The Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra series includes the most up-to-date technology, but it also has a fundamental flaw. Many reports of Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus and S22 Ultra overheating have been received. However, there are solutions that can assist in resolving the overheating issue.
It’s entirely natural for your Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra to become somewhat warmer after a half-hour video conference or a 15-minute gaming session. When your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra displays an overheating alarm or is too hot to hold in your palm, you should be concerned about overheating issues.
Let’s look at some real-life user-facing Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra overheating issues.
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Note: Please be aware that when conducting a software update or setting up your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra for the first time, the phone will most likely become warm as a result of the volume being downloaded. That’s to be normal, and overheating should decrease after the first week.
Yet, if after a week you’ve been having similar problems, follow the solutions below to resolve them.
Solution 1 – Disable GOS (Game Optimization Service)
One of the main issues with Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra is its GOS (Game Optimization Service), which comes preinstalled, and initially, when the Galaxy S22 was released there was no way to disable it. During normal use, the chips overheat. As a result, battery life may be compromised. The fact that GOS throttles common apps, those apps cause overheating problems.
Thankfully, Samsung released updated firmware version S90xEXXU1AVC9, which now allows Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra users to disable the GOS.
So, Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra users who have updated their device with new firmware can disable GOS (Game Optimizing Service). This will not only cure the overheating problem on your Galaxy S22 phones, but it will also improve performance.
Steps To Disable GOS on Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra:
Step 1 – Open Game Launcher and then go to More.
Step 2 – When more menu opens, tap and open Settings.
Step 3 – Now search for Labs and open it.
Step 4 – On the Game booster Labs page now you can see Alternate game performance management, just enable the toggle switch in front of it, and you are done.
Enabling Alternate game performance management will resolve the overheating issue in your Galaxy S22 phones, and it will not throttle your device in any way. The procedure is simple, and it will considerably improve your Galaxy S22 performance too.
Solution 2 – Disable Background Data
Even when you are not using your phone, there are several apps that operate in the background consuming data and generating heat. Disabling background data can reduce some percentage of heat.
Follow the steps to restrict background data:
Step 1– Open Settings.
Step 2 – In settings open Connections.
Step 3 – Then tap and open Data usage.
Step 4 – Now one by one tap and open apps that use background data such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc.
Step 5 – Tap on the toggle switch and restrict background data.
Solution 3 – Disable 5G When Not Required
Because 5G network coverage is not excellent in all regions, the Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra network continuously keeps trying to get better signals. Hence this results in creating two issues, one it consumes your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra battery and drains it. Second, it also contributes to generating heat.
So, it’s wise to switch to a stable 4G/LTE network when there is a spotty 5G network. This action will reduce heat generated by your phone, plus will also increase your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra battery life.
Follow the steps to switch off 5G mode and switch to LTE/3G/2G
Step 1 – Go to Settings > Connections
Step 2 – Now scroll and tap on “Mobile network.”
Step 3 – Tap on “Network mode.”
Step 4 – Select LTE/3G/2G (auto connect) and your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra will switch from 5G mode to LTE/3G/2G network mode.
Solution 4 – Put Unused Applications To Sleep
Apps that run in the background can cause your phone to overheat. You can set them to sleep to stop them from drawing power from your Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra battery and producing heat. Put the apps you don’t use too often in deep sleep.
To Put Unused Applications To Sleep follow these steps:
Step 1 – Open Settings.
Step 2 – In settings select Battery, and device care.
Step 3 – Tap on Battery, and then open Background usage limits.
Step 4 – Tap on the toggle switch under Put unused apps to sleep.
Step 5 – Now choose the apps and add them to the Sleeping Apps list and Deep sleeping apps list.
Solution 5 – Change Screen’s Refresh Rate
Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra screen refresh rate is 120Hz, although you can change it to a lower rate. For basic use, you can set the screen refresh rate to 60Hz, which is standard.
You can adjust the refresh rate back to 120Hz when necessary (for example, when playing high-definition video games). The battery will drain faster and generate more heat when the refresh rate is high.
Follow these instructions to adjust the refresh rate on your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra:
Step 1 – Go to Settings > Display
Step 2 – Scroll and tap on Motion smoothness
Step 3 – Select option “Standard” and tap on Apply.
Solution 6 – Fix Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra Overheating While Using Camera
If you are facing overheating from the camera in your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra, we recommend the following troubleshooting steps:
Method 1 – Reset camera settings to default.
Steps are open the camera app > tap on the gear icon > reset settings.
Method 2 – Clear camera apps cache and data.
Open Settings, and then scroll and tap and open Apps, in the Apps list, select the Camera app. Now tap on Storage and then tap Clear cache and then tap on Ok. Same way to clear data tap Clear data and then Ok.
Note – It’s normal for Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra to warm but when you record videos in 8K 60FPS to avoid overheating the 8K video length is limited to 5 minutes.
Solution 7 – Update Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra Os
If your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra has a pending OS update, then this too can cause overheating. If you have ignored such an update. Check and update your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra OS.
Follow the steps below to check the OS (Operating System) update on Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra
Note: Your phone should have an active internet connection to update your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra software. It’s recommended to use wi-fi.
Step 1- Open Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra.
Step 2- Scroll down and find the option Software Update.
Step 3- The system will search if an update is available for your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra, you will get the option to download and install it. Tap on that option and update your device.
Solution 8 – Send Error Report To Samsung Support Team
If the problem persists after following the troubleshooting suggestions provided above. We recommend sending an error report from your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra. Send report within the first 2-3 mins of the problem occurring. Error reports are forwarded to the support staff in the order they are received. Then the staff investigates the reports to uncover the issue in your device.
Once they have investigated the report the support team may contact you with a reply and more advice.
Steps to send a report to support:
Step 1 – Open the menu and long-press the Samsung Members, when the app screen appears tap on Error reports.
Step 2 – Accept Ok to agreement to send system log.
Step 3 – Choose the issue category.
Step 4 – Now describe your issue and when done tap on SEND.
Moreover, you can also go to the authorized Samsung service center and get your Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra checked if there are any hardware issues that may be the culprit, they will get them fixed.
Solution 9 – Use Accessories To Keep Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra, Cool
This solution is for the users who like to play games or watch marathon series on Netflix on their devices for long hours. It’s obvious such uses will generate heat and cause overheating.
Just for such hardcore smartphone users manufacturers have made accessories like phone coolers. There are clip-on coolers and magnetic coolers that you buy online. These phone coolers are attached directly to the back of your phone and that part gets cooled. Some of the pone coolers examples are Razer, Black Shark, FlyDigi, and many other brands.
Additional Tips To Prevent Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra Overheating
- Avoid using Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra while charging.
- Record videos in standard mode, recording high resolution 4K, 8K videos in 60FPS will heat up your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra.
- Use dark mode and lower brightness level.
- Disable NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and Location services when they are not in use.
- While using the Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra for long periods of time, take frequent breaks.
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Phone overheating is a common issue in smartphones these days. As they come loaded with tons of features. Multitasking, too many apps opened at the same time, apps running in the background. Downloads active at the same time as your streaming game on your smart T.V. Such multitasking will overheat your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra.
If you are not multitasking as mentioned above yet your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra is overheating follow the solution above in this blog and fix overheating issue. Yet if nothing works then wait for the next OS update, Samsung’s CEO is too aware of this overheating issue, and march’s firmware updates have allowed users to make changes in the S22 Game booster to fix its throttle issue causing the chip to overheat.