There are times that phones may get uncomfortably warm after using it for a long time. This usually occurs when you use your device in a hot environment, or when you play graphics-heavy games. In some cases, even streaming HD content like watching Netflix for some time can lead to this situation. In this troubleshooting article, we’ll show you what you can do to fix overheating on your Huawei P30.
How to fix overheating on Huawei P30 | easy steps to troubleshoot Huawie P30 that heats up
Troubleshooting overheating issue on Huawei P30 is not straightforward. In many cases when persistent overheating occurs, the likely culprit is bad hardware. We hope this is not the case in your device. Learn how to fix overheating on Huawei P30 below.
Overheating on Huawei P30 fix #1: Allow your device to cool off
Overheating is usually not the problem but a sign of something that’s not going right. In Huawei devices, it can mean that the system is overwhelmed, presence of a bad app, or there’s unknown software glitch. If your Huawei P30 has become way too warm and you are unable to hold it normally due to heat, you can bet it’s overheating. If this happens, the next event will most likely be a system shutdown. In order to prevent damage to internal components, your Android device is designed to turn itself off if inside temperature has reached a certain level. So, it your Huawei P30 has become too warm, you can expect it to turn itself off. We suggest that you don’t wait for this to happen though. Just allow the device to cool down by turning it off for at least 30 minutes. This should be enough for the hardware to dissipate heat naturally. Afterwards, turn the phone on again and use it as you normally would. If the issue returns after that, continue with the rest of the troubleshooting below.
Overheating on Huawei P30 fix #2: Perform a forced reboot
At this point, the next best thing that you can do is to refresh the system. Restarting a device can sometimes do wonders. Make sure that you forced restart your phone if none of the suggestions has worked so far. Try to do a forced reboot by pressing and holding the Power key for 10 to 15 seconds. If your phone works, it should reboot and you should feel a vibration and see the Huawei logo. In case you do not feel the vibration and the screen is still blank, then simply press and hold the Power Key for more time until you see the device restart itself.
If nothing changes after attempting to reboot the device a few times, you can abandon this troubleshooting and proceed to the next ones below.
Overheating on Huawei P30 fix #3: Clear cache partition
Android devices like your Huawei P30 uses a special cache called system cache to open and load apps faster. The system cache includes items like website links, images, videos, ads, among others. It’s stored in a portion of the internal storage called cache partition. Sometimes, the system cache may get outdated or corrupted causing performance problems or bugs. To ensure that you phone runs efficiently and the cache in top shape, you want to regularly clear the cache partition (about once every few months). When dealing with any app issue, this can also be one of the troubleshooting steps. Here’s how to do it:
- With your phone turned off, press and hold both the Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds.
- Let go of the buttons when the Honor logo appears.
- Shortly after seeing the logo, the EMUI screen shows up with the recovery mode options.
- Press the Volume Down button to scroll to and highlight Wipe cache partition option.
- Then press the Power button to confirm selection.
- Use the Volume buttons to scroll to and highlight the next options and Power button to confirm selection.
Overheating on Huawei P30 fix #4: Keep apps and software updated
Some network problems can only be fixed by changing software codes. If your device is still showing No Signal issue at this point, make sure that you install whatever available software update there is at the moment. If there’s no any available update at all, then simply ignore this suggestion. Some network problems can only be fixed by changing software codes. If your device is still showing No Signal issue at this point, make sure that you install whatever available software update there is at the moment. If there’s no any available update at all, then simply ignore this suggestion. Here’s how to manually check for software updates on the P30:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap System.
- Select System Update.
- Tap the option to Check for Updates.
To check for any pending app updates you’ve downloaded through the Google Play Store app, launch Play Store then navigate to the Updates section. You will then see a list of apps with pending updates. Just tap on Update to install individual app updates or tap Update All to update apps simultaneously.
Don’t forget to reboot/soft reset your P30 after installing updates to ensure all new software changes are properly implemented and to prevent any app from going rogue.
Overheating on Huawei P30 fix #5: Check for bad apps
Sometimes, a third party app may cause problems or interfere with the Operating System. Having network troubles due to a bad app is not unheard of in Huawei devices. Restart the phone to safe mode and see if that’s the case. In safe mode, no third party app should be able to run. So, if wifi works normally on safe mode, you can bet a bad third party app is to blame. Here’s how to boot it to safe mode:
- Power off the device.
- Power it back on.
- Once you see the Huawei animation on the screen press and hold Volume Down button.
- You can see safe mode at the bottom left corner once the device finishes booting.
- Now that the device has started on safe mode, charge it and see if there’s a difference.
Don’t forget: safe mode blocks third party apps but it won’t tell you which of them is the real cause. If you think that there’s a rogue third party app in the system, you must identify it. Here’s what you need to do exactly:
- Boot to safe mode.
- Check for the problem.
- Once you’ve confirmed that a third party app is to blame, you can start uninstalling apps individually. We suggest that you begin with the most recent ones you added.
- After you uninstall an app, restart the phone to normal mode and check for the problem.
- If your Huawei P30 is still problematic, repeat steps 1-4.
Overheating on Huawei P30 fix #6: Factory reset
If none of the solutions you’ve done so far has worked at this time, you should consider doing a factory reset. This returns all software settings to their defaults and deletes apps and personal data you’ve added. To avoid losing irreplaceable files, be sure to back your data up ahead of time. If the reason for the problem is unknown software bug, factory reset will likely be of help.
There are two methods to perform a factory reset on your Huawei P30. You want to do the first one first if there’s no problem going under Settings menu.
Method 1: Hard reset on Huawei P30 via Settings
Wiping your phone with factory reset will automatically erase information from your device’s internal storage. The software environment on your device is basically returned to its original form, just like when it left the factory. This means that everything you added to the device like files, photos, videos, and apps will all be deleted. If you don’t want to lose irreplaceable data, make sure to create a backup ahead of time.
There can be many different reasons why a user may want to factory reset a device. If your situation calls for a Hard reset on Huawei P30 and you are able to access your device’s settings menu, then this first method is for you. It’s easier to do compared to the second one below so this is a go-to method for you.
To perform a Hard reset on Huawei P30 via Settings:
- Create a backup of your personal data.
- Turn on the device.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap System.
- Choose Reset.
- Tap Reset all settings.
- Tap Reset all settings.
- Confirm the action by tapping on Reset all settings.
- Wait for factory reset to finish.
Method 2: Hard reset on Huawei P30 via Recovery Mode
This method is useful in one particular situation: when Settings menu is not accessible. There may be a variety of reasons why Settings menu may become unreachable. In some cases, the device may have simply frozen or unresponsive. At other times, it can be due to a problem that you are currently trying to troubleshoot. In any case, you must do Hard reset on Huawei P30 via Recovery Mode when the situation forces you to. We still recommend that you use the first method as your primary option for convenience reasons. Effects-wise, the two methods don’t have any difference at all. The device will be completely sanitized and all user data deleted after doing any of them.
To perform a Hard reset on Huawei P30 via Recovery Mode:
- Create a backup of your personal data.
- Turn off the mobile by pressing the Power key for a few moments.
- Press and hold Volume Up and Power buttons for a couple of seconds.
- When Recovery Mode appears let go of all keys.
- Now choose “wipe data/factory reset”. Use Volume buttons to navigate and the Power key to accept it.
- Confirm the operation by typing in “yes” and select “wipe data/factory reset”.
- When you see the Google Verification info confirm the operation by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”.
- Finally choose “reboot system now” by using the Power key.
Overheating on Huawei P30 fix #8: Repair
If factory reset won’t fix the problem and overheating on your Huawei P30 remains, you can assume that bad hardware must be to blame. Contact Huawei or visit their local store so you can set up repair appointment.