You know you’re not supposed to leave your smartphone exposed to heat and you’re doing your best to avoid that. But when your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus starts heating out of the blue, after several hours of use, you need to fix the problem before the device begins to malfunction because of that.
Excessive heat can damage any electronic device and your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus makes no difference. You want to cool it down fast, otherwise, it could get irremediably damaged. And in this article, we’ve prepped two emergency solutions to help you with that. No, it doesn’t involve pouring ice on your smartphone – don’t even think about that!
Instead, try the following solutions:
How to fix overheating problems on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
We already suggested that a direct source of heat would overheat your smartphone. Aside from that, it’s possible to experience this even when you are running too many apps at the same time. Say you’re driving for a couple of hours and your smartphone is plugged in for charging but at the same time it plays music and runs a navigation app. Sooner rather than later, the device will get very hot and it will automatically shut down the charging process.
But if you’re dealing with this problem at home, when you’re not soliciting your Samsung Galaxy S8 that much, there is a good chance you’re having problems because of a faulty third-party app. The application itself or an overwhelmed cache memory are just as likely to stretch the resources of the device to this point.
Solution #1 – Reboot to Safe Mode and check third-party apps
Before anything else, the Safe Mode runs with limited resources, which should allow your device to cool down. At the same time, it’s the running mode that lets you investigate malfunctioning third-party apps and uninstall them without the risk of experiencing any other complications.
Here is your detailed guide to accessing Safe Mode on Galaxy S8. The point is that you have to tap and hold the Power button of the smartphone until you will see the message “Reboot to Safe Mode” on the screen. You tap on Restart and look for the Safe Mode logo in the lower left corner of the display.
If you run the S8 in Safe Mode for a while and you notice that the overheating problem is gone, you can suspect the third-party apps and either manually uninstall each of them or try a factory reset, to get rid of all of them at once.
Solution #2 – Wipe cache partition and do a factory reset
As previously suggested, if you wipe the cache partition of your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, like explained in this guide, you might solve the overheating problem. If not, move on to the factory reset.
If you want to wipe the cache, you will have to run the Recovery Mode by holding the Power, Volume Up, and Home buttons until the Samsung logo pops on the screen. It should also have a blue text at the top, that says Recovery Mode, and that’s when you let go of the buttons and navigate your way, with the Volume down button, to the Wipe Cache Partition option. Use the Power button to run the cleaning and then use the Volume buttons and the Power button again to reboot the system.
If none of these two methods worked, consider asking professional help. Do not carry on using your Samsung Galaxy S8 if it continues to overheat and you just can’t make it cool down!