You're using your Samsung device when suddenly the device hangs and you're unable to get it to respond. This period of unresponsiveness can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the reasons why your device may hang as well as the best solutions to fix it.
It is important to understand why your device can sometimes hang. This way, you can completely understand the problem and find solutions based on the reason, but you can also prevent it from happening again. These reasons include the following;
1. Problems with TouchWiz
TouchWiz, the custom skin Samsung includes in its Galaxy devices adds a lot of RAM which can cause certain functions like multitasking slower. It has also been known to cause the device to hang sometimes.
2. Outdated Software
When the device doesn't get regular software updates it can hang. There are some Samsung devices, especially budget ones that don't get OTA updates. This can cause them to be slower or hang.
Samsung can put a lot of bloatware on its devices and over time these sometimes unnecessary apps can put an extra strain on the battery and the RAM, causing the device to run slower or hang. The main problem with these apps is that it is not possible to simply uninstall them unless you install custom ROM on the device.
4. Some Samsung Features
Some Samsung features have also been known to interfere with the device's performance. These features including S bike mode, air gestures and reading mode are rarely used, yet they burden the device's battery and RAM slowing it down and sometimes causing malfunctions.
As you can already tell, sometimes it can be impossible to determine for sure what is causing the issue. Therefore, rather than try very many different solutions you may want a single comprehensive solution that works to fix Android related issues. One of the best tools to help fix a Samsung phone that hangs is iMyFone Fixppo for Android. It is designed to get into the Android system and repair the problem at the source.
The following are just some of the program's features:
It supports thousands of Android devices including all Samsung devices.
It utilizes the best technology to ensure that the repair process is very fast and highly effective.
It is a tool that is very easy to use, allowing you to repair your device and get it back to normal even without technical skills.
It can be used to fix a myriad of Android-related issues including a device that is stuck in the recovery mode, a device stuck in the white screen, a device that won't update or a device with performance issues.
To use Fixppo for Android to repair a Samsung device that hangs, install the program on your computer and then follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Launch the program and click "Start" to begin the process. In the next window, provide all the required details about your device and then click "Download Firmware".
Step 2: Wait for the program to download and extract the firmware for your device. When this is done, connect the Android device to the computer using USB cabled and then follow the on-screen instructions to put the device in download mode.
Step 3: As soon as the device is in download mode, Fixppo for Android will begin fixing the device immediately. Keep the device connected through the entire process. When the device is fixed, it will restart and should not have any issues.
If you would rather not use a third-party program to fix your device, the following are just some simple solutions you can try whenever the device hangs;
1. Force Reboot the Phone
Before you attempt a force reboot on your device, ensure that there is sufficient battery power. When you try to force reboot a device with a critically low battery, it may not turn on after the reboot.
To force reboot the device, hold down the volume down key and the power button at the same time for about 7 seconds. Your device will restart and you should see the Samsung logo on the screen.
2. Update Software Version
Since this problem can be caused by an outdated version of Android OS, you may want to update the device to fix the issue once and for all. To update the version of Android OS on your device, follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Open the Settings on your device.
Step 2: Go to Software Update and if there is an updated tap "Download and Install > Update Now.
Wait for the update to complete installing and when the device restarts, the hanging problem should be gone.
Once you have fixed the device and it is no longer hanging, you may want to take the following steps to prevent the problem from happening again;
1. Close All Apps Running in the Background
Closing apps running in the background can help free up RAM which in turn increases your device's performance and prevent the device from hanging and freezing. To close app apps running in the background, follow these steps;
Step 1: Tap on the tabs key at the bottom of the device to see all the apps running in the background.
Step 2: Swipe the apps to the side and up to close them. You can also just tap "Close all" to close all of them.
2. Delete Useless and Heavy Apps
Heavy apps or apps you don't normally use can unnecessarily burden the device's memory causing it to malfunction. You can free up the device's RAM by removing these apps. Here's how:
Step 1: Open the settings on your device and then tap "Application Manager" or "Apps".
Step 2: Select the app you want to delete and then tap "Uninstall" to remove it from the device.
You can also uninstall apps from the Google Play Store.
3. Clear Phone's Data and Cache
Clearing the device's data and cache regularly is a great way to clean the device and free up some storage space. Here's how to do it;
Step 1: Open the settings on your device and tap on "Storage",then tap "Cached Data".
Step 2: Click "OK" in the popup that appears to clear all unwanted data from the device.
4. Install Apps from the Google Play Store Only
You may have seen some versions of Android apps claiming to be the best or fastest, but you can only install them outside the Play Store. The problem with these apps is that they can be loaded with viruses and other security risks that could negatively impact the device's performance. Install apps only from the Play Store no matter how tempting these other apps appear.
The solutions above offer the best way to fix a Samsung device that keeps hanging and may also be useful for a frozen or unresponsive device. Select a solution you trust will be most effective to you and don't forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
By Miller Walton , to Android Issues
Posted on Sep 11, 2019 ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )