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    Default Heating up problems!!!

    My note 3 starts to heat up as soon as I turn on mobile data to use it for internet! Does anyone know what is the problem and how I can fix it??? When I turn off the mobile data phone cools off.

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    Default Re: Heating up problems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by likuna View Post
    My note 3 starts to heat up as soon as I turn on mobile data to use it for internet! Does anyone know what is the problem and how I can fix it??? When I turn off the mobile data phone cools off.

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    "Heating up". That's not very definitive. Is it eating up your battery? Have you checked what apps are at the top of the battery use list? What exactly makes you think it's heating up? Some additional info would definitely help others help you.
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    I'm sure someone can advise you further. One or two of the moderators are very good at this.
    You have isolated the data signal as the possible cause. It would help possibly to post battery usage screenshots if you can, and an app like GSam will show the temperature and whats using up power etc. (Examples below)
    I'm sure they, are you, can figure it from there.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepmanjr View Post
    "Heating up". That's not very definitive. Is it eating up your battery? Have you checked what apps are at the top of the battery use list? What exactly makes you think it's heating up? Some additional info would definitely help others help you.
    No it's not the battery that worries me...when I say that it heats, I mean that the temperature rises...the phone warms up really fast and sometimes it can be warmed up to the extent as if it was put out under a scorching sun for an hour or so. But as soon as I turn off tge mobile data it starts to cool off..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    I'm sure someone can advise you further. One or two of the moderators are very good at this.
    You have isolated the data signal as the possible cause. It would help possibly to post battery usage screenshots if you can, and an app like GSam will show the temperature and whats using up power etc. (Examples below)
    I'm sure they, are you, can figure it from there.
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/31/eqy5u5et.jpg
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/31/qudezaqe.jpg
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/31/jenedu8u.jpg
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/31/uqemu3aj.jpg
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/31/u2asu2u9.jpg
    No it's not about the battery life, but the actual temperature of the phone. When I turn on mobile data it starts to heat up (warm up) as if it were out under the sun. After I turn off the mobile data it starts to return to the normal temperature. This problem occurs only with mobile data, no other app, especially games, cause the phone to heat up so suddenly and so much. When I hold the phone while the mobile data is turned on, my 0alms are getting sweaty cause the phone is as warm as a stone would be after being under the sun for hours.

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    I know what you're saying, but something is making the battery heat up. Something to do with the signal radios on your version, I don't know.
    I'm hoping @dphamm00 or someone will pick this up.
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    Hi there, as said previously have only just started reading all threads...do you the top half of the phone, around the camera bit or all of the back... If it's just the top part I also had this problem, mine would heat to alarming levels, almost to the point of not being able to touch it but I found this only really happened when playing ' city management games ' that needed either internet connection or cloud services so I stopped playing them, I researched this and lots of people had different views but then I had a look at the inside layout of phone on some site and figured that it's more of a design issue...all the chips, processor, all that stuff sits in the top half / quater of phone... Have not recently done online gaming but do spend a fair few hours online, browsing, reading all the threads on here, youtube, etc and phone does get warm in top part...also high powered games also make it warm up but no longer to alarming levels...dunno if this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ro Klei View Post
    Hi there, as said previously have only just started reading all threads...do you the top half of the phone, around the camera bit or all of the back... If it's just the top part I also had this problem, mine would heat to alarming levels, almost to the point of not being able to touch it but I found this only really happened when playing ' city management games ' that needed either internet connection or cloud services so I stopped playing them, I researched this and lots of people had different views but then I had a look at the inside layout of phone on some site and figured that it's more of a design issue...all the chips, processor, all that stuff sits in the top half / quater of phone... Have not recently done online gaming but do spend a fair few hours online, browsing, reading all the threads on here, youtube, etc and phone does get warm in top part...also high powered games also make it warm up but no longer to alarming levels...dunno if this helps...

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    As you said, yes when phone gets warm it's only on the top part around the camera. Thank you for the information, now I at least know why it happens

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    Are the download /upload indicators constantly blinking? If so, something is constantly transferring data. Also, what signal are you getting? A weak signal strength would require more power to transmit /receive and as such could get the phone hot. Also, if you are using it in direct sunlight then the screen would get hot. If you are charging the battery with the screen on, then that could make a difference.

    If you aren't getting any cooling down message and your battery life is OK then I wouldn't worry about it.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Are the download /upload indicators constantly blinking? If so, something is constantly transferring data. Also, what signal are you getting? A weak signal strength would require more power to transmit /receive and as such could get the phone hot. Also, if you are using it in direct sunlight then the screen would get hot. If you are charging the battery with the screen on, then that could make a difference.

    If you aren't getting any cooling down message and your battery life is OK then I wouldn't worry about it.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Well, the mobile data is quite good and I always have a great connection... I always try to avoid direct sunlight, cause not only it warms up the phone, but it's also uncomfortable to use it in sunlight. Yeah sometimes when I charge the phone I also use phone at the same time, and it only heats up when I use power bank charger, in other situations the temperature is ok...but recently the warming up stopped and I'm not that worried now

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    Quote Originally Posted by likuna View Post
    My note 3 starts to heat up as soon as I turn on mobile data to use it for internet! Does anyone know what is the problem and how I can fix it??? When I turn off the mobile data phone cools off.

    Sent from my SM-N900 using AC Forums mobile app
    It's heating up because of the processor and the network adapter....
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    You can check your battery heat by dialing this number *#*#4636#*#* . Select "battery information" you can find out what's temperature . Check it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pranav938 View Post
    You can check your battery heat by dialing this number *#*#4636#*#* . Select "battery information" you can find out what's temperature . Check it out
    I tried to do what you've said, but nothing happens when I deal this combination...

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