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Does Your Phone Overheat? These 5 Tips Can Help

Warmer temperatures almost always mean you will be going out more often and it is a given that your phone(s) will be your number one companion.

While we stay careful enough to take precautions against sun damage on our skin when out in the heat, ensure you protect your phone as well to avoid overheating. In order to avoid this, make do with this tips enlisted below:

Avoid direct sunlight on your phone. The easiest way to prevent overheating is to keep your phone out of the sun. Your phone catches heat from the sun and retains it, getting hotter the longer it remains in sunlight and heat.


Put unused apps to sleep.  Unused apps running in the background cause your phone to work harder, which in turn causes it to heat up. The solution is super simple – on an iPhone, for example, all you have to do is press your home button twice and swipe the apps away. This will also increase your phone’s battery life.

Avoid increasing your screen brightness. Just the same as running background apps, turning your brightness up will force your battery to work harder and create more heat. Instead, look for an anti-glare cover for your device. This low-cost solution can help you see your screen in the sun.

Switch to airplane mode. Airplane mode allows you to continue to use basic functions on your phone but turns off other non-essentials that can take a toll on your battery and phone in general.

Take your case off. If your phone is overheating, your case isn’t helping. Taking the case off will allow the phone’s heat vents to do their job fully without being blocked while allowing your phone to cool down quicker.

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