NEWS   Feb 12, 2015 AT 1:02 PM | BY

Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop 5.0 Slow After Update - Fix

Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop 5.0 Slow After Update - Fix
The recent Android Lollipop 5.0 distributed to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners around the world, did not only bring new improvements and features but a very unpleasant slowdown that affected the daily use of the device. Although the reason might be directly related with the update process itself and Lollipop being a major update, no matter how you updated your device OTA or via Kies, you have noticed a bit of lag especially when using the camera app.
Suddenly, all apps started to show slow launch times, sometimes took them ages to open, some even crashed repeatedly.

Now there is a solution for this, a simple and easy fix that any user can perform and no special technical skills are required for this process except for pressing a few buttons simultaneously. Yep, you guest it the "Wipe Cache Partition" option in your recovery menu. This should be the first thing you do after a major and sometimes even a minor Android update on your Galaxy S5.

Here is a quick description on how it is done for those of you who have never booted your phone in recovery mode to do some mumbo jumbo. The first thing you need to do is power down your phone. Wait for the device to turn off and press the Power + Volume Up + Home buttons together until you feel a small vibration from your phone. If the phone vibrates once, release the Power button but keep the Volume Up + Home pressed until a menu is displayed on your screen.

Using the Volume Up / Down buttons select the "Wipe Cache Partition" menu item and press the Power key to confirm and execute the process. This will wipe the cache partition but all of your data on the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be left intact. Now, reboot the phone to see if this has solved your problem. To do that go to the  "Reboot System Now" menu item and press the Power button. The phone will reboot.

If this did not speed up your Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 device, you might also try a factory reset, which will remove your data from the phone so make sure that you back it up first. Although in most cases wiping the cache partition will do the job just fine and your device will become faster and more responsive, sometimes only a factory reset will change things for sure.


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