Overheating nowadays seems like a fairly common problem with Android smartphones but not many people know what to do about it. Not a rocket science because the devices overheat, mainly because of the way it is used or to be fair, "abused" the right word for it. We may be abusing our Android device consciously, playing on it all the time, but it also happens unknowingly. Aside from the fact that the device stiffens, overheating also causes damage to the device itself. What is absolutely irritating when the phone turns into a heated cannonball and you have no idea what you did to make it boil that way.
Although we agree that overheating is not new and affects the best devices, we believe there are a few things you can do to prevent it from happening and protect your device. You can start by following these simple tricks and feel the difference for yourself:
1. Avoid running too many apps in the background
Let's start with something that may not be notified immediately because apps running in the background are something most of us tend to ignore. With the huge amount of RAM in the latest Android smartphones, the apps work smoothly even when you have a number of active background apps. However, these applications and background services take up CPU resources, thus putting a strain on and heating up the hardware.
Well, if you want to turn off the heat on your device you may want to check the number of apps you have run in the background and try to limit it in the future. Make sure to exit the apps after you are done using them and to restrict automatic startup if your device allows these controls. You can also check the RAM used by the apps in Settings-> Memory.
2. Avoid playing games, using VR and camera for long periods
If you continuously use apps like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger etc., the device does not overheat, however you will be able to play or use the camera. Add Virtual Reality to that list and you have the trio that can boil your device.
Games are not like other apps, but they take advantage of resources and put more stress on the CPU and battery. The same goes for the camera, as keeping it active to capture long-lasting videos or time lapse videos requires additional power from both the CPU and the battery, resulting in the device overheating. VR the latest addition to the things that charge your device. Using your device with a VR device may sound interesting, but doing it for long periods of time will cause some warming up, so try to reduce it.
3. Reduce the use of mobile data, Bluetooth and GPS
It's no secret that services like Bluetooth, mobile data and GPS have an impact on your device's battery. But what people don't pay attention to, how and why this happens. These services quickly drain the battery because they require a lot of power to operate. Do the math and you'll find that the faster the battery runs out, the hotter the device becomes.
If the battery is used excessively, it must supply the device with more energy to support these wireless services and doing it continuously for a decent amount of time undeniably triggers its temperature. Using Google Maps and other similar applications also heats the device, as it requires GPS and the screen to remain active for a long time. In addition to these services, Wi-Fi also tends to consume battery power, but compared to mobile data it is much more efficient.
4. Load correctly
Reload correctly, two words that you should never get out of your conscience. If you want your device to stay cool and also maintain its battery life, you should make sure you charge it properly. This involves some basic things, which if followed will significantly reduce the heating problems of your device.
- Use only the appropriate charger and charging cable provided with the device, using other chargers that affect the battery.
- Do not use the phone while charging. This should be an absolute rule, as it is harmful to your device and also to you.
- Do not keep your phone covered while charging. Don't suffocate him
5. Keep the brightness under control
This should be fairly obvious, the higher the brightness of your device, the more power it will require and the warmer the device will be. You should keep your device's brightness at an acceptable level and you will be surprised at the difference. The brightness of the screen does not increase the temperature to a fundamental level, but increases the normal temperature, so your device will never be cold to begin with.
6. Buy a good case
Investing in a good case for your phone should be the first thing to do after getting a brand new Android smartphone. A good important case for the physical protection of your device and also for its temperature. Instead of buying a leather or bulky case, you should buy a case that ensures that your device has the air it needs to stay cool. Leather tends to trap heat inside and so do many other similar materials. Invest in a good quality hard case or a rubber case, which will give your device a cooler look by keeping it cool.
7. Install an anti-malware app
You may not realize it, but apps aren't the only thing that uses your device's resources, viruses and malware do the same. These notorious apps will continue to consume resources in the background and much like background apps, these will also prevent your device from taking a break. Such continuous use of resources is destined to make the CPU and battery very hot.
Install a good anti-malware app to make sure your device is safe and has no viruses that keep it warm. We recommend the 360 Security application for this purpose, as it is a decent anti-malware app, which can also monitor device RAM usage and temperature, among other things.
8. Install an app to monitor and cool the temperature of your device
Since overheating is a problem common to most Android users, the Play Store is full of apps that monitor and control the temperature of the device. These apps monitor the temperature of your device in real time and have a single touch to cool a device. We recommend using the CPU Cooler app, which allows you to control the apps that are overloading your CPU and to warm it up. This app also features a one-touch feature that can close all apps that consume a lot of resources to allow the device to cool down.
Some additional points to remember
In addition to the points mentioned above, you should keep these two tips in mind:
1] Avoid keeping the device in direct sunlight, as this will gradually increase its temperature.
2] Avoid using or charging the device after it has been in contact with water, even if the device has water resistance capabilities.
So, there are a few things to keep in mind to make a big difference in your device's temperature. These tips, albeit simple, ensure that you don't face overheating issues on a regular basis. If your device continues to heat up a lot, you may want to take it to a service center because it may be due to poor battery life or other hardware problems. Other than that, these small changes will surely prevent normal overheating. Overheating may seem like the way the phone tells you to slow down when you use it too much, but it should be occasional. Make sure to follow these tips and treat your device with care and in return, keep calm and cool for yourself.