it.

Being the most powerful smartphone available for users today, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 should also be the fastest in terms of performance and other aspects. However, we all know that at some point, even the fastest phone will become slow, depending on how you use it, what kind of apps you’re using and how much space is left. We have readers who reported that their Note 10 has a poor performance and so we’re going to address this problem here. 

In this post, I will help you in troubleshooting your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 that has a poor performance. We will look into every possibility and rule them out one by one until we can determine the reason why your new device is already running so slow even after just a few weeks of use. If you’re one of the owners of this phone and are currently having similar issue, continue reading as this post may be able to help you one way or another. 

Before anything else, if you are looking for a solution to a different problem, then drop in on our Samsung Galaxy Note 10 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 a Galaxy Note 10 that has poor performance

Performance issues are minor problems that you can fix on your own without having to do complicated procedures. In fact, you may be able to make your Note 10 faster just by doing a couple of procedures. With that being said, here’s what I suggest you do about your Note 10 that has a poor performance: 

First solution: Perform the Forced Restart

The forced restart can be your bestfriend when it comes to fixing minor firmware issues. If your Note 10 has been doing perfectly fine and then all of the sudden poor performance struck, the problem could only be due to a minor glitch in the system. It’s something you can fix by doing the Forced Restart procedure. Here’s how: 

  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 Note 10 logo shows on the screen.

Once your Note has rebooted successfully, try to see if it still has a poor performance. 

ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 keeps freezing and lagging after an update

Second solution: Run your phone in Safe Mode

This will tell you immediately if the cause of the problem is a third-party app or not. When in safe mode, all download applications are temporarily disabled. So if the issue is fixed while the phone is in safe mode, then it means that one or some of the apps you installed by yourself is causing the problem. Here’s how you restart 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. 

In this mode, try to see if your Note 10 still has a poor performance. If the problem is fixed, then 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 to have poor performance.
  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 your Note 10 still runs slow even in safe mode, then move on to the next solution. 

ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 already running slow. Here’s how to fix it.

Third solution: Reset All Settings in your device

There are times when some settings in your device will interfere with its normal operation, especially settings under Developer Options. We don’t know if that’s really the case with your phone but in order to rule this possibility out, here’s what you need to do: 

  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.

After resetting the settings, try to see if your Note 10 still has a poor performance because if it does, then move on to the next solution. 

Fourth solution: Wipe the cache partition to fix poor performance issue

When the system cache gets corrupted as such is the case sometimes, your phone may have poor performance no matter how powerful it is. One way to address this is to wipe the cache partition to delete the system cache and replace it with a new one. Don’t worry, you won’t lose any of your files if you did this. Here’s how: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy Note 10 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy Note 10 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.

If your phone still has a poor performance after doing this procedure, then move on to the next solution. 

ALSO READ: My new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 keeps rebooting by itself. Here’s the fix.

Fifth solution: Master reset your Note 10

Here’s a fact, a reset will always be able to fix performance issues no matter the nature of the problem as long as it’s with the firmware. Performance issues that are caused by a hardware problem has to be dealt with a tech. But assuming your phone doesn’t have any signs of physical or liquid damage, then a reset is all you need. However, before you actually reset your phone, make sure to create a backup of your important files and data as they will all be deleted. Also, remove your Google account so that you won’t be locked out. Here’s how you reset your phone: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy Note 10 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy Note 10 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 we’ve been able to help you fix your Galaxy Note 10 that has a poor performance. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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