Fix: Samsung S22/S22 Plus Keeps Freezing

No phone in this world is perfect. Even if you have high-end phones like Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22 Plus, you can’t be 100% sure that there will not be any problem with the device in the future. Not just the Android phones, Apple iPhones, face multiple issues too. It’s quite okay for the phones to show some performance lag while doing heavy stuff like gaming, streaming, etc. But, things get problematic when the device keeps freezing, crashing, or restarting even on normal usage.

According to a Galaxy S22 series user on the Samsung Community, every app freezes up for a few seconds and suddenly starts to work again. The device also freezes when downloading stuff in the background. Many users have faced the same issue on the lock screen. So, you are not alone in facing the freezing issue on your Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone.

fix Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Freezing issue

The most common reason your Samsung Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22 Plus faces the freezing issue is the insufficient amount of free storage. The device requires a certain amount of free RAM and internal storage to work properly. Whenever the device lacks any of these, you are likely to face performance issues, further resulting in the frequent freezing of your phone. Another reason could be the abnormal behavior by any app impacting the device’s performance.

Here are some possible workarounds that could help you fix the screen freezing, crashing, or restarting issue on your Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22 Plus.

How to Fix Samsung S22/S22 Plus Keeps Freezing Issue

Fix 1: Install the Update

Many users worldwide have reported the freezing issue on Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus on the Samsung community. Since then, the South Korean giant has released a couple of updates for the S22 series, which might fix the issue. So, installing the latest update might do the trick for you. Here’s how to update your Samsung Galaxy phone:

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  • Open the Settings app.
  • Go to the Software update section.
  • Tap on Check for updates.
  • Tap on Download and Install.
  • Reboot your phone.

Fix 2: Close All Background Applications

The more processes running in the device, the more it will consume the storage. There should be a good portion of free storage for your device to run smoothly. Therefore, closing all background applications could fix the freezing issue on your Samsung Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22 Plus.

Here’s how you can close all running processes in the background:

  • Tap on the recent apps button (located at the bottom right side).
  • Now, you’ll see a list of applications that are currently active. Tap on the Close all button.
  • All the processes will be stopped, except the essential processes.

Use your smartphone and check if the freezing issue is still there. If it’s still there, move on to the next method to fix this issue.

Fix 3: Free Up More Storage

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As I mentioned earlier, the device needs free storage in order to run smoothly. It is advised to have at least 5-10GB of free storage. If your Samsung Galaxy phone does not have at least this much free storage, consider deleting unnecessary files or moving files to your PC.

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Fix 4: Forced Restart

Rebooting the device might fix performance-related issues as the memory and application refresh after the device gets rebooted. We’ll use forced restart as it is more effective than the regular reboot. Here’s how you can do it on your phone:

  • Press and hold the volume down (-) and power button simultaneously for a few seconds.
  • Release the button when you see the Samsung logo on your phone
  • Allow the phone to reboot itself completely.

Fix 5: Reset All Settings

Some changes in the default settings might have caused your phone to freeze. Here we can use the Reset all settings method to bring back the default settings.

Here’s how you can do it:

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  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll down and tap on General management.
  • Tap on Reset.
  • Select Reset all settings.
  • Tap on the Reset settings button.
  • Enter pin/password/pattern, if required.

Fix 6: Clear Cache

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Press and hold the power button and volume up the (+) key simultaneously. Your device will boot to recovery mode.
  • Use the volume buttons to select Wipe cache partition.
  • Press the power button.
  • Once the cached data has been wiped, you will see a Reboot System Now option.
  • Select the option and hit the power button to reboot your phone.

Fix 7: Factory Reset

Factory reset solves most of the software-related issues on any Samsung phone. But, it is risky. You will lose access to all saved data on your phone, including contacts, media files, documents, etc. So, take a complete backup of your phone before using this method.

Here’s how you can perform a factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy phone:

  • ¬†Open the Settings app.
  • Go to Backup and reset.
  • Tap on Factory data reset.
  • Click on Reset Device.
  • If prompted, enter the pin/password/pattern.
  • Tap on the Continue button.
  • Confirm to reset the phone.
  • Wait for the device to reboot.

Even after trying all the seven methods listed above, if the freezing issue is still there, we would suggest you to contact Samsung support or take the device to the Samsung-certified repair store. If the issue has been fixed, let me know which method worked for you in the comments.

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