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Fix: Samsung Galaxy S10 is overheating

Samsung’s Galaxy series are regarded as the top-of-the-line flagship devices. However, even the best of the best can have occasional issues, sometimes, quite the concerning ones. One frequently reported issue is the Samsung Galaxy S10 overheating. This usually happens during charging, however, some users experienced heat issues even when the device was idle. Learn how to address this in the step-by-step list below.

Table of contents:

  1. Remove the protective casing
  2. Disable some background services
  3. Stick to the factory charger
  4. Reduce animations and screen resolution
  5. Wipe cache partition or reset to factory settings

Why is my Samsung Galaxy s10 getting hot?

Solution 1 – Remove the protective casing

Start by removing the protective casing. Especially, when charging the device. Certain materials will heavily impact the heat-retention and your device won’t be able to cool down after charging or during heavy use.

Solution 2 – Disable some background services

Alternatively, if the device heats up even during regular use, make sure to disable some background processes. Many users reported that their device started overheating in the first 30 minutes of usage, so we suggest inspecting all apps that work in the background and limiting the activity of the non-essential ones.

Follow these instructions to check active apps and disable them from auto-starting:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Apps.
  3. Locate individual apps that are using more resources and disable auto-start or uninstall them. You can also boot into safe mode and look for improvements. If everything is working as intended, uninstalling recently-installed third-party apps is recommended.

After you’ve disabled some apps, make sure to reboot your Samsung Galaxy S10, and look for improvements.

Solution 3 – Stick to the factory charger

Even though, in theory, most of the chargers will work without issues but we still suggest sticking to the out-of-the-box charger and USB – Type C data cable.

The original cable and adapter won’t cause overheating issues on the Samsung Galaxy S10 as some third-party options might.

Solution 4 – Reduce animations and screen resolution

You can also try and reduce the animations and the screen resolution to FHD instead of QHD. This might reduce the processing and thus lower the overheating.

Here’s how to reduce the animation scale in Developer options:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select “About phone”.
  3. Open Software information and locate the Build number.
  4. Once there, tap on the Build number 7 times and you should be prompted to enter your password in order to enable Developer options.
  5. Open Developer options from the main Settings menu (it should be at the bottom).
  6. Scroll down until you reach Animation options. Set animations to 0.5 and reboot your device.

And this is how to switch to FHD (1080p) from QHD (1440p) display settings:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Display and open Screen resolution.
  3. Switch to 1080 FHD.

Solution 5 – Wipe cache partition or reset to factory settings

Finally, if none of the previous steps helped resolve the Samsung Galaxy S10 overheating, we can only suggest two things before you return your device and ask for the replacement.

Firstly, try wiping the cache partition from the Recovery menu. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Power off your Samsung Galaxy S10.
  2. Simultaneously press and hold the Power button, Volume up, and the Bixby button until the Android logo appears.
  3. After that, you should see the Recovery menu.
  4. Once there, use the volume keys to navigate through the menu and press the Power button to select wipe cache partition.
  5. Choose Yes and press the Power button to wipe the cache partition.

On the other hand, if that doesn’t help, try resetting your device to factory settings and setting it up again. Follow these steps to reset the Samsung Galaxy S10 to factory settings:

  1. Back up everything from your internal storage to an SD card or cloud.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Choose General management and then Reset.
  4. Select Factory data reset.
  5. Tap Reset and then tap Delete all.

If you are still experiencing overheating, make sure to ask for the replacement as your device probably has a flaw causing overheating.

With that said, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and, if you have any questions, make sure to tell us in the comments section below.

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