Both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus came with an improved technical configuration. Users have, therefore, rushed into installing even more apps on it. That’s why the number of overheating complaints didn’t decrease significantly, despite the fact that the new smartphones are more powerful.
Whether you used it too intensively, running too many apps at the same time and choking the system’s resources, or you simply kept it in open sun, perhaps even close to a heat source, there are different circumstances when these devices can overheat.
When that happens, the most natural thing would be to eliminate the source. Close whatever unnecessary apps, terminate useless background processes and by all means, keep it away from any heat source.
If the problem persists, you might have to consider that there’s a third-party app causing the overheating of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.
This is precisely the kind of situation we are going to cover in this article. As you can imagine, the problem is rather vague, so you’ll have to closely investigate in order to identify the culprit. But just to give you a sense of what you’re expected to do, we’re going to share with you four individual solutions:
Solution 1 – Uninstall faulty apps one by one
This is more like a trial and error thing. You won’t be able to tell for sure which app is giving you a hard time, you will need to manually uninstall third-party apps. As you probably know, you shouldn’t do it in the normal function mode, but in the Safe Mode. Here are the steps:
- Hold down the Power button;
- From the list of options, tap and hold the Power off;
- Hold until the Reboot to Safe Mode is displayed on the screen;
- Tap Restart;
- As the device restarts, in the lower-left corner you should see Safe Mode;
- Only then you can start uninstalling third-party apps and monitor the evolution of your device.
If you need more details, this comprehensive guide on how to run the Galaxy S8 in and out of Safe Mode should help you out.
In case you eliminated all the third-party apps but the phone still overheats when running it out of the Safe Mode, keep on trying the following options.
Solution 2 – Wipe the cache partition
We mentioned earlier that a device can also overheat because of too many apps and processes running in the background. If you want to ease some of the pressure put on the system, you should also wipe the cache partition.
If you’re not sure what you’re supposed to do, learn from here the necessary steps to clear the cache in Galaxy S8.
If this hasn’t worked either, proceed to the next stage.
Solution 3 – Perform a factory reset
This factory reset will erase all data on your smartphone, which is why you really need to create a backup. Only after you have protected all your valuable information you should proceed with the factory reset, which will be performed from the Recovery menu:
- Turn off your device;
- Simultaneously press the Power, the Volume Up and the Home buttons;
- When the Samsung logo and a blue recovery text will show up on the display, let go of the buttons;
- From the Recovery menu, you should use the Volume Down button and scroll through the options;
- When you reach the Wipe cache partition option use the Power button to activate the procedure;
- Waiting until it’s over and continue to navigate from the Volume buttons;
- Identify and highlight the Reboot System Now option;
- Use the Power button to activate the procedure.
If you’re still in the same situation, there’s one last trick you should try.
Solution 4 – Try a diagnose and repair app
Our final suggestion is this Vitamins for Samsung Mobile, an app specifically designed to make the best and the most of your Samsung device. Somewhere inside of it there must be an answer to your question of how to fix the Galaxy S8 overheating problem.