How to Fix a Slow Internet Lag on Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gives you the “infinity screen,” the largest screen that a Galaxy Note has ever had. You get crisp photos in low light. Add on a high-performing mobile processor and 6 MB of RAM. And all you want to do is log onto the internet and chat or play a game.
The catch? You need a steady, strong internet connection to do so. Not uncommon for new phones, there are reports of lagging internet connections on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphones.
There are some common reasons why your internet is running slow. Here are some common reasons.
How to Fix a Slow Internet Lag on Samsung Galaxy Note 8:
- Weak Wi-Fi network.
- Congested Wi-Fi network.
- Bad signal strength.
- Surfing a high-traffic website.
- Firmware affected by a recent update.
- A browser in need of an update.
- A smartphone low on memory.
- A smartphone plan that’s reached data limits.
Some of these are easy to fix, like updating your browser. Here are some things to try to speed up your internet connection on your Galaxy Note 8.
Find a stronger Wi-Fi network
You may be connecting to a weak WiFi network. If so, you may want to disconnect from it and connect to a stronger network. Here is how to do so.
- Open your phone’s menu.
- Tap on Settings.
- Open Connections then Wi-Fi.
- Toggle the on/off toggle to off.
- Turn it back on and find a stronger Wi-Fi network.
Clear the cache
You can sometimes solve your internet speed problem by clearing your phone’s cache. It won’t delete any files, videos or pictures. Here is how to do it.
- Turn your Galaxy Note 8 off.
- Push down on the Volume Up, Power and Home buttons at the same time until you see the Samsung icon.
- Let go of only the power button.
- Use the volume buttons to navigate on the phone and select the option to “wipe cache partition” with the power button.
- Scroll to “Yes” and use the power button to select it.
- Tap on “Reboot System Now” with the power button.
- Wait for your phone to restart with a cleared system.
Run a malware scan
Think how sluggish you are when you have a bug. Well, it’s a different kind of virus but it can make your phone just as sluggish.
Look through the Google Play Store for a good malware scanner. Check reviews of any products to find one highly recommended. Follow the instructions so that you can effectively remove any malware that may be hampering your phone’s performance.
Check your phone data plan
Sometimes it can be something as simple as reaching your phone plan’s data limit. Many companies, when you reach that limit, may still let you use your mobile data but slow it down. It may not be the case, but it’s worth it before pursuing other solutions.
If nothing else works, you can consider performing a factory reset on your phone. This restores your phone to how it was when you purchased it. The catch is it will delete media and files, so make sure you have everything backed up.
You can also do what we always avoid, contact technical support. We may not like having to stay on the line, but sometimes it’s your best bet. If you can, stop by the store where you bought it for some personalized support.