Delay after tapping Home key: Samsung Galaxy S III (LTE & non-LTE)

Understanding the Issue

What happens and why


After pressing the Home key once there is a one to two second delay before the Home screen displays.




Software version affectedT999UVLEM/T999LUVAMB7
Issue typeTip



Help & How to

What to expect


By default, pressing the Home key twice launches the Samsung S Voice application. When the Home key is pressed once, there is a slight delay as the software waits to see if the Home key is pressed a second time. This is by design and is not caused by the software lagging.

Note: If the Home key is pressed and held it will open the device App switcher, Google Now, and Apps Manager.


Resolution steps


To fix the Home key delay, follow these steps:

Note: S Voice is also accessible via the Apps menu.


  1. Press the Home key twice to lauch S Voice.
  2. Tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap to clear the Launch S Voice check box.