LG announced many awesome handsets over the years, and their LG G4 is among the best ones for sure. The LG fans who have this device are pleased with its performance, abilities, and features, but some people reported a few problems with this model. One of the problems that many complain about is the overheating, which is one of the most common issues in the smartphone world. There are several things you can do to solve this, and we are going to share a few potential solutions so you can try to fix LG G4 overheating issue. If the solutions listed below don’t fix the problem, make sure to contact your carrier for further assistance.
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Ways to fix LG G4 overheating issue
#1 Keep in mind that doing things, such as playing games on your device for an hour or two causes overheating problem. This will drain the battery as well.
#2 Removing the case (if you have one) can be helpful.
Solution No.1: Restart your LG G4
If you noticed that your device getting hot, let it cool off and restart it. Press and hold the Power button and tap Restart. Your device will reboot, and once it does monitor if its overheating. If it does, move on to other solutions listed below.
Solution No.2: Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS
You don’t need Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi all the time, right? It is advisable to turn off these services when you don’t need them because they have the impact on the battery and may also cause the overheating problems.
Solution No.3: Reduce the brightness level
Battery drain and overheating problems are connected, and the things that are causing battery to drain fast are also the things that are causing the overheating problem. Reducing the brightness level can be beneficial. To adjust the brightness, go to Settings, tap on Apps > Settings and then tap Display.
Solution No.4: Close the apps that are running in the background
Tons of apps running in the background are one of the reasons why the battery drains faster and why the phone is overheating. To close background apps, tap on the Recent apps button, and tap and drag the app you want to close left or right. You can also close all the background apps by tapping on Clear all.
Solution No.5: Disable bloat apps on LG G4
You already know there is a trend among manufacturers and carries to add tons of apps on the devices, and you will hardly use any of those apps. The thing is, these applications cannot be uninstalled, so what you can do is to disable them, but you should not disable just any app. The apps such as Stock Calendar app, QuickRemote, Backup Agent, AmazonAppStore, Amazon Mobile, AmazonMP3, and a few others are the apps that can be safely disabled. To do that, go to Settings > Application Manager and under “All” tab, find the app you want to deactivate, tap on it and click “Disable”.
Solution No.6: Uninstall the apps that you are not using
If you have a huge number of third-party applications on your LG G4, it would be a good idea to get rid of the ones you are not using or simply don’t need any more. To do that, go to Settings > Application Manager > Downloaded, and go through the apps. Find the one you want to remove, tap on the app and click on Uninstall.
Solution No.7: Use Greenify
There are so many apps in the Play Store that will improve the performance of your device, and Greenify is one of such apps. It will put the applications you are not using into hibernation and that means that it will stop the apps so that they cannot cause the battery drain or overheating problems.
Solution No.8: Software update
You should make sure that the software is up to date. A new version can improve the stability and performance of your device and it can fix the bugs. To see if there is a new version available for download, go to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates and then tap on Check for Update.
Solution No.9: Boot your LG G4 into Safe mode
Perhaps one of the third-party apps is misbehaving and causing the overheating problem. You can boot your LG G4 into Safe mode, and to do that, turn off your device and reboot it and once you see the logo on the screen press and hold the Volume down and when the Home Screen appears release the button. Once you do that, monitor the device and how it’s working. If there is no overheating, it means that an application creates the issue.
What you can do is to uninstall the apps you downloaded recently, or, you can perform a factory data reset which will erase not only your data and settings, but all the third-party apps you downloaded (will be explained below).
Solution No.10: Factory data reset
Factory data reset is usually listed as the last solution because performing this means that your personal data, settings and apps will be deleted. Before you proceed, make sure to backup your files. Once you do, follow these steps: Settings > General > Backup & Reset, click on Factory Data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything.
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