The Ultimate Guide To Fix Lag and High Ping issues In PUBG Mobile

Pubg Mobile has more lag issues than any other game I know. So to help my fellow pubg mobile gamers fix their lag issues here is the ultimate guide to Fix the lag In Pubg Mobile.

There are three sections in the ultimate guide. The First section deals with the mobile device settings to fix the lag in pubg mobile. The second section deals with PUBG Mobile Graphics settings. The Third Section deals with PUBG mobile ping issues.

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20 Easy Settings To Fix Lag in PUBG Mobile

Device Settings to fix lag

  • 1) Free device storage
  • 2) Uninstall Unnecessary Apps
  • 3) Enable 4xMSAA and change animation scales to 0.5
  • 4) Use Game Booster
  • 5) Clear Cache
  • 6) Disable Apps running in the background
  • 7) Disable Battery Optimization
  • 8) Enable overclock mode and MIUI optimization for Mi Users
  • 9) Turn Off Unnecessary Services
  • 10) Install Pubg Mobile On Internal Memory Not SDCARD

Pubg Mobile Game settings to fix the lag issue

  • 11) Use the GFX Tool or PGT Tool
  • 12) Use the right graphics settings
  • 13) Repair and Reinstall PUBG Mobile.
  • 14) Disable the Mic when not required
  • 15) Choose the right server

Pubg Mobile Ping Issue Fix

  • 16) Use wifi for playing the game. And enable airplane mode.
  • 17) Use a good ISP
  • 18) Use Pinger’s latest version
  • 19) Toggle Airplane mode on/off to refresh the network
  • 20) Use a Gaming VPN

So that was the short answer version. Here is the ultimate guide to fixing lag in pubg mobile.

Section 1: Device Settings 

Tip 1: Free Storage space by deleting unnecessary data.

In order for you to play the game without lag, you need plenty of storage space. Big games like pubg mobile generate and delete files in the background when the game is running. If you have low storage space the process of writing and deleting data is slow. So always make sure you at least have 5GB of free storage space.

delete unnecessary files

You can learn more about how to save storage space for gaming here.

Tip 2: Uninstall unnecessary apps.

The android devices we use are not optimized when it comes to gaming. If you have lots of apps. You will have services of those apps running in the background and giving you notifications

The sudden amazon notification you get is also because amazon is running in the background. So in order to stop this uninstall all the apps that you do not use. It will make more gaming resources available for the phone.

The more RAM and CPU you have for gaming the faster it will run. Especially for devices with low specs.

If you have an MI/Redmi Phone then uninstall system apps with this method. (No Root Required)

Tip 3: Enable 4xMSAA and change animation scales to 0.5

There are some developer settings that really have a good impact on FPS when playing PUBG Mobile. By using these settings we can fix the lag in pubg mobile. These settings include enabling 4xMSAA. MSAA stands for Multisample anti-aliasing. It can help smoothen textures and fix lag on some devices.

Do note: 4xMSAA does not fix lag on all devices. It is recommended that you test it on your device. I recommend using an FPS counter for the test.

To enable the developer option and to enable the settings to fix lag follow these steps:

  • Step 1:Go to your android device settings.
  • Step 2: Click on “About Phone” in your phone settings.
  • Step 3: Click on “Built Version” 10 times to enable developer options.
  • Step 4: Your developer option should now be visible in your android device settings.
  • Step 5: In case you do not find it, search the option in your settings. You can take Google’s help for your specific device if needed.
  • Step 6: Enable the “Developer Options” on your android device.
  • Step 7: Scroll down to find the following options in the list of settings
  • Step 8: Enable Force 4x MSAA setting in the developer option.
  • Step 9: Set the Window Animation Scale to 0.5x
  • Step 10: Set the Animation Duration Scale to 0.5 x
  • Step 11: Set the Transition animation scale to 0.5x
  • Step 12: Disable HW overlays
  • Step 13: Restart your phone

With this, your mobile will be faster than before and will render games faster. This will ensure that your pubg mobile game does not lag while playing.

game mode fix lag in pubg mobile

Tip 4: Game Booster

All the gaming phones, as well as new phones, have started shipping with game mode included by default. Make sure to set the game mode to the best performance so that you can get the best gaming experience your phone can deliver. Unfortunately, not all phones have this mode. But for those devices who have it make sure to use it to get the performance boost you need to fix the lag in pubg mobile.

game mode pubg

pubg mobile lag fix

Tip 5: Clear  app Cache cache and device cache

Every app you install has specific data that is stored in your Phone > Android > data/obb. This data may remain even after uninstalling the app, so deleting the unnecessary app data before uninstalling any app may prove helpful. The same goes for cache memory.

free storage space app data to sd card

In the phone settings section, you can delete the cache memory, as shown above.

For even more cleaning you need to clear the cache of the entire phone via hidden settings.

You need to Reboot to recovery and wipe Dalvik and cache. Generally, the volume down and power key while booting will take you to recovery. Hold for 5 secs. Search on google the specific key combination for your device.

  • You need to press: Vol- + power button and hold for 5 secs
  • Do this by following the proper steps for your device.
  • You need to select the “wipe cache option” only. Do not accidentally select the wrong option and reset the phone.
android phone faster for gaming

This can really make your phone faster when it comes to opening closing apps as well as saving storage space. Hopefully, this will fix your lag in the pubg mobile. If not try the rest of the tips on the list.

Tip 6: Disable autostart of Apps & apps running in the background

Many phones now come with the option to disable background apps as well as disable autostarting of apps. And I suggest you use both options. The more resources you can save the better the gaming performance will be.

For most Android devices, there is an option to disable the autostart of android apps. You can find the settings > permissions > autostart apps

Now disable the autostart of apps in the list:

So I recommend you to disable all the apps except pubg. And enjoy lag-free gaming in pubg mobile.

Tip 7: Disable Battery Optimization

Nowadays all android devices come with battery optimization settings. These do save battery at the cost of performance.

Go to battery settings > open battery saver and choose PUBG Mobile > click on no restrictions just to enable a smooth experience while playing pubg mobile.

This will disable the battery optimization for pubg mobile that is responsible for saving battery at the cost of performance

Tip 8: Enable overclock mode and MIUI optimization for Mi Users

Some phones have the option to overclock the device. Especially if you have a gaming phone. You also have this feature on some phones like the ZUK z2 plus.

You can also enable features like MIUI Optimization for MI phones. Other brands might have similar options. Do check and use them for better gaming performance.

Tip 9: Turn Off unnecessary Services

Turn off unwanted services such as Bluetooth, ambient display, location services, printing services, and auto-rotate, vibration, and unnecessary sounds. This does run in the background and affects your battery life as well as performance.

phone faster for gaming fix lag in pubg mobile

You want to use this power for gaming so make sure you turn off all the unnecessary services and functions

Tip 10: Install Pubg Mobile On Internal Memory Not SDCARD

When installing any game you need to install it on your internal card and not your sd card. The reason being you need the best performance when it comes to gaming. SD cards are slower than internal memory always. So to get the best performance for gaming, install pubg mobile on the internal memory.

Pubg Mobile Game settings and options

Tip 11: Use GFX Tool or BAGT Tool

There are two graphics optimization tools for pubg mobile that actually work great. One is the GFX Tool and the other is the BAGT tool. Both work great. I prefer using the GFX tool just cause I like it.

In-depth Guide for GFX TOOL for Graphics Settings

In-depth Guide for PGT Tool for Graphics Settings

gfx tool Pubg mobile

To use the GFX Tool for Pubg mobile, follow the steps

  • Step 1: Open Google Play Store and search for “GFX Tool” app
  • Step 2: Download and install the GFX Tool app on your android device.
  • Step 3: Open GFX Tool
  • Step 4: Select the  “Game Version” you have installed on your device. (Choose according to the version you are playing)

In-depth Guide for GFX TOOL for Graphics Settings

The short version

  • Resolution: 1280(HD) or 1440(HD+)
  • Graphics: So smooth or smooth
  • FPS: 60
  • Anti-aliasing: Disable
  • Styles: Classic or Colorful
  • Rendering Quality: Low
  • Shadows: Disable
  • Shadow Distance: Low
  • Moving Shadows: Disable
  • Texture Quality: Default
  • Effects Quality: Low
  • Improvement for Effects: Low
  • Objects LOD Distance: Low
  • Foliage LOD Distance: Low
  • Color Format: 32bit
  • Detail Mode: Default
  • Light Effects: Disable
  • Graphics API: Vulcan
  • GPU Optimization: Enable
  • Sound Quality: Low or High
  • Save Controls: Enable

Save the Settings and Run the game.

Hopefully, now you will get the max FPS you deserve will gaming. The GFX tools is known to fix the lag issue in the pubg mobile.

To use the PGT Tool for pubg mobile, follow the steps

  • Step 1: Open the Google Play Store and search for the “PGT Tool” app
  • Step 2: Download and install the PGT Tool app on your Android device.
  • Step 3: Open the PGT Tool
  • Step 4: Select the  “Game Version” you have installed on your device. (Choose according to the version you are playing)

In-depth Guide for PGT Tool for Graphics Settings

The short Version:

Now select the following settings according to your need:

  • Graphics Quality: Smooth
  • Shadow Quality: None
  • Resolution:  Medium or High
  • Shadow Render distance: Low
  • Color Style: Classic Or Colorful
  • Moving Shadows: Disabled
  • Frame Rate: 60fps
  • Rendering Quality: Low
  • Light Effects: None
  • Antialiasing: None
  • Detail Render Distance: Low
  • Texture Quality: High
  • Sound Enhancement: Low or High
  • GPU Optimization: Enabled

Save the Settings and Run the game.

Tip 12: Use the right graphics settings

For those gamers gaming on emulators, you need to use the right settings while playing pubg mobile. Without proper settings, games will obviously lag. This is also true for those people who don’t want to use tools like GFX and BAGT.

pubg graphics settings

So here are 4 guides on optimizing the pubg mobile settings for gaming:

Tip 13: Repair and Reinstall PUBG Mobile.

Sometimes there are some issues with the pubg installation or the apk file itself. If it is an issue with the game data and APK files that might have gotten damaged or corrupted when you updated/downloaded the game then you can easily fix the issue. The correct way to fix the issue is to Uninstall the game and do a fresh install. It can help fix the lag problems you face in pubg mobile.

You can also try the repair Pubg mobile option to try and fix the lag issues.

Tip 14: Disable the mic when not needed

Mic uses unnecessary bandwidth for transferring your voice when you are in-game. If you are facing lots of lag especially internet lag then turn off the mic and use text chat.

fix lag in pubg mobile

Although inconvenient it can help you fix the lag issue while playing pubg mobile.

Voice transfer requires good internet after all.

Tip 15: Choose the right server

Many pubg mobile players are playing on random servers rather than playing on the closest server. Check the server ping before playing. You should play on servers that have the lowest ping.

fix lag in pubg mobile by selecting the right server

It’s as simple as that.

Low ping means lag-free gaming in pubg mobile. So be sure to check the server ping.

Ping issues fix in pubg Mobile

Tip 16: Use wifi for playing the game. And enable the airplane mode.

When playing an internet-based live game like pubg mobile sometimes there is interference due to phone signals as well as other interruptions due to call and messages. This can cause lag during the game

fix lag in pubg mobile with airplane mode

When you put the phone in airplane mode all the network-related services are shut off. Now you can enable only wifi with everything else off. This will make sure all the power is used for gaming and wifi so that you can fix the lag in pubg mobile and enjoy lag-free gameplay.

Tip 17:Use a good ISP

For playing online games you need a good Internet service provider ISP. A good ISP can ensure that you get the lowest ping when playing online games.

max speed internet speed test

If you have a fiber connection with 5GHZ wifi and a good router you will get a lower ping then compared to other people with mobile connections. This low ping can help you fix the lag you face in-game and make it such that you always get the chicken dinner.

You can also try to make your internet faster

Tip 18: Use Pinger latest version

Pinger is an android and IOS app that helps to reduce ping by providing a direct route to access the main server. Hence, it reduces additional requests and reduces ping in the game while playing games like PUBG Mobile.

pinger version 2 fix lag in pubg mobile

The latest version is Pinger Version 2

The right way to reduce ping issues in pubg mobile by using Pinger V2:

  • Step 1: Download Pinger V2 from the Google play store. Not Pinger Version 1. You can also find the app outside of the play store.
  • Step 2: Install the Pinger V2 app on your android device.
  • Step 3: Clear all the recent running apps in the background.
  • Step 4: Open Pinger V2 app
  • Step 5: Select your SCRIPT (Choose a superscript since they perform better) pinger super script to fix lag in gaming
  • Step 1: Turn on the superscript and wait until Pinger gets activated and the new settings are applied.
  • Step 2: Once the settings have been applied you can close the pinger app.
  • Step 3: Open the pubg mobile game and enjoy lag-free gaming.

And yes I know there are many ads and scripts on the app. You need to check which script works best for you. The superscripts are recommended but they change depending on the device so. You need to test and find out. Sorry for the inconvenience but there is no other solution at the moment.

Tip 19: Toggle Airplane mode on/off to refresh the network

Sometimes, resetting your network helps to reduce the high ping issue you get in PUBG Mobile in the game. You can reset the network easily using airplane mode.

Airplane mode helps to stop all the network services so we will be using that as shown below:

To reduce the high ping issue and lag in pubg mobile follow these steps:-

  • Step 1: Keep an eye on the ping when you are playing Pubg mobile. During the game gameplay, when you get a sudden spike in ping or if you experience lag then switch to airplane mode as shown above.
  • Step 2: Select the Airplane Mode to enable it.
  • Step 3: Wait for a couple of seconds and then disable airplane mode. Your network will now reset and you will hopefully get a much better ping.

Your high ping issue should be solved now. I recommend using Wifi over mobile internet when it comes to gaming in Pubg mobile.

This does not always work but does work most of the time. If you are already airplane mode tip 16 then this will not work for you. But if you are playing using your mobile connection then this trick can help you fix the lag in pubg mobile.

You can also try to boost wifi for gaming. 

Tip 20: Use a Gaming VPN

The last resort is to use a gaming VPN for playing games. This is difficult mainly because all the good gaming VPNs are paid. And yes they are not cheap according to me. If I do find a cheap VPN optimized for gaming I will link it below.

Many of these VPNs are effective in the sense that they are actually that good in terms of speed and reliability but are expensive at the same time.

So if you can afford it go for it. It can help you fix the ping issue. Do note: This is not for all gamers. So be careful. Check reviews and then buy. Performance varies based on areas. So I cannot give a proper suggestion as to which service is the best.

I hope this in-depth guide was able to solve your lag problem in pubg mobile. These 20 tips will surely fix the lag in pubg mobile game. If you know more methods do comment them below in the comment section. I would love to help fellow gamers. Happy Gaming

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