Does your phone overheat? Here are some preventive measures!

Phone overheating is one of the most common issues experienced by many users. You can expect such scenario specifically when you are playing a game with heavy specifications. In addition to that, your phone can accumulate heat as a result of constant use. Likewise, there can be some other reasons behind an overheated phone. That said, there are some measures you can take in order to prevent your phone from overheating. 

  • Include a gaming radiator in your setup
  • If you use the device to play heavy games on a regular basis, the phone will become extremely hot. It is therefore not always possible to maintain a healthy temperature in the device using standard configurations. In that case, you can spend the money on a special mobile phone gaming radiator that will be installed on the device. Such a device has the ability to absorb heat and pump it out in order to maintain the ideal temperature, preventing overheating from occurring.

  • Reduce the brightness of the screen
  • If you have increased the screen brightness, the phone will have to work harder, just as it will if you have multiple idle apps running in the background at the same time. As a result, keep the screen brightness at a minimum and use an anti-glare cover to protect the screen.

  • No direct sunlight should be shining directly into your phone's screen.
  • Preventing overheating is made easier by ensuring that the device is kept out of direct sunlight as much as possible. Phones are notoriously susceptible to overheating when they are exposed to direct sunlight, due to their tendency to retain heat.

  • Make sure all of your apps are up to date.
  • Some of the applications you have installed on your device may be a source of overheating. In that case, you must be diligent in keeping those applications up to date with the most recent versions. Each update contains fixes for potential errors and bugs, so make sure to keep your apps up to date on a consistent basis. Even if your phone does not overheat, keeping the apps up to date is a good idea because it can improve the overall performance of your device.

  • Do not allow any unwanted applications to run in the background.
  • It is normal for us to have a number of applications running in the background at the same time. When open and unused apps are running in the background, your phone has to work harder and consumes more system resources, which increases the battery life. As a result, the phone becomes extremely hot. You can easily resolve this issue by closing the applications that are currently running in the background.

  • Turn off your device and put it in airplane mode (whenever it is possible)
  • With Airplane mode, you can restrict the functionality of your device to its most basic functions. However, this is not a long-term solution because you will need to use the device's other functions on a fairly regular basis. In the meantime, Airplane mode is a pretty good workaround to have on-hand.

  • Avoid the use of phone cases that retain heat.
  • If your smartphone is constantly heating up, take the case off and see if it still functions normally. In fact, the case acts as an additional layer of insulation over the device, allowing it to retain its heat longer. So, get rid of that nonsense. If you are in desperate need of a phone case, choose one that does not absorb heat.

    In addition to that, you should check if your phone is infected by malware or unnecessary addons. Such annoying apps can run in the background, consume your device’s battery and data apart from overheating it.