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The more you use your smartphone, the more likely you would notice that the device gets warm gradually. The fact is that you can’t avoid the heating up of your smartphone. But, if your smartphone is getting overheated, you need to consider the same seriously.The overheating of your smartphone will definitely affect the performance of the smartphone and damage its components. Of course, you can avoid overheating of your smartphone by understanding what results in overheating.
Why Do Smartphones Heat Up?
Remember your high school physics? Movement generates heat! Well, your smartphone has to move things around physically to work and so it generates heat. The amount of heat that is produced by your smartphone is proportional to the amount of electricity that is moving around the device. If you are playing a high intensity game that has huge CPU requirements, the SoC gets warm and generates heat. So, heating up is normal, but overheating is a concern.
Overheating of Smartphones Is a Concern!
SoCs are well optimized to handle high temperatures that are used in smartphones and overheating becomes an issue in rare cases only. When your smartphone reaches a potentially harmful temperature, the SoC will reduce the processor speed that will slow down the operating speed as it is one sign of overheating. In case of severe scenarios, a warning will be displayed and it will prevent you from using the handset till it has cooled down.
Reasons for Frequent Overheating
In case, your smartphone is experiencing frequent overheating, it could be due to a slew of solvable reasons and most of these will be related to overloading of the hardware. The quickest way to overheat your phone is pushing the GPU for too long. The other reason could be due to the use of demanding apps as the same will put a lot of burden on the CPU. The other reasons are multi-tasking, use of widgets, extra features, connectivity, etc. as these require the processing power that will heat up the battery.
External Factors of Overheating
The overheating of your smartphone is not restricted to the usage of the device alone. Sometimes, even external factors such as placing the device in direct sunlight for a long time could result in overheating. If you don’t overexert the device, and still it overheats, then it could point out at a hardware malfunction.
Some Tips to Avoid Overheating!
- Avoid overheating of battery
The worst thing is to expose your phone to heat when it is fully charged. So, it is bad to charge it to 100 percent. You are stressing your battery by charging it to 100 percent regularly. Even discharging has an effect on the battery life, so never let it run down to zero percent. It is ideal to keep it charged somewhere between 30 percent to 80 percent. The only issue is that you will have to increase the charge cycles.
- Avoid third-party chargers and batteries
Some third-party chargers and batteries heat up the smartphone and affect the functionality. The chargers with different wattage can cause unexpected heat up to the smartphones. Make sure you’re using the recommended accessories and batteries on your smartphone. Refer the user’s manual for more instructions.
- Don’t increase brightness
Turning the screen brightness up on your phone will affect the battery. It will add extra load on it. Instead of increasing the brightness, use a glare screen. Such screen will allow you to use your smartphone even in sunlight no matter how bright it is.
- Place the device on hard surface
Many smartphone users keep their smartphones on a bed or sofa while charging. Such surfaces could absorb the heat and traps the heat which emitted out from the handset and warms up the smartphone ever further. Try to place the device on a hard surface like a table, floor or others.
- Remove the caseSmartphone cases and covers are cool.
They add extra protection and ensure the safety of your device. But, keeping the smartphone in cover cases lock-in the heat emitted out from the device. Removing such cover will help to reduce the overheating in some cases.
- Prevent or Manage SoC overheating
You can prevent or manage the overheating of the SoC by stop playing demanding games and watching videos for longer durations as such activities will require a lot of the processor’s power.
It could be that your smartphone is overheating due to the way in which Wi-Fi is being overused. Android users in particular are susceptible to apps running in the background and drawing on resources, such as CPU and Wi-Fi or mobile Internet. If apps are allowed to run in this way, things can heat up.