Smartphones, just like many other electronic devices, have not been conceived to heat up. When this happens, it is usually a sign that there might be a problem and rapid measures for stopping the overheating on Note 9 and Note 8 must be taken. The same works for a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 smartphone, which, don’t freak out, doesn’t usually get hot during usage. Except for, maybe, when you’re intensively using it for hours or you accidentally let it sit in an area exposed to the direct sun rays.
Now, assuming that you didn’t do anything special with it but you’ve noticed some overheating signals, there are a few things you should do.
Our first recommendation is to make sure that there isn’t a problem with an app. If you can’t find any app problem but the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 is still hot, we recommend you leave everything aside and perform a factory reset. We know, you don’t like the option, but you don’t really have a choice. Back up your data, because it will all be erased, and do the reset. Now, before you get to this part, you have two essential things that you need to tackle:
Note 8 and Note 9 overheating control – Boot into Safe Mode
The Safe Mode is where you go whenever you suspect a problem with an app but you can’t tell if it’s a stock app or a third-party app. When you’re in the Safe Mode, only the stock apps will work, so, if your smartphone no longer overheats, it means that the cause is elsewhere. It also means that you will have to uninstall those apps one by one and test to see what happens. Some users give up and resort to a factory reset, just to get rid of it all. To boot your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 into Safe Mode:
- Hold down the Power button;
- Then, also tap and hold the Power off;
- When you see the Reboot to Safe Mode option on it, just tap Restart;
- When the Safe Mode is loaded and ready to use, you’ll see its name written in the lower left corner.
Note 8 overheating control – Boot into Recovery Mode
The Recovery Mode is yet another special mode that lets you clear the cache partition – read this to learn how to clear the cache on Galaxy Note 8:
- Turn the phone off;
- Press the Power, Volume Up, Home buttons;
- Hold all the buttons until you see the Samsung logo and a blue recovery text at its top;
- Release the buttons and navigate with Volume Down;
- Select the Wipe Cache Partition option from the Volume Down;
- Initiate the process from the Power button;
- Use the same keys to Reboot System Now when it finishes with the cache wipe.
If nothing works and your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 keeps overheating, ask for professional assistance immediately!