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Is your Samsung Galaxy S4 overheating?

0. phoneArena posted on 03 May 2013, 15:47

A number of Samsung Galaxy S4 users are complaining that their brand new handset is overheating to temperatures as high as 122 degrees fahrenheit with most of those complaining that the handset is heating up when they are playing games or surging the web; some are suggesting enabling the power saving mode to stop the battery from overheating...

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posted on 21 Aug 2013, 08:22 1

154. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)

I am in u.a.e and carrier is etisalat prepaid. I bought it off contract.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:35

155. LittleBrother (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

u might wanna wait longer for the etisalat update cause these kind of phones recive update every month or so

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 07:56 1

156. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)

Ok ... thanks for the reply bro..

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 14:00

157. LittleBrother (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

:) hope u fix it

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 23:16

160. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)

Hey little brother, I got one problem with my phn hope u can help me ..
my phn doesnot get charged whn its switched on, I hav to switch it off and do the charging.. can u tell me wat is the problem? Is it the software problem or the phn ?

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 03:54

158. Domski23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)

Okay, I found that if if you turn off things like Air View, Air Gesture, S Beam, NFC, and all the Smart Stay and Scroll things, your GS4 will heat up much less, I have been using mine for about 2 hours with all these options turn design off, and it's only slightly warm where my hands are because I held them on that one spot for 2 hours, believe me, just turn off all the stuff you don't need and close all the unwanted applications, it will not heat up that much. And by by the way, I have a hard case on, so my phone should be getting much warmer..

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 22:54

159. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)

My phn gets heat up only whn I play game ... I hav all my things off except for wifi and multi window option. ..

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 19:33 1

161. arnealf (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Nov 2013)

I purchased my Galayx S4 2 months ago. Just last week, I noticed that when I was playing an online game for less than 5 minutes, my phone shutsdown and when turning back on, the battery status reported empty and shuts down again, even when it was still over 60% before I played the game! I removed the battery and waited for a minute and the battery is back to 60% of something like that.

However, just yesterday, as I was browsing Facebook and google, the same thing happened, shuts down and when on would report a battery empty and shuts down. I then again removed the battery and waited, then put it back and turn it on again, but then my phone would hangup and shutsdown and once again reported 0% battery when on and shuts back down. So my phone has to be reconnected to a charger to make it back on as the old trick of removing the battery for a short time doesn't seem to work anymore.

Is this a software or a hardware issue for S4? Can anyone help?

Thanks so much.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 03:01

162. Daragnok (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Feb 2014)

I have the exact same problem. I am about getting ready to try a new battery. I'll then try resetting to see if it's software issues. If not, I'll just assumed that I fried something because of "over" playing.

Keep posting if you find a solution!

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 11:55

164. Geta25 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Aug 2014)

I have the galaxy s4 active and I am having this problem. Not only is it heating up like crazy, but the screen goes crazy and it freezes. Have to take the battery out and put it in front of a fan or something to cool it down. It's hearing up now as I type this message.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 15:07

165. K8CPA (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)

Yes, mine just started doing this. I was filming a video for my website and the thing shut off due to heat. The camera, not the phone. I tried a reboot and I will see what happens.

posted on 30 Nov 2014, 07:07

166. rameshmehra (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Nov 2014)

Recently i had purched s4 and i am facing heating issue in my samsung s4 its more heat and can't be able with touch your ear. Guys its very wrost phone of samsung no one solve my problen even customer service also if any have solution than call me on my no 9999676106

posted on 30 Nov 2014, 21:09

167. rameshmehra (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Nov 2014)

Help me

posted on 16 Dec 2014, 14:49

168. vern54 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)

I have my Galaxy S4 in a case which I can keep in my trouser pocket. I sometimes feel the phone getting VERY HOT and I only use it for calls and txt with very occasional browsing. It cannot be doing the internal components any good!

posted on 10 Apr 2015, 13:50

169. dreamer71 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Apr 2015)

My s4 is driving me crazy keeps getting hot when not in use and charging battery up but goes dead after a few hrs HELP

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