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5 Tips to Prevent Your Smartphone from Overheating

Undoubtedly, smartphones have come a long way, and we have seen continuously continuous improvement.

Phone manufacturers thrive to outsmart competitors, upgrading and improving the performance and functions of smartphones.

Arguably, as a result of these advancements, issues associated with smartphone overheating have emanated.

With increasing data usage, demand for more processing power and speed, battery capacity and overall improvement of smartphones, and more heat is being generated.

Unlike the laptops that have, at least, a cooling pack, smartphones are compact, so no heat is being released. This is a common thing on Android devices. The device gets sluggish, non-responsive and too hot to hold, restarting automatically, and sometimes switching off and refusing to boot.

While some phones heat up because of bugs from the manufacturers, which users commonly complain of, some of these cases can be prevented.

If your Android phone is overheating, here are some tips to cool it down:

Check the battery

A bad battery is one of the most common causes of overheating on Android. This issue does not respect the fact that your phone is new and useful. To detect, see if the back of your phone is hotter than other sides.

Avoid playing games for too long

Games on smartphones are developed with beautiful graphics that demand too much from your phone’s central and graphics processing units. Playing such games for too long will surely heat up your phones.

Check the type of phone case you are using

Ever had to run under an afternoon sun in a sweater? This much describes the issue. Some phone cases suffocate the phone itself, which needs to use the only option of releasing heat, which is radiation. Try removing it when the phone gets hot.

Stop overusing the phone

An average phone user spends about 5 hours a day on his/her phone. This is even mainly more on the teenagers, who spend about 9 hours a day on their smartphones. Instead of blaming the phone, why not check the rate of your use of the phone?

They are powerful and even addicting, yes, but the cooling system is highly limited, and excessive use is not supported.

Check your Charger

If your smartphone heats when charging it, then its abnormal. But too much heat means that the charger is defective. Please never use your phone while charging it. Change, with caution the charger, if it is broken. Batteries can also explode.


In conclusion, do not overuse your phone. Avoid using apps that demand too many resources. Do mind the environment of your phone, keep it out of sunlight.

I believe that carrying out the steps above have been able to stop your smartphone from overheating.

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