8 Tricks to Remove Lag Performance on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3

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By Ryan Inoyori | December 30, 2013 5:53 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features heavy-powered hardware but some software components cause lags on the device. Here are 8 ways to ease that up and can also be applied on Galaxy Note 2, S4 and S3.

Speed Up from Home Button

Double tap the home key > Press menu > Settings > Open via home key. It will remove the delay caused by the S Voice on using the home key between apps.

Stuttering Animations

Go to Settings > About device > Tap the build number 7 times > Go back and select Developer options > Turn off the Animations Scale options. This will disable the animation whenever you open apps on your device.

From Pencil to Eraser

In order to avoid tapping the pencil or eraser back and forth using the S Pen, use the button on the S Pen itself then tap the screen to quickly shift to the other function.

Idea Sketch

If you want to draw something and wanted to get some sketch provided by Note 3, hover the S Pen on the screen for a second, then press the pen's button to go straight to the Idea Sketch option.

Quick One-Hand Keys

Instead of going all the way to the Settings just to make your keyboard work on one-hand operation, go to Messaging or any similar apps wherein the keys automatically pop-ups then pinch quickly on the virtual keyboard to use it for one-hand typing.

Use Other Home Launchers

Some home launchers are better than TouchWiz UI used by Samsung on Galaxy Note 3. Head to the Play Store then download third-party launchers such as Nova Launcher. It will not remove the TouchWiz UI inside the system but if use it as default, the device will use it after a reboot instead of TouchWiz.

Root Access

Rooting your Galaxy Note 3 will enable you to remove the TouchWiz UI itself but the current warranty and Galaxy S exclusive apps are all going to be erased if you do this. Make sure you are completely okay living without TouchWiz.

Custom ROM

After root access, you can use customised ROMs and replace the original firmware to free the device from bloatware such as Galaxy S apps. Custom ROMs also come with several tweaks provided by developers to make them faster than the TouchWiz running Note 3.

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