On Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, there have been a few issues with scrolling while using social media. Users around the world have complained on both the Samsung community and Reddit. Especially this issue seems more prominent for the Twitter app.
It is because we saw a large number of people reporting there is a lag in the Twitter app on their Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Some stated it as stuttering (even though it is quite different from lagging), while others reported there is a lag when scrolling within the app.
This may be the issue you are having right now, which can also be why you are here (you are in the right place!). We dug up this problem and found a few reasons why there is a lag in the Twitter app and how to fix it. In this guide, we present what we found and will keep this guide updated as new solutions are revealed.
So if Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Twitter lags, this guide will give solutions to fix it. Keep reading…
Note: Solutions we have mentioned in this guide will also work on Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Fe models.
Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 12. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.
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Why Twitter lags on your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The main reason why the Twitter app lags on your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is its incompatibility with the S22 Ultra’s screen refresh rate. The device comes with a 120Hz refresh rate display, and the problem is Twitter app fails to produce output at such a refresh rate.
Sometimes, bugs within software updates (even though bugs aren’t supposed to be in updates) can cause Twitter to lag/stutter when you use it or scroll through it.
In addition, corrupted or outdated app data, app cache, and system cache are also contributing to this problem.
So how can you solve this issue if there is more than one cause? Well, you don’t need to overthink the causes because by following the solutions we have given below, you should be able to fix the lag regardless of what causes it.
Let’s move on to the solutions.
How to Fix Samsung S22 Ultra Twitter lag easily
First, we will look for any software & app updates because Samsung has already announced a new update that includes programmatic fixes for the Twitter lag on Samsung Galaxy S22 devices (including S22 Ultra).
Then, we will show you how to fix Twitter app-related problems & clear both the app and system cache to eliminate issues. Finally, we will give you a solution if none of these work to fix the issue.
Let’s get started.
Step 01: Update the Twitter app
Needless to say, developers release app updates not only to introduce new features, but they carry bug fixes and performance improvements to the app as the Android system evolves and updates.
If the Twitter app is defective and that is why it lags when using & scrolling through it, updating the app will fix the issue.
To update the Twitter app, follow these steps;
- Go to Google Play Store
- Tap on the profile icon
- On the window, tap on Manage apps and device
- Within the Manage apps and device, tap on the Manage tab
- Tap on the Updates available button on top to see the list of apps that needs to be updated
- Scroll down and see if the Twitter app is there. If so, tap on it
- Tap on the Update button to update the app
Step 02: Check for system updates
In the next step, you need to check if there is any update available for your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
To do that;
- Open Settings
- Tap on Software updates
- Tap on the three dots at the top right corner, and select Download and install
Then your device will search for any system update, and it will notify you if one is available. You can then tap on the notification and proceed to install the update. Keep in mind to charge your device to at least 80% before updating the software. This will prevent unexpected shutdowns and help to successfully install the update.
Step 03: Clear the system cache
When you install a software update, it is recommended to clear the system cache (Also known as the cache partition) to avoid issues due to outdated cache files.
However, this theory has a little effect on new Android devices. The reason is the new caching system Google has introduced to it.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wipe the system cache after a software update. It is always better to clean it as long as the option exists within the recovery mode.
You must boot your device into recovery mode/menu to clear the system cache. Here is how to do that;
- Turn off the device
- Plug the USB cable into the device and connect the cable to a power source
- Press and hold power + volume up buttons until the recovery menu starts to load
- Once the menu is completely loaded, use the volume down button and highlight the “Wipe cache partition”
- Press the power button
- Confirm the wipe cache partition
- After it is completed, you will see the recovery menu again. Press the power button to restart the device
Step 04: Clear the app cache
You should clear the Twitter app cache since the app has a separate cache. You can easily do this by going to the app settings. Here is how;
- Open Settings
- Tap on Apps
- Scroll down and tap on the Twitter app
- Tap on Force stop
- Go to Storage/Manage storage
- Tap on the Clear cache to clean the app cache
Once you have done it, restart the device and open the Twitter app. If you have followed the steps correctly, your problem should be gone now.
However, if you still face lags within the Twitter app on your S22 Ultra, follow the other two solutions below.
Solution 02: Clear the app data
Clearing the app data will clean the Twitter app’s data folder. You will have to log into your Twitter account again once you have cleared its cache.
To clear the app data, follow these steps;
- Go to Settings > Apps
- Tap on the Twitter app
- Go to Storage/Manage storage
- Tap on Clear data
Solution 03: Factory data reset
Doing a factory data reset is not recommended since it clears all the data on your smartphone. However, if you wish to proceed with it to solve the Twitter app lag/stutter, here is what you need to do;
- First, take a backup of your data to the cloud or to an external drive. You can do this by following our guide on how to backup/restore data on your Samsung Galaxy smartphones
- Make sure your device has enough battery (at least up to 80% of its capacity)
- Then, go to Settings > General management
- Tap on Reset
- Tap on Factory data reset
- Enter the password or draw the pattern if you have set up a screen lock before
It will take some time to complete the factory data reset. Once it is complete, set up the device and follow our guide to restore the backup you took previously. Then see if the problem is solved.