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    Samsung Galaxy A10 works slowly. Here's how to fix it.

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    The Samsung Galaxy A10 isn't as fast as flagship phones, but it's actually better than other devices in its class. It is still smooth and responsive and if you are the owner of such a phone, you can easily determine if it is running slow or if it is working normally. We have readers who have complained that their phones started running slow for some reason. 


    So in this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Galaxy A10 that has started running slow and no longer works as it should. We will try to consider every possibility and rule them out one by one until we are able to determine what the problem is and hopefully fix it. 



    So, if you are one of the owners who are currently bothered by the same problem, read on as this article may be able to help you one way or another. 

    Troubleshooting Galaxy A10 that started running slow

    It is a possible firmware issue and when troubleshooting with this type of issue, you need to be thorough enough to troubleshoot it and not lose some important files and data. That said, here's what you should do: 


    First solution: force restart the phone

    The first thing you need to do if your phone is running slow is the forced restart. It is possible that the problem is due only to a very minor firmware issue. Most of the time, it can be fixed by doing this procedure, which is actually a simulated battery removal that refreshes the device's memory and reloads its apps and services. Here's how to do it:



    1. Press and hold the Volume Down button and don't release it yet. 
    2. While holding down the volume button, also press and hold the power key. 
    3. Press and hold both keys together for 15 seconds or until the Galaxy A10 logo appears on the screen.

    Once your phone has successfully restarted, try to see if it is still running slowly because if so, move on to the next solution. 

    Second solution: find out if your phone is running slow due to downloaded apps

    There are apps that may cause poor or slow performance of your phone. If this is the case with your phone, you don't need to worry that much as it's pretty easy to fix. But first, you need to see if it's really one or some of your downloaded apps that are causing this problem by restarting your phone in safe mode: 


    1. Press and hold the Power key until options appear. 
    2. Tap and hold the Power Off option until it switches to Safe Mode. 
    3. Tap the safe mode icon to restart your device.
    4. Once the reboot is successful, you should see "Safe Mode" in the lower left corner of the screen. 

    If the phone works smoothly in this mode, it means that the problem is due only to some third party applications. Here's what you should do next: 

    1. Restart your phone normal to boot into standard mode. 
    2. Remember the apps installed at the time when the phone starts running slow.
    3. When you already have an app in mind, swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the notification panel. 
    4. Tap the Settings icon in the top right corner. 
    5. Scroll and tap Apps. 
    6. Find and tap the suspicious app. 
    7. Tap Storage. 
    8. Tap Clear data and tap OK to confirm.
    9. Tap the Back key once, then tap Uninstall. 
    10. Confirm that you want to remove the app from the phone. 

    On the other hand, if the phone is still slow even in safe mode, the problem may be with the firmware. Move on to the next procedure. 



    Third solution: wipe cache partition

    At this point, it is best to troubleshoot the firmware of the device and the first thing to do is to delete the old system cache so that it is replaced with a new one. The system cache is prone to corruption and when such a problem occurs, you can always expect your phone to have performance issues. Here's how to do it:


    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Keep the keys pressed Volume up Switching.
    3. When the Galaxy A10 logo appears, release all three keys.
    4. Your Galaxy A10 will continue to boot into recovery mode. When a black screen with blue and yellow texts appears, proceed to the next step. 
    5. Press the button Volume down several times to highlight the cache partition deleted.
    6. Press the key power on to select.
    7. Press the button Volume down to highlight Yes, then press the key power on to select.
    8. After wiping the cache partition is complete, the system Reboot now is highlighted.
    9. Press the key power on to restart the device.

    After the phone has successfully restarted, try to see if it is still running slowly, then move on to the next procedure if it continues to do so. 


    Fourth solution: back up your important files and reset your phone

    As long as the firmware hasn't been changed in any way, you should be able to fix this by doing a master reset. 

    But before that, make sure you backup all your important files and data, especially those saved on the phone's internal storage. 


    Next, remove your Google and Samsung accounts so that you don't get locked out of your device after the reset. When everything is in order and ready, follow these steps to reset your phone: 

    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Keep the keys pressed Volume up Switching.
    3. When the Galaxy A10 logo appears, release all three keys.
    4. Your Galaxy A10 will continue to boot into recovery mode. When a black screen with blue and yellow texts appears, proceed to the next step. 
    5. Press the key several times Volume down to highlight “wipe data / factory reset”.
    6. Press the Power button to select.
    7. Press the button Volume down until “Yes” is highlighted.
    8. Press the Power button to select and start the master reset.
    9. When the master reset is complete, “Reboot system now” is highlighted.
    10. Press the power button to restart the device.

    I hope we have been able to help you fix your slow running Galaxy A10. We would appreciate if you would help us spread the word, so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thanks so much for reading!

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