Reasons Why Your Phone is Hot and Tips to Stop it from Overheating

 

We hate getting a phone call, only to have the person on the other end ask us to repeat ourselves as they can’t understand us because our phone starts to overheat.

 

It’s not just your imagination. An overheated phone definitely won’t behave well!

 

It will be uncomfortable for you, mainly if you are used to playing games and using many apps. It can become unbearable and lead to battery drainage in a short time.

Why did my phone overheats?

I mean, what is the reason that is happening to a phone that we have been using so long and take good care of it? Well, there are several causes for this. Here are some of them:

 

  1. Overheating apps: Apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram always run in the background and consume more battery power. It uses your RAM at 100%, which will quickly lead to overheating. These are the biggest reasons why most phones get hot almost immediately when we play games or use social media applications.
  2. Unnecessary processes running in our background: At times an application is uninstalled, but its function is still running in our device memory.
  3. Optimization is not up to date: For example, your phone may have an outdated operating system, making your device very slow and heat quickly. If you run a lower version of the same software, many malfunctioning problems can happen, including unnecessary processes running in the background.
  4. The phone has some applications or games we do not use frequently, but they remain on our mobile devices.
  5. Using poor quality charger or cable: This can also make your phone heat up like crazy due to overheating and high electrocution pressure inside the wire and cable itself, thus becoming one of the main reasons why your phone gets hot when charging.
  6. Overheating due to fake or faulty charging ports or charging cables.
  7. Sometimes, we install too many applications on our device, and thus it will make your device heat up quickly.
  8. Sometimes, we install too many applications on our device, and thus it will make your device heat up quickly.
  9. Overheating can also result from using a poor quality SD card, so we suggest you use a good quality SD card for better performance!
  10. Sometimes, your phone gets hot because you put it in direct sunlight or use it while taking a bath: This is one of the main reasons why your phone gets hot so fast and almost immediately.
  11. Leaving the phone in a hot place: like in a car or direct sunlight for too long, can also make your device get hot.
  12. A fake charger or cable will give you phony charging and data transfer performance.
  13. Some apps we use are not functioning smoothly because they are poorly designed or corrupted.
  14. If any component needs to be changed or replaced due to its hardware failure: This will increase the device’s internal temperature, thus causing it to heat up quickly.
  15. Your device might be using a lot of power and thus draining the battery: which is why your phone gets hot. Some apps also can do this.
  16. The battery is not in good condition anymore, and thus its performance is affected.
  17. Putting your phone in a tight place: such as your pocket, too long can make it overheat quickly too! Remember, heat rises, so it will only get hotter the longer it stays there!
  18. The charger you are using has some problem with its hardware: Thus it cannot discharge the electricity into your handsets or tablets properly.
  19. Usually, it is hard for a new phone’s battery to stay at its total capacity. This is one of the reasons why you have to charge your phone once in a while.
  20. Leaving your device in direct sunlight can also cause overheating.
  21. Using the same charger you use with other devices: Not your phone, will cause it to heat up quickly. The voltage variation can also make it hot.
  22. When you place your device on a zippered pocket: Sometimes, the air vents and their existence can affect the temperature of your device as well as heat transfer through the air inside the bag so that when you’re trying to charge or play games, this tends not to happen.

It might be a challenging experience, especially if it is your job, but you can do something about it by following these easy steps.

  1. How to keep your phone cool in summer :

– Keep your phone off when not in use at all times. Don’t play games and use apps that consume a lot of power. The more applications you run, the less battery life you will have; hence, your phone will heat faster. Play only when necessary!

– Do not charge your device while it’s on, nor place it on the charger if it’s hot. Doing so can damage your device more significantly than if left alone for a long time, and overheating would occur soon after.

– If you want to charge your phone, make sure that you use only your original charger and USB cable. A fake charger or cable can quickly heat your device and cause overheating.

– Turn off all unnecessary processes that are used when charging your phone.

– Keep the device away from direct sunlight (especially the screen) to avoid damage caused by the sun’s heat.

– Avoid using unsecured wireless chargers to prevent your smartphone battery from overheating.

  1. How to keep your tablet cool in summer :

– Do not place it under direct sunlight when not in use too long as this can cause overheating.

– Lower the brightness of your display.

– Do not charge your device while it is on, nor place it on the charger if it’s hot. Doing so can damage your device more significantly than if left alone for a long time, and overheating would occur soon after.

– Turn off all unnecessary processes that are used when charging your tablet.

– Keep the device away from direct sunlight (especially the screen) to avoid damage from the sun’s heat.

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