How to Fix Galaxy Note 8 Heating Issues

This is how you can fix Galaxy Note 8 heating issues. Did you just buy a new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and experiencing overheating problems? It looks like it or else you wouldn’t be on this page. We have a few fixes and solutions that may help you solve and fix the overheating issues in your new Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The new Note 8 by Samsung is a powerhouse of a device. It is a big phone with a gorgeous display and lots and lots of power inside in it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by the Snapdragon 835 and 6GB RAM inside it. This new processor is not really known to have any heating issues, but there are cases when Android gets stuck somewhere in its processes and heats up the phone. If you leave your phone idle, the new Doze Mode in Android kicks in to put unnecessary apps and data network to sleep. However, if even then your Galaxy Note 8 continues to heat up, then you may try out some of the fixes we have given below.

Fix Galaxy Note 8 Heating Issues

Tips on How to Fix Galaxy Note 8 Heating Issues

We have had the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with us for a while and we love using it. We extensively played games on the phone and ran multiple apps, all at the same time. The phone never at once felt overheating itself, however, it may heat up under rare circumstances. We look into some tips on how to fix this problem.

1. Reboot Galaxy Note 8 in Safe Mode

Safe Mode comes built into every Android phone. In most cases, it is one of the apps that you have downloaded from the Google Play Store that causes heating problems. To identify if this is being caused by a faulty Android app, you will have boot your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 into Safe Mode.

In Safe Mode, your phone turns off all third-party apps and customizations in your phone. You only get to use the very basic system apps and functions in your phone. This is how you can reboot Galaxy Note 8 in Safe Mode:

  • Turn OFF your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
  • Press and hold the Power button to turn ON the phone again.
  • Now press and hold the Volume Down button till the phone boots up.
  • Once it starts, you will notice a small “Safe Mode” text at the bottom of the screen.
  • This is the Safe Mode on Galaxy Note 8.

If your Galaxy Note 8 is working fine in the Safe Mode, then it is definitely one of the downloaded apps in your phone that is making it heat up.


2. Clear Cache in Galaxy Note 8

At times, your phone may heat up because of some old process or files still running in your Samsung Galaxy Note 8. In this case, it is better to simply wipe clean the cache in your phone. How to do that? Follow these steps:

  • Turn OFF your phone
  • Enter Recovery Mode on Galaxy Note 8
  • From the options there, use your volume keys to select “Wipe cache partition”
  • Press the Power button to proceed
  • Reboot your phone back to normal

These steps should clear the cache partition of your phone. You can now check your Note 8 for any possible overheating issues.

Galaxy Note 8 Recovery Mode

3. Factory Reset the Galaxy Note 8

Well, this may be the last option that you could go for. Whenever there is an Android problem that doesn’t fix or is very difficult to solve, the best and last option available is to wipe clean the phone. Once you do that, you can start fresh with your phone like a new one with no issues at all.

Here is how to factory reset the Galaxy Note 8 phone:

  • Go to Settings
  • Now navigate to General management > Reset
  • From this screen, select Factory data reset option
  • Now proceed with the on-screen warnings and instructions.

NOTE: You may have to enter your phone PIN lock or Samsung account details to factory reset the phone.


4. Galaxy Note 8 Software Update

If there is a major bug or an issue with the Samsung TouchWiz software, Samsung is quick enough to launch a new software update that as a bug fix update to the heating problem. So it is always a good option to check your Galaxy Note 8 for any possible system updates that may have been released. How to check for new software updates?

  • Go to Settings
  • Scroll down to the Software update option
  • Now inside that, tap on Download updates manually
  • This will open a new screen where your phone will check for new software updates.

NOTE: You can also flash Galaxy Note 8 firmware manually using the Odin tool.

5. Hardware Problem / Replacement Warranty

If the heating problems still exist, this could be because of a faulty hardware or battery in your Galaxy Note 8. The best option in this case is to take the Note 8 phone to your nearest Samsung Service Center and get a replacement phone. This is valid as long as your new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is under the one-year warranty. It varies from country to country.

In case you phone has run out of the warranty period, you can always go for the open market and try getting the battery replaced by yourself. This is risky, but it is completely up to you to try out.

We hope these tips will help you solve the Galaxy Note 8 heating issues, and you will not have to return or get a replacement phone from Samsung.

Is there anything else that worked for you? Please let us know in the comments below.

Haris Nadeem
Haris Nadeem

Haris lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android. Connect on Twitter: @harisn

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