How To Fix Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Overheating And Battery Drain Issues

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is quite an interesting smartphone that users are often tempted to overuse. Installing too many third-party apps, using it for all kinds of activities, not having the chance to plug the charger as often as you’d want can all lead to some sort of battery drain issues. And if you’ve been with us for a while, you must have read a couple of our articles on how to improve the battery life on a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus.

Nevertheless, the overheating and battery drain issues that we’d like to discuss today are a totally different breed. Your smartphone can manifest severe battery drainage and suddenly overheat without having anything to do with you surfing the web for too many hours. This time, it might rather have to do with an Oculus update. If you’re a Samsung Galaxy Gear VR Service fan and you have recently installed such an update, this might be the cause.

Read on and see what you need to do in order to fix this VR problem and how can you still enjoy Oculus even after this has happened to you.


Overheating and battery drain fix for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

It’s been known for a while that one of Oculus’ recent updates is creating such issues to numerous Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus users. Despite the fact that you’re probably thinking you’re never going get to use it again from now on, that’s not true. The solution is relatively simple, provided you carefully follow the instructions.

Long story short, you will first have to disable or even to delete the Gear VR Service and wait until a newer version, an improved update will fix the issue.


To disable the Gear VR service:

  1. Go to the Settings menu;
  2. Tap on Applications;
  3. Launch the Application Manager;
  4. Identify the Gear VR service;
  5. Tap on it and either uninstall or disable the service.


Since we’ve mentioned that this doesn’t necessarily imply never again using Gear VR and Oculus, it is important to specify that the community discussions on this thread are quite encouraging. Apparently, you will simply need to uninstall, first, Oculus Home, and, second, Oculus Rooms. After that, you re-dock the device and it should automatically download the most recent functional update.

As a last mention, some users reported that they have received an Oculus update notification that fixed the battery drainage and overheating issues. This means that you too should first launch the app to see if you’re being suggested any kind of update – that way, you might not have to go through any of the above steps.

Check your options and then do not forget to tell us if or how you have managed to fix the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus overheating and battery drain issues. Leave a comment below!

Disclaimer: Some pages on this site may include an affiliate link. This does not effect our editorial in any way.

Todays Highlights