Smartphones today pack a lot of power and use a lot of resources and as the result generates a lot of heat. They come with a passive cooling system but sometimes that may not be enough. If your Samsung Galaxy S10 is overheating, you should try the solutions presented in this article. Here’s how to fix Samsung Galaxy S10 overheating.
Fix Samsung Galaxy S10 Overheating
Most of the time, overheating occurs when you perform resource-intensive tasks for a prolonged period of time. These tasks may include gaming, play high resolutions videos, stress testing and such. Try the troubleshooting steps provided in this article to solve overheating issues on Samsung Galaxy S10.
Power Off: The immediate solution to any heating problem is to power off the device and let it cool off. Overheating can cause system failure and damage internal components. If you find your device to be overheating, turn it off immediately for at least 20 to 30 minutes. If you are gaming on your phone, it is recommended that you let your phone cool off between matches.
Clear System Cache: A corrupted system cache can also make your phone overheat. Cache is a set of temporary files that help apps load faster. A bloated or corrupted system cache can make your Galaxy S10 overheat and slow down the phone altogether.
To clear system cache;
- Power down your phone.
- Long press Volume Up and Bixby buttons and then long-press the Power button.
- After the screen displays a green Android logo, let go of the buttons.
- After a couple of seconds, you will get into Recovery mode.
- Use the Volume buttons to highlight ‘wipe cache partition’ and use the Power button to select.
- Wipe cache partition and then select ‘Reboot system now’.
Update OS: There may be a bug in the OS that may be causing the phone to overheat. If that is the case, the manufacturer may have rolled out a patch to fix the bug. Check if the system is up to date. If an app is a culprit, the developer may have rolled out an update too. Update all the apps from the Google Play Store.
Malicious app: An app that you have installed from an unknown source could be the cause of system overheating. If you have recently installed an app, and after which the issue started to occur, that particular app might be the problem. If you do not know or remember if you’ve installed any such app, try booting in safe mode and see if overheating is still an issue. If not, there may be an app that might be malicious. To boot into safe mode;
- Long press the Power button till the power menu appears.
- Tap and hold Power Off until you see Safe Mode.
- Tap on Safe Mode to reboot into safe mode.
Factory Reset: If you couldn’t figure out what is causing the overheating issue, the last option is completely resetting the phone. If your problem is software related, a complete reset of the system should solve the issue. However, make sure you have backed up all your data first. To reset your phone;
- Go to Settings.
- Find and select General Management.
- Tap on Reset.
- Choose an option and read the provided disclaimer.
- Tap on Delete All.
You can also try the following solutions;
- Restart the phone.
- Remove phone case or cover if any.
- Optimize phone (System > Device Care > Optimize Now)
- Reset app preferences (Settings > Apps > tap on 3-dot > Reset app preferences > Reboot)
- If nothing works, take your phone for repair.