If you have a Samsung phone and see an error message that states ‘Charging Paused Battery Temperature Too High,‘ it might be due to one of two things: the sensor or the battery.
Either the sensor has gone crazy and issues a ‘false warning’ of phone overheating, in which case the system pauses charging to prevent the phone from being damaged. Another, more prevalent scenario is that your battery is overheating due to a variety of circumstances (usually long-term usage, degradation, environmental factors, etc.).
How do I resolve the error ‘Charging Paused Battery Temperature Too High’?
The issue ‘Charging Paused. Battery Temperature Too High’ can be fixed using one of the nine options given below.
Solution 1: Take out the battery and replace it.
Although this may appear to be incredibly broad, it actually works in a variety of situations. This approach should assist if your phone has a tiny problem that is creating the error and preventing the phone from charging. If you have a phone that can be opened (because the problem commonly happens in earlier types of phones, we’ll assume your phone’s back end can be opened), simply remove the battery and hold it for 20+ seconds.
Solution 2: Remove the battery and thoroughly clean the inside components.
It’s possible that the error ‘Charging Paused’ is caused by a hardware issue, such as a sensor flaw. ‘The temperature of the battery is too high.’ Although we do not recommend this strategy, it may be useful in specific situations: Remove the battery and use a cleaning cloth or an old brush to wipe the back end.
Solution 3: Make sure the charging cord is in good working order.
If you use a USB charger, it’s conceivable that the overheating issues are caused by a faulty charging cable. This could also be the cause of the error ‘Charging Paused. Battery Temperature Too High’ on your phone. In this instance, it’s self-evident that you’ll have to replace your
Solution 4: Switch your camera off.
If you google “camera overheats phone,” you’ll find a slew of message boards devoted to the issue, which is understandable. If you’re trying to charge your phone while using your camera app, it’s conceivable that the camera is causing the overheating and, as a result, the ‘Charging Paused’ error message. ‘The temperature of the battery is too high.’
Turn off the app and unplug the charger, especially if you’ve been filming for a long time. After a while, plug the charger back in and see if the issue has gone away.
Solution 5: Use a wall charger
To charge the device, a wall charger is inserted straight into the socket. Even if a device is not plugged into a wall charger, if it is plugged into a socket, it will consume electricity. Wall chargers provide roughly 600 amps of power, which means they charge your phone faster than a USB cord.
So, how can they assist you in resolving the error “Charging Paused. Battery Temperature Too High”?
These $15 wall chargers are easily found on eBay and will charge your phone no matter what. Because these chargers only have two pins, it is not necessary to check the phone’s stats before charging due to the lack of a third pin.
Solution 6: Turn off GPU rendering.
Turn off Force GPU Rendering on your phone if it is enabled. If your Android device has Developer Mode enabled, you can enable and disable Force GPU Rendering. This usually drains a lot of energy because it compels apps to use hardware 2D rendering, even if they weren’t built or written to do so.
It’s advisable to turn it off and see if the problem persists, as it can temporarily bork your phone and cause overheating issues.
Solution 7: Reset the device to factory defaults.
Before attempting any of the solutions listed below, we recommend performing a factory reset to check that the error message on your phone is caused by the battery/sensor and not a defect in third-party software.
It goes without saying that this will wipe all of your data and reset the phone to its factory settings; thus, make a backup of any vital data that may be lost during the reset.
We’ve covered how to conduct a factory reset on several Android versions of a Samsung phone/tablet in the sections below:
Android OS 7.0 and above
On your Samsung mobile, go to Settings.
Then, scroll down and open the General Management folder.
Tap on the Reset option when you find it.
Tap Factory data reset, then scroll to the bottom of the page to the Reset option.
Now press on the Delete All option.
Then, press on Confirm after entering your Samsung account password. (Only individuals who have already set up their Samsung account on their smartphone should proceed to this stage.)
Android OS versions 5.0 and 6.0 are supported.
Select Settings > Backup and reset > Factory data reset > Reset Device from the drop-down menu.
After that, you must enter your lock screen password and proceed.
Finally, press the Erase Everything button and wait for the device to reboot.
Android OS 4.4 and above
Go to the General tab under Settings and tap on Backup and Reset.
Select Factory data reset > Reset device > Erase everything from the menu.
Now, just sit tight and wait for the device to reset.
Solution 8: Replace the battery in your phone.
If nothing else seems to be working, the last option is to replace your battery. More often than not, the phone’s battery degrades over time and begins to cause problems, the most prevalent of which is overheating.
Check the health of your battery using a third-party application/software or the default in-built app, if your phone has one, before replacing it. Since nothing has worked out for you thus far, it is quite likely that the health statistics will not.
There are two approaches you can take. However, we normally advise adopting the less difficult path (which means you will need to spend some money). You may replace the battery in your phone yourself, which should not be an issue provided the back is openable, or you can take it to a verified authorised repair shop who will do it for you.
If you are unsure about your ability to complete the task, especially if the phone is a difficult nut to crack (literally), or if you lack the patience to do it yourself, you should hire a professional to replace the battery. If you take things in your hand and try to open and replace the phone in a lot of phones,
If you opt to replace the battery yourself, the Samsung Galaxy S7, for example, has not only a number of adhesives that you’ll have to reapply once you reassemble the phone, but you’ll also have to unhook and reconnect the loudspeaker assembly. You’ll have one more item to worry about if something goes wrong.
Furthermore, the waterproofing protections are frequently void when you replace the battery yourself.
If you’re in a pinch and decide to change the battery yourself, a repair kit for your Samsung phone, which costs around $25 – $30, is the best option. You can buy a tool to melt the seals that hold the two panels together because you’ll need to melt them.
Solution 9: Enable CPU under clocking on your phone (use with caution)
We don’t recommend utilising this approach if your phone is still under warranty or if you don’t have the technical know-how to work around it.
If replacing your battery worked for a while before your phone displayed ‘Charging Paused,’ it means it worked for a while. ‘Battery Temperature Too High’ is probably the last option you have before having to replace your phone entirely.
As previously stated, it saves battery, therefore the arithmetic is simple: you save battery, you avoid phone overheating, and thus you eliminate the probability of the ‘Charging Paused’ message. ‘The temperature of the battery is too high.’
The following are the requirements for underclocking your Android phone:
You should have rooted your phone
Your phone should have a custom recovery installed.
You have nandroid backup as a safeguard in case something goes wrong.
For the procedure to go as smoothly as possible, the phone should be at least 80% charged. If you can’t get your phone to 80 percent charge, use a wall charger, as indicated above, before you start underclocking.
Follow the instructions below to underclock your Android phone:
A trusted developer can provide you with a custom kernel for your device. Check your Android
build and serial number to find the proper custom kernel.
Once the file has been downloaded, enter recovery mode and press the install button. Tap the ‘install zip’ option if it’s a CWM recovery.
Before booting your phone into recovery mode, travel to the directory where you saved the kernel file.
Once the file has been discovered, flash it and wait for the success message to come on the screen.
Wipe Cache/Dalvik after installation.
What Are the Consequences of Overheating Your Smartphone?
When your smartphone overheats, it can cause catastrophic damage that isn’t immediately apparent. The battery and the SoC are the two primary sections that are affected by overheating.
Because lithium-ion batteries are the best rechargeable batteries on the market, they are used in practically every smartphone device. However, it has drawbacks, such as overheating of the battery and, as a result, your device.
The heating problem arises mostly because lithium-ion batteries deteriorate over time. The other issue is that these batteries are heat sensitive; when they are overheated, the ageing process of the batteries accelerates, which can result in catastrophic damage to your gadget.
Chip-based system (SOC)
The phone’s overheating causes the SoC to overheat, which can irreversibly destroy the chip. As a result, you will notice a significant decrease in the overall speed of your smartphone. Overheating of the SoC is caused by activities such as utilising WiFi with a weak connection, using Bluetooth excessively, watching online videos and movies, and playing high-end games on your mobile.
As a result, you should always strive to avoid overheating your phone in the first place.