How To Stop Your Smartphone From Overheating

Author Chinavasion Marketing 11.10.2016. | 15:42

Lately there has been  a lot going on with respect to overheating and even exploding smartphones all around the world. As an overheating smartphone can cause severe damage, not only to your device itself but also to you as a person, we at Chinavasion find it important to share why certain smartphones may overheat and how you could possibly prevent this from happening in the future.


Why Do Smartphones Heat Up?

The answer to this question lies in the basic teachings of physics; movement generates heat. In order for your smartphone to get anything done it has to physically move things around as a result of which heat will be generated. The amount of heat generated is largely proportional to the amount of electricity that moves through your device and the resistance. This means that when running complex applications such as demanding game your smartphone is more likely to warm up as the processors and memory are working flat out to move all those 1’s and 0’s about.



Generally speaking the operating system of your smartphone along with all its hardware is extremely well optimized and overheating rarely forms an issue. When a smartphone approaches a temperature that is potentially damaging to the device it should automatically slow down the CPU, resulting in slower operation speeds. Under more severe circumstances the device can shut itself down automatically and prevent you from using it until it has cooled down. Overheating can happen to the best smartphones out there, but how do we stop it from happening?


How To Stop Overheating?

If you often find yourself in a situation in which your smartphone is overheating the best way to solve this problem is to identify the causes off your device burning up. The most common reason for a smartphone to overheat is running (often multiple) demanding applications. Finding out which applications demand a lot of power is relatively easy. Simply go to your Battery Management tab under your settings where you can find out the amount of battery that is being drained by each App that is currently active. In this menu you can easily see which of your Apps are the most energy demanding and, potentially, cause your device to overheat even when they are only active on the background. Also despite the temptation to get to that next level, don’t operate your phone, especially don’t play demanding games while the phone is recharging otherwise you will have the smartphone heating up from the current running into it and also from the processor running at a high speed which can be a particularly stressing scenario for your phone.



Another common reason for overheating can be your charging settings. It is completely normal for your smartphone to heat up during charging; however, Quick Charge technology can cause your smartphone to overheat, especially if there are underlying faults with the battery or it the battery is becoming overcharged resulting in it heating up excessively. This has especially been an issue with Samsung’s S7 and S7 Edge phones where overheating appears to be a common problem.  If you suspect that Quick Charge technology is causing this issue on your phone then you can always disable it. To disable the Quick Charge setting simply go to your Battery Settings and turn ‘’Fast Cable Charging’’ off.  Many phones that feature Quick Charge technology have this feature enabled by default meaning that, if you have not turned it off already, this could be the source of your overheating issues.


Besides these two most common reasons for overheating there are several other typical causes. Using your device in the sun can cause it to overheat rapidly, leading to severe battery damage. Exposing a fully charged battery to heat is pretty much the worst thing one can do. Therefore it is not advised to fully charge your smartphone battery. Instead, charge it to 80-90% to prevent battery stress. Also, a sturdy case to help you protect your new smartphone against bumps and scratches is nice, however, does prevent heat from leaving the device so if your phone is overheating try removing it from any case, and ensure it is in a  well-ventilated place, particularly when charging. Finally, anything from outdated software to defective hardware could potentially cause your device to overheat. So check you’re running the latest version of software and there are no bugs on the phone, also check there is no damage to the phone or charging lead, a battery that has been exposed to water, bad or damaged connector or charging port could all easily lead to overheating. For further diagnostics, you could always turn to some monitoring software.


Mobile Applications For Temperature Monitoring

CoolerMaster is just one example of an Application available in the App Store that helps you keep an eye on just how hot your handset gets. This App is great to help you see which of your applications are consuming most of your resources. Additionally, if you happen to have rooted your device you could always go for Coolifi. This magnificent application is a one-click app that aims to optimize your device and has helped many users to keep their device cool.



Author Chinavasion Marketing 11.10.2016. | 15:42
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  1. John Agwazim October 11, 15:50

    Nice tip. Thanks.

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