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How To Fix Overheating Problems On Samsung Galaxy S5

How To Fix Overheating Problems On Samsung Galaxy S5 2

Read first – Why Does My Android Phone Gets Hot and Overheats ?

Samsung Galaxy S5  is without a doubt one of the best introductions of Samsung. No matter how great a device is, some issues can pop up, but you can fix most of the problems on your own without too much effort. One of the issues many users complained about is overheating, which is one of the most common ones.


See also: How to increase WIFI signal on Samsung Galaxy S5

Steps to fix overheating problem on Samsung Galaxy S5

See also: How to fix Samsung Galaxy S5 not charging issue

Method 1: Charge your Galaxy S5 in area which is not too hot

Usually, we do not care about the room temperature while placing a phone in that room for charging. But this is a criteria to consider and you must find a place with normal temperature. While charging your phone, temperature rises, which is completely normal, but overheating may result into bursting your battery.


Method 2: Always buy original parts, especially the battery

Many people choose to buy inferior quality batteries instead of original one. It is usually the money related problem. But, these low-quality batteries can give rise to the overheating issue which can ultimately damage your phone. So, make sure to buy only original parts from authorized phone dealers.


Method 3: Set the screen brightness to an optimum level

By setting screen brightness to the maximum level, you may cause fast battery discharge and your S5 may overheat. Always keep the screen brightness at an optimum level. Usually, it should be about 50-70 percent of screen brightness.


Method 4: Limit location services

GPS location service is one of the most important features on Galaxy S5 that not only uses the location service for Google Maps but for many other apps as well. Turn off this feature when you are not using it or change the settings by going to Settings > Location > Mode and there will be three options: High accuracy (that utilize Wi-Fi, mobile network, and GPS to determine the location), Battery saving (that reduce battery drain) and Device only (which uses only the on-board GPS). It would be the best to select third option.

Method 5: Modify the sync settings

Sync settings are used to deliver push notification on your device that can be modified according to your needs and also to reduce battery drain and solve the overheating issue. Users can choose to disable this feature that prevents several app updates notification while you can leave the important ones enabled such as email delivery.


Method 6: Activate the battery saver mode

The best advantage of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is that it has a battery saver mode. Usually, you have a lot of applications running and you do not need them constantly. Activating power saver mode will prevent the unused apps in the background from draining the high amount of battery. Also, you should avoid playing high graphic based games unless your battery is fully charged.

Related: How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S5 Slow Charging Battery Drain?


Method 7: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 

Do not turn on GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth at the same time. Most people have all these features turned on at the same time which consumes a lot of the CPU usage thus result in overheating.


Method 8: Apps

If you have any Applications that tend to save/improve battery, RAM or CPU Like “Battery Saver Apps, “Clean Master”, “CPU Boaster”, “Antivirus” etc. you should remove these kinds of apps. It had been reported that these apps cause a lot of problems with overheating and interfere with other core services of your Samsung Galaxy S5.

Apps still remain the number 1 culprit of overheating. There is a simple app named CPU Temperature on Google Play store that does not consume system resources but runs in the background fluently and unknowingly to test and analyze the CPU temperature.

Overheat S5

  • Next, have a look at your CPU Temperature and mark how much degrees it is
  • Now, navigate to Settings > Application Manger > Downloaded
  • One by one, you need to force stop all the apps. The main purpose is to find out which one of your apps is the culprit so each time you force stop an app, check your CPU Temperature to see whether it dropped significantly
  • Keep on repeating this until you see a marginal difference in initial and final temperature


Method 9: Clear cache

The final step for fixing the overheating problem on the S5 is to Clear Cache Partition. Follow the steps:

  • Turn off you phone
  • Remove the battery
  • Press the Home and Power buttons 15 times altogether
  • Then, hold the Power button for 2-3 mins (battery out) – this will drain the static charge in the S5.
  • Now, insert its back
  • To enter recovery mode, hold the Power, Home, and the Volume Up buttons together
  • You will be prompted with the recovery mode screen
  • Use the Volume Down button to navigate to wipe Cache Partition and the Power button to select it
  • Confirm it, and then “reboot system now”. It will reboot the system.

How to fix overheating problem on Samsung Galaxy S5



You may also read: How to Fix Slow Camera Performance on Samsung Galaxy S5?

All of these tips are very effective and will help you regarding overheating issues on your S5. Also, if you always use these methods, it will help you to get the best performance of your phone. At the end, before you buy S5, always make sure that your phone has original parts and buy the phone only from official suppliers.

  1. You should have bought an iPhone. Sorry people iPhones do not overheat or require you to clear your cache.

    1. i beg to differ the iphone requires payment to half the games music and etc. on there and the iphone is way to overpriced i mean lets spend 800 dollars on a piece of crap that you have to pay everything for while samsung and android are working on even better things like more free games more free apps and less expensive technology so whos the better company here

  2. Could the fact that I am using almost all the memory on my phone be causing it to overheat? If I get a SD card and move apps to it would that help at all or make it worse?

    1. probably not since the sd card will only take some of the apps files depending on what version of Android you’re using.

  3. Got this note3 crap three days before and can’t make a call from this piece of shit while the mobile data connection is on. Wastage of money . Switched from micro max and god micromax is really worth ur money. Samsung sucks

  4. My Samsung out of the blue decided that it was overheating – Its NOT HOT AT ALL. It has a picture of a thermometer on the screen and a warning sign….. WTF??? Its not hot, its the normal temperature, so… I take it into the company and they say that I have gotten it wet somehow…. WTF???? No I havent… Ive only had the thing for a week maybe longer and Ive not gotten it wet AND its not hot at all…… Am I screwed? I have no clue what is going on…. Anyone?

      1. I bought mine today (samsung galaxy A8) after draining the battery. I charge my phone and when I check on it after an hour.. omg. Its hot! 🙁

  5. If your Galaxy S5 has an overheating issue, we could all file a lawsuit against Samsung. Please email me on [email protected] so that we can take this forward.

    It’s hightime we told these shoddy device makers that “Enough is enough. We are not gonna just sit down and take this.”

    – Lyndon Williams


    first turn off the phone, then take out the battery and finally throw everything in the garbage where it belongs.

  7. I found that by ditching samsung’s charger, I got a (much) longer battery life and the phone stays cool during charge, The OEM charger tries to impress us by charging the phone ridiculously fast using a higher amperage. A slightly less powerful charger (1.35 Amps vs. 2.0 Amps) will charge slowly, but keep the phone cool and make the battery last longer.

  8. The thing is, paying $$$$ for a high end smartphone and you still have to go through all those tips and tricks is ridiculous. Android’s ecosystem is far from perfect and the new snapdragon processors dissipate a huge amount if heat on usage. All this makes the user experience pretty much frustrating. I’m a techie and most of the stuff above is tried before, sold my Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2 after two weeks due to overheating issues. Underclocking the CPU didn’t help either, along with all the optimization methods. Companies should introduce liquid cooling solutions as they up their hardware specs, overheating will not disappear overnight.

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