Annoyed that your Galaxy S7 keeps running hot? We'll show you exactly what's causing it and how to fix it fast
Late last year, before the Galaxy S7 was released, Samsung was rushing to fix an overheating problem with its newest mobile handset
To fix overheating issues, Samsung added a heat-pipe to the inside of the device. The heat-pipe circulates coolant that evaporates into a vapor, which cools the phone down. It then disperses the thermal energy of the phone. This type of technology is already in use with desktop computers.
However, even though the South Korean tech company has made efforts to keep the S7 cool, it’s still running hot.
Let’s look at a few reasons as to why your phone is heating up:
Here are 4 ways to overheat your phone fast
1. Pack your phone full of apps
Having more apps on your phone will make the circuit board on your phone produce more heat. Delete any unnecessary apps on your phone to stay cooler.
2. Don't ever empty your cache
Having a lot of cache on your phone will make your phones processor work harder to find data, which will lead to extra heat being produced.
Use an app like The Cleaner
to clear out your Android phone’s cache to stay cool.
3. Keep every app running in the background
Running apps in the background
means that your device is using more RAM/memory.
High memory usage leads to more heat being produced. You can also use The Cleaner
to clear your RAM and fix this problem.
4. Use your phone in areas with poor reception
Having a low network signal makes your phone’s CPU work harder to keep a signal. This increased usage drains your battery faster and causes your phone to get hotter.
Using a 3G connection on a 4G network, or working with low Wi-Fi reception, are both heat-producing culprits in this case.
Move to an area that has excellent reception to stay cool.
3 easy ways to stop your Galaxy S7 from overheating
Use these tips and tricks to keep your S7 cool:
1. Turn off fast cable charging
Your Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a fast adaptive charger. This means that by default, your phone will charge more quickly but the battery will get hotter.
Use the sequence below to turn this feature off.
Go to Settings
>and select Turn off fast cable charging
2. Optimize battery usage
Turning off this feature will help your battery
stay charged for as long as possible by stopping apps from using a lot of data, and by draining your battery while your screen is off.
Go to Settings
> go to More
> and click Optimize Battery Usage
> Change the setting “Apps Not Optimized” to “All Apps”
3. Use the Samsung Smart Manager
Note: This is not offered by all carriers
Follow step 2 above, navigate to the Optimize Battery Usage
menu > and click Detail
Now you will need to choose 1 of 3 options:
1. Turned off
: No apps run in the background. This will keep apps turned off.
2. Always save power
: Stops apps from running in the background while you’re using your phone.
3. Auto save power
: Phone will shut off all apps in the background after three days.
What’s Next: Cool technology
It looks like Samsung’s heat-pipe technology is here to stay
Heat-pipes improve a phone’s ability to cool down and are a size-effective solution for mobile devices. As phones become more powerful and require more resources to run, we’ll see more advancements in heat-pipe technology.
Is your Samsung S7 running hot and how do you keep it cool?