If you own a smartphone, more specifically the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ Plus smartphones, you will find that it is common for these devices to become hot especially when using them for a very long time. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ Plus can also get hot if left in the sun or in conditions of extreme temperatures for a long time.
If you face the problem of your smartphone getting hot more often, you are at the right place because in this guide, we shall teach you how to solve this problem.
Fixing the overheating problem on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
- There is a possibility that 3rd Party apps could end up causing overheating on your Galaxy S8 and S8+ Plus. You can check out this issue by holding down the Power button and then proceed by tapping and holding the Power off option for a sufficient time to see Reboot to Safe Mode and then click to Restart. Leave your phone in the safe mode in the lower left corner (Complete guide on how to get the Galaxy S8 in and out of Safe Mode). If the overheating issue is solved, then you can rest knowing the problem was being caused by the 3rd party app. You can uninstall these apps one after the other or simply go for a factory reset.
- Before choosing to go for a factory reset of your Galaxy S8, I would recommend that you wipe the cache partition of your smartphone (Learn how to clear the Galaxy S8 cache). Power off your Galaxy S8 and proceed by long pressing the Power, Home buttons and the Volume up at the same time. Once the Samsung logo appears, release all the buttons. Turn the Galaxy S6 off and then press and hold the Power, Volume up, and Home buttons together. While in the Recovery Menu, you can use the volume down button to scroll and highlight the wipe cache partition option. After highlighting the desired option, use the power button to select it. With all the selected options having gone through, choose to reboot system now.
- Try out the Vitamins for Samsung Mobile app and see if it can offer any further advice.