How To Fix Poor Samsung Galaxy Tab Nougat Performance

Some Samsung Galaxy Tab users are dealing with performance issues after installing the Android Nougat update. If you are seeing problems with your tablet, try these fixes before contacting Samsung customer service or your service provider.

Samsung is currently rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Galaxy Tab S2 in the United States and other parts of the world.

Its rollout is still somewhat limited, but it is expected to reach other devices such as the Galaxy Tab A with S Pen in the first half of 2017.

Those lucky enough to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update are reporting good things about the new software. The upgrade comes with a new blue light filter, some changes to Quick Settings, and some changes to the UI. It has also given some Galaxy Tab owners trouble.

Some Galaxy Tab S2 users are reporting Nougat issues, including issues with the tablet’s performance. Lagging, crashes, random reboots, and more plague the popular list.

Your first instinct might be to contact Samsung, but there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get your issue resolved within minutes from the comfort of your computer chair or couch.

Restart Your Galaxy Tab

If you start noticing UI lag, interruptions, weird freezes, or random reboots, the first thing you’ll want to do is a simple reboot.

Hold down the power button, turn off the tablet. Leave it off for a minute and then turn it back on to see if it helps improve performance on your list.

Clean Your Tablet

If you’ve had your Galaxy tablet for a while, chances are good that you’ve accumulated a pile of clutter on your device’s hard drive. Examples include photos you no longer need, videos you no longer look at, apps you no longer use, music you no longer seek.

If you’re seeing performance issues on your device and you’re approaching the threshold of your internal storage, it might be a good idea to do some spring cleaning.

Enter the files you have stored on your device and decide what to keep and what to move to an SD card. Or if you’re really serious, delete it permanently.

Freeing up some space on your Galaxy Tab can give you the Android Nougat speed boost you’ve been looking for.

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Use Download Booster

If you start noticing slow download speeds, try using the Galaxy Tab’s Download Booster function to see if it helps.

When enabled, Download Booster will download files larger than 30MB using Wi-Fi and cellular connection simultaneously. If you’re using a strong Wi-Fi signal, you should see incredibly fast download speeds.

To enable Download Booster, go to Connections > More connection settings > Download booster and enable it.

This feature can consume a ton of data, so you’ll want to use it in any case.

If Download Booster doesn’t help, you need to investigate your router, settings and various connections.

Update Your Apps

If you’re noticing performance issues with your tablet’s apps, you’ll want to check for bug fix updates.

The developers continue to roll out support updates and bug fixes for Nougat users, so you’ll want to check the Google Play Store/Samsung Store for any updates you might have missed.

Before updating, be sure to read the comments (if any) from Nougat users. These reviews will alert you to the potential benefits and dangers of the current version of the app.

Use Device Maintenance

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Nougat update comes with a new section in Settings called Device Maintenance.

Device Care gives you more control over your device’s battery consumption, RAM and storage.

If you tap on one of the sections in Device Maintenance, you’ll see a range of options, from power saving modes to performance enhancements.

You’ll want to research these and find a suitable combination for you and your tablet.

Booting in Safe Mode

You can also try restarting your Galaxy Tab. safe mode. Booting the tablet in Safe Mode temporarily disables apps and services that can help you diagnose a performance issue.

If you notice increased performance with Safe Mode enabled, you will want to investigate your third-party apps.

If you notice anything out of the ordinary, try uninstalling the recently downloaded apps to see if it improves performance.

Start from scratch

If nothing works, you can try wiping the device and starting from scratch. This step is time consuming but also a proven solution for performance issues.

To do this on Android Nougat, go to your Galaxy Tab’s Settings > General management > Reset > Factory data reset > Reset Device > Erase All.

Remember to back up all your files before doing this as this will restore your tablet to the way it was when you first bought it.

Again, this should only be used as a last resort.

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If you wipe your tablet and still see performance issues, it’s time to contact Samsung and/or your carrier.