Is your phone overheating? Here are some tips to stop it from getting hot:
- Avoid direct sunlight on your phone. Your phone catches light and heat from the sun and retains it, getting hotter the longer it remains in sunlight and heat.
- Turn off unused apps on your phone. Unused apps running in the background will cause your phone to work harder, which in turn causes it to heat up.
- Avoid turning your screen brightness up. Just the same as running background apps, turning your brightness up will force your battery to work harder and create more heat.
- Avoid putting your phone against warm materials. Blankets and pillows will entrap heat. Make sure that your phone has enough air for it to breathe.
- Turn your phone to airplane mode. Airplane mode allows you to use basic functions on your phone but turns off other non-essentials that can take a toll on your battery.
- Take your case off. Taking the case off will allow your phone to cool down quicker.
Tips to cool your phone down:
- Charge your phone on a hard, cool surface.
- Separate your phone from other tech. Stacking your running phone and tablet together in a bag makes them more susceptible to overheating.
- Keep your applications up-to-date. Many app updates include bug fixes that can improve your phone’s efficiency.
- Blow your phone with a fan. Fanning can help cool off your device when it’s getting too hot.
- Avoid sudden changes in temperature. You may be tempted to place your overheating device in the refrigerator or freezer for a minute or two, but it can break your device.