Issues & Fixes

How to Fix Reloading of Apps (Swiftkey and others) on Galaxy S6 5.1.1 update and possibly other Samsung devices too

After the installation of Update 5.1.1 of Android on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Applications started to keep reloading and are not able to keep in memory. Especially, the users who are using third-party keyboard apps like Swiftkey, Fleksy or Google Keyboard, are quick to notice this reloading lag issue after updating to 5.1.1. We are sharing here a method today to Fix Reloading of Apps on Galaxy S6 5.1.1 update and possibly other Samsung devices too.

We all first thought of it as a memory related bug on Galaxy S6. But then it turns out, it’s a feature called SPCM added to Galaxy S6 (by Samsung) that gives priority score to apps to determine which apps are worth keeping in the background. It sounds likes a good thing, but the addon service was acting only dumb by giving Swiftkey (and probably other apps too) the lowest score, and so the reloading of apps.

This issue with SPCM was discovered by Fruktsallad over at xda, and thankfully he also found an easy way to fix the problem by simply disabling SPCM from build.prop.

Also Read: How to Root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Nougat update, build G935FXXU1DPLT

How to Fix Reloading of Apps on Galaxy S6 Edge 5.1.1 update

If you’re facing this on your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, just follow the quick steps below to fix it (root needed):

  1. Download and install a File manager app with root access.
  2. Go to /system directory and open the build.prop file.
  3. Find the following line inside build.prop file:
  4. Change the value from true to false to disable SPCM:
  5. Reboot phone.

We don’t know of the adverse effects of it (if any), but so far the users who have disabled SPCM haven’t given any negative feedback on the forum.

Also, other than the keyboard apps, turning off SPCM may fix unreasonable reloading of other apps as well on your S6, give it a go.

Happy Androiding!

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