How to Fix Video Lag or Buffering problem on Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra

In this article, we’ll show you the options that you can do to Fix Video Lag or Buffering problem on Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra in straightforward steps.

Video buffering or lagging all the time can only be caused by a slow internet connection speed or you have a good internet connection then there might have some other issue. Go through the below article and get rid of the problem.

Fix Video Lag or Buffering problem on Galaxy S20 series

Fix Video Lag or Buffering problem on Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra

Verify signal strength

In a lot of network issues, poor or weak signal is to blame. If your Galaxy is showing No Service all the time recently, be sure to check how the signal bars are showing on your device. Anything lower than 3 bars is not good and can indicate a network issue.

If you are inside a building, try to go out and see if No Service goes away. If you are traveling by car, it’s possible that you may be transiting a dead spot. What you want to do is to move a known well-covered area. If No service remains, there may be an issue with your Galaxy. Continue troubleshooting it by following the steps below.

Check Internet Speed

Video buffering usually takes more bandwidth than normal surfing or browsing the internet. Make sure your speed enough to stream that video. There are many ways to check internet speed. In our case, we are using a website called fast.com to check internet speed.

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If your internet connection speed is faster but intermittent, it may also cause video streaming to lag or buffer. To check if you have an intermittent internet connection, connect to known working wifi. If the problem continues even when internet connection speed is fast, there may be other factors involved. Continue with the troubleshooting steps below.

Troubleshoot the app

If you are having an issue playing videos on a particular app only, for instance, Youtube, then you must focus on troubleshooting that app.

Force Quit

This is usually recommended to fix minor app bugs. There are two ways to do this.

Method 1: Close an app using Recent Apps key

  • On your screen, tap the Recent Apps soft key (the one with three vertical lines on the left of the Home button).
  • Once the Recent Apps screen is shown, swipe left or right to look for the app. It should be here if you managed to run it previously.
  • Then, swipe up on the app to close it. This should force close it. If it’s not there, simply tap the Close All app to also restart all apps.

Method 2: Close an app using App Info menu

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Apps.
  • Tap the More settings icon (three-dot icon, upper right).
  • Tap Show system apps.
  • Find and tap the app.
  • Tap Force Stop.

Clear app cache

  • Open Settings from either Quick Nav menu or the launcher.
  • Tap 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 appropriate app.
  • Tap Storage.
  • Tap the Clear Cache button at the bottom.

Delete app data

  • Open Settings from either Quick Nav menu or the launcher.
  • Tap 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 appropriate app.
  • Tap Storage.
  • Tap the Clear Data button.

Update to Latest Software

Follow the below steps to update system software:

  • Open Settings from either Quick Nav menu or the launcher.
  • Go to the More tab, then tap on About device.
  • Tap on the Software update.
  • 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.

That is all. You have successfully checked for a system update on your Samsung Galaxy S20 (Plus) and S20 Ultra.

Here are a few things that are needed to take care while updating your Samsung Galaxy S20 (Plus) and S20 Ultra 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.

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Reset Network Settings

  • Open Settings from either Quick Nav menu or the launcher.
  • Scroll down and tap on General management.
  • Then tap on Reset.
  • Finally, tap on Reset network settings.
  • Then tap on Reset settings.
  • Confirm with your lock screen password when prompted.

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 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):

  • 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.

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:

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Once it is turned off. Press and hold the power/Bixby and 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.

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 the power/Bixby and 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.

Do you own a Galaxy 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 Galaxy are coming soon.

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