How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat Poor Performance

Some Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users are complaining about poor performance after installing Android Nougat.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat update is an exciting update but as the Galaxy S7 Nougat version grows we start to see users complaining about various Galaxy S7 Android Nougat issues.

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users in the US and other countries around the world are encountering pesky bugs and frustrating performance issues after installing Android 7.0 Nougat update on their device.

Abnormal battery drain and interrupted connectivity are part of the problem, but some Galaxy S7 users are noticing lags, freezes, and freezes after installing Android Nougat.

Troubleshooting performance issues can be a bit tricky, but there are a few things to try before contacting Samsung or your carrier.

Today we want to introduce you some ways to improve the performance of Galaxy S7 Nougat on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

Some of these tips take a lot of effort. Others just require you to start using some of the features provided by Samsung with its Android Nougat update.

How to fix Galaxy S7 battery life after Nougat

Let's start with battery life and connectivity issues.

Some Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users are noticing poor battery life after installing Android Nougat. Android 7.0 Nougat is not supposed to harm the battery life of the device. In fact, with features like on-the-go Doze on board, it's supposed to help.

If you start noticing poor battery life on the Galaxy S7 Nougat, don't panic. Chances are you can fix the problem yourself.

If you just installed Nougat on your Galaxy S7, wait a few days. Sometimes it takes two or three days for new software to balance. If Nougat has been installed on your device for a while now, you will need to take action.

We've put together a long list of strategies for getting better Galaxy S7 battery life and it's worth taking a look at if you're not sure what to do.

Use Download Booster

Notice slower download speeds after installing Android 7.0 Nougat on your Galaxy S7? Try Download Booster.

When enabled, Download Booster will download files larger than 30MB using Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity simultaneously. If your Wi-Fi signal is strong, you will see extremely fast download speeds.

To enable Download Booster, go to Connections > More connection settings > Download booster and enable it. Remember to use it sparingly as it could eat up a lot of your data plan.

Fixed poor connectivity

If your Galaxy S7 connections are struggling with Nougat on board, check out our list of fixes for GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth issues.

Restart your phone

If you notice UI lag or freezes and you haven't restarted your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge in a while, try a simple restart. Turn it off and then turn it back on. Your phone may look like new.

Clean your Galaxy S7

Take advantage of the arrival of Nougat to clean up files and data on your Samsung Galaxy S7.

If you've had your Galaxy S7 for a year, chances are you've accumulated tons of stuff on your phone. Some of you might even be approaching your device's internal storage threshold.

Even if you're not, it would be a good idea to get rid of files, apps, and anything else you no longer need on your device.

A little cleaning could greatly improve the performance of your Galaxy S7 Nougat.

Disable Widgets

Widgets are extremely useful, but they can also eat up your device's resources. That's why we recommend getting rid of it, at least temporarily, to see if it helps improve the performance of the Galaxy S7 Nougat.

To remove a widget, simply hold it down and drag it to Remove. You can always add widgets to your Home screen if you determine that they are not what is slowing down the performance of your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

sleep apps

You may also consider suspending or disabling certain apps on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

Pausing an app will disable its main functions and features. This is useful for apps that are known to be battery and CPU hogs and apps that send tons of notifications.

If you want to go further, you can completely disable apps. We've put together a quick guide that walks you through the process.

Once you get the hang of it, you can sleep and turn off apps if needed.

Update your apps

If app performance is poor after installing Android Nougat, you need to make sure your apps are updated.

Developers continue to release important bugfix updates for their apps. If you haven't enabled automatic updates, chances are you've missed one or more of these key bugfix updates.

If it's been a while since you've updated your apps, go to your apps and the Google Play Store and check for available updates.

Be sure to read Nougat user reviews before installing a new version of your favorite app. Nougat is compatible with most applications, but there are bad apples.

Use device maintenance

If you notice abnormal lags and stutters after installing Android Nougat on board your device, see Device maintenance.

On the Galaxy S7 Settings screen, tap Device maintenance, then go to RAM. To reduce the amount of RAM used by your device, check the apps in the app list and tap Clean now.

Use Nougat's performance mode

The Galaxy S7 Nougat update is packed with awesome features including a new Performance Mode feature. Performance mode is found in Device Maintenance.

The performance mode includes a normal mode for everyday use, a game mode for gaming, an entertainment mode, and a high performance mode where it will use the highest quality settings.

For more on Performance Mode, check out our full preview of the new feature.

Disable S voice

S Voice, Samsung's equivalent to Apple's Siri, can be very helpful. If you rely on it, this step will be difficult to complete.

If you can live without S Voice (temporarily or permanently), you may notice a drop in performance on your Galaxy S7. S Voice can be a resource hog.

To completely disable S Voice on your Galaxy S7, you need to head to Application Manager, find S Voice, tap on it, and tap Disable.

You can always re-enable S Voice if you determine that it is not responsible for your device's poor performance on Nougat.

Hidden Developer Mode

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge both have a hidden developer mode that could help you speed up your device in seconds.

We've put together a walkthrough that will guide you through the process. Worth a look if you're short on time.

Use another launcher

If none of these fixes help and you're ready to replace Samsung Experience (TouchWiz) with another launcher, it's probably worth a shot.

Samsung has made some improvements to its user interface, but it can still feel cumbersome and still plays a role in your device's performance. Potentially negative.

We highly recommend trying the popular Nova Launcher on the Google Play Store . Nova Launcher comes with tons of customization options that could help you master your device performance.

Try rooting Nougat

If you've exhausted all of these steps and your performance still isn't adequate, it might be time to take a more drastic approach.

You can try to root Galaxy S7 Nougat. The developers recently released a working root for the Qualcomm-powered versions of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and it might be worth a try if you're short on options and/or time.

Rooting lets you remove apps and services that you normally couldn't get rid of. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are full of bloat, especially the load-bearing models.

We've gone over the pros and cons of rooting a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and it's worth a look if you're out of ideas.

Start from zero

This step should only be used as a last resort and only after backing up all your important files to the cloud or to a microSD card.

If your performance is out of whack, it might be worth starting over. In other words, erase everything on your phone and start over.

Chances are, this will help you control the performance of your Galaxy S7, but be aware that this process will take time, especially if you have a ton of apps, files, and customizations on your device.

To do this on Nougat, go to Settings > General management > Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device > Delete everything.