The smarter a smartphone gets, the more it will make use of its hardware and software resources. And while, in the short run, it will simply allow you to do all kinds of cool things, in the long run, it could lead to the overheating of the device.
That’s one of the reasons why many Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus users have been reporting that their devices get hot. Even the most powerful devices can overheat when you’re using them for several hours in a row.
Of course, there are also instances when you have simply forgotten the device in a very hot place or exposed to the direct sun rays. When that happens, the safest solution is to turn it off and take it to a cooler place.
Also, if the Galaxy smartphone got hot because you’ve used it too much, give it a break. Close all the running apps and let it sit for some time, again, in a cooler place.
But if you were using the device as you normally do and it inexplicably started to get warmer and warmer, this is a problem you need to look into and fix it asap.
For this last instance, we have put together a couple of solutions that you should try right away.
How to fix overheating problems on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
At this point, you have reasons to suspect that a third-party app is overusing the device’s resources, making it heat above the normal limits.
The problem, though, is that you won’t be able to tell for a fact which app is responsible. So you can either manually uninstall these apps from Safe Mode, or you can perform a factory reset.
Running your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus in Safe Mode is not complicated, but it will take time and it will probably annoy you to check apps one by one.
At the same time, performing a factory reset is even simpler, only that it will erase all the data from your device.
Whether you choose one or another, it is only your call:
Option 1 – Uninstall third-party apps
Tap the Power button and hold until the Reboot to Safe Mode will show on the screen. After that, tap on Restart and let it enter the Safe Mode – you should see its logo at the lower left corner.
Here’s a detailed guide for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, just in case you’re not sure how to proceed.
From there, uninstall the apps one by one, monitoring if the device’s temperature drops down.
Perform a factory reset
If it didn’t work with option 1 or you just want to speed things up, first, make a copy of all the important data on your device.
Second, wipe the cache partition – here’s a complete guide on how to clear cache – and see if it changes anything. Shortly put, you’ll just need to hold the Power, Home, and Volume buttons until you see the Samsung Logo on the screen; use the Volume down button to highlight the Wipe Cache Partition option and the Power button to run it. When it’s over, highlight the Reboot System option from the Volume buttons and initiate the restart with the Power button.
Third, if none of the above worked and your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus is still hotter than it should be, go on with the factory reset.
This last stage will most likely solve your problem for good. When it’s done, use the backup you initially created to get back all your data.