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Old November 11th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently noticed that the phone overheating lately. I am not even playing any heavy duty apps. Not only by touch I get the heat but on Brightness settings it gives me a message that it has reduced the brightness to prevent further overheating. When I try to increase the brightness it allows me to increase up to 75%.

Anyone else having overheating problems? Anyone know what could be it?

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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Over heating? Impossible on this phone. Do you keep it on the charger over night? Don't do that once its at 100% it needs to come of the charger at once. That could mrs up the battery and can.you post your home screen on here? I need to actually see what you got going on that could over heat this phone.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 12:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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never got a notice but my phone does get extremely hot at times thanks samsung still love the phone tho <3
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Over heating? Impossible on this phone. Do you keep it on the charger over night? Don't do that once its at 100% it needs to come of the charger at once. That could mrs up the battery and can.you post your home screen on here? I need to actually see what you got going on that could over heat this phone.
Please don't give advice if you don't know what you're talking about! It doesn't have to come off the charger IMMEDIATELY after reaching 100%! It's not gonna mess up the battery, LOL!
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The only time ive seen this phone generate a bit of heat is from the screen and thats from continuous use of a long period of time.
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When your phone overheats, try increasing the brightness settings. It gives a message at the bottom of the brightness saying the maximum brightness has been reduced because of overheating and you can't increase fully to 100%.
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The only time ive seen this phone generate a bit of heat is from the screen and thats from continuous use of a long period of time.
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How would that reduce overheating?
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Old November 12th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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When your phone overheats, try increasing the brightness settings. It gives a message at the bottom of the brightness saying the maximum brightness has been reduced because of overheating and you can't increase fully to 100%.
Let me know.
That.... makes zero sense. Where are you getting this information?
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I have never really felt the phone was over heating but I see the screen brightness reduction every day. I have my phone mounted in a cradle and constantly usb charging from my laptop because I use PDAnet so it gets fully charged quite often.

I can't disconnect the usb cable because of the tethering needs. Does this really harm anything?
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How would that reduce overheating?
The screen will generate heat so I would assume the lower brightness would generate less heat. I would compare it to a light bulb, a 15 watt bulb will generate less heat than a 150 watt bulb.
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I recently had the same issue, the phone was getting almost too hot to touch. Here's what I did to fix it.

Go into your battery usage stats (settings -> About Phone -> Battery Usage), see what is using the most battery, if it is the Android OS then you have something corrupted (which is what I had).

I did a factory reset and that has fixed it. Now, android os is using about 14% usage and the phone no longer is overheating. And that is with using hotspot all day. (This is 5 days into the reset and still no overheating)

Just a reminder Factory reset will lose contacts, text messages, programs, so back those up. Don't choose (you don't need to) to format the internal SD card or else you will lose pictures/videos as well.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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When your phone overheats, try increasing the brightness settings. It gives a message at the bottom of the brightness saying the maximum brightness has been reduced because of overheating and you can't increase fully to 100%.
Let me know.
You guys are misreading this post. he was saying that as a way to verify that the phone is in an overheated state, you can increase the brightness of the screen, and you should get confirmation that the phone is capping the brightness to prevent the phone from getting hotter. He's not saying that you can reduce the temp by increasing screen brightness.
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My phone overheats when playing most of the Gameloft games (Asphalt 6 HD, Modern Combat 3, 9mm HD, etc.) It also overheats when I'm doing a lot of multitasking jumping back and forth to different things all with the brightness off. I have a battery widget that tells me the temperature and i have had temps as high as 102 - 111 F. Even if those numbers weren's accurate, the phone is burning hot to the touch, I can feel it burning through my pocket. The battery also drops very quickly when the temp hits these levels. I've also seen it spike if i'm on 4G and using the phone (gps, texting, calls, etc.)

Talked to a Sprint rep and they weren't helpful gave me some nonsense about closing apps, running apps....blah blah blah. The only helpful suggestion that i had received (after multiple trips to different stores and talking to different reps) was that gingerbread is not really equipped to handle or utilize the dual core. Ice cream sandwich is going to handle the dual core chip set (who knows, makes sense sort of since gingerbread was out before the whole dual core if i'm not mistaken????).

I was just wondering if there were any other solutions out there??? Reading the previous post weren't really helpful. I know that when the phone overheats I have to stop using it for a bit til it cools down. Sometimes I take the cover off, back plate, and sit it on a cool surface.
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That weird font you're using is taxing the CPU.
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111 F is nothing. Take a look at mine.
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I never let mine get that high, I just recently hit 116 using gps for about an hour. Once it seems to get hot to the touch where it feels like its gonna catch fire I stop. What are you doing that your phone gets that hot?

I responded to the post looking for a solution or even suggestions (legitimate ones). I was curious if anyone has the same issues when using the phone in a similar fashion. Its frustrating to have to stop a game or stop using the phone period. Not to mention the battery drain when the temp gets that high.
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i had mine get real hot a couple of times. Like to the point where i could feel it in my pocket. I didnt have any programs running either. Just got real hot near the camera area. I just turned off the phone and rebooted it and the heat went away. I thought it was a one time deal but seeing that others are expirencing it leads me to wonder if this might cause a problem down the road.
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so my phone as been getting up to about 130F everyday. I barely use my phone for apps or anything really. I checked the battery usage out, and today it's saying Android OS is 87% of the usage. Right this moment it's at a cool(ish) 84F, I've seen it go down to 74F. I did a factory reset on it when I first got it after it overheated before I even downloaded any apps.
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I'm starting to get a little nervous with this phone.

I've only had it for about a month and its starting to do all sorts of wonky shit. In fact as I was originally typing out a response to this thread it suddenly rebooted.

My phone does tend to overheat albeit it moreso tends to happen while I'm toggling between either surfing and or playing a game. It tends to kill the battery really fast like within an hour. When I plug it in I get a message stating that charging has been paused due to excessive heat. These phones are supposedly at the top of the tech heap so they shouldn't be coming out of the factory with them needing to do a factory reset.

I only have ten or so apps and out of those only regularly use a few. My battery usage has nothing indicating android service is running high only that the screen is causing the majority of the drain. I have the screen set to auto. When I check the running tasks via the system widget that comes with the phone I'm noticing things like weather app and browser running. Some of these things are firing up on their own even after restart. I hit the end task button on the system memory and I get a system force closed message or updater force closed message and everything has to come back up like its rebooting. Granted the system is fast in bringing everything back its getting a little annoying. Auto updating and the like are always turned off so I'm not sure what is causing it.

There's other little nuances that are starting to pop up bit overheating is one of the big ones at this moment. If it continues or gets worse ill do a reset bit as I stated earlier this shouldn't be happening with these things so fresh out of the box. And its not like I'm installing insane stuff. Were talking angry birds, barcode scanner and other basic apps here that have been installed.
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