How to prevent your smartphone from overheating

How to prevent your smartphone from overheating

/ 09:15 AM July 03, 2024

Inquirer Tech discussed how to keep water off your smartphone last month. Now, it will discuss how to prevent your mobile device from overheating. 

Smartphones are now a mainstay of daily life, but they’re still vulnerable to the elements. Extreme heat and water damage can reduce your phone’s performance lifespan. 

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That is why you should know how to keep your phone from overheating. This article will discuss relevant methods and overheating signs you should check.


How to prevent smartphone overheating

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Bloomberg recommends keeping your phone out of direct sunlight. Also, you should keep it away from other extremely hot places like your car’s dashboard. 

Charge your phone in a cool environment. Replenishing your battery’s energy generates heat, so make sure the surroundings won’t add more.

You must refrain from using your phone while it’s juicing up. If it’s an emergency, disconnect the charging cable and reconnect it after your urgent matter.

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Running too many apps strains the processor, causing smartphone overheating. Consequently, you should open apps whenever necessary and close them immediately when not in use. 

If it’s extremely hot outside, you may remove your phone case temporarily. Alternatively, you could use a thermal case to regulate your phone temperature. This Inquirer USA article shares some great options.


What are the signs of smartphone overheating?

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Most smartphones have built-in overheating detectors, and you can install third-party apps to monitor phone temperature. However, Tom Paton, the founder of the online phone-comparison platform Green Smartphones has a more practical solution: 

“If your phone gets uncomfortable to hold, it’s beginning to overheat.” 

Nicholas Bains, a smartphone expert at the phone insurance service provider Asurion, says slow performance is another clear indicator. 

Mobile devices slow down processing to prevent excessive heat. However, Bains warns that this mechanism may activate too late to prevent damage.

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“Your phone is able to protect itself in the moment. But frequent and repeated exposure to high heat can have long-term effects on your phone’s performance and can permanently shorten its battery life.”

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