Nowadays, it doesn’t matter how costly a phone you are using, the lagging (popularly known as hanging) issue many times occurs when you use your device for an extended duration of time. In this article, we’re suggesting some very important tips to fix the lagging or hanging issues of your Samsung Galaxy J5 phone. So let’s get started:
Tips to fix lagging [aka hanging] problems in Samsung Galaxy J5
You can follow the below-mentioned steps to avoid the lagging or hanging issue of your Samsung Galaxy J5:
1. Clearing the data cache:
Yes, your phone’s cache could be one of the main reasons behind the lagging problem. When you use an application or search for something on a website (be it downloading various kinds of stuff or even casual surfing) some cache files get generated automatically.
These files are temporary & of no use after a specific period of time. But such things makes a huge effect on the storage, and also the RAM-related memory of your phone.
Steps to clear the cache in Samsung Galaxy J5
Follow these below steps:
At first, go to device settings -> look for the “storage” -> then click on the “cached data”. Then the final step is, click on “Clear Cache” option & that’s it.
Important Note: While clearing cache, most probably you’ll also find “Clear Data” option. Never click on such an option as you’ll lose some (Or all) of your files that are necessary to run that specific App.
In addition to this, we strictly suggest you stay away from some dedicated apps (####Cleaner) which claim to make your device faster by using their services of clearing cache, junk files. Such apps are unnecessary & using them will never boost your phone’s performance.
2. Try to disable or uninstall the unused applications:
When you purchase a new phone, it comes loaded with some default applications (Even devices running on stock/pure Android). In many cases, they are not used as much and they simply eat up the memory storage of your Samsung Galaxy J5. Unfortunately, you can’t uninstall few default applications like Google; in that case, we suggest you try to disable such applications.
To do this task:
Just long-press on the application icon >Tap on App info & select “Disable” option.
By doing this, you’ll get some extra storage. In some devices, you may find an option called “Sleep”, with the help of this option, there is no need to delete the app, but you can keep it in standby mode.
3. Disable the auto sync [ Samsung Galaxy J5 lagging ]
Auto-sync is nothing but a kind of provision, which keeps you updated with Gmail accounts, company updates, and also you will get a notification about meetings. This auto-sync runs in the background, and it eats up a lot of RAM memory. This is also a reason for slow down of the device performance.
To disable the auto-sync, follow these steps:
Go to settings -> accounts option -> keep on scrolling down the screen until you will get “Auto sync” option -> turn it off.
4. Software updates:
These days, most of the popular smartphones from well-known brands come with regular software updates. With such updates, your Samsung Galaxy J5 not only gets updated to the latest version of Android but some small updates are also important in fixing existing bugs.
Once your Samsung Galaxy J5 is bug-free then this could help you to overcome lagging issues.
To check whether your device is up to date or not:
Go to settings -> look for the “Software update or System update” option -> Tap on it & you will see an option called “Check for software update” -> click on it -> if the update is available then you can download & install it.
Tip: If the latest software update is too big in size (say 1GB or more) then we suggest you download it only over a Wi-Fi network unless you have an unlimited mobile data pack.
If your Samsung Galaxy J5 is having several applications open/running in the background (even when you’re not using them) then this could result in device lagging issues. To avoid that, it’s necessary to close all unwanted applications & you can do that by clicking on the “Overview Button” on your phone.
In addition to the above, there are many more options available to fix such issues. But we believe they are complex to use & that’s why we decided to skip them. We hope this article was helpful to you.