It’s no secret that you shouldn’t let your smartphone in the sun because excessive heat can affect its normal functioning. But it’s also a fact that many smartphones can excessively heat even when you’re not overexposing them to heat.
If your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus is overheating and, on top of that, making all kind of weird noises, you must be worried, and for a very good reason. In this article, we will try to help you troubleshoot the problem on your own.
Under these circumstances, the first thing on your list should be to verify the third-party apps. One of the recently or previously installed apps with bugs or any kind of malfunction could be the cause of the overheating Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphone.
The place where you can check this possibility is the Safe Mode. To access this mode, you will have to hold down the Power button of the device and then to tap and hold Power off up until the option Reboot to Safe Mode will appear on the display. After that, tap on Restart and wait for the device to reboot under the Safe Mode.
Once you see the Safe Mode text written at the lower left corner, you can start exploring. If it’s a third-party app, you will notice that the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus will easily cool down once you’ve taken it out of the standard mode.
So, you can either uninstall the third-party apps individually or just give up on all of them at once, by backing up the important data and initiating a factory reset.
If you’re interested in a factory reset, just take a few extra minutes to wipe the cache partition first.
For the time being, you should hold the Power, Volume Up, and Home buttons until you see the Samsung logo displayed on the screen. A blue Recovery Text should also be visible right above this logo.
When you’re officially in the Recovery Mode, let go of the buttons and use the Volume down to navigate through the menus. If you have reached the Wipe Cache Partition option, you can activate it with the Power button.
Now that the process is over, select the Reboot System Now option with the Volume buttons and use the Power button to initiate the reboot.
By the end of all these steps, your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus should no longer overheat when running in the standard mode.