With the increase in summer temperatures, phones also run the risk of overheating. You might often wonder as to why phones get heated? The amount of electricity circulating through the phones determines the heat generated by them. This then combined with the hot summers can surely cause your phone to overheat and make it difficult to use.
Tips to Help you Prevent your Phone from Overheating during Summer:
Don’t Charge it to a 100%
Overnight charging of the phone is not recommended but if you must, then ensure the phone always lies on a flat, cool surface and not on the bed or pillows. However, charging your phone to 100% is not the best idea and it leads to shortening of the battery life cycle of your phone. Charge your phone to up to 80% and recharge it when it drops to about 30%. This will help combat the problem of overheating.
Update your Apps
Keep apps updated on both iOS and Android devices. Older versions of apps might contain bugs and glitches that might slow down your phone or use up too much energy causing it to overheat. Updating it could allow them to run smoothly and keep your phone functioning better. Phones can often experience lags in performance due to apps that might corrupt the phone. Bring it over to ASK computers Toronto to get it checked and looked at rights way!
Use Airplane Mode
How to not overheat your phone? One of the best ways is to preserve your phone’s power if you’re outside or chilling on the beach. Switch it off or put it on airplane mode when your phone is not in use. This will extend its life and will prevent unnecessary heating.
Remove the Case
Phone cases also trap heat and if the phone is already overheating, it is advisable to take the case off and allow it to cool down by placing it on a cool surface. If your phone is constantly heating up even at the slightest of usage, you might have a virus or be facing hardware problems. Bring over your phone to ASK computers for cell phone repair and we’ll be happy to run free diagnostics and help fix your phone.
Using the camera for a prolonged period of time to shoot videos can also cause overheating problems. You will also experience your phone overheat if you’re on an extended video call. Limit the camera usage to help avoid overheating.
Power Hungry Apps
Not all apps consume the same amount of power to run. Some apps are heavy with hefty configurations. These can include video editing apps, heavy games, apps with heavy visualizations and animations. Identify the apps that use up the bulk of the phone’s usage and keep their use to a minimum to keep your phone at optimum quality.
You should also optimize the display settings of your phone to reduce the brightness when not in use. Go for auto-brightness which adjusts the brightness of the phone as per the light around you. Keep the brightness to a minimum when possible. A less brightened screen helps optimize the power and battery performance of the phone without having to overheat the battery for brighter display options.
Contact ASK Computers at (416) 862-9595 or drop in for an in-person appointment where we’d be happy to look at your device and help optimize its performance and help you tackle issues of overheating.