Overheating is a very common problem and even the flagship devices from some of the world topmost brand are not free from it nor is the Huawei P20.
No doubt the P20 is among the best smartphone available in the market these days. Huawei has successfully combined both classy look and amazing features in the latest P20. It is designed to handle a number of tasks and applications simultaneously however over usage of the CPU or other software and hardware related problems can induce overheat in the device.
There is no way to solve the overheating issue if it is related to hardware problems like a battery or something else rather than taking it to the service center. On the other hand, if overheating is related to software you can solve and restore the normal functionality using the methods listed below.
Fixes for Huawei P20 overheating issues
End background apps
A number of applications running in the background could be one of the reasons behind your Huawei P20 overheating issues. These applications continuously exhaust the processor resulting in heat. In this case, the first thing you should try is to end the entire background app and then restart your phone to cool down the processor.
- First of all tap the application key.
- A list of all the applications running in the background will open.
- Click and slide to the right to end an application.
- To restart the phone press and hold the power button until a menu appears.
- Now tap on power off and then Ok.
- The phone will shut down.
- Restart your phone after a few seconds by pressing and holding the power button.
- This will end all the background applications.
Diagnosing app in the safe mode
Booting your phone to safe mode temporarily disable all the third party application installed on it. If the phone does not get overheated while running in the safe mode this makes sure a third party app is a reason behind your Huawei P20 overheating. On the other hand, if the phone still gets overheated then it is not related to an installed application and further diagnosis is required. Here is how you can boot the phone in Safe Mode:
- Turn off the phone by pressing the power key for around 30 seconds.
- Now turn on your phone by pressing it again.
- Press the volume down key as soon as you see the Huawei logo.
- This will boot the phone in Safe mode.
Updating system software
System bugs contributing to the Huawei P20 overheating issues could be removed by updating the system software. Updates are released especially for solving the issues found in the previous version of the software thus keeping your phone up to date ensures its smooth functioning. Here is how to update your phone:
- Go to settings.
- Scroll down and then tap on Software Update option.
- The phone will now search for the latest version of the software available and then will install it.
If the above-listed methods are unable to fix your Huawei P20 problem then it’s the time for factory reset. Factory reset is a more complex process which can be used to fix fatal system errors. Another thing to keep in mind is that it will remove each and everything on your phone. Therefore only proceed after making a backup or copy of all your important data. Here is how it is done:
- Go to the home screen now choose settings.
- Scroll down and tap on System.
- Now choose reset and then factory data reset.
- Choose reset phone.
- Again click reset the phone to confirm.
- The phone will reboot.
This is the final and the most advanced method which will hopefully solve the P20 overheating issues.