How to Keep an Android Phone From Overheating

If you have an Android phone, it has probably happened to you: you’re using your phone when it suddenly starts feeling hot in your hand. Don’t worry, that’s easy to prevent and we can help. Start with these steps from Trademore.

What to do if your Android phone overheats

Following these steps will help stop your Android phone from overheating.

Keep it out of the sunlight. Sunlight, especially during summer, can cause your Android to overheat in a matter of minutes. Quickly move to a cool, shaded place and don’t use it until it cools down. Also avoid using your Android phone in high temperatures.

Close any apps that are running in the background. Background-running apps take up more RAM. That drains the battery fast and heats your Android phone at the same time. Just click the return button twice or click the Exit button from the app menu to get out of the running apps on your Android device. Remember to exit the app after using to stop heating up your device.

Stop multitasking. When you’re doing multiple things at once on your phone, you can overload your Android phone. So try using fewer apps and closing the apps you’re not using will help keep your Android cool.

Make sure software and apps are up to date. Not having the latest version of your operating system and apps can heat up your phone. Software updates help fix bugs and errors which can cause your device to overheat.

Give your Android phone a breather. Your phone can be overworked, and when that happens, it heats up. Playing games, making calls, using it in areas with weak cell signal, and turning the brightness up all take a toll on your battery and phone. Let your phone rest for a bit.

Check the battery. As your battery ages, you will lose power more quickly, and this accelerates with constant use. If your Android phone overheats, it may be a sign that your battery is having problems. Look into buying a new battery from an authorized dealer.

Avoid playing graphics-heavy games on your phone. Games that use 3D graphics and require a higher processor demand drain your battery very quickly, which can heat up your phone.

Pay attention to where the phone is heating up. It’s important to know which areas of your Android phone is getting hot. If the bottom of your phone is getting hot while plugged in and charging, you might want to try a new or different charger.

Turn on airplane mode. In airplane mode you’ll still be able to you use your phone, but the non-essentials that can take a toll on your battery will be turned off.

Take the case off. When your phone is overheating, the case doesn’t help. Taking the case off will open the vents to work better than if they’re covered.

Try an app. Believe it or not, there are apps that can help keep prevent your Android phone from overheating. Some inform you when your phone may overheat and shows you which apps are running in the background. Others provide temperature details. You can find them in the Google Play Store.

So, the next time you find your Android phone is overheating, keep your cool. You know what to do.

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