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How to Fix If Samsung S22 Keeps Overheating

Is your Galaxy S22 keeps heating too much? Check this guide out!
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The Samsung Galaxy S22 is still one of the best smartphones available today. But like any other smartphone, it isn’t perfect. 

One of the common issues that users have reported is overheating. This can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you’re in the middle of something important, and suddenly your phone feels like it’s about to melt down.

That is why in this guide, we’re going to address this issue head-on. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of solutions that going to fix your Galaxy S22’s overheating once and for all. 

Whether you’re a heavy gamer, a social media addict, or just a casual user, these solutions should work for you.

So, let’s get started and know how to stop your Samsung Galaxy S22 from overheating.

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S22 model (S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

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Why Does My Galaxy S22 Overheats?

We believe that understanding the root cause of an issue is the first step towards finding a solution. Therefore, here are 7 most common reasons why your Samsung Galaxy S22 might be overheating:

  1. During Charging: The Galaxy S22 supports fast charging/superfast charging, which, while a great time saver, can generate a lot of heat (The faster the charging, the more heat is produced due to the increased energy flow).
  2. When Used Under Strong Sunlight: Your device’s metal parts can absorb heat from the sun, which can cause it to overheat, especially if you’re using the device at the same time.
  3. When the Outdoor Temperature is High: Just like humans, smartphones can also struggle in high temperatures. If the surrounding temperature is high, your phone can overheat due to heat absorption.
  4. When Gaming: Most video games are usually resource-intensive. Which means they require a lot of CPU and GPU power. This can cause your device to heat up during prolonged gaming sessions.
  5. When Using CPU Intensive Apps: Apps that require a lot of processing power (lots of productivity apps require CPU power) can make your phone work harder, leading to increased heat generation.
  6. When Streaming: Streaming videos or music for long periods can cause your phone to heat up due to continuous data processing and screen usage.
  7. When Recording 4K, 2K Video: High-resolution video recording is a demanding task. So it can cause your device to overheat.

Apart from the above scenarios, there are some other factors that also lead your device to overheat. These include:

  • Power Intensive Apps: Some apps consume a lot of power even when running in the background. These apps are usually faulty or coded poorly.
  • Using Power Intensive Features: Features like mobile data, Bluetooth, GPS, Sync, and Push notifications can put a load of work on your device, leading to heating.
  • System-wide Bugs: Sometimes, bugs in the system software can cause overheating. These bugs usually cause your device to use more resources than necessary.
  • Motherboard Issues: In some rare cases, a faulty motherboard is the cause of overheating. In such cases, we require professional attention to fix the device (more on that later).

This guide covers every possible solution you can take to reduce the heat generation of your Galaxy S22, addressing both common usage scenarios and underlying issues. 

Now let’s move into the fixes.

Fix 01: Do Not Use Your Phone Under These Conditions

Conditions to avoid to reduce heat generation

As we said before, certain environmental conditions can contribute to the overheating issue on your Samsung Galaxy S22. So here are some situations where you should avoid using your Galaxy S22 to prevent it from overheating:

  • Under Strong Sunlight: Avoid or reduce the amount of time you spent while using the device under strong sunlight.
  • When Charging Under Fast Charging: Fast charging cause your phone to heat up. Try to avoid using your device while it is charging under fast/superfast charging.
  • When the Outdoor or Room Temperature is High: If you’re in a hot environment, try to keep your phone in a cooler place, like an air-conditioned room or out of direct sunlight.

These are just precautions to take to prevent your phone from overheating. If your Galaxy S22 continues to overheat even after avoiding these conditions, then move on to the other solutions listed below.

Fix 02: Turn Off Unused Features

As we have mentioned above, there are certain features on your Samsung Galaxy S22 that consume a significant amount of CPU/Battery power, thus contributing to the overheating problem. 

These features include Mobile data, Bluetooth, Location services, Sync, and Live wallpapers, among others. So if you’re not using these features, it’s best to disable them to save power and reduce heat generation.

Power intensive features

Most of these features can be turned off by sliding down the notification bar. After disabling these features, restart your device to ensure the changes take effect.

Fix 03: Remove CPU/GPU Intensive Apps

CPU/GPU-intensive apps are applications that demand a high amount of processing power from your device’s central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU). Popular apps that fall into this category include high-end games, video editing apps, and social media apps that constantly run in the background.

Since these apps significantly increase the heat generation in your Galaxy S22, you can either uninstall these apps or put them to sleep when not in use. 

(Putting apps to sleep means they won’t run in the background and consume processing power when you’re not actively using them.)

Here’s how to put apps to sleep on your Galaxy S22:

  1. Go to Settings on your device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Battery and device care.
Battery and device care
  1. Now, tap on Background usage limits.
Background usage limits
  1. Under the background usage limits, toggle on Put unused apps to sleep.
Put unused apps to sleep

To completely remove such apps from your Galaxy S22, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps.
  2. Tap on the app you want to remove.
  3. Tap Uninstall.

Note: Removing an app will delete all its data and settings. If you think you need the app in the future, it’s better to just put it to sleep.

Fix 04: Do a Software Update

Like all smartphones, your Galaxy S22 relies on software to function optimally. This software, known as firmware, controls everything from the device’s basic functions to its advanced features. 

Over time, bugs and other issues can creep into the firmware, leading to problems like overheating.

In such cases, a software update can resolve these issues. Flagship devices like Galaxy S22 frequently receive updates to fix bugs, improve performance, and add new features. These updates will resolve overheating issues if they’re caused by a software bug.

Here’s how to check for and install software updates on your Galaxy S22:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap Battery and device care.
Battery and device care
  1. Tap on Software update at the bottom.
Software update
  1. Tap “Download and install.”
Download and install
  1. Now wait for your device to find an update.

After updating your device, monitor it to see if the overheating issue persists.

Fix 05: Contact Samsung Customer Support

If you’ve tried all the above fixes and your device is still overheating, it’s time to reach out to Samsung Customer Support to get your device checked for hardware defects.

If your device is still under warranty, you will be eligible for a free repair or replacement. It’s important to note that attempting to fix hardware issues on your own may void your warranty.

So it’s always better to seek professional help when dealing with potential hardware issues. They have the necessary tools and expertise to diagnose and fix your device without causing further damage.

Wrapping Up

If your Galaxy S22 overheats, it doesn’t mean that you have to live with it. By following the steps we have given in this guide, you should be able to significantly reduce the heat generation of your smartphone.

So, did these solutions help you resolve the overheating issue with your Samsung Galaxy S22? If you have any further questions or need more on any of the steps we have explained in this guide, feel free to leave a comment below. We will be here to help.

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Andrew

Content writer and Web developer at Backtodefault.com and he is the big brain behind the technical aspects of this tech blog.

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