A hot smartphone can be more than just an annoyance; it can be a real concern for your device’s health and battery life.
If you’re tired of the constant battle against overheating on your Samsung Galaxy S23, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we will share the best working tricks you can apply to your device to get rid of overheating.
Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S23 model (S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra models.)
Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S23 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.
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Possible Reasons Why the Galaxy S23 is Overheating
Before getting to the solutions, let’s take a look at some possible causes of this issue. For your case, there can be one of a few reasons from below that have affected it to overheat.
- System services or third-party apps that keep running on the device: Sometimes, glitches within the system services or third-party apps may cause them to use the device’s resources too much and cause it to overheat.
- Too many features are turned on (Mobile data, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, etc.)
- Mobile data is turned on, and the signal strength is weak: If you are using mobile data and the signal strength is weak, it could cause the device to overheat as it struggles to maintain the connection stable.
- Using superfast or fast charging to charge the phone: Using superfast or fast charging options to charge the device can cause it to overheat, and according to Samsung, this should be normal.
- Keeping the camera turned on for a long time: Keeping the camera turned on for an extended period of time can cause the device’s backside to overheat as it uses the camera unit and image processing for so long.
- Video recording/high-resolution image capturing using the camera: Video recording can significantly increase your device’s temperature because it uses a lot of processing power.
How to Fix the High Temperature (Overheating) on Your Samsung Galaxy S23
Now you know what issues/features keep your device overheating. So it is time to get to the solutions that you can apply to your Galaxy S23.
Fix 01: Restart Your Galaxy S23
The first solution is to restart your Galaxy S23. This will clear any temporary glitches that may be causing the device to overheat.
- Press and hold the power key + volume down key until the device starts to turn off. Then release the keys.
Fix 02: Don’t Worry if You’re Using Fast Charge or Super Fast Charge
If you’re using the fast charge or super fast charge feature to charge your Galaxy S23, it’s normal for the device to heat up a bit. It is because, as you know, fast charging inputs high watts, so it creates a high temperature inside the device immediately.
However, if you prefer not to use these options, you can turn them off in your device settings.
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Health and device care.
- Go to the Battery section.
- Turn off Fast charging and Superfast charging.
Fix 03: Don’t Worry if the Device Heats When Recording or Taking Pictures
As we have told you earlier, your Galaxy S23 device can heat up a bit when using the camera. However, if the device’s temperature is abnormally high, it could be due to a defective camera unit. In this case, you may have to take your device to a Samsung repair center.
Fix 04: Switch From Mobile Data to WiFi
If your device’s temperature starts to increase when the mobile data is turned on, it is usually because the signal strength is weak. Your device’s chipset has to work more to keep the connection stable with the cellular tower.
You can try switching to WiFi and connecting your Galaxy S23 to a WiFi router. Since your device connects to the WiFi router to receive and upload data, it won’t cause a lot of heat to build up in your device.
Fix 05: Check which apps use the device’s resources too much
If your Galaxy S23 is still overheating, it’s worth checking which apps are using up the most resources on your device. Some apps may be running in the background and using up processing power more than necessary, leading to increase heat.
To check which apps are continuously running on your Galaxy S23, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Health and Device care.
- Tap on App usage.
From there, you can see which apps are using the most resources from your device. If you see any apps that you don’t use often, it’s a good idea to uninstall them or put them to sleep and restart the device.
Fix 06: Update the software
Software updates optimize and maintain the overall system by turning off unnecessary apps and services. Therefore, updating your Galaxy S23 to the latest version will help to fix the overheating issue.
To update your Galaxy S23, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Software update.
- Tap on Download and install.
Fix 07: Take the device to a Samsung repair or service center
If none of the above solutions work, it’s possible that there’s a hardware defect with your device. It’s best to take your device to a Samsung repair or service center to have it checked out by an expert.
If your device is still under warranty, Samsung will repair or replace your device for free. If your device is not under warranty, there will be a fee for repair or replacement. You can talk with the agents of the repair center before letting them check your device.
That is it! We hope that this guide has helped you fix the overheating issue on your Galaxy S23. If you have any questions or additional solutions to share, leave a comment, as it helps others fix their devices.
Have a nice day!