Fix Galaxy S4 Heating Issues & Check Temperature during Gaming Playback & Browsing

There have been numerous reports on the web claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S4 heats up a lot and we did a quick video on the same while making a note of the temperature. We played a few resource intensive games and browsed the web for a few minutes continuously to ensure that the device heats up. Following this we checked the results of the battery usage along with the temperature as shown below and found that as the temperature increased, the battery also went down at the same time.

Galaxy S4 Battery Monitor

Now during this test we found that the device actually heats up around the Camera area and does not go to the extent we found on the Snapdragon S4 devices earlier. Check out the Video below which can help you in fixing the heating issues on the Galaxy S4.

As shown below there are the Notification Shortcuts which displays few options which can not only heat up your device but also use a lot of your battery which include the ones which need the sensors to be running all the time. In short you should disable the Air Gesture, Sync, Smart Stay, Smart Scroll, Air View etc if you are not using them all the time to ensure that the device stays cool.

Galaxy S4 Notification Shortcuts

To sum up, we would suggest you to watch the video above for more insights on this topic. Do let us know if you still get the heating issues on your smart phone even after trying out the steps mentioned in the above video.

  • phil

    Had my s4 a couple of weeks its getting seriously hot at the area where the micro sd and sim also at top of screen evin reebooted phone and still the same battery draininglike a tap too even when its doing nothing going back to shop with it in the morning worried about it igniting I pull battery out at night not good

  • Mohammed Raza

    Hi,

    I got my new galaxy s4 days back, Normally my phone does not heat up but recently I noticed when i am using navigation for road map,its become heat?

    What was the best solution to fix this issue?

  • j316

    Still heating! Especially on phone calls! Turned all the little ‘extras’ off

  • Pradeep

    hi..i got my S4 few days back…normally my phone does not heat up but while playing games for a long time like Iron Man-3,it start heating very high.
    any solution of this???

  • gagan

    Hi followed ur steps but it only improved my battery’s performance heating is the same it has to be the problem with the displays as all full hd display phones are heating up cant say about the htc one but I have used the xperia z and trust me that phone has some serious issues of heating up

  • masood

    I remove all bootloader every app now im feeling good its heat but 70% less …..just im stsfy wd heat now its much more bttr then bfr

  • Primrose

    I have had s4 for a few weeks with email apps synching etc and only noticed minor heating occasionally in fact less than my galaxy s

  • Mohammad

    It still heating

    • http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/ Amit Bhawani

      Did you perform all the steps mentioned in the video?