How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Overheating Issue

The all new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge might be tough to beat. The new flagship of Samsung boasts with many cool feature and awesome looks, but there are some bugs and problems the users have been  complaining about. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge overheating issue is one of such problems. If you have encountered the problem the first day you purchased the phone, it is completely normal because you want to explore all the possibilities of the phone, install apps, etc. Once you are done, the phone will work normally. Also, if you watch videos or play games for an hour or so, your device will get hot.

However, if you still seem to be facing the problem of overheating there are a couple of workarounds and potential solutions which are simple and can be used to solve this problem.

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Solutions of Galaxy S7 Edge Overheating Issue

If you have noticed that your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is heating while it’s charging:

  1. Don’t use your Galaxy S7 Edge while your phone is charging
  2. Go to Settings > Battery and toggle Fast cable charging off

This might solve the overheating problem, but if it persists, follow the solutions below.

Also, if you are using the case for your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, remove it.


Potential Solutions to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Overheating Issue


Method 1

A soft restart is the best potential solution to this problem. Hold down the Volume Down button and Power button together for a few seconds, after which your Galaxy S7 Edge will reboot. Once done the phone should work normally again. Once you restart the phone, the processes and apps that have been working in the background will be closed. Also, this will free up the memory. Your device will run smoother and when it does, its temperature will be lower.


Method 2

There could be a chance that a particular app is the cause of this glitch on your device. There might be chances that even when you are not using the app frequently your phone is overheating. At such times you can go to Settings > Battery > Battery usage > More and look for the Optimize battery usage. Next, tap on All apps. Toggle it on for every app. This change in the settings will stop the apps from exhausting the battery in the background, which is also the cause of the heating problem.


Method 3

Third-party apps can cause a lot of problems, including overheating. Uninstalling third-party apps one by one can help you. Start with the ones recently installed.


Method 4

A software update can solve this problem. Every new version is designed to bring improvements in performance. The update can help your device run a lot smoother, and its temperature won’t be as high. To update the software:

  • Make sure that your device has 50% battery at least
  • Connect to a Wi-Fi network
  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Software Update
  • Tap Check for Updates
  • If the update is available, tap Update now.


Method 5

If the problem continues then another solution you should try is to wipe the cache partition. You can start by turning off your smartphone and hold and press the Volume Up, Home, and Power Keys together. When you notice the Samsung logo, let go of the Power button. Keep holding the Home and Power keys and wait till the Android logo comes on and then release the two buttons. The screen will now display the Android System recovery menu. You can use the Volume Down button and highlight the wipe cache partition. Once done, use the Power button and select it. Press the Power Button and Reboot your device.


Method 6

If nothing seems to work then the last resort is to go for a Factory Reset. A factory reset will erase the complete data of your phone. It is vital that you create a backup of your data before you proceed for a Factory Reset.

Go to Settings > Personal > Backup and reset >Factory data reset>Reset device. Enter your PIN or password and click Delete all.

Once the reset is done, wait for some time and try using the handset before you restore the back-up data or reinstall all apps. A Factory Reset is the last resort and mostly for all the users it has solved the problem of overheating on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

If you notice that your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge continues to overheat even after a Factory Reset then it is best to get in touch with your retailer, carrier or contact Samsung and ask for a replacement handset.

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