It’s frustrating when you use your favorite App, which suddenly stops moving you back to the home screen. Generally, Samsung tablets are stable to use. However, it might crash for various reasons such as overheating, insufficient storage, incompatible apps, outdated operating system, and other hardware malfunctions. Fixing the Samsung Galaxy Tab depends on finding the cause of your device freezing or becoming unresponsive. These causes for tablet freezing, if specified, will solve the problem.
This article will discuss helpful tips to fix your Samsung Galaxy tab.
The first thing you can do to fix the frozen Samsung Galaxy Tab is to restart it. This process closes all running applications, and the tablet restarts with a clean slate so your programs can run normally. Rebooting is also referred to as a soft reset or restart.
To force restart or reboot your tablet, follow these steps
- Press and hold over the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously for more than 7 seconds until the device reboots.
- Soon your tablet will start to reboot.
Doing so will help to fix frozen issues, and you will be able to use your device.
Whenever you are experiencing unusual problems on a Samsung tablet, you can use the Samsung member app to inspect the problem.
To run a test using Samsung Member, follow these steps
- Find and open the Samsung Members app on your Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
- Now, click Get help at the bottom and choose automatic checks.
- Once it finishes checking your tablet, follow its suggestion to optimize the settings.
Another quick way to fix the tablet that gets frozen at random but works the rest of the time is to optimise it with the device maintenance feature.
You can do this by going into the setting
- Go to your tablet setting.
- Choose the option device maintenance feature.
- You can see the tab ‘optimise now’; click on it.
Sometimes, you might face an unresponsive issue on your tablet if it needs to be updated to the latest version. Samsung regularly releases software updates. Follow the instructions to install the latest updates on your Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
- Go to the setting app on your Samsung tablet.
- Scroll down to tap software update
- Tap download and install
- Your tablet will automatically search for available updates. If the update is accessible, tap the Install now button to install it.
Installing updates following the above method might help fix the Samsung tablet freezing issue.
If updating your tablet version does not work and you find your Samsung tablet gets frozen or crashes while using a particular app. In this case, consider uninstalling the App that causes the issue.
- Go to the setting app.
- Now tap ‘Apps’ and scroll down to find the App you want to delete.
- Upon finding the App that you want to delete, open that App setting now click on the force stop button to stop running it. Clear its data or uninstall it.
Uninstalling apps might be helpful in fixing frozen tabs.
If your device is still unresponsive, consider freeing storage space on your Samsung Tablet. Sometimes, your device might need more memory to run apps. In such a case, Clearing memory space will free up more memory space, allowing apps to open and run more quickly.
To free space on your Samsung tablet, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings on your Samsung tablet.
- Scroll down and tap on Device Maintenance or Device Care.
- You will see the ‘Clean now’ tap by tapping on the storage option. It will delete the temp files, caches, or unnecessary files.
If you tried everything and nothing helps, consider resetting your Samsung galaxy tablet. It might help fix the freezing issue as it can cope with misconfigurations.
- Go to the settings, general management, then reset, then reset settings
- Now tap Reset All Settings again and enter the PIN if you have set it.
In this way, your tablet settings will reset.
You can try to fix Samsung tablet freezing using the above methods, but if the problem persists, it is recommended to consult a professional. If none of the above methods resolve the issue, consider the phone repair. If you don’t know or find it difficult, then it’s better to consult a professional or Samsung customer centre.