What to do when the Samsung phone heats up and quickly discharges? What is the reason for the abnormal heating of the Android phone?
If your Samsung Galaxy phone heats up after several hours of use or when it is charging, this is normal. However, if it heats up to such an extent that it becomes impossible to hold it, then this is no longer normal. Something needs to be done with this. It is necessary to find out whether the problem is the operating system or technical, then the specialist should look at the device.
In this post, I will tell you a couple of things that you should do if you notice that your phone is abnormally heating up or even overheating.
This issue should not be underestimated, as you may have heard the Galaxy Note 7 stir the Android community and keep them energized for several months after reporting fires caused by the device’s faulty battery. So, for readers’ safety, I suggest some practical troubleshooting steps if the phone starts to heat up.
What to do if Samsung heats up and quickly discharges?
The purpose of this troubleshooting guide is to see if your phone really has a problem and make sure that you, as the owner, are safe. Again, this problem should not be taken lightly, because more often than not, overheating is caused by a battery that may not work properly.
Mobile phone batteries can explode, and I personally encountered such a case. As the saying goes, here is what you need to do …
Step 1: disconnect the charger and disconnect it from the phone
If you charge the device and notice that it is heating up like never before, stop the charging process. While we do not know what the problem is: in the phone, battery or charger, but for your safety, stop charging the phone.
After disconnecting the phone from the charger, continue to monitor the temperature of the phone to know if it continues to heat up, even if it does not charge anymore.
Step 2: turn off the phone
Step 3: charge the phone with the power off
On the other hand, if the temperature drops after disconnecting the charger, it is possible that it only heats up when it is turned on during charging. Now you can try to charge it while it is off to find out if it is able to recharge the battery without heating up.
If many applications are running in the background, the phone may heat up and charging it in this state will also slightly contribute to heating. So, after finding out that the phone is charging normally when turned off, go to the next step.
Step 4: launch the phone application in safe mode and charge it
Now let’s try to check whether Samsung can still be charged without heating when all third-party applications are temporarily disabled. Launch your phone in safe mode this time, and then plug in the charger.
Charge the phone for 5 minutes and try to check if it is overheating. If the heating is within, then the problem could be caused by some applications that run in the background. Try to check if you can do something with these applications. You may already have an understanding of which of your applications is causing the problem.
How to boot the phone in safe mode:
- Turn off the device.
- Press and hold the power button.
- When SAMSUNG appears on the screen, release the power button.
- Immediately after you release the power key, press and hold the volume down key.
- Continue to hold the volume down key until the device completes a reboot.
- Safe mode will be displayed in the lower left corner of the screen.
- Release the volume down key when you see that safe mode is turned on.
- Remove the apps that are causing the problems.
Step 5: reset your phone
Given that the phone can still heat up even in safe mode, or if your phone still heats up, even if it doesn’t charge, restart it immediately to see if the problem is caused by conflicts in the system or some features.
However, if possible, back up your files and data, and then return to the factory settings so as not to lock your device after a reset.
Why does the battery on Samsung Galaxy quickly drain?
We recommend the following few steps for optimal performance of your device. Is Samsung warming up? Here are ways to prevent heat:
1. Close all unused applications. This can be done using the “Recent Applications” button located to the left of the “Home” button. The additional features available optimize the automatic brightness of your device.
2. You can also use the additional battery optimization function located in the settings. Go to the advanced option and select “Optimize battery usage”. Here you can choose to optimize selected or all applications. Pay attention to the functions that turn off the background and data synchronization when using this mode.
3. Turn off unwanted features such as Bluetooth or location mode. Check and turn off location tracking – if it’s own and the map application uses it, the battery charge will decrease faster, in addition, your phone will constantly look for a GPS signal, which will cause heating.
Better let it be off when you are not using cards. Many other applications also typically use location tracking, so it’s better to turn off to provide higher energy savings and reduce smartphone heating.
4. Use of 4G and 3G data for a longer period – when 3G or 4G data is continuously used by a smartphone, the processor and graphics processor work continuously, which causes heating.
5. Too many applications work at the same time – sometimes too many applications are open on the smartphone, which can lead to heating due to unnecessary processes running in the background.
6. Regularly check for application and software updates. To do this, go to the Play store, find “My Applications” and select update all. To check for operating system updates, go to settings and find the “Phone” tab, and then “System Update”.
If all of the above methods could not fix Samsung overheating, then the problem is not in the operating system, but in the components of the smartphone. It is necessary to contact a service center for inspection of device malfunctions.