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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Snapchat Lag Fix (2023)

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There have been a lot of lagging and stuttering issues with our favorite Snapchat app on Samsung Galaxy S22 devices. Although the S22 Ultra model is more likely to show these issues, the other models (S22, S22 Plus, & S22 Fe) also have been reported several times on community forums by their users.

According to Galaxy S22 users, Snapchat lagging and stuttering issues occur when opening the app, recording videos, loading the snapmap, using bitmoji, and tapping the back/home button.

Maybe what you are facing right now is in the above list, and you may have even taken several troubleshooting steps but failed to get rid of the extreme lagging on Snapchat. 

But in this guide, we will show you the real solutions to fix the Snapchat lag on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

First, let’s see what causes Snapchat to lag on your Galaxy smartphone.

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S22 model (S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

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Why Snapchat Lags on Samsung S22 Ultra (and on other models)

After experiencing such lagging issues, you may be wondering if Snapchat is even optimized for the Galaxy S22 series. Although there isn’t much information to be found on Snapchat’s official website, we can clearly say it should be optimized for such a high-end device as Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Then why does Snapchat lag on your smartphone? To answer that question, here is a list of possible causes of why Snap becomes unresponsive (lag) on your smartphone.

  • A faulty recent system update or an app update
  • Corrupted or outdated app caching
  • Connection issues
  • Insufficient RAM and storage

There can be one or a few reasons for your case. But that doesn’t mean you have to take a lot of steps to fix it. Below, we have given eight (8) solutions that should work for any cause. Try one solution at a time and test the app before going to the next one.

Let’s start troubleshooting.

Fix 01: Restart the Device

Temporary glitches are more prominent when it comes to any Android device. For such issues, restarting is the best fix you can do.

You can restart your Samsung S22 as you normally do. However, you can also use this method;

  1. Press and hold the power + volume down buttons until your device starts to turn off.
Force restart samsung

Fix 02: Update Snapchat App

App updates bring various bug fixes and stability improvements. If there is a bug within the Snapchat app that causes it to lag, installing an update would fix the problem.

To update the Snapchat app, follow the steps below;

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Tap on the profile icon at the top right corner.
Google play store - profile
  1. Tap on “Manage apps and device”.
Manage apps and devices
  1. Tap on the “Manage” tab on the window.
  2. Now, tap on the “Updates available” button to filter out apps that have updates to be installed.
  3. See if Snapchat is listed there. If so, tap on it.
  4. Tap on the Update button to install the update.

After you update Snapchat, open it and see if the lag still persists. If it still lags or stutters when you use it, maybe it is because of corrupted/outdated cache files. Move to the next solution to clear the cache of Snapchat.

Fix 03: Clear Snapchat App Cache

Even if there wasn’t any update for Snapchat, as mentioned in the above solution, you should clear the cache of Snapchat to remove if there are any outdated or corrupted cache files in the app cache folder.

Clearing the cache won’t affect any of your personal data. Therefore it is a safe solution. If you don’t know how to clear the cache, here is how;

  1. Open Settings on your Galaxy S22 Ultra.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Scroll down and find the Snapchat app. Then tap on it.
Snapchat app
  1. First, stop the app from running by tapping the “Force stop” button.
  2. Then, tap on “Storage” or “Manage storage”.
Snapchat app storage
  1. Tap on “Clear cache” to delete cache files from the Snapchat cache folder.
Clear snapchat app cache

Fix 04: Check and Optimize RAM Usage

Samsung S22 and S22 Ultra have a large portion of RAM for system services and third-party apps (8 GB & 12 GB). However, depending on the number of apps installed and running in the background, the available RAM for new opening apps might not be enough.

Snapchat uses a lot of RAM. Therefore, you should make sure your Galaxy S22/S22 Ultra has enough available RAM to open and use the app (Especially when making a snap/recording video)

First, check for available RAM. You can use the device care app for this purpose.

  1. Open the Device care app.
  2. Tap on Memory.
Device care memory
  1. You can see the available RAM in the current state. If it is below 1 GB, tap on Clean now button.
Clean memory
  1. Also, you can see which apps heavily use the RAM. Then you can tap on each app and stop them from running.

Fix 05: Do a Software Update

To check and install a software update, follow these steps;

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

As soon as you tap on that option, the system will start looking for a new update. You will be notified If there is any update available to download.

Fix 06: Clear System Cache

The Android OS maintains a system cache to store data that is being generated by repetitive tasks. When you perform a system update, it is generally considered good practice to clear the system cache (also known as the cache partition)

Note: Clearing the system cache has little impact on fixing issues since new Android versions use a different caching mechanism.

To clear the system cache, follow the steps below;

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Plug the USB cable into your device and a power source like a charger, a laptop, etc.
  3. Press and hold the power down button for several seconds. Your device will boot into Recovery mode.
  4. Use volume buttons and highlight the “Wipe cache partition.” Then press the power button.
Wipe cache partition
  1. Confirm the wipe cache partition.
Confirm wipe cache
  1. Once clearing the cache is done, you will see the recovery menu again. Highlight “Reboot device now,” and press the power button to restart the device.

Fix 07: Reinstall Snapchat App

If you still see lags and stutters on Snapchat, you can either clear the app data or just re-install the app.

Clearing the app data is a bit similar to reinstalling the app; you will have to log into your account again anyway. So let’s re-install the app for better results.

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Tap on the search bar and type “Snapchat”.
  3. From the results, tap on Snapchat and then tap on the Uninstall button.
  4. Once the app is uninstalled, tap on the Install button to re-install the app.

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