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  1. viktor krievins's Avatar
    Basically, when I charge the GS4 it gets very hot with the temperature rising up to 40 degrees celsius. This usually occurs when I charge my phone from 10% (battery percentage).
    This concerns me a lot, due to the fact that this has never occurred before. The idle temperature of my phone has risen to 27 degrees celsius; maybe this is the reason; I am not sure.

    Is this normal? Does anyone have a solution? Please help me!
    08-09-2013 08:46 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    It's normal. The battery is trying to get as much as it can as fast as it can. Samsung has quick charge enabled so.. Yep.

    Plus most of my phones always heated up while charging.. As long as they cool back down after you charge then you're fine .

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    Achinku Pat likes this.
    08-09-2013 09:31 AM
  3. viktor krievins's Avatar
    But this has never happened to me before.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using AC Forums mobile app
    Lin Teong Hooi likes this.
    08-09-2013 01:33 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'd say getting use to it. Most phones now a days heat up when charging.. It's unavoidable. They get even hotter if your charging and using them.. Especially when utilizing data such as a mobile connection (LTE, 4g, etc.)

    40 Celsius isn't that hot for an electronic. As long as it cools down once unplugged and idle you are good .

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    08-09-2013 01:39 PM
  5. viktor krievins's Avatar
    Well, I am relieved that this is nothing to be concerned about. Your answer was very helpful, cheers.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-09-2013 03:23 PM
  6. Adam Goodison's Avatar
    I always try leave mine on a hard surface, it doesn't seem to get as hot then.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-09-2013 04:46 PM
  7. Bimal Thapa's Avatar
    As per my experiance,I too have same problem just after I updated my software.when I get this problem I deleted all account including my google acct.now it has stop getting hot but as soon as I sign in with google acct.it starts same thing.so can you please try this once.
    08-11-2013 10:05 PM
  8. viktor krievins's Avatar
    I just realised that this started happening after the software update. Before that, my phone's temperature was at about 14 degrees Celsius (when not being used) and now it is at 27.


    Sent from my GT-I9505 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-12-2013 05:11 AM
  9. Achinku Pat's Avatar
    Yup it's gets while charging. And gets even more hotter if I play games. Once it's charged it is back to normal temp...no worries
    08-30-2013 01:29 PM
  10. Bharath Babu Reddy's Avatar
    Well, I had the same issue with my phone, All of a sudden it used to get too hot!
    Checked with Samsung service center later got to know its a known issue with few of Galaxy S4 phones
    Samsung service center replaced the battery and now it works fine as of now.
    10-23-2013 10:50 PM
  11. X persson's Avatar
    i had samsung galaxy s2 i have never play games every time when i have charge the phone i didn't had problem then i have buy samsung galaxy s4 now i have problem's and i have read some rules
    1st of all When u want to charge ur phone turn off
    2nd if u have gummy case on phone remove it when u remove it the battery can breath
    3rd never use the phone while is charging
    10-31-2013 05:52 AM
  12. STARGATE's Avatar
    Basically, when I charge the GS4 it gets very hot with the temperature rising up to 40 degrees celsius. This usually occurs when I charge my phone from 10% (battery percentage).
    This concerns me a lot, due to the fact that this has never occurred before. The idle temperature of my phone has risen to 27 degrees celsius; maybe this is the reason; I am not sure.

    Is this normal? Does anyone have a solution? Please help me!
    I've never checked how hot my phone gets but 27C doesn't sound very hot on a charging phone.
    Anyway, there's probably something after your update that's making it get hotter?

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-31-2013 07:43 AM
  13. viktor krievins's Avatar
    Yeah, this started happening after the software update: I hope the new 4.3 update will fix it.

    Sent from my GS4 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-31-2013 01:00 PM
  14. STARGATE's Avatar
    Yeah, this started happening after the software update: I hope the new 4.3 update will fix it.

    Sent from my GS4 using AC Forums mobile app
    Good luck! :thumbup:
    *Fingers crossed*

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    11-01-2013 12:26 AM
  15. Tiberiu Gherasim's Avatar
    I don't think 27 degrees in that much... considering the temperature in your room is about that much 25-27degrees, I don't think it's possible for the phone to go down to 14 degrees. Maybe before the update, the temp messurement software wasn't accurate....
    11-08-2013 12:41 AM
  16. Tiberiu Gherasim's Avatar
    i had samsung galaxy s2 i have never play games every time when i have charge the phone i didn't had problem then i have buy samsung galaxy s4 now i have problem's and i have read some rules
    1st of all When u want to charge ur phone turn off
    2nd if u have gummy case on phone remove it when u remove it the battery can breath
    3rd never use the phone while is charging
    Is the heat affecting your phone's performance? I believe not... doing all those 3 things you are saying is really a pain, and if the heat has no negative inpact over your phone's performance, I don't see any reason to do all that.

    Relax... it's totally normal. I had an iPhone before, and after playing Real Racing for 10 minutes I could iron clothes with it.... nothing bad happened though ... 2 years old still completely functional .... I doubt anything will happen to galaxy ... I just checked my New Galaxy S4, and on charge it has 31 - 34 degrees ... and it's about 26 degrees in my room. I will see how low it goes after the charge is done.
    11-08-2013 12:51 AM
  17. STARGATE's Avatar
    Is the heat affecting your phone's performance? I believe not... doing all those 3 things you are saying is really a pain, and if the heat has no negative inpact over your phone's performance, I don't see any reason to do all that.

    Relax... it's totally normal. I had an iPhone before, and after playing Real Racing for 10 minutes I could iron clothes with it.... nothing bad happened though ... 2 years old still completely functional .... I doubt anything will happen to galaxy ... I just checked my New Galaxy S4, and on charge it has 31 - 34 degrees ... and it's about 26 degrees in my room. I will see how low it goes after the charge is done.
    Yea, I didn't think it would be that much of a deal, but OP seems to be really preoccupied.
    Maybe checking the temperature on other phones will ease the OP's mind?

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    11-08-2013 06:40 AM
  18. viktor krievins's Avatar
    Thanks for your replies guys, the phone just feels very uncomfortable to hold

    Sent from my S4
    11-08-2013 12:22 PM
  19. playbunni7799's Avatar
    hey all i have had same problem screen is hot red hot top to bottom and also the back and sides !!!!! i only had the mobile today its running 4.2.2 but just updated to 4.3 we shall see if it was softwear issue
    Hari Bhusal likes this.
    01-02-2014 05:14 PM
  20. Amir Hosein1's Avatar
    I have the same problem in galaxy S5 (gets very hot) and unfortunately my battery doesn't charged and i have to remove battery then it can fixed but another time i have same problem and i have to remove battery again and again....
    05-05-2014 04:08 AM
  21. Jushanne Nerlynn Pangelinan's Avatar
    What Do I Do... My Fone Dont Want To Charge And My Fone Gets Really Hot.....
    05-10-2014 06:59 AM
  22. Samantha Maciel-Monteverde's Avatar
    Well, I had the same issue with my phone, All of a sudden it used to get too hot!
    Checked with Samsung service center later got to know its a known issue with few of Galaxy S4 phones
    Samsung service center replaced the battery and now it works fine as of now.
    How would you go about getting a new battery from the company?
    10-21-2014 04:01 AM
  23. jjohanss's Avatar
    My problem is that my Samsung Galaxy S4 gets very hot when It is in my pocket or laying idly on a table and the battery capacity falls very rapidly. Often I have to charge the phone two or three times a day.

    Any idea?
    03-30-2015 01:22 PM
  24. Rukbat's Avatar
    My problem is that my Samsung Galaxy S4 gets very hot when It is in my pocket or laying idly on a table and the battery capacity falls very rapidly. Often I have to charge the phone two or three times a day.

    Any idea?
    That sounds as if the battery is at the end of its life. If you use it like the OP back in 2013, letting it drop to 10% regularly, you'll get less than a year out of it. Replace it (S4 batteries aren't expensive) then try to never let it get below 40%. If you need more than that buy 2 batteries and a charger and switch batteries mid-day. Then charge the one in the phone and the one out of the phone at the same time at the end of the day.
    03-30-2015 06:30 PM
  25. roory88's Avatar
    hey guys
    the inner screen in my phone have some blue spots that is happend after i charged the phone for 8 hours, i get some opinions that tell me that the LCD screen broken because the high temperature occurs during charging so be careful
    04-01-2015 11:56 AM
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