10-04-2016 10:08 AM
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  1. Note7NJ's Avatar
    Please listen to Kelly. I did this and it sorted it out. Smart Switch and for that matter Google's own restore from device both install duplicate apps for a very small number of Samsung specific apps. I don't know why, and maybe this has nothing to do with it. But once I did the hard reset and set up from scratch, my lag disappeared as per the separate thread I posted, and it hasn't come back yet. I've sold my S7 Edge at this point. I'm comfortable that the reset and setting up from scratch sorted it out.

    The only thing I did restore was the Nova Prime layout. But that's just a settings file.
    Yes, please do this. I initially set up my note 7 with Smart Switch from note 5 and the note 7 phone went bonker with apps re-installing itself over and over again as well as being very laggy. I almost returned the note before deciding to set up the phone as brand new and re-install the apps that i want from Play Store.

    All is well now, the phone is as smooth as can be. Definitely has something to with Smart Switch in my case
    prefessional likes this.
    08-30-2016 10:15 PM
  2. yomny Martinez's Avatar
    Sadly, i just packed mine up today to return it. I cant stand the lag, it got really bad at one point during the day. It literally took at times, about 2.5 seconds from finger print unlock to open the phone and not because of errors, just good old lag. I can't believe this is happening but hey, anything's possible. The battery life has left me completely empty on several occasions before i get to my house at 7pm. Believe me I'm trying to be objective here and fair with the amount of use compared( I absolutely love the looks of this phone and most of its features). I know i can't compare battery life with one day of heavy use vs another of light.

    I didn't do any smart switch, clean setup, currently on T-mobile. The signal also has been an issue, i get less reception in the same places i go through out the day than with any prior phones.

    Things aren't horrible but not worth the $900 i spent, no way in hell.
    08-31-2016 10:24 AM
  3. rustypixel's Avatar
    ​I was already not 100% into this phone 'cause of the curved screen (not my thing) but I went ahead and got it. I've been getting intermittent lag on and off and no matter how many times I reboot and clear cache and RAM and change any number of suggested settings there hasn't been anything that has helped. I use SwiftKey and it has, often enough, slowed to a damn crawl when typing fast. I don't have a live wallpaper running, I don't have a ton of apps (maybe 30 or so), I don't have the SD card installed yet (still waiting for delivery)​ and the N7 is set up exactly as my N5 was and the N5 ran perfectly smooth. So much so that the second I got a notification from ebay that it sold I almost shed a tear 'cause I was going to return my N7 and pull the N5 from ebay. However, that is no longer an option. I have read a lot of the posts on this thread and like a few here, I think that maybe Smart Switch might be something worth looking into. Prior to the N7 I had always set up my phones manually and I have never experienced the lag I have with this phone. So this weekend I plan to do a total and complete wipe of the phone and set up manually like I'm used to and I hope that it will clear up the issue along with other things I've noticed with this phone (Bluetooth stutter for about 40 seconds when first connecting and the need to sometimes have to tap the screen more than once to get my touch to register). Not sure if Verizon will help me out at this pint (I got the phone on the 19th) so I might just be "stuck" with this.
    08-31-2016 10:42 AM
  4. qnet's Avatar
    Here is an update. I disabled briefing and my phone is definitely not as laggy as it was before
    Yeah, that does help.
    08-31-2016 11:48 AM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    Smart switch is actually dumb. Too many factors transferring to another device to have a good chance to be stable. It should only be for contacts and media, IMO.
    You can do that
    08-31-2016 12:31 PM
  6. bmorgan67's Avatar
    I made the switch from BlackBerry 10 to Android. Kicking and screaming I might add. BlackBerry 10 was buttery smooth, zero lag, zero crashes just very few apps and a dying ecosystem.

    I thought I'd buy the best Android phone for my move to the new OS. I'm experiencing lots of lag, jittery screens and app crashes. My question is, is this Android or my phone specifically? I run the Hub app, Facebook, S-Planner and Excel and various other apps but those are my main ones.

    Excel crashes after 10 minutes of use. S-Planner is slow and jittery. Hub is slow but it's not as bad as the others.

    Is there an app that will tell me which apps are hogging memory or acting up or is just Android ?

    BlackBerry 10 is dying but if this how it's going to be I'll have to switch back to it. Any advice?

    Thanks in advance.
    08-31-2016 01:37 PM
  7. spasell's Avatar
    I made the switch from BlackBerry 10 to Android. Kicking and screaming I might add. BlackBerry 10 was buttery smooth, zero lag, zero crashes just very few apps and a dying ecosystem.

    I thought I'd buy the best Android phone for my move to the new OS. I'm experiencing lots of lag, jittery screens and app crashes. My question is, is this Android or my phone specifically? I run the Hub app, Facebook, S-Planner and Excel and various other apps but those are my main ones.

    Excel crashes after 10 minutes of use. S-Planner is slow and jittery. Hub is slow but it's not as bad as the others.

    Is there an app that will tell me which apps are hogging memory or acting up or is just Android ?

    BlackBerry 10 is dying but if this how it's going to be I'll have to switch back to it. Any advice?

    Thanks in advance.
    I would do a FDR and see if that helps. A Lot of people experienced the same thing but when they did the FDR it seemed to fix the issue
    Doug Moffat likes this.
    08-31-2016 02:01 PM
  8. raziel's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but this is what I noticed about the lag...

    If you are in an area with poor cell reception, the phone will lag. I think this is because the apps that might be running in the background such as Facebook, Twitter, Outlook, etc are trying to pull the data which makes the phone work hard.

    If you are in an area with great cell reception or on Wifi, it runs great. Just my observations, I could be wrong.
    08-31-2016 02:55 PM
  9. crystinonfire's Avatar
    I just read a review of the Note 7 and the reviewer was really impressed with the performance. However, he did state that he did not use Smart Switch, rather, he downloaded all his previous apps manually. I have read this before too that this makes a big difference even though it obviously takes a lot of time and is inconvenient.

    Can anyone else verify?
    Mine started working a lot better after I reset a second time and did NOT use smart switch.
    08-31-2016 03:32 PM
  10. neil123456's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but this is what I noticed about the lag...

    If you are in an area with poor cell reception, the phone will lag. I think this is because the apps that might be running in the background such as Facebook, Twitter, Outlook, etc are trying to pull the data which makes the phone work hard.

    If you are in an area with great cell reception or on Wifi, it runs great. Just my observations, I could be wrong.
    Is there any way to turn off background refresh like iOS is able to? Would this help the situation?
    08-31-2016 03:48 PM
  11. yomny Martinez's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but this is what I noticed about the lag...

    If you are in an area with poor cell reception, the phone will lag. I think this is because the apps that might be running in the background such as Facebook, Twitter, Outlook, etc are trying to pull the data which makes the phone work hard.

    If you are in an area with great cell reception or on Wifi, it runs great. Just my observations, I could be wrong.
    I think this has its truth. I was under the same impression but didn't know how to explain it. Seems that the lag is mostly when signal isn't at its peak.
    08-31-2016 04:27 PM
  12. French's Avatar
    Is there any way to turn off background refresh like iOS is able to? Would this help the situation?
    In the battery area you could customize the medium battery savings settings to turn off background data.

    If you want to do it by app, go to the data usage area and scroll down. Find the app(s) you don't want to background sync and click on them and select "restrict background data".
    1213 1213 and neil123456 like this.
    08-31-2016 06:31 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    Is there any way to turn off background refresh like iOS is able to? Would this help the situation?
    On the data settings, disable background data.
    08-31-2016 06:56 PM
  14. cardboard60's Avatar
    Have Y'all gone to settings and to device maintenance , and to battery and optimized it ?

    I used smart switch
    Haven't had any problems.
    08-31-2016 08:11 PM
  15. Droid_Droid's Avatar
    I think Touchwiz is to blame. Supposedly the Oneplus 3 outperforms it in that regard.
    08-31-2016 08:38 PM
  16. Fetid's Avatar
    The most frustrating lag is in navigation. My position on the map will lag behind where I actually am. Only when I stop at the lights does it slowly catch-up.
    08-31-2016 11:15 PM
  17. tjunkie's Avatar
    I have no lag on mine. Did u do fresh setup or transfer data from old phone?
    08-31-2016 11:19 PM
  18. Fetid's Avatar
    Transfer setup. Will wait a while to see if there is an update. But will be doing a factory reset if the problem doesn't get resolved soon.
    08-31-2016 11:44 PM
  19. neil123456's Avatar
    Will turning off background refresh help with lag at all?
    09-01-2016 04:21 AM
  20. 1213 1213's Avatar
    Here is an update. I disabled briefing and my phone is definitely not as laggy as it was before
    Its thanks to posts like this I don't think I'm going over the top by disabling everything I possibly can that I know I don't use. It's part of the ritual of getting a knew phone for me.
    09-01-2016 05:56 AM
  21. Peter2015's Avatar
    The most frustrating lag is in navigation. My position on the map will lag behind where I actually am. Only when I stop at the lights does it slowly catch-up.
    Hi how would you say overall GPS performance is? Does it quickly find sattelite fix? Especially if say you are exiting the tunnel? GPS is one of my main concerns for this phone
    Thank you.
    09-01-2016 06:47 AM
  22. speedlever's Avatar
    Its thanks to posts like this I don't think I'm going over the top by disabling everything I possibly can that I know I don't use. It's part of the ritual of getting a knew phone for me.
    While I understand and agree about disabling bloatware apps not being used, it bothers me that a top-of-the-line flagship has trouble with lag right out of the box. Something just doesn't seem right. Almost like Samsung released the phone prematurely. Or maybe one carrier has more trouble with lag than another... and it's the carrier bloat at fault. It would be interesting if someone posts a lag poll and one carrier stands out above the other in lag. Or if lag is evenly spread between carriers.
    recDNA likes this.
    09-01-2016 07:21 AM
  23. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Hi how would you say overall GPS performance is? Does it quickly find sattelite fix? Especially if say you are exiting the tunnel? GPS is one of my main concerns for this phone
    Thank you.
    I use my GPS daily and it quickly locks in and stays on track. I don't have any tunnels by me, but if you are using Google Maps I would download your local area that way if you do lose GPS for a moment you will never even notice.
    09-01-2016 07:29 AM
  24. speedlever's Avatar
    It's not right out of the box. By definition, when people use Smart Switch, they are instantly transporting all of their old junk and clutter from their old phone to this new one. Hardly the same as new out of the box.
    Ok. Then how does that explain why some with the Note5 doing the switch have lag on the N7 but not on the N5?
    09-01-2016 07:47 AM
  25. Fetid's Avatar
    Hi how would you say overall GPS performance is? Does it quickly find sattelite fix? Especially if say you are exiting the tunnel? GPS is one of my main concerns for this phone
    Thank you.
    Mostly its fine. Sometimes it would loose gps and I would have to off/on location. But it hasn't done it the past couple of days. I haven't been through the only tunnel in Auckland yet. I might give it a go tomorrow.

    For the most part I am bloody happy with my my Note 7. There was nothing wrong with my Note 4, but the 7 is more fun to play with. We just have to wait for the bugs to be fixed in the OS.
    09-01-2016 07:47 AM
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