How to fix Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 plus Overheating issues
Business goes on for Samsung after the controversy regarding the Samsung Note 7, recalled after phones caught fire. The newest chapter for the company is the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Reports claim a design failure in the battery of the first batch of Note 7s to have problems and a manufacturing defect in the second caused the problems. Samsung addresses the Note 7 recall, saying it has re-assessed its manufacturing process and developed an 8-point battery safety check. “It involves putting our batteries through extreme testing, inside and out, followed by careful inspection by X-ray and the human eye,” the website states. “We are making a stronger commitment to safer devices.”
Tech websites previous to the release reported the Samsung Galaxy S8 would also have an internal heat pipe cooling system to help keep it from overheating. No mention, however, of that is included in Samsung’s released information concerning the smartphone.
While luckily not all smartphones catch fire, overheating is something that users routinely deal with. That’s been attributed to smartphones becoming more powerful and requiring more resources as well as heavy use by owners.
There are ways you can reduce the issue of overheating when it comes to your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
How to fix Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 plus Overheating issues:
Remove the case
Removing the case periodically may keep your smartphone from overheating. If you notice your smartphone overheating, remove the case and see if that helps keep it from happening again. If so, you should occasionally remove the case to be safe.
Do not use it while charging
Using it while it’s charging may cause your phone to overheat, considering charging already involves some heat being transferred to the phone. Try to minimize your use of your Galaxy S8 while charging.
Optimize the battery
Your smartphone lets you optimize the battery to keep it from being used excessively, especially when it comes to third-party apps. Go to Settings>Battery Usage>Optimize Battery Usage then tap on All Apps.
Consider not using fast cable charging feature
Your phone features a fast charging cable feature that’s activated by default but that can reportedly lead to overheating. You can turn it off and on as you like. If you want to be extra cautious and turn it off, go to Settings>Battery>Fast Cable Charging and toggle its switch off, turning it back on if you absolutely need that fast charge.
Perform a soft reset of the smartphone
Performing a soft reset turns off all of the apps running in the background. This frees up memory. It also lets your device cool down because it has less apps running and needs less resources to operate.
Software updates often fix issues that could lead to problems like overuse of resources and ultimately overheating. Make sure to download system updates when they become available.
Go to Settings>Software Update>Check for Updates. If you don’t have the latest software running, it will give you the option of Update Now.
Monitor third-party apps
If you still have overheating problems, you may have a bad app. You can run your smartphone in safe mode to see if it’s a third-party app because they will not run during safe mode.
The catch is then you have to figure which app it is. Uninstall a few apps at a time and see if you still have problems.
Perform a factory reset
A factory reset’s often one of the last steps you can take to troubleshoot your phone. Just remember it will erase everything on your phone, so backup photos, videos, files and anything else important on the phone.
After that, follow these steps.
Step 1: Swipe down on the notification shade from the top of your screen.
Step 2: Tap on Settings and select Personal>Backup and Reset>Factory Data Reset.
Step 3: Select the option to Reset Device. Enter the PIN or password of your phone.
Step 4: Tap on Delete All and wait for the process to complete.
If you continue to have problems, return your phone to the seller or contact tech support.