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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Side Panel Lag Fix

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If you are having trouble with the side panel lag on your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, don’t worry because you’re not the only one experiencing this issue. Many users of this popular device have reported this problem, and it can be a major nuisance if you use the side panel often when using your phone.

It could be a system glitch, or a bug with the operating system running on your device, causing the issue. 

Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to get the problem sorted out and fix that lag on the side panel, and that is what we are going to show you in this article.

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Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S23 model (S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S23 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

Fix 01: Restart the Device

Restarting your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra can often be the best solution to fix any lag issues you may be experiencing. This will help reset and clear out any background apps that might have been affecting the side panel to lag. 

To restart your device quickly, follow this step:

  1. Press and hold the power button + volume down button. Once you see the screen turned off, release the keys.
Force restart samsung

Once it’s finished restarting, check to see if the lag is still present.

Fix 02: Remove Apps From the Side Panel

You can remove some apps from the side panel and add them again. This will refresh the side panel app list and fix if there is any glitch causing it to lag.

Here is how to do this:

  1. Swipe the side panel.
  2. Tap on the pencil icon to edit apps.
Edit side panel apps
  1. Remove a few apps and add new ones.
Edit side panel apps 2

Fix 03: Reset All Settings

Resetting all settings can be an effective way to fix the side panel lag on your phone. To do this, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Go to General management.
  3. Tap on Reset.
Reset option samsung
  1. Then, tap on Reset all settings.
Reset all settings
  1. Confirm.

This should help improve your device’s performance by restoring settings back to its original factory values, while also wiping out any misconfigurations that may be causing issues with the side panel lag on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. 

After completing these steps, you should see a noticeable difference in how quickly the side panel works and how smoothly it operates.

Fix 04: Run “Repair Apps” in the recovery menu

App optimization is another trick that can fix potential issues with the installed apps on your system that may not be compatible with the side panel. On Samsung Galaxy devices, this is called the “Repair Apps” in the recovery menu.

If you don’t know what the recovery menu is, don’t worry. It is super easy to do and should only take a few minutes to complete the whole process.

First, let’s boot your device into the recovery menu:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Plug a USB cable into the device.
  3. Press and hold the Power key + Volume up keys for a few seconds. When the recovery menu appears, release the keys.

Then, use the volume keys and highlight the “Repair apps” option and press the power button.

Repair apps - samsung galaxy recovery mode

Once it is done, navigate to Reboot device now, and press the power button again to boot your device into normal mode. 

Fix 05: Do a Software Update

If none of the above solutions worked, then it is likely a system bug causing the side panel to lag on your device.

To fix this, you can run a software update. This can be done by navigating to Settings and follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on Software update.
  3. Tap on Download and install.
Download and install

Wrapping Up

Even though the side panel lag seems like a minor issue, it can annoy you each time when you see the panel open and close with a lag. And that is why we created this guide to help you out.

We hope this article has been helpful in addressing your issue with side panel lag on your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. If you have any other questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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