Samsung Galaxy S5 too slow & lagging after Lollipop Update

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Many users who have updated their Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S5 to Android 5 Lollipop are experiencing unusual sluggishness. The device seem to work just fine for some hours but then it gradually to show signs of stutter and lag. Eventually it gets too slow to switch between app and even hangs (freezes) when you are watching a movie or a YouTube video. The condition is worse if you have signed into a lot of apps like Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Gmail and so on. However, this is not a hardware issue because the Galaxy S5 is perfectly capable of handling any app or game available in Google play Store. So how do you fix Galaxy S5 getting too slow issue after Lollipop update?

Actually, the sluggishness after flashing updates is a common occurrence experienced by many custom ROM users, who are constantly looking for cool new customized Android OS for their devices. The same issue seem to have occurred on stock Android devices that were running blazing fast on KitKat 4.4 but suddenly got slower after Lollipop 5 update. Check out the simple solutions below:

How to Fix Galaxy S5 S6 getting slow & lagging after Android Lollipop Update 

Method 1: Update to newer version of Lollipop 

Go to Settings >> About Phone >> Software information. Check if the latest OS updates is available for your S5. If an update is there, install newer version of Lollipop like 5.1 or 5.1.1.

Method 2: Clearing Cache Partition


This method has worked wonderfully for most users. Here you simply have to clear cache and don’t even have to update your OS.

  1. First turn off your phone 
  2. Hold the Power, Home and Volume Up button at the same time 
  • wait for your phone to turn on and then release
  • Now will see “booting” written in blue text.
  • Your device will now enter the Android System Recovery menu
  • Use volume keys to scroll down  to “Wipe Cache Partition” and then press Power button to select it. 
  • Once the above step is completed, go back and select “reboot  system now”
  • After reboot, your device should be as good as new. If your S5 is still too slow, you may have to repeat the steps above again. To permanently resolve this issue, don’t forget to update your OS, when the the next version is available.

    While this post mentions Galaxy S5, the above method can be used on any device to solve the sluggishness and freezing issue after Android update. Even the latest devices like HTC One M8, M9, Galaxy S6, Note 4, Xperia Z3 etc and prone to annoying slowdowns after Android 5 Lollipop update.
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