1. grandgrego's Avatar
    I was looking for a post on this, but couldn't find anything. After some tinkering in the menu, I solved the problem. This is for my Note 4, but probably would apply to any android on Lollipop.

    Problem: After unlocking phone that had a security lock (fingerprint, pass code, password, pattern lock, etc.) the desktop screen would be "frozen" for a few seconds before I could use the touch screen. I didn't notice this problem if I used "Swipe" or "None" option for the screen lock.

    Issues: Developer options "Window animation scale" was set to ease transitions and ultimately added a few seconds "transitioning" into my unlocked screen. The transition just appeared as lag/unresponsiveness to me.

    Solution/work-around: Turn animation scale back to 0.5x, off, or something low. I had it at 2x, which was about 2-3 seconds.

    I hope this helps if you encounter this on your phone!
    beh, ehstaley and SpookDroid like this.
    04-29-2015 10:13 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I haven't tried it since I'm still on KK (and I don't have that issue with a secure lockscreen), but yeah, you were actually setting up animations to take twice as long, which does slow things down. Most people turn animations to 0.5 or disable completely the first thing they do when they get a new Samsung phone. Helps with the seemingly-impossible-to-avoid TouchWiz lag.
    04-29-2015 10:21 PM
  3. beh's Avatar
    Thanks for the reminder. I had totally forgotten to reset those after the update.
    04-29-2015 10:29 PM
  4. PainFX's Avatar
    I was looking for a post on this, but couldn't find anything. After some tinkering in the menu, I solved the problem. This is for my Note 4, but probably would apply to any android on Lollipop.

    Problem: After unlocking phone that had a security lock (fingerprint, pass code, password, pattern lock, etc.) the desktop screen would be "frozen" for a few seconds before I could use the touch screen. I didn't notice this problem if I used "Swipe" or "None" option for the screen lock.

    Issues: Developer options "Window animation scale" was set to ease transitions and ultimately added a few seconds "transitioning" into my unlocked screen. The transition just appeared as lag/unresponsiveness to me.

    Solution/work-around: Turn animation scale back to 0.5x, off, or something low. I had it at 2x, which was about 2-3 seconds.

    I hope this helps if you encounter this on your phone!
    I setted mines to 0, feels like the screen is gonna fly off everytime I swipe it.
    04-30-2015 01:37 AM
  5. ryanpm40's Avatar
    Am I the only person who has lag on their phone when they just swipe to unlock it? I have to wait for the home, back, and multitasking buttons on the bottom of the screen to appear before I can tap any apps on my home screen. It's super annoying when I just want to go into an app on my dock real quick. It's only a few ms. I've tried turning animation off completely, but the bottom row of buttons still takes a second to appear.
    07-14-2015 07:04 PM
  6. beh's Avatar
    Am I the only person who has lag on their phone when they just swipe to unlock it? I have to wait for the home, back, and multitasking buttons on the bottom of the screen to appear before I can tap any apps on my home screen. It's super annoying when I just want to go into an app on my dock real quick. It's only a few ms. I've tried turning animation off completely, but the bottom row of buttons still takes a second to appear.
    That has started to happen on my Verizon Note 4 over the past week. But it is a only a moment and patience is a virtue as the delay is minimal at worst. If the delay is unacceptable why not simply have the phone screen stay active when docketed?
    07-14-2015 09:57 PM

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