08-29-2016 04:29 PM
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  1. torbach1's Avatar
    I'm one of the folks who responded to the thread about lag. I was experiencing it and found my Note7 to be significantly slower and more laggy than my S7 Edge.

    In addition, all benchmark app scores were way lower not only than the same benchmark scores on my S7 Edge, but also compared to the benchmark scores listed on this site in an article about the Note 7 benchmarks.

    I tried many different things to improve it to no avail. The only thing I didn't try was a full reset, and changing scaling to large/normal. I didn't feel that would help since there was no update to a new OS version, or security patch on my T-Mobile version.

    Fellow forum member, Kelly Kearns suggested I do a full reset and load the device as a brand new device without restoring in any fashion from my S7 Edge.

    I did that last night, and today my Note7 is flying and performing slightly better than my S7 Edge. It took a while to get all the apps installed, etc, but it was well worth it.Trying the benchmarks today also yielded expected good results inline with what AC found.

    It's pretty clear that a % of folks here are experiencing lag, and others are not. If you are, I would recommend at least trying what Kelly suggested. Thank you Kelly.
    08-26-2016 12:07 PM
  2. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I actually did the same and noticed a little bit of improvement.

    Mine is the Exynos variant, however.
    jordans0nly likes this.
    08-26-2016 12:10 PM
  3. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    Awesome!!!!!!!
    08-26-2016 12:13 PM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm glad it worked! That's what we are here for at Android Central!

    If you have anymore issues be sure and let me know. If I don't have the answer, I can find you someone that does.
    08-26-2016 12:17 PM
  5. jgraves1107's Avatar
    I always setup as new. Saves the headache. Used switch after setup to transfer pictures and things.
    08-26-2016 12:25 PM
  6. bhatech's Avatar
    Any Phone I buy and I buy a lot of them, always start fresh and don't restore from previous phone. It helps all my stuff is in the cloud and pretty much device independent.
    08-26-2016 12:27 PM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm beginning to be concerned Smart Switch is the culprit. I used it on my Note 5 last week and I had a major problem that is now gone after a reset last night.

    This needs more testing and to be reported to Samsung if it is a problem. It's nice to be able to use Smart Switch, but not if it is going to cause problems.
    Shamshi-Adad and msndrstood like this.
    08-26-2016 12:41 PM
  8. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I'm beginning to be concerned Smart Switch is the culprit. I used it on my Note 5 last week and I had a major problem that is now gone after a reset last night.

    This needs more testing and to be reported to Samsung if it is a problem. It's nice to be able to use Smart Switch, but not if it is going to cause problems.
    This wouldn't be the first time Smart Switch caused problems on a new device. As tempting as it is, I never use it.

    I'm one of those people who loves to start fresh with every new phone. I say if you're going to use it, definitely be careful what heavy loads you're carrying over.
    Shamshi-Adad and msndrstood like this.
    08-26-2016 12:45 PM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This wouldn't be the first time Smart Switch caused problems on a new device. As tempting as it is, I never use it.

    I'm one of those people who loves to start fresh with every new phone.
    I got the weird media server battery drain that we see with an SD card.. On my no SD card Note 5.

    This is something I'll mention to my Samsung contact next time I talk to them. It would be nice if they could get it to work flawlessly.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    08-26-2016 12:47 PM
  10. badMojo69's Avatar
    I used Smart Switch from my S7E and I dont have any lag.
    Maybe it depends on the number of apps. I'm not a heavy app user, so not a lot was moved over.
    08-26-2016 12:48 PM
  11. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I'm beginning to be concerned Smart Switch is the culprit. I used it on my Note 5 last week and I had a major problem that is now gone after a reset last night.

    This needs more testing and to be reported to Samsung if it is a problem. It's nice to be able to use Smart Switch, but not if it is going to cause problems.
    I didn't use it and my phone is smooth. Not that it proves anything, but add my name to the 'list'.
    08-26-2016 12:59 PM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I used Smart Switch from my S7E and I dont have any lag.
    Maybe it depends on the number of apps. I'm not a heavy app user, so not a lot was moved over.
    It could have a lot to do with the amount that was copied over and apps vs settings being copied, etc.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    08-26-2016 01:01 PM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I didn't use it and my phone is smooth. Not that it proves anything, but add my name to the 'list'.
    No proof, but it helps in the steps of trying to hunt down a problem.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    08-26-2016 01:02 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    I didn't use it and my phone is smooth. Not that it proves anything, but add my name to the 'list'.
    If yours works great then fine. Most will. However for those having problems, doing a fresh install and not installing any third party apps is the way to go to determine whether the issue is with an app or something messing up in smart switch or whatever
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    08-26-2016 01:13 PM
  15. torbach1's Avatar
    I'm beginning to be concerned Smart Switch is the culprit. I used it on my Note 5 last week and I had a major problem that is now gone after a reset last night.

    This needs more testing and to be reported to Samsung if it is a problem. It's nice to be able to use Smart Switch, but not if it is going to cause problems.
    I'm pretty convinced that's exactly the problem. Either Smart Switch, or recovering from Google will replicate the apps you had. I noticed that there are apps that appeared twice after the smart switch because Samsung or other vendors have made changes to them, but not made them a new version of the same app. Rather, they slightly renamed them.

    An example is the T-Mobile Voice Mail app, which I had two of on my Note after the recovery. Of course in retrospect I would have unchecked that. But I expect when I recover from a previous phone that if the app already comes preinstalled, if will not be reinstalled.

    But what if like T-Mobile's voicemail, and Samsung+, which also created a duplicate, there are others that are causing this issue?
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    08-26-2016 01:18 PM
  16. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    If yours works great then fine. Most will. However for those having problems, doing a fresh install and not installing any third party apps is the way to go to determine whether the issue is with an app or something messing up in smart switch or whatever
    I never made a case that it wasn't.
    bhatech likes this.
    08-26-2016 01:20 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    That is weird it created a duplicate.
    08-26-2016 01:21 PM
  18. sweeperdk's Avatar
    So... moving from iPhone 6s to note 7, should I not use smart switch to bring over photos and texts?
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    08-26-2016 01:49 PM
  19. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    So... moving from iPhone 6s to note 7, should I not use smart switch to bring over photos and texts?
    Theoretically, those should be fine. Can you upload photos to One Drive and then get them and sync to Google Photos?

    I use Samsung cloud for my text also. I used smart switch last time for them but this time I got them from the cloud.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    08-26-2016 01:52 PM
  20. sweeperdk's Avatar
    Yeah the photos can be done as a workaround like you mentioned. Am more worried about the texts, although they're not that important.
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    08-26-2016 01:53 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yeah the photos can be done as a workaround like you mentioned. Am more worried about the texts, although they're not that important.
    I would think the text likely wouldn't be an issue. What is more likely an issue would be settings and I'm not convinced yet that doing apps through smart switch might could cause a problem.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    08-26-2016 01:56 PM
  22. brau0303's Avatar
    I am always careful about using things like Smart Switch (even similar apps on PC) because they can also port over artifacts that you may not want on a new system. (one way to minimize this is to only use it to port over data, not apps or settings).

    Cheers
    BR
    Shamshi-Adad and Kelly Kearns like this.
    08-26-2016 01:56 PM
  23. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    We will move this back up for anyone that may be having lag issues.
    Shamshi-Adad and MsBlingberry like this.
    08-28-2016 12:35 AM
  24. byrds8's Avatar
    I didnt use smart switch and mine was fine until last night. A game I had been playing since day one all of a sudden started stuttering with everything it did.
    08-28-2016 08:00 AM
  25. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I didnt use smart switch and mine was fine until last night. A game I had been playing since day one all of a sudden started stuttering with everything it did.
    Apps can cause problems also and they can do crazy things, especially if they save stuff on your device and it gets corrupted.

    You might want to force stop the app, then clear data, uninstall and reinstall.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    08-28-2016 08:03 AM
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