How to Fix Galaxy Z Flip 3 Overheating Issue

So, you have the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 phone and you are experiencing the overheating problem! That hurts and makes you worried. After all, you did pay a high price for this coveted gadget!

Just like others, you too, are asking the same question – how to fix overheating issue on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3?

We have a few tips for you! Let’s find out what you can do!

Tips to Fix Galaxy Z Flip 3 Overheating Issue

1. Try avoiding hot environments

The ideal temperature range for the normal functioning of your smartphone is said to be between 0 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. If you are using your phone in a place where the temperature is above 35 degrees Celsius, your phone will tend to overheat. It is okay! Simply rest your phone periodically and allow it to cool down. There isn’t much that you can do to get rid of that heat if you are living in that place.

2. The cover can be the problem

Try not to use covers or cases that are bulky and do not have sufficient space for dissipating the heat. If the case is trapping heat generated by your phone (which normally happens even on mild use), the phone will overheat. Experiment by removing the cover to know whether it is the cover that is causing the problem or not.

3. Is your charger faulty or fake or a cheap replacement?

You need to make sure that you are using a charger which is compatible with your device. Anything that is not Samsung certified is just not for your phone. Not only can they cause overheating, but they can also damage your phone. This coveted device you own is pricey. Just buy a proper charger and the issue may disappear.

4. Turn Off Bluetooth, mobile data, WiFi, hotspot, location services, etc.

These services are not always needed. For instance, when you go to sleep, keeping these services running doesn’t really make any sense. Not only do they eat up the battery, but they also heat up the phone, significantly reducing battery health and hence, battery life. Turn them off whenever you don’t need them. You can turn them off directly from the Quick settings panel.

5. Use power saving mode

When you turn this feature on, it will kill all those services that run in the background and drain the battery and even lead to your phone heating. Activities like data syncing, location check, animation etc. are all stopped when you turn on the Power saving mode. This keeps your phone cool.

To activate Power saving Mode, use the following path:

Settings >> Battery and device care >> Battery >> Power saving mode.

6. Close all background apps forcibly

When too many apps run in the background, your phone can quickly heat up. Forcefully closing them can help to cool down your phone but remember that doing so will do little to help you save any battery juice. When you open those apps again, they will use a lot of battery to take space in the phone’s memory. This drains a lot of battery anyway. Simply swipe up from the bottom of your phone’s screen and hold. Now drag up all the app cards to forcefully kill them.

7. Update software

If there is some bug causing the overheating problem, updating software can solve the problem. Use the path below to update software:

Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install (install the update if available).

8. Reset all Settings

Using this option will put your phone settings and the settings of all the apps to their original settings. This will rule out any software conflict that can lead to an overheating issue. To achieve this, use the following path:

Settings >> General management >> Reset >> Reset all settings >> Reset settings (Type in the passcode if prompted) >> Reset (confirmation message)

Resetting all settings will not wipe off your personal data but will reset VPN configurations, remove WiFi passwords, clear all paired devices, etc.

Alternately, if you want, you can go for factory settings restoration but before you do so, back up all your data and contact information. To do a factory reset, use the following path:

Settings >> General management >> Reset >> Factory data reset >> Reset (Type in the passcode if prompted) >> Delete all (confirmation message)


If none of these methods are helping you, it may indicate that your phone’s battery is in trouble and it requires some serious technical aid. Visit your nearest Samsung Care center.