Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra/S22 Plus/S22 Overheating: Everything You Need To Know

How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, S22 Plus or S22 Overheating Problem

Summary: The users who have bought Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, S22 Plus, or S22 are now complaining that they are facing overheating issues on their smartphones. They don’t know why it is causing and how they can fix it. Don’t Fret! Here in this post, I will explain to you how to fix Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra overheating problem and everything you need to know about it.

What Happens When Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Ultra, And S22 Plus Overheats

When your Galaxy phone’s temperature increases then it will automatically start sending you a warning message once it gets hot enough to cause problems.

In this warning message, you will be notified about skin damage, potential device failure, skin irritations and battery usage.

Your device will automatically close all running apps, limit the phone’s performance speed, lower the screen brightness, and stop the battery from recharging. Your calls can also be limited.

If your phone continues to overheat then you will get a second warning message. In that message, you will be notified that your Galaxy phone is going to switch off to cool down. But if you are in the middle of an emergency call then your device will not force to switch off.

If your phone power off automatically due to internal temperature rising then you must not try to switch it on unless your device cools down to a normal temperature.

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Why Does Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus/S22 Ultra/S22 Overheat?

There are some reasons why your phone heating up. They as mentioned below.

  • Samsung S22 series phone offers Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processors that are not giving the proper performance. We have checked out a PCMag review and saw that the phone is throttling to 75% after 15 minutes due to overheating. Many users have complained that the phone is heating up very fast. It seems that it is the problem from the manufacturer’s side and you need to wait for the update that will fix the overheating problem.
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 series has superb camera quality with the cost of overheating. Some users have that when they use the camera for a long time then their device starts heating up too much. And it can be fixed when they release the new update.
  • If you use your device in a hot environment like sunlight then the internal temperature of your device boots up and due to this it starts overheating issues.
  • App developers design apps to work with the other software present in the device. And when you don’t update the app then it might not compatible with the phone. And create many issues including overheating problems.
  • If you do some processor-intensive tasks such as gaming or graphic designing, then your phone heats up.
  • When you keep the phone’s display on for a long time.
  • If you are using your phone while charging it.
  • Software bugs and glitches on your device can also cause an overheating problem on your Galaxy device.
  • If you are using low-quality phone cases on your Galaxy device.
  • When you are using mobile data and GPS for a long time.
  • You are using a bright display.
  • If your device is misbehaving or battery-draining apps.
  • When you are not charging your device with the original charger.
  • If you are shooting in 8K or Single Shot mode for too long time.

Now, you have a better understanding of the cause of the issue that will help you to fix the overheating problem easily.

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So, let’s directly move to the solutions to fix Samsung Galaxy S22 (Plus) (Ultra) Overheating.

Overheating problem is something that you can’t stop permanently. No smartphone is perfect and the heating issue is a bug that you need to face until Samsung release an update. However, you can follow some methods to reduce the overheating issue.

Method 1: Remove The Phone Case

The phone cover or case that you use on your phone to protect it is made of materials that trap the heat and don’t give it a place to go. So, if you are using a phone case on your Galaxy device and it becomes hot then your phone doesn’t get any way to release the heat.

That’s why whenever your find that your phone is overheating, remove the phone cover. After a few hours, you can put the cover again.

Method 2: Let The Phone To Rest

If you are using your device continuously without giving it the time to rest then it will start heating up. You should give it rest when you keep on doing CPU-intensive tasks like gaming.

So, you should let your device cool down for 5-10 minutes. This will give the device optimal performance and do not damage any component of the phone.

But if you are playing competitive games and you can’t pause it then you can use a phone cooler. This stops your device from warming up for some time. But ensure that you will let the phone cool-down manually.

Method 3: Avoid Using Your Device In Hot Environment

You should avoid using your phone in direct sunlight or in a hot environment. If you do this, then it starts heating up your device. So, avoid it using in hot environments as much as possible.

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Method 4: Stop Using Your Phone While Charging It

Stop Using Your Phone While Charging It

Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone provides 40W fast chargers and it heats the device when charging it.

So, you must avoid using your smartphone while charging it. Especially, don’t perform any CPU-intensive tasks as your device can become too hot.

You should also make sure to use the original Samsung charger to charge your Galaxy device.

Method 5: Update All Installed Apps

If you have not updated the apps on your device then they can also cause your phone to overheat. So, in order to fix it, you can update all the apps.

To update all the installed apps on your Galaxy device, you need to open Google Play Store app on your phone. Then hit on your profile icon > my apps and games. Now, go to the update section and tap on Update All button to update all the apps at once.

Update All Apps

You can also update the apps one by one by hitting on the Update button next to each app.

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Method 6: Enter Your Galaxy S22 Series Phone Into Safe Mode

It is also possible that your Galaxy phone is overheating due to some fault apps on your device. To check this, if it is really causing the overheating issue, can put your phone into safe mode.

When your device enters safe mode then it disables all the third-party installed apps and here you can check whether your device is heating up or not.

To boot your device into safe mode, follow the below steps.

Step 1:  You need to first press and hold the Power key to turn off the phone.

Step 2: After this, wait for a few seconds and then press and hold both Power + Volume Down keys together until the Samsung logo pops up on the screen.

Step 3: Now, you can leave Power button but continue holding the Volume Down key. When your device entered safe mode, then you will be able to view safe mode text on the bottom left corner of the screen.

Enter Safe Mode On Samsung Phone

If your device cools down after entering into safe mode then you need to uninstall the recently installed apps. You can also look at some forums related to the apps that you have installed. If you find that many users are reporting about the problem then check out some forums related to the apps you have installed. If you see that lots of users are complaining about this issue, remove the app from your phone.

Additionally, you must find out the battery-draining apps and uninstalled them. For this, go to Settings > Apps and choose the application that you suspect draining more battery.

Identify and uninstall battery draining apps on Samsung phone

Hit on Battery to view the battery consumed by the app. You can restrict the app’s background usage by turning off for Allow Background Activity that you will get on the next screen or you can update or uninstall the apps.

Restrict Battery Usage While Apps Running In Background

You can also turn on Auto Optimization feature on your Galaxy device.

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Method 7: Restart Your Galaxy S22 (Plus) (Ultra)

If your Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus or S22 Ultra phone overheats randomly then you can restart your device to fix it. This is a simple way to fix minor software issues. It fixes the battery draining, not charging, and other problems related to the battery on any Android phone.

Now, follow the below steps to restart Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra/S22 +/S22 smartphone.

Step 1: Press and hold the Side + Volume Down keys on your Galaxy phone until you see the power menu on the screen.

Step 2: Now, you can tap on Power Off button to turn off your phone or you can hit on Restart button to restart your phone.

Restart Samsung Phone

Note: You should restart your phone once a week to increase your phone’s battery life and its performance.

Method 8: Lower Phone’s Screen Brightness

Are you using an overly bright display? If Yes, it can be the reason why your Galaxy S22 Series phone overheats. Many users keep their phone brightness to 90% or 100% while playing games and watching videos.

Though Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone has 1750 nits bright display that looks pretty even in sunlight. But it doesn’t matter how good an overly bright display may look, it is not good for any phone’s battery life. And it also drains battery and overheats phones.’

So, you need to lower the screen brightness or you can turn on auto-brightness features to fix Samsung Galaxy heating up problem. This feature will increase the screen brightness when you are in bright daylight or decrease it when you are in a low ambient light area.

Below, learn how to enable the auto-brightness feature on your Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra.

Step 1: On your Galaxy device, open the Settings app.

Step 2: Then tap on Display.

Step 3: After this hit on Auto-brightness.

Step 4: Next, toggle the switch to enable Auto-brightness feature.

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Method 9: Close All Background Apps

You should also close all running apps in the background as they will fetch data to give the latest update which forces the device to work hard and put an extra load on the system and it automatically overheats your Samsung smartphone.

Here, follow the steps to close all background apps to lighten the workload and help you cool down an overheating Galaxy S22 Series phone.

Step 1: Tap on Recent key to see all running apps.

Step 2: Hit on close all button to close all the running apps once.

You can also restrict background data usage by an app.

Here are the steps to close all running background apps.

Step 1: Go to Settings > connections > Data Usage.

Close the background apps on Samsung Galaxy Phone

Step 2: After that, hit on Mobile data usage.

Step 3: Now, you need to choose the application that you think is using more background data.

Step 4: Next, turn off Allow background data usage.

Close the background apps on Samsung Phone

Samsung phones have a built-in optimization feature that will help to improve the overall performance of the phone. This feature will help you to find the excessive battery draining apps on your Samsung phone.

Here follow the steps to enable Auto optimization feature.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Battery & device care.

Step 2: After this, hit on More option and then on Auto Action button.

Step 3: Now, choose Auto Optimize option. Doing this will optimize your device once a day.

Activate the Auto optimization on Samsung phone

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Method 10: Put The Unused Apps To Sleep

You can also put the apps to sleep that you rarely use but don’t want to uninstall. This will not let the apps to run in the background which prevents battery drain and overheating problems. Also, this will not allow the apps to receive updates and send notifications.

Below follow the steps to add the unused app to sleep on Galaxy S22, S22 Ultra, or S22 +.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Device Care > Battery.

Step 2: After this, choose Background Usage Limit.

Put the unused apps to sleep on Samsung phone

Step 3: If you wish to add unused apps to sleep automatically, toggle the switch to the on position next to “put unused apps to sleep” option.

Step 4: but if you wish to add them manually then go to Sleeping apps. Now, you can put some or all of the third-party apps to sleep.

If you have put an app to sleep and you need to use it for your work then it may not perform as intended by the developer. In this case, you need to open a sleeping app, use it and then close it. And the app will start running in the background. If you don’t like this, then you can follow the above steps and in step 5 choose “Deep sleeping apps” to add apps to deep sleeping apps. Doing this will not allow apps to run in the background. The app will only run when you open it. You can also enable this setting automatically where your phone will notify you of the apps it will be put to sleep when you have not used it in a while.

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Method 11: Enable Power Saving Mode

You can also fix your overheated Samsung phone by enabling Power Saving mode. Doing this will disable features like network usage, GPS, data syncing, and more.

Below, learn the steps to turn on power-saving mode on Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra.

Step 1: On your Galaxy device, open the Settings app.

Step 2: Then hit on Battery and device care > Battery.

Step 3: After this tap on Power saving mode to enable it.

Method 12: Use Wi-Fi Instead Of Mobile Data

If your phone is still heating up then you should try to use Wi-Fi instead of mobile data. When you are on a video call then your device uses many system resources such as camera, mobile data or Wi-Fi, audio-video processing, etc. which give more load and due to this, your phone heats up.

The reason why we are saying to use a Wi-Fi connection instead of mobile data/cellular data as Wi-Fi consumes less power and produces less heat compared to mobile data.

You don’t need to keep the Wi-Fi enabled all the time, turn it off when you don’t need it. You can set up Bixby Routines to automatically disable Wi-Fi data when you are away from work/home.

Method 13: Update Your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra

You need to also check if any new updates are being launched. If you find the latest update then install it and then check overheating issue is fixed or not.

Below learn how to update Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Ultra, or S22 Plus to the latest OS version.

Step 1: Launch Settings app on your device.

Step 2: Then hit on Software update.

Step 3: After this, tap on Download and install.

Update Samsung Phone OS

Step 4: Now, your device will automatically check if any new update is available.

Step 5: If you find any latest update then simply down and install it.

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Method 14: Disable Unwanted Network Features Like Mobile Data, GPS, Etc

You need to use the mobile data, GPS, Bluetooth, 5G on your device on regular basis. But when you don’t disable these features when you don’t need them then this can cause your Galaxy device to overheat.

So, you should disable these features when you don’t need them.

Another thing you need to know is that when you enter areas with poor network connectivity such as restricted areas then your device will try to find and connect to a network. This may warm your phone and cause it to overheat. Hence, when you find that you are in a poor network area then turn on Airplane mode.

Method 15: Clear Cache Partition

Another solution that you can try to fix Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Ultra/S22 Plus is by clearing the cache partition in recovery mode.

Below, follow the steps to clear cache partition on Galaxy S22 series phones.

Step 1: Firstly, switch off your phone.

Step 2: Then press and hold Volume Up and Power keys for a few seconds. This will enter your device into recovery mode.

Step 3: Now, use Volume Down button to scroll down and highlight Wipe Cache Partition.

Wipe Cache Partition On Samsung Galaxy

Step 4: And select this option using Power key.

Step 5: Next, highlight Yes using Volume Down key and press Power key to select it.

Step 6: Wait for a few seconds and the cache partition will be removed.

Step 7: Now, use Power key to restart your Galaxy device.

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Method 16: Reset All Settings

If still your device overheats or it delivers you temperature-related notification while using the camera then you should head to reset all settings of your Galaxy device.

Here, follow the step to reset all settings of your Galaxy S22 series phones.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > General Management.

Step 2: Then tap on Reset.

Reset All Settings On Samsung Phone

Step 3: After that, tap on Reset All Settings.

Step 4: Now, hit on Reset Settings button.

Reset All Settings On Samsung Galaxy Phone

Step 5: If asked to enter a password or PIN then simply enter it.

Step 6: Now, confirm your choice by hitting on Reset option again.

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Method 17: Factory Reset Your Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra

If you have tried all the above methods but still your Galaxy phone overheating then you should try to factory reset your phone to default settings.

Before, you factory reset your phone, make sure you have created a backup of all important data because this will erase all data, settings, and all the installed third-party apps.

Now, below learn how to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra smartphone to stop your Samsung Galaxy S20 from overheating.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General Management.

Step 2: After this, tap on Reset.

Step 3: Then hit on Factory Data Reset.

Step 4: Now, hit on Reset button.

Factory Reset Samsung Phone

Step 5: If are asked to enter a password, pattern or PIN then simply enter it.

Step 6: Lastly, hit on Erase Everything.

Method 18: Visit Samsung Service Center

If factory resetting also didn’t help to fix the overheating problem on Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, or S22 Ultra then lastly, you need to visit Samsung Service center. They will see the problem and fix it for you. Of course, they will take some charges to repair your device if your phone’s warranty period is over.

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Bonus Tips: How You Can Cool Down Your Samsung Galaxy S22 (Plus) (Ultra) Quickly

If you get high-temperature notifications on your Galaxy S22 series phones then you should immediately stop using your phone and follow the below tips.

  • Switch off your phone and let it to dissipate heat.
  • If you are charging your phone then remove it from charging.
  • If you have put a phone case on your device then remove it as the phone cover makes the device harder to cool down.
  • Give some time to your Galaxy device to dissipate heat and then switch on it again.
  • Try to keep your device away from direct sunlight. You can put your phone in shade.

While trying to cool down your phone, never blast cooled air at your phone because sudden temperature changes can create condensation that can damage your device. Also, never put your phone inside the freezer to cool down the device. Doing this can destroy your Galaxy S22 phone.

Conclusion

We hope this tutorial has helped you to fix Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra/S22 Plus/S22 overheating problem. Besides providing all the possible methods we have also mentioned to you why your Galaxy S22 series phone heats up and what happens when your Samsung Galaxy device overheats. In the bonus tips section, we have provided some tips to cool down your Galaxy device quickly.

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