How to fix slow app installs and updates on a Samsung Galaxy

Are apps taking a long time to install and update on your Samsung phone or tablet? Learn how to fix slow app installs and updates on a Samsung Galaxy device.

The solution is to turn off Samsung's built-in device protection created by McAfee. Device protection is causing slow app installations and updates because it scans all apps you install and update. It's redundant. You don't need it because Google Play already scans all apps.

To turn device protection off; open settings > Battery and device care > Device protection or App protection > three-dot menu button > Device protection settings > Off.

Another way to turn device protection off; open settings > Apps > filter and sort button > Show system apps > OK > Device security > Storage > Clear data > OK.

See below for more detailed tutorials with screenshots.

Method 1

1. Open your phone's settings.

Samsung Galaxy settings Android 9

2. Open Battery and device care.

Samsung Battery and device care

3. Tap on Device protection or App protection.

Samsung device protection

4. Tap on the ⁝ menu button in the top right corner of your phone's screen.

Samsung device protection menu button

5. Tap Device protection settings or App protection settings.

Samsung device protection settings

6. Tap on the toggle button to turn it off.

Turn off Samsung device protection

Device protection is now off. Device protection is causing slow app installations and updates because it scans all apps you install and update. You don't need it because Google Play already scans all apps.

Method 2

1. Open your phone's settings.

Samsung Galaxy settings Android 9

2. Open Apps.

Samsung apps

3. Tap on the filter and sort icon next to Your apps.

Samsung apps list filter button

4. Tap on Show system apps to turn this option on.

Show system apps

5. Tap on OK at the bottom.

Save filter options

6. Tap on Device security.

Device security

7. Tap on Storage.

Device security storage

8. Tap on Clear data at the bottom.

Device security clear data

9. Tap OK to confirm and continue.

Confirm clearing device security data

Device protection is now off. Device protection is causing slow app installations and updates because it scans all apps you install and update. You don't need it because Google Play already scans all apps.