08-19-2018 06:15 PM
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  1. Saucemula's Avatar
    I got my device 3 weeks ago and I'm already experiencing lag and stutter on apps and games. I tried every tip for boosting it, but nothing worked. Please help! (Catagory is s8 cuz theres no s9 option)
    08-03-2018 06:16 PM
  2. Adam Frix's Avatar
    I've had my S9+ since mid-June; I throw a lot of apps on it, use it every day, and haven't experienced what you describe.

    Step 1 is always setting it back to factory defaults and setting it up again.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-03-2018 09:57 PM
  3. Jamie Wooten's Avatar
    I’ve had mine about 2 months and I’m not experiencing this. I’d say do a reset.
    LCW and Larry 609 like this.
    08-03-2018 10:06 PM
  4. jtcannonball's Avatar
    Mine works well. Bluetooth disconnects frequently but other than that she runs very strong.
    08-04-2018 10:48 AM
  5. Dooki's Avatar
    I got my device 3 weeks ago and I'm already experiencing lag and stutter on apps and games. I tried every tip for boosting it, but nothing worked. Please help! (Catagory is s8 cuz theres no s9 option)
    What options for boosting it have you tried?
    08-04-2018 12:47 PM
  6. Saucemula's Avatar
    Deleting some apps, apps that "boost the device", dev option tweaking, clearing cache partition, none of that is working.

    It sucks because I was really excited from leaving my old s5 only to suffer the same issues. Even, the lightest applications have some lag in animations :/
    08-05-2018 03:59 AM
  7. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    Mod Note: Cleaned some posts. Lets discuss the topic and not each other. If you do not wish to help, please move on. Thank you.
    Itsa_Me_Mario and Alan Sims like this.
    08-05-2018 07:09 AM
  8. methodman89's Avatar
    I got my device 3 weeks ago and I'm already experiencing lag and stutter on apps and games. I tried every tip for boosting it, but nothing worked. Please help! (Catagory is s8 cuz theres no s9 option)
    Could you post a screenshot of your battery usage from the Settings?
    08-05-2018 08:08 AM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    Saucemula, first - get rid of any apps that "boost" the device, the RAM, the battery or anything like that, Uninstall them! (This goes double for any apps written by Cheetah Mobile.)

    Second, when you quit an app, use the back button, not the home button. I know you'll see all sorts of Youtubers using the Home button, but that just runs the launcher - the app that you were using keeps running in the background. There's a big difference between an app being in the background (there should always be a lot of those - unused RAM is wasted RAM in Android - it's not Windows) and an app running in the background. That degrades performance and slows the phone down. Open Recents (the square button at the bottom right), find the X in the upper right corner of each app other than the one you're currently running, and tap it. That will close most apps. And in the future, use the Back button when you're finished using an app.

    See if those 2 things don't help.

    (And don't try "boosting" a phone's performance - Android already does all the things those apps claim to do - without having an extra app running.)
    08-05-2018 11:55 AM
  10. Saucemula's Avatar
    I did that countless times, and it never has worked
    08-05-2018 01:12 PM
  11. TechBob's Avatar
    I did that countless times, and it never has worked
    Suggestion - I too have a S9 Plus and no lags. So, perhaps it is a specific app causing the slowdown. You could try an app like Accubattery to see what is using resources. Or, you could reset and gradually add apps back in until you see the slowdown. You could also try a different launcher. Nova Launcher - set to "Light Speed", is blazing.
    Bankokbob54 likes this.
    08-05-2018 08:38 PM
  12. Dooki's Avatar
    I did that countless times, and it never has worked
    As asked before, show us a screenshot of your battery usage.
    Constantly clearing cache and closing apps is not a fix, but a bandaid. If you have to do that then there is another problem.
    08-05-2018 09:56 PM
  13. Saucemula's Avatar
    My battery suage
    Attached Thumbnails My galaxy s9 is already stuttering/declining in performace-1586.jpg  
    08-06-2018 01:26 AM
  14. Saucemula's Avatar
    and idk why it compresses every screenshot I take either

    Another screenshot
    Attached Thumbnails My galaxy s9 is already stuttering/declining in performace-1585.jpg  
    08-06-2018 01:27 AM
  15. MrDoh's Avatar
    I'm not seeing anything about the OP trying a full factory default reset? And then manually reconfiguring the phone, only putting back the apps that you use a lot. And checking the performance along the way, as apps are added back in manually...

    I'm another one that has had an S9 for a few months, no lagging, stuttering, etc. But if I did, it would be a full factory reset for me. After trying the system cache flush thing, of course. Oh yeah, and booting into safe mode, and then you'll only have the apps that came with your phone. And you can see what the performance is in that mode. Without any of the extra apps that you've installed.

    But the ultimate answer may simply be a full factory reset.

    Good luck.
    08-06-2018 02:23 AM
  16. Saucemula's Avatar
    When your using an app or game, do you get any form of stuttering in them, or is it 100% hitch free. I just did a hard reset and I dont think it worked...

    Its performing worse than before I reset it I give up

    I'm just gonna throw it out a window or something
    08-06-2018 03:01 AM
  17. MrDoh's Avatar
    Nope, no problems with speed, still as fast and smooth as the day I got it.

    Sorry that the reset didn't help...did you restore the phone settings/configuration from a backup, or restore it manually?

    Also, have you tried booting to safe mode to see if it performs better in that mode? If so, you could have some problematic apps.

    If all else fails, you could potentially get an RMA under warranty...
    08-06-2018 03:59 AM
  18. gendo667's Avatar
    If all else fails, you could potentially get an RMA under warranty...
    Also, I'm curious if you got your device from a carrier. I'd take it back if so.

    and idk why it compresses every screenshot I take either
    That's Android Central. AC compresses the crap out of posted photos.
    08-06-2018 04:27 AM
  19. Saucemula's Avatar
    Yes, I got it from at&t

    Problem is that my dad said if anything happens to my phone then he wont do anything about it. Thing is that I have not damaged it or anything like that :/

    Of course I end up getting the defective model...
    08-06-2018 04:32 AM
  20. gendo667's Avatar
    Problem is that my dad said if anything happens to my phone then he wont do anything about it. Thing is that I have not damaged it or anything like that :/
    Maybe just try explaining it to him? Though, if you had similar issues with your S5, sounds like a rouge app.
    08-06-2018 05:05 AM
  21. Saucemula's Avatar
    Nope, I factory reset it 3 hours ago
    08-06-2018 06:27 AM
  22. gendo667's Avatar
    You may have to go to the apps in the settings and look at them individually. Hit memory and see how much ram they are eating up. Something is eating up resources.
    08-06-2018 06:40 AM
  23. Saucemula's Avatar
    I'll check it out

    At this point idk if it's the phone itself or the lack of app optimization.
    08-06-2018 10:23 AM
  24. MrDoh's Avatar
    Still curious if you've tried booting your phone into safe mode and looking at your performance there. This is a significant data point, if your performance problem is fixed by disabling all the apps that you've added.

    To boot your phone into safe mode, first press the "power" button until the usual three button "power off/restart/emergency mode" menu appears on the screen. Then long press the "power off" button until it turns into a "safe mode" button. Then tap the "safe mode" button, and your phone will boot into safe mode. You'll see that the apps that you installed are disabled, and the ones that came with your phone will still be available. Now you can run experiments in that controlled environment to see what's causing your problems.

    For example, if the performance is still bad after doing a full factory reset and manually restoring your apps and settings, then that's a data point. If you then boot your phone into safe mode, and the performance is still bad after eliminating all the apps that you've installed, then I'd be looking for an RMA. If the performance is okay in safe mode, then you know that you're having a problem with an app or a combination of apps.

    The idea is to change as little as possible at a time, to try to isolate the cause of your problems. I think that the way that I'd approach this at this point is to do a full factory reset, and look at the performance before adding any apps (essentially equivalent to safe mode). If the performance is okay, then add in apps one by one and look at the performance each time. Yes, it takes some time, but if you are careful and thorough, and change as little as possible after the factory default reset, you should reach a point where your performance is back to being poor, and that last thing that you did had something to do with it *smile*.

    I wish you luck, but if you need an RMA, you need an RMA. But first you need to do what you can to eliminate other possibilities. Otherwise, when you get your RMA phone it'll end up in the same state.
    djrakowski likes this.
    08-06-2018 04:32 PM
  25. Saucemula's Avatar
    Screw it I'm getting an rma
    08-08-2018 04:02 AM
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