Many users are complaining that their Samsung phone is overheating while charging.
If your Galaxy phone also overheats while you kept it on charging and you find it a big problem then just keep calm as you can easily solve this issue.
In this troubleshooting guide, I will teach you how to fix Samsung phone overheating while charging. So, you just need to follow each method until the overheating issue gets fixed.
We will first look at a practical scenario and then know the reasons that can lead to this issue.
Practical Scenario: A User Is Asking For Solutions To Fix Overheating Issue
After a couple of minutes of use, my phone keeps overheating. Does anyone have the same issue? Any idea what can be done about this please?
Original Post Taken From: Reddit
Like the above practical scenario, many users are also going through the same problem and they wish to fix it, also some of them want to know the reasons behind it so that they would avoid doing such things.
Why Is Your Samsung Phone Overheating While Charging?
You should first know what is warm and what is overheating. A normal warmer phone after playing a game for a few minutes is normal.
But if you have installed overheating protection applications such as Device Heat Cooling Master and then after it is showing a Samsung phone overheating message/alert on your phone or if you find your phone very hot then you should know the reason why you face this issue.
Here we have mentioned some of the reasons:
- If you are using your phone’s camera for a long period of time.
- Faulty apps.
- When you kept it in sunlight.
- If you are playing heavy games for a long time.
- Damage of charging cable and charger can also result in this error.
- Cheap phone case/cover.
- Outdated Android OS.
- If you are using an unauthorized charger.
Like these there could be many more causes that can cause this error, we have just discussed the common one.
Now, before moving to the main solutions, you should try some quick fixes.
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- Ensure the charging cable is not damaged.
- Remove the phone cover or case.
- Don’t use your device when it is on charging.
- Avoid playing games for a long period of time.
- Keep your phone and apps updated.
- Don’t use an unauthorized charger.
- If the display brightness is too high then reduce it.
- Don’t keep your phone in direct sunlight.
- Update your Samsung device to the latest version.
- Disable network services while charging.
- Switch off your phone or keep it on flight mode and then charge it.
- Don’t download the large files while you are on a video call.
- Don’t use the mobile hotspot for a long period of time.
- Keep unused apps in deep sleep mode.
- Keep your phone in a cool place like under a fan but don’t keep it in the refrigerator, cooler, etc.
- Disconnect the charger and close all the running applications. Wait till your phone cools down and then again charge your phone.
- Try charging your phone with another Samsung-authorized charger.
- If you are using a wireless charger then ensure that there are no magnets, metal substances, etc. between the phone and the charger.
- Check and remove applications’ permissions by going to Settings > Apps > Permission Manager. Select the app and tap Don’t Allow.
- Update all the apps to the latest version.
If you have tried all these quick methods but still the heating issue is not solved then you dig into the main methods.
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Method 1: Check The Charger
You should first check the charger as the faulty charger may cause this issue.
Hence, you need to ensure that the charger is fine. For this, you can charge another Samsung phone with it. If it works fine then it is confirmed that there is some problem with your device, not in the charger.
Method 2: Disable Unused Functions And Services
If you are not using some functions and services like location, Wi-Fi, etc. then you should disable them. Because it doesn’t matter if you are not using the services or app, it still eats resources in the background for updating the latest content.
These will slow down the function of the device and cause overheating issues. Hence, you should turn off all of them to solve the problem.
Method 3: Uninstall Unwanted Apps
If there are many apps installed in your Galaxy device that you don’t use or very rarely use then you should uninstall those apps as they can also cause this error.
You can disable the System apps that you don’t need at all as you can’t delete them.
Also, you should always install the apps from Google Play Store because they are verified by Google and safe for you.
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Method 4: Check The Charging Port
If the pocket lint has entered your phone’s USB port or if you have connected some foreign objects inside the charging port then these may cause corrosion and hamper the charging process which can cause an overheating problem.
You should also avoid charging your phone if the charging port is wet as this can cause short-circuit and more harmful damage.
Method 5: Optimize Your Samsung Phone
The Quick optimization tool increases your device efficacy by detecting apps with too much battery power that prevents your phone from overheating.
It also helps in removing useless content from the memory. Hence, you should optimize your Galaxy device to fix the issue.
Below, learn how to do this:
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Then hit on Battery and device care.
Step 3: After this, tap on Optimize now.
Step 4: Lastly, tap on Done to optimize your mobile.
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Method 6: Boot Your Samsung Phone In Safe Mode
It might be also possible that the apps that you have installed on your phone are faulty and due to this you can face this issue. So, to confirm it you can enable safe mode on your phone.
This mode will disable all the third-party apps except the preinstalled apps. If in this mode, you don’t find your phone overheating while charging then it is confirmed that installed apps are the culprit.
And to fix this issue you need to uninstall the recently installed apps.
Method 7: Modify Battery Settings To Reduce Overheating
Some Samsung devices provide fast charging capabilities that can result in the phone to overheat while charging. You need to avoid keeping your phone in charging for overnight.
You can also try charging other devices with it to check if it is causing the problem.
You can also reduce the charging speed to get rid of this error. For this, you need to follow the below steps:
- On your Galaxy phone, go to Settings > Battery and device care.
- After this, hit on Battery > More battery settings.
- Now, disable Fast charging, super fast charging and safe wireless charging (doing this will slow down the charging speed).
You can enable Fast charging as this might not overheat your phone and your phone will charge quickly.
In the same menu, you can hit on Processing Speed and change it to Optimized.
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Method 8: Wipe Cache Partition In Recovery Mode
Every device stores apps’ cache files in its internal storage. These cache data help the app to load quickly but sometimes the cache files get corrupted which can cause several issues including the overheating problem.
To get rid of this, you need to wipe the cache partition.
Here, learn how to do this:
Step 1: Switch off your Samsung mobile.
Step 2: Press and hold Power + Volume Down + Home/Bixby buttons altogether.
Step 3: When you see the Android screen then leave the buttons and wait until you access the Android Recovery.
Step 4: Now, with the help of Volume Down key scroll down to “wipe cache partition” option.
Step 5: Select it using the Power button.
Step 6: Then highlight “Reboot system now” option using Volume Down button and select it using the Power button.
Now, check whether the problem is solved or not.
Method 9: Factory Reset
Factory reset is also known as hard reset or master reset. It is an effective method to fix various Android issues including the heating issue.
This method will erase all your device data and restore it to its default settings.
Hence, you must first backup your device’s data to a safe place and then follow the below steps to factory reset your Device.
Steps To Factory Reset Samsung Phone (Running On OS Version 7.0 + And Above)
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your phone.
Step 2: Then scroll down and hit on General Management.
Step 3: Hit on Reset.
Step 4: After this, hit on Factory data reset.
Step 5: Scroll down and hit on Reset.
Step 6: Confirm that this will erase all your files and can’t be recovered. Then hit on Delete All.
Step 7: After this, enter your Samsung Account Password and tap on Confirm.
Note: You will only need to enter your Account Password if you have a Samsung set up on your phone.
Steps To Factory Reset Samsung Phone Running On OS Version 6.0+ (Marshmallow) And 5.0+ (Lollipop)
Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Backup and reset.
Step 2: Hit on Factory data reset.
Step 3: Now, tap on Reset Device.
Step 4: After this, enter your lock screen details and hit on Continue.
Step 5: Confirm the action by hitting on Erase Everything.
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Method 10: Visit Service Center
If none of the methods work then it means that there is some hardware damage in your Samsung phone and due to this your mobile overheats. In this situation, you need to visit the service center.
If the Samsung Service Center recognizes the overheating issue as a manufacturing problem and your phone is in a warranty period then you don’t need to pay money for repair and you can replace it.
But if the problem is identified by them, even if it is in the warranty period or if other errors caused this issue after the warranty period then you need to pay money to repair it.
Now, we have come to the conclusion part. In this guide, we have discussed many quick fixes as well as main methods to fix Samsung Phone overheating while charging.
So, first try the quick solutions and if they didn’t fix the issue then follow the main methods.
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