How to fix LG G7 ThinQ overheating issues

There are some issues that may bother smartphone owners from time to time, and one of them is overheating. You may notice that your phone becomes warm or even hot to the touch. There are a couple of things that you can do to avoid this, and we are going to list them here. Let’s see how to fix LG G7 ThinQ overheating issues.

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Before going any further, we have to point out one of the most important things. As soon as you notice that your phone becomes warm, you should stop using it and let it cool off. If you don’t do that, damage in hardware may occur. So, first things first. Let it cool off.

how to fix LG G7 ThinQ overheating issues

How to avoid overheating?

There are a couple of simple things that can help you avoid overheating:

  • Do not keep your phone under direct sunlight
  • When playing games, take a break after some period of time, especially if you are playing games that are considered to be demanding
  • Do not overcharge your device as it can lead to overheating

How to fix LG G7 ThinQ overheating issues

Remove the case

If you are using the case for your LG G7 ThinQ and the phone overheats, remove the case and use your phone without it for a while. If the overheating does not occur again, it might be the case that is causing your phone to heat up.

Restart your phone

If you haven’t restarted your phone a while, you should do it. Too many apps and processes might be running in the background which may lead to overheating. When you restart the phone, all those apps and processes will close. Also, the phone will get a memory boost and it will perform better.

Update the apps and software

The next thing is to make sure all the apps you are using are up to date. Head over to Play Store and tap on the hamburger icon. Tap on My apps & games and tap Update all.

Also, you should make sure the software is up to date. To update the software:

  • Head over to Settings
  • Tap General
  • Next tap Update center
  • Now Tap System update
  • Tap Check for update.

Follow the on-screen steps to download and install the update.

Boot the phone into Safe mode

Poorly coded third-party apps can cause a variety of issues, including overheating. To see if that’s the case, boot your phone into safe mode. When in safe mode, all third-party apps are disabled. If the phone works normally and does not heat up, it means one of the apps is causing the problem. You can uninstall third-party apps one by one (starting with those you installed recently), or you can go for a factory reset. Here is how to boot your phone into safe mode:

  • Your phone should be turned on
  • Press and hold the power button, until you see the Shutdown menu
  • Press and hold the Power off option
  • You will see a pop-up message about restarting in Safe mode
  • Tap OK
  • Your device will boot into safe mode and you will see Safe mode written in the bottom-left part of the screen.

To exit Safe mode, just restart the phone.

Factory reset

You can also go for a factory data reset. It is important to create a backup first because this will delete everything on your phone and it will restore the settings to factory defaults. To perform a factory reset:

  • Go to Settings > General
  • Tap Restart & Reset
  • Now tap Factory data reset
  • Tap Reset phone > Delete All
  • Tap Reset
  • When the phone finishes the task it will restart

Once the phone turns on, follow the on-screen steps to set it up as a new device.