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    Default S4 Starting to Lag

    I had the phone for about a month now and starting to notice a lag when launching apps and switching from 'app' to home screens. Any apps I can download to clean up my S4? So far i downloaded 'one click clear' and 'clean master' but havent notice any increase in speed performance.
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    Have you turned the phone off completely since you've had it? Did you hold down the home button and see what apps are running and clear memory?
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    Yes, phone has been rebooted and turned off. I would also 'close all app' and clean out the memory.
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    Download the free app Clean Master. It will keep your s4 fresh.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marck527 View Post
    Download the free app Clean Master. It will keep your s4 fresh.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
    i already have that. see my post above.
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    Do you have any alternative launchers on the phone?

    Since I've gotten Nova Launcher, I haven't had any lag nor stutter.
    You still get to keep the Touchwiz features, but just get rid of the crappy animations and stutter that is associated with its launcher.

    Try it out for a couple days. You'll find yourself sticking to it. I hated when people would tell me to try an alternative launcher, but now my phone is fluid enough that I don't think about the lag/stutter people talk about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedar View Post
    Do you have any alternative launchers on the phone?

    Since I've gotten Nova Launcher, I haven't had any lag nor stutter.
    You still get to keep the Touchwiz features, but just get rid of the crappy animations and stutter that is associated with its launcher.

    Try it out for a couple days. You'll find yourself sticking to it. I hated when people would tell me to try an alternative launcher, but now my phone is fluid enough that I don't think about the lag/stutter people talk about.
    I'm experiencing the same thing as the OP. I'm also running the Nova launcher. I don't have any app killers or anything like that because I've read that they're actually bad for the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedar View Post
    Do you have any alternative launchers on the phone?

    Since I've gotten Nova Launcher, I haven't had any lag nor stutter.
    You still get to keep the Touchwiz features, but just get rid of the crappy animations and stutter that is associated with its launcher.

    Try it out for a couple days. You'll find yourself sticking to it. I hated when people would tell me to try an alternative launcher, but now my phone is fluid enough that I don't think about the lag/stutter people talk about.
    No launcher on the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dch176 View Post
    I'm experiencing the same thing as the OP. I'm also running the Nova launcher. I don't have any app killers or anything like that because I've read that they're actually bad for the system.
    Hmm, and you are running Nova Launcher? That's odd-- I haven't found this thing to lag at all. Everything flies.
    Long press the middle button and maybe try to kill some of the apps that you haven't used in a while or try restarting the phone.
    You don't necessarily need app killers; the built in one is fine for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCK View Post
    No launcher on the phone.
    Give Nova Launcher a go if you're not opposed to alternative launchers. It should keep all previous settings from Touchwiz still there and even remember app locations on desktop so setting up takes only a minute or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedar View Post
    Hmm, and you are running Nova Launcher? That's odd-- I haven't found this thing to lag at all. Everything flies.
    Long press the middle button and maybe try to kill some of the apps that you haven't used in a while or try restarting the phone.
    You don't necessarily need app killers; the built in one is fine for me.


    Give Nova Launcher a go if you're not opposed to alternative launchers. It should keep all previous settings from Touchwiz still there and even remember app locations on desktop so setting up takes only a minute or two.
    Make sure the transitions are set to "the speed of light" .... then report back...

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    Running Nova as well and getting lag. Lost quite a few games of TEMPLE RUN 2 because of it (and I do NOT have the graphics turned up to max on it either). Wondering if either it's a software bug in the S4 or perhaps Nova/S4 compatibility.
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    So to fix lags I have to install a launcher. hmmmm no thank you
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    Try the application fast reboot. Great for cleaning up ram usage.

    Tapatalked from my Nexus 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCK View Post
    I had the phone for about a month now and starting to notice a lag when launching apps and switching from 'app' to home screens. Any apps I can download to clean up my S4? So far i downloaded 'one click clear' and 'clean master' but havent notice any increase in speed performance.
    Let me be completely honest with you and this is coming from a long term Samsung Galaxy customer. You simply picked the wrong device if you hate "lag". The Galaxy line of devices will ALWAYS lag and this is because Samsung fails to focus major resources in software optimization that gives the end user and smooth and enjoyable experience. They rather focus on bloating the phone up with half baked features that seldom work but in the long run tax the cpu. Ive noticed this with my GN2 and it doesn't even have the features you have. I am willing to bet you that Touchwiz is taxing your memory in excess of 1.2gb of ram just from the system running with no apps openned. If you want a super fast and lag free experience go with Sony, LG or HTC for you next device and what you will find is that Android is just as smooth as IOS for the most part. You will get all types of recommendations on here to improve lag but the truth of the matter is that your phone will always lag and its a durn shame that with processors powerful enough to run PC's it still feels like Android version 2
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    PSA!!! A launcher will NEVER reduce lag and on the contrary will cause additional lag. The problem with your phone is poor software optimization that will not be fixed because Samsungs priority is to push out those other 6 different Galaxy products. The only way to get a better experience is to buy another phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by JGouse0498 View Post
    Running Nova as well and getting lag. Lost quite a few games of TEMPLE RUN 2 because of it (and I do NOT have the graphics turned up to max on it either). Wondering if either it's a software bug in the S4 or perhaps Nova/S4 compatibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGouse0498 View Post
    Running Nova as well and getting lag. Lost quite a few games of TEMPLE RUN 2 because of it (and I do NOT have the graphics turned up to max on it either). Wondering if either it's a software bug in the S4 or perhaps Nova/S4 compatibility.
    Wow really? Temple run 2 shouldn't lag, I have the settings on max and it's buttery smooth. Even on modern combat 4 it's buttery smooth.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 Exynos
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    Quote Originally Posted by truthteller10 View Post
    PSA!!! A launcher will NEVER reduce lag and on the contrary will cause additional lag. The problem with your phone is poor software optimization that will not be fixed because Samsungs priority is to push out those other 6 different Galaxy products. The only way to get a better experience is to buy another phone.
    Truth. Although, installing a ROM like CyanogenMod or Google Edition port should work too.

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