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How to Fix Slow Response on OnePlus 8 Pro [Troubleshoot lag or slow performance]

A slow smartphone can be inconvenient and irritating – whether it is a low-end device that was slow when you first bought it or a high-end device after getting older, the device that has gradually slowed down. So if your OnePlus 8 Pro isn’t running as fast as to be expected from a flagship-grade smartphone, then follow the below troubleshooting guide to fix Fix Slow Response on OnePlus 8 Pro in very simple steps.

This problem isn’t unique to Android, either—try using an older iPad with a new version of iOS and feel how slow it’s become. The number one culprit for your OnePlus 8 Pro or other models to lag or run slowly comes down to storage space. When the memory on your phone starts to fill up, it will begin to operate slowly and lag. Your phone can also be running slowly because of hardware issues and not simply because of memory problems. We will look at some steps you can take to check for hardware issues versus memory problems below.

OnePlus 8 Pro

Fix Slow Response on OnePlus 8 Pro

Force Quit Background Apps

  • Tap the Recent Apps key, which is left of the home button on your screen (shown above)
  • Scroll up or down to see what’s running and open
  • Swipe from the left or right to close apps
  • Swipe it off the screen to close it
  • This will clear the app

If you want to just simply close all apps:

  • Tap the Recent Apps key, which is left of the home button on your screen (shown above)
  • Scroll up or down to see what’s running and open
  • Select the Close All button at the bottom of the screen.

Close Background Applications

  • Select the Recent app button from the home screen.
  • Select the Active apps icon.
  • Select End next to the required application. Alternatively, select End all.
  • If prompted, select OK.

Close and Disable Background Data

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Now, select the Data usage settings.
  • Open the context menu by tapping the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Uncheck the “Auto-sync data”
  • Select Ok.

Troubleshoot Slow Apps

Force Stop Apps

You can do is to ensure that you close all active apps and those that run in the background. Sometimes, too many apps and services running together can overwhelm the system and cause random shutdowns or overheating.

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  • Select Show system apps.
  • Find and tap the app you want to force stop.
  • Tap Force Stop.
  • That was it.

Clear App Cache

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • Now, tap on See all apps.
  • If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  • Select Show system apps.
  • Find and tap the app you want to clear the cache.
  • Tap Storage.
  • Tap the Clear Cache button.
  • Restart the device and check for the problem.

Clear App Data

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • Now, tap on See all apps.
  • If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  • Select Show system apps.
  • Find and tap the app you want to clear the data.
  • Tap Storage.
  • Tap the Clear Data button.
  • Restart the device and check for the problem.

Update All App

To check for Play Store app updates on your OnePlus:

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

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

  • Open Play Store app.
  • Tap 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 auto-update option.

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

Reinstall Apps

Below are the steps to delete or uninstall an app:

  • From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Apps.
  • Ensure All is selected (upper-left).  If necessary, tap the Dropdown icon (upper-left) then select All.
  • Locate then select the appropriate app. If system apps aren’t visible, tap the More options icon (upper-right) then select Show system apps.
  • Tap Uninstall to delete an app.
  • Tap OK to confirm.

Another way to easily uninstall an app is by going to the Home or Apps screen and holding the app icon. Here’s how:

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  • Go to the Home or Apps screen.
  • Find the app you want to delete.
  • Tap and hold the icon of the app.
  • Select Uninstall.

Once the app has been uninstalled, restart the device and reinstall it to check for the problem again.

Reset App Preferences

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • Tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  • Select Reset app preferences.
  • Restart your device and check for the problem.

Forced reboot

Well, I think you already know how to restart your phone. So just restart the device and see whether it solves the issue or not. Restarting a device is always an ultimate solution for any issue.

Well if you still need to know how to restart then, here is it: Press your phone’s power button. On the screen, tap Restart.

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The other way of the reboot is as follows:

  • Press and hold down the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.
  • Hold the Power button down for 10-15 seconds, or until the phone vibrates and restarts.
  • If the phone turns off let go then press power again for 1-2 seconds to restart the phone.

Clear Cache from Recovery Mode

In case you don’t know what is recovery, the first thing the bootloader rings up is the 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:

  • Switch off your OnePlus device.
  • Now press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until you see the recovery mode options on your device.
  • Once you see the recovery options, you can let go of the two 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.

Check for overheating

If your OnePlus 8 Pro is slow and has become uncomfortably warm to touch, the device may be overheating. In this state, one of the side effects is slow performance. What you must do is to let the phone cool down for at least 30 minutes. If the problem goes away once the device has cooled off, you must prevent your S20 to become overheated next time. If you’re a gamer, try to put the phone down for at least 30 minutes after every hour of play. The same should be done if you’re streaming videos like Netflix for a long time.

Read More: How to Fix Overheating Issue on OnePlus 8 Pro?

Install Latest Software Updates

Sometimes the glitch is with outdated software updates, installing software updates can solve the randomly rebooting issues in your OnePlus 8 Pro.

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on System.
  • And then tap on System Updates.
  • If a system update is available, you’ll see the option on the screen. Tap Download and Install.
  • If your system is up to date, you will see a message stating that the system is up to date.

Here are a few things that are needed to take care while updating your OnePlus 8 Pro or any device:

  • Your device must be connected to the internet.
  • Your device must have enough space to download the update.
  • Your device should have enough charge, more than 50% to install the update.

Troubleshoot apps in Safe Mode

In case you don’t know what is safe mode, in safe mode, the system temporarily disable 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 OnePlus device.
  • Press and hold the Power button.
  • On the screen, press and hold Power off.
  • Tap Ok to reboot into Safe mode.

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

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • Now, tap on See all apps.
  • Tap on an app, then tap Uninstall.
  • Tap Ok to continue.

Reset Your Device

Disclaimer

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

Factory Reset

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on then tap on System.
  • Now, tap on Reset options
  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset).
  • Finally, tap on RESET PHONE.
  • Don’t select the internal storage checkbox. Select it only if you are sure you have backed up everything on internal storage, including photos and videos, music, documents, and other files.
  • Tap the ERASE EVERYTHING button now and let the phone do its thing.
  • The device would restart automatically after performing the factory reset.

Hard Reset

  • First, power off your phone normally.
  • To turn it on, press and hold the Volume up + Power buttons simultaneously.
  • Don’t release them until you see the OnePlus logo on the screen.
  • Tap on the ‘Wipe data/Factory reset‘ option.
  • Now tap on the ‘Wipe data/Factory reset‘ option to confirm your selection.
  • The phone will reset and on the new screen, use the Volume up button to scroll to the ‘Reboot system now.’ This will reboot your phone normally and that’s it!

Conclusion

These were the few methods to troubleshoot the problem/issues you were facing with your OnePlus 8 Pro. If it is yet not solved then there might be another issue, check and fix that issue from our OnePlus 8 Pro Troubleshooting Guide. Additionally, you can always contact tech support or visit your local OnePlus store or Service Center so a qualified Samsung technician can examine the issue.

Do you own an OnePlus Device, or any Android device and need these types of simple tutorials? Then stay tunned to GetDroidTips’ Android Tips & Tricks column because many simple tutorials for OnePlus are coming soon.

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