Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus phones have begun to run slow. The flagship devices from Samsung have shown this tendency for the last couple of weeks. Earlier, users had faced battery drain and overheating issues on their Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices. If you wonder why such problems pop up on premium devices, let me tell you, friends, these things happen. Of course, users feel cheated when they face such speed issues on a device they purchased at a high price. Thankfully, there are ways and means to solve the slow Galaxy S9 Plus issues. If your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus runs slow and irritates you, find some quick tips to speed up your device.
Memory issues come into picture when you are using an old device. But yours is a pretty much fresh piece with a tag of a leading brand; this obviously disappoints users. If memory is not your worry, you should check other things on your smartphone; your Galaxy S9 must be running too many background apps, or maybe you are running your device on the older operating system. Anyway, we have listed a few solutions to fix ‘Galaxy S9 Plus running slow’ issue.
How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Running Slow Issue
Below-mentioned solutions do not guarantee a sure-fire success, but you can always make your share of attempts to fix the issue. There are many Android users, who found the workarounds helpful in getting rid of slow Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus.
Quit running apps and restart the device
Background running apps allow you to quickly access them while you are working on multiple apps simultaneously. However, these apps consume your phone memory as well as battery. Pro users tend to keep apps open in the background so that they can quickly check the status of the last app. When a background app crashes, it creates a negative impact on other running apps and your device also. Consequently, your phone battery is consumed fast or your phone becomes slow. You need to force close all the apps running in the background.
Step #1. On your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, press and hold the Recent apps button in the bottom left corner.
This will show you all recently opened apps on your device.
Step #2. You can swipe each app to the right to force quit an individual app; alternatively, you can tap on ‘X’ icon.
Step #3. If you wish to close all apps at once, tap on Close All.
Now is the time to restart your Samsung Galaxy S9.
Simply press and hold Power and Volume down button at the same time for 10 to 20 seconds. Next, release the buttons when your phone powers on.
Apps Diagnosis in Safe Mode
If your phone becomes slow on account of a particular third-party app, you need to boot your Galaxy S9 into safe mode. When you put your phone in safe mode, you get to know which app causes the issue on your device. All the third-party apps will be disabled temporarily when you launch a diagnosis in safe mode.
Step #1. First off, press and hold the power button.
The power menu appears on your phone screen. You will see three options. Power off, Restart, and Emergency mode.
Step #2. Here, you need to press and hold Power off button until you see Safe mode.
Step #3. Next, tap on Safe mode button, and your smartphone will reboot automatically into safe mode. You can see a Safe mode badge in the bottom left corner of your phone screen.
When in safe mode, check your device’s performance. If the phone works excellently, it means some third-party apps are creating issues to run your Galaxy S9 Plus slow. Do you remember which app you had downloaded before your phone began to run slow? You need to remove the apps and reinstall them on your device.
You can uninstall problem apps by following the steps given below.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your device
Step #2. Now tap on Apps.
Step #3. Select the app you want to remove from the list of apps.
Step #4. Next, tap on Uninstall.
Step #5. Finally, tap OK to confirm your action.
When the apps are uninstalled, restart your phone to check the effect. If the phone runs smoothly, try to reinstall the deleted apps and then check your phone’s performance.
Check and manage device Storage
Users tend to pile up a lot of data on their device, and one day, their device memory is brimming with crap. Note that every Android device must have more than 150MB internal storage space to run the phone smoothly. If this is not the case, you need to delete unnecessary data like call logs, old messages, clear cache, and data, and manage apps.
To check the device storage. Settings → Device management → Storage → Available space.
You should start with deleting unnecessary apps you have downloaded in the recent past.
Unlike Apple, Android releases two software updates in a year. If your device is not running on the latest software, it may run slow as there can be a lot of bugs inside. The latest software ensures that your Android device is optimized and runs efficiently. You can use a secure Wi-fi network to update your Galaxy S9 to the most recent software version.
Step #1. Open Settings on your phone.
Step #2. Tap on Softwareupdate.
Step #3. Choose the option of Download update manually.
Step #4. Your phone will begin to check available updates.
Step #5. In case an update is available, tap OK and then Start.
Step #6. Finally, when you are asked to restart your device, tap on OK.
Wipe cache partition
Cache memory is something every Android user has to face, no matter how pricey piece s/he has got. Cache memory damages not only the software but also the hardware of your phone. And therefore, you need to remove cache memory on your phone at regular intervals. There are three stages of wiping cache memory on your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus. Clearing app cache (individual), removing app cache of all apps, and wiping cache partition on your device. Check our complete guide on how to Wipe Cache Partition on Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
In the last resort, you can perform a factory reset on your Galaxy S9. Before you take this action, you should take a backup of your Android phone. Check this quick guide to backup Android phone data to Google Drive.