Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Phone is slow. Major lag

    I got the S5 back in May. I liked it at first but lately it has been irritating to use. Its completely slowed down and there is major lag when scrolling through windows and even typing. I'm using google keyboard and I can easily type too fast for the keyboard to keep up with me. I always completely close progrs I'm not using and I went to application manager and closed all programs I didn't need running. I even restarted the phone a few times and nothing helps.

    Why has the phone bogged down?

    How can I fix this?

    Posted via Android Central App
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    Try clearing cache and see if the performance improves.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    Also, try switching to ART.
    "I'll put up color bars before I'll put you in front of our cameras."

    - MacKenzie (THE NEWSROOM, HBO)
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    Quote Originally Posted by jmagid51 View Post
    Try clearing cache and see if the performance improves.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
    Clearing the cache didn't do anything...no improvement.

    Posted via Android Central App
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    Quote Originally Posted by bembol View Post
    Also, try switching to ART.
    What is ART?

    Posted via Android Central App
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    Did you re-start the phone after clearing the cache?

    Who is the carrier and what apps are you running?

    How and what did you use to clear the cache?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    ART is another run time system available on the S5. I personally would not go there as the stock run time system Dalvik is a bit more solid. Let's try a few things but we may need to do a factory reset to get you back to normal. Not there yet though.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    True. YMMV.

    I only had one issue because it's a stock app, Polaris 5 Office didn't work couldn't load PDF files but it's not a deal breaker.

    Other than that, the battery and performance did improve a little. I would point out, before I switched I had NO ISSUES I just kept reading about ART so switched.
    "I'll put up color bars before I'll put you in front of our cameras."

    - MacKenzie (THE NEWSROOM, HBO)
  9. #9  
    bbmjack's Avatar

    Posts
    102 Posts
    Global Posts
    230 Global Posts

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    Quote Originally Posted by bembol View Post
    Also, try switching to ART.
    I did but it's slow

    Posted via Android Central App
  10. #10  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    ART is not going to fix the original posters issue. I think it's a memory issue. We need to find a way to unstick what is in memory. I'll assume no apps like CleanMaster or the like is being used here and that could be the issue.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    Quote Originally Posted by jmagid51 View Post
    ART is not going to fix the original posters issue. I think it's a memory issue. We need to find a way to unstick what is in memory. I'll assume no apps like CleanMaster or the like is being used here and that could be the issue.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
    If you have any app killer, clean master, ram cleaner, battery monitor,anti virus etc running, delete those apps, not only do you not need them, they slow your phone down.
  12. Thread Author  Thread Author    #12  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    If you have any app killer, clean master, ram cleaner, battery monitor,anti virus etc running, delete those apps, not only do you not need them, they slow your phone down.
    I don't have any of those apps installed. My phone is pretty stock. I have regular apps like twitter, tapatalk, and banking apps installed. But, I've closed them all. I have no idea why the phone is so slow but it's very strange.

    Posted via Android Central App
  13. #13  

    Default Re: Phone is slow. Major lag

    Ok, people will disagree with me but I would install All-In-One Toolbox and let app cleanup the phone. If that doesn't work I would suggest a factory reset.

    I ran with out All-In-One ToolBox and found my phone slowed to a crawl. ToolBox found almost 1Gb of junk files. It cleaned it up and now my device is running fine.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
  14. #14  

    Default

    Installing a faster launcher works wonders. Try nova launcher if you haven't already done so.

    Also I forgot in dev settings turn off animations and in the nova launcher settings set animation settings to faster than light. Hope this helps.

Similar Threads

  1. How is Android Wear impacting your phone battery life
    By ChuckG73 in forum Android Wear
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-18-2014, 01:13 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-14-2014, 02:17 PM
  3. Nexus 7 slow charging
    By Jewel James in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-14-2014, 10:40 AM
  4. Lock screen issues: Frozen pattern unlock, and clock lag
    By brownsdawg in forum Samsung Galaxy S3
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-14-2014, 09:49 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-14-2014, 09:47 AM

Posting Permissions