How to fix Samsung S22/S22 plus freezing issue
Performance issues in Samsung S22/S22 plus like keeps freezing are among the most common problems you might encounter even if you own a high-end smartphone like the Galaxy S22.In fact, it happens so often that you must expect your device to lag after a few weeks of use. Of course, it depends on how extensive you use your phone. For instance, if you’re a gamer that also streams, it’s always possible that you will encounter freezes and lags as you use more apps at some point. But all these are actually normal. What’s not normal is when your phone just starts lagging and freezing even if you’re using it normally. So in this post, we will show you what you can do to fix your Galaxy S22/S22 Plus that keeps on freezing and lagging.
Common reasons why Galaxy S22/S22 Plus keeps freezing
For you to be able to understand more what the problem really is all about, we will briefly touch on what causes these issues.
Too many apps running in the background
The more the apps run in the background, the slower your phone becomes. But it’s not a problem because closing those apps you don’t use anymore will fix this issue.
The phone encountered minor system glitches
Glitches happen all the time and they occur when you least expect them. The most common signs of system glitches will always boil down to your phone’s performance. So if you notice your device has become so slow and sluggish, a system reboot will often fix those issues.
Lags and freezes caused by some apps
Some apps might have gone rogue and started to crash. Even third-party apps that behave abnormally will always have an impact on your phone’s performance.
Fix 1: Install the Update
Many people have reported that Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra randomly froze and restarted on the first day of receiving the delivery of the phone. The same issue is escalated to Samsung since it was majorly reported across the world. Samsung has already rolled out the firmware updates for the newest Samsung Galaxy S22 Series, and it might include the bug fix which is causing the software to crash and freeze.
- Connect your phone to Wi-Fi, make sure it is charged at least 50%, or connect to the charger.
- Open the Settings app.
- Search Software update.
- Tap Check for updates.
- Select Download and Install.
Fix 2: Close All Background Applications
Close all applications that are left running in the background. Doing so will give way for other apps and services to run properly, and perhaps, it’s the only thing you need to do.
Here’s how it’s done:
- 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.
Fix 3: Reset All Settings
Still, Samsung Galaxy S22 lagging and freezing? Resetting all settings will clear all the settings customized by you, no personal data will be deleted from the phone.
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to General management.
- Go to Reset.
- Select Reset all settings.
- Confirm, Reset.
Fix 4: Factory Reset
One of the toughest troubleshooting is to factory reset the device, meaning to delete all the personal files, applications, contacts, messages, etc. from the system. Make sure to back up the phone before proceeding with the below steps.
- Go to the Settings app.
- Tap General management.
- Select Reset.
- Find and tap Factory data reset.
- Confirm reset
Fix 5: Clear Cache
Android devices have a fail-safe should something stops working properly in the firmware. So after doing all the previous solutions and your Galaxy S22 continues to freeze and lag, what you need to do next is to wipe the cache partition.
You don’t have to worry about your files and data as well because they won’t be deleted.
Follow these steps to wipe the system cache:
Step 1: Turn off your phone.
Step 2: Press and hold the Volume Up button and the Power key for 8 seconds.
Step 3: Use the Volume Down rocker to highlight the wipe cache partition.
Step 4: Press the Power key to select it.
Step 5: Press the Volume Down button once to select ‘Yes’ and then press the Power key again to select it.
It will only take a second or two before your Galaxy S22 finishes wiping the cache partition and brings you back to the Android recovery main screen.
Step 6: All you have to do now is to press the Power key once to select ‘Reboot system now’ and it will restart your Galaxy S22.
Fix 6: Forced Restart
To maintain performance, it is recommended to restart the phone once a week. Since you’ve force closed all the background applications, do a quick restart to refresh the processor and firmware. Sometimes, this simple process eliminates major issues.
- 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 7: Free Up More Storage
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.