After Software Update, My Galaxy S20 Plus is lagging: How to Fix?

Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S10 series was a great hit, and people really loved those phones a lot. This year, Samsung has launched its Galaxy S20 lineup of devices, including Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra. Here we will discuss the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus model with an SDM865/Exynos 990 SoC, 8GB/128GB memory option, stunning quad rear cameras, and more powerful hardware specifications. It runs on One UI 2.0 based on Android 10. However, the Galaxy S20 Plus lagging after software updates.

So, if you’re one of them and feeling that your handset isn’t performing as expected after upgrading the software version, you should check out all the mentioned following steps or solutions that should come in handy. Before rushing to a service center or reaching any conclusion, we recommend you follow and perform some of the possible workarounds. Sometimes, these common issues can be fixed easily or completely without any heavy task or technical knowledge.

After Software Update, My Galaxy S20 Plus is lagging: How to Fix?

Fix, Galaxy S20 Plus Lagging After a Software Update

Clear Cache from Recovery Mode

If you don’t know what recovery is, the first thing the bootloader rings up is recovery. Recovery Mode refers to a special bootable partition, which contains a recovery application installed in it. And you can fix some problems with your phone. Follow the steps to clear cache from recovery mode:

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Once it is turned off, Press and hold power/Bixby and the volume down button simultaneously until the Android logo pops up.
  • When the green Android logo displays, release both buttons.
  • The Recovery screen menu will now appear.
  • Use the Volume button to go to Wipe Cache Partition, then press the Power button to confirm the selection.
  • Wait until your device wipes out all cache or temporary data from the system partition.
  • Press the Power button again to reboot the device.

This clears all the temporary data from the device. And then it works like new.

Update apps

To check for Play Store app updates on your Galaxy:

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  • Open Play Store app.
  • Tap the More settings icon at the upper left (three horizontal lines).
  • Tap My apps & games.
  • Tap Update or Update All.

If you are on a Cellular Data connection, we suggest you update via wifi only to avoid additional charges. Here’s how:

  • Open Play Store app.
  • Tap the More settings icon at the upper left (three horizontal lines).
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap App download preference.
  • Select Over wifi only (select Over any network if you don’t have wifi).
  • Tap Done.

Make sure to also keep your apps updated all the time by enabling the auto-update option.

  • Tap Auto-update apps.
  • Tap Over wifi only (select Over any network if you don’t have wifi).
  • Tap Done.

Troubleshoot apps in Safe Mode

In case you don’t know what safe mode is, in safe mode, the system temporarily disables all third-party applications you installed on your device. By doing this, we can figure out which app is occurring the problem. Follow the below step to turn Safe Mode on:

  • Turn OFF the device.
  • Press and hold your device’s Power button till the model name screen.
  • When the SAMSUNG logo appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  • Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  • Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  • Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Release the Volume down key when you see Safe Mode.

After figuring out the apps which are creating the problem, follow the below steps to uninstall it(if required):

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  • Open Settings from Launcher.
  • Tap on Apps.
  • Tap See All Apps.
  • Tap an app that you want to uninstall
  • Tap Uninstall.
  • Tap OK to confirm.

Factory Reset

Disclaimer:

Factory reset will delete everything, so you want to make sure that you create a copy of your personal data such as photos, videos, documents, texts, etc. ahead of time.

From the Settings menu:

  • Open the Settings from the launcher.
  • Scroll to and tap General management.
  • Tap Reset.
  • Select Factory data reset.
  • Tap Reset to continue.
  • Tap Delete All to confirm the action.

From Recovery:

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Once it is turned off, Press and hold power/Bixby and the volume down button simultaneously until the Android logo pops up.
  • When the green Android logo displays, release both buttons.
  • The Recovery screen menu will now appear.
  • Use the Volume Down button until you are highlighting ‘Wipe data/factory reset.’
  • Press the Power button to select ‘Wipe data/factory reset.’
  • Use Volume Down to highlight Yes.
  • Press the Power button to confirm the action to clear your phone data.

Visit the Service Centre

Although it’s rare, some cases of the issues on Samsung Galaxy devices may have bad hardware as the origin. If a factory reset doesn’t help fix your issue, visit your local Samsung store or Service Center so a qualified Samsung technician can examine the hardware. If needed, they may send it in for repair or replacement.

Conclusion

By following all these methods step-by-step, we can expect that you’ve fixed or solved the lagging or performance drop or stuttering issue on your Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus device. However, if your device is bricked or stuck on the bootloop issue, you can re-install the stock firmware on your handset to get back on track. But if you’ve decided to go to the nearest service center under warranty, make sure that the device isn’t rooted or the bootloader is not unlocked.

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