Samsung: How to prevent my Galaxy from overheating
Smartphones have a set temperature range. Sometimes it increases and does not affect the performance of the battery, but at other times it can generate heat temporarily and thus decrease the useful life of the cell phone.
Whether you use a phone, tablet, smartwatch, or headset, all Galaxy devices have a set temperature range where they work best. While they may feel hot under certain conditions, such as charging, this does not affect the device’s lifespan or performance. However, they can temporarily generate heat on several occasions. Find out how to take care of your smartphone.
Samsung: These are the factors that can affect the temperature
- Use your devices outside of normal operating conditions, between 0°C to 35°C.
- Placing your devices on or near a heat source, such as leaving them in a parked car on a hot day or having them continually exposed to direct sunlight.
- Using multiple apps for an extended period of time or using processor-intensive apps for gaming, streaming, or GPS tracking.
- Charge the device with a non-Samsung, incompatible, or defective charger or USB cable.
- Initial configuration and transferring data from an older device
- System or firmware updates.
- You can get alert messages when your smartphone heats up. Please note that access to certain features/functions may be temporarily frozen as a measure to protect the device.
- What to do if your Galaxy device generates heat while you’re using it
- From Samsung they offer various solutions and tips to reduce the temperature of the smartphone:
- When not in use, turn off Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi. I also lowered the brightness of the device screen.
- Optimizes your phone to minimize heat caused by processor-intensive apps that drain your battery.
- Unused apps running in the background can heat up the device. To resolve this issue, try “Background Usage Limits”.
- In addition, you should regularly check that your device has the latest app updates.
How to handle a hot Galaxy mobile while it’s charging
Smartphones can generate heat because their slim designs are not optimized to vent heat or because of their excessive battery consumption. During charging, heat can be produced by both the gadget and the charger. The temperature may even be higher when charging with “super-fast chargers” or wireless chargers. If your device generates heat while charging, it does the following:
Disconnect the charger and close running applications. Wait for the device to cool down, then charge it again.
If the problem persists, try charging it with another Samsung authorized charger and USB cable. It should be noted that the charging port can generate heat due to a damaged or incompatible charger cable.