Find Out How to Keep your Phone from Overheating
Like other electronics, it’s normal for your smartphone to heat up from time to time during everyday use. This is especially true when charging your phone battery, as heat transfers from your charger to your device. However, if you’re finding your smartphone is almost always too hot to handle, this could signal an underlying issue. If a battery malfunction or manufacturing defect is causing the heat, then you’ll probably need to bring your phone in for repair. But, before you make an appointment, try these five prevention tips on how to keep your phone from overheating.
Pro Tips: Keep Your Phone from Overheating
As we head deeper into the summer months, you might be more likely to leave your cell phone sitting in a hot car or out in the direct sunlight. Just as you take measures to protect your body from overheating and sun exposure, you should also give your phone that same care and protection. Ultimately, phone overheating can lead to:
- Low battery life
- Your phone’s CPU breaking or melting
- Slow performance or lost data
Try these five recommendations to prevent your phone from overheating in the first place.
- Turn Off your Unused Apps When you have several apps open simultaneously, your cell phone works harder and uses up more processing power. Instead of leaving apps running in the background, close out unused apps whenever possible. On an iPhone, double click on the home button and then swipe up on the app to close it.
- Disable Bluetooth Bluetooth and other battery-draining features increase the amount of heat generated by your phone. Leaving Bluetooth on all the time may lead you to need a battery replacement or repair down the line. Try deactivating Bluetooth mode when it’s not in use and avoid using it for long periods. If your cell phone connects to Bluetooth as soon as you enter your car, try disconnecting the auto-pairing feature and manually connect to it as needed.
- Switch to Airplane Mode If you’re planning on being outside in the heat for long hours at a time, consider turning on your smartphone’s airplane mode. Doing so disables your mobile phone’s ability to use cellular radio, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Enabling airplane mode is one of the fastest ways to limit battery-draining features. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to access Wi-Fi or answer incoming calls, so be sure you’re not expecting an urgent call from someone before switching it on.
- Turn Down the Brightness Just like apps running in the background, increasing your phone’s brightness uses up more battery power and increases the internal temperature. If you need to turn up your screen brightness to see clearly on a hot day, try opting for an anti-glare screen protector to put on your smartphone. CPR Cell Phone Repair carries InvisibleShield® products and can help you find the screen protector that’s right for you.
- Avoid Direct Sunlight This last tip may seem like a no-brainer, but protecting your phone from the sun’s harmful rays is the easiest way to prevent it from overheating. Just like the cold impacts your phone, overexposure to sunlight can cause damage. As heat hits your phone from direct sunlight overhead, it retains and continues absorbing it for as long as it’s exposed. Gradually, your phone will get hotter and hotter until the hard drive starts expanding and eventually becomes damaged.
If your cell phone is still in working condition, practice these preventative techniques to keep it that way. However, if your device is already experiencing issues, then CPR Cell Phone Repair is here to help. Our knowledgeable technicians are well-trained in fixing a broad range of smartphone problems and will help get your phone working like now. Stop into a location near you to get started with a free, no-obligation estimate request.