Why has your Galaxy S7 Edge device been overheating lately? Some say that the device is too hot to touch, but I can assure you that a hot battery in a cell phone doesn’t always indicate a defective battery. It could indicate a problem with the Galaxy S7 Edge itself or maybe you are doing something wrong and before looking into replacing your battery, you might want to consider trying some of the suggestions below.
As for the actual causes, there are various explanations. This is most probably happening because you are using the phone a lot. For example, maybe you love playing games and you would do that all day long if you could.
This means that you’re soliciting the “mother board” of the smartphone and it pushes electronic inputs at a much faster rate than when you write a message, for example. Playing a game requires a lot of resources from your phone, so don’t be surprised to find out that this is one of the main causes for overheating. However, it isn’t the only one: maybe you have installed too many apps, or maybe you are a big fan of online browsing.
Your Galaxy S7 Edge is indeed one of the best smartphones available on the current market, but it still has to support the wireless data transfer and make use of the video resources available to display the information that you need and this isn’t as easy thing to do.
How to Solve the Issue with your Galaxy S7 Edge getting Warm:
- For the start, make sure your Galaxy S7 Edge is out of its case and away from anything that may cause the battery to heat up. A battery subjected to hot conditions will cause the heating issue that you are complaining about and there are even chances to cause an explosion;
- It’s also best not to charge your device for too long in the daytime heat. So, charge it up to 70 or 80 percent during the day, take advantage of that and then, fully charge the handset at night when the battery has run down;
- If you notice the overheating primarily when charging, then you can do a couple of things to combat it. Even if might not be that easy, try not to use the S7 Edge while it’s plugged in and charging;
- Could a certain app be behind all these problems? If your device is getting hot, even when you aren’t actively using it, then go to Settings > Battery > Battery usage > More > Optimize battery usage and select All apps. Toggle it on for each app. This should prevent the apps from draining battery in the background and it could stop the overheating problem;
- Don’t hesitate to be careful about all the above enlisted points and avoid repeating the same mistakes you are used to do. That’s why you need to reduce your gaming time or take some breaks once in a while and moderate your online browsing sessions;
- You can also wiping the cache partition. For that:
- For the start, turn off the phone;
- Then, press and hold the Home, Volume up, and Power keys together;
- When you see the Samsung logo you can let go of Power, but wait until you see the Android logo to release the other two ones;
- You should get the Android System recovery menu;
- Use the Volume down to highlight wipe cache partition, as well as the Power to select it;
- When it’s done, press Power to select Reboot system now;
- If every step you took was in vain, then there is only one thing left to do: hard reset your phone!
If you have a problem with overheating after a factory reset, then it’s time to contact your carrier, retailer, or Samsung and ask about possible replacement options.