How to cool down a cell phone that gets too hot - The Happy Android

Does your mobile get too hot? Now that we are in summer the temperatures rise, and that makes our electronic devices, including the telephone, also get hotter and more easily. Although this is not only a matter of environmental heat, and if our Android overheats more than normal it can also be related to intensive use of the CPU, or a faulty battery.

Why does the mobile heat up?

Leaving aside the most obvious cause for a mobile to heat up, that is, that it is exposed to the sun for a long time on a hot day, the most common reasons used by most manufacturers are the following.

  • The screen brightness is too high.
  • The WiFi connection has been on for a long time.
  • We spend a lot of time playing video games on mobile.

On the OnePlus support page they also explain to us that overheating can be due to a low coverage problem or even heavy data syncs in the cloud. All this without ruling out possible malware on the device. The causes can be many and varied, but the question is, How do we cool it?

Can I put my phone in the fridge to cool it down?

If our mobile is too hot we may be tempted to put it in the fridge, or even in the freezer. This is what experts call a "terrible idea." Even if it is only for a couple of minutes, exposing a smartphone to extreme temperatures causes the components to suffer and can lead to the appearance of humidity. The perfect recipe for a possible fat breakdown.

In the event that we want to apply a similar recipe, the best is leave the mobile in a dark room or put it near a fan for a while.

7 tips to get your smartphone to cool down naturally

In any case, if what we are looking for is to get to the root of the problem and achieve a definitive solution, it is best to review the points that we comment below.

  1. Turn off the phone: Normally people tend to keep their mobile on all the time (unless they run out of battery in the middle of the street). If our phone gets too hot and we still don't know why, it is best to turn it off for a couple of hours. If the problem came from the malfunction of an app, it is possible that with a restart it will regain its usual behavior.
  2. Update your applications: This may seem like an option "out of the sleeve", but the truth is that the updates usually include the repair of errors and bugs. That said, if the cause of the phone overheating is an app that consumes too many resources abnormally, we can fix it by updating the application.
  3. Take off the phone case: Protective covers help keep you warm, and even elevate it. If the mobile gets too hot when we play heavy games, it is best to remove the cover.

    There are very cool covers, the bad thing is that they retain the heat that is pleasant.

  4. Close resource-intensive apps: If we have been playing Fortnite for a long time or running any application that consumes many resources such as Facebook or Netflix, it is best to close it so that the mobile is lowered its temperature.
  5. Check background apps: Although we are not actively using them, some heavy apps continue to work in the background. To identify and close them correctly, it is best to enter "Settings -> Battery”And see the consumption that the applications have made since the last load. If we see that any app consumes more than it should, we can close it by clicking on it and selecting "Force stop”. 
  6. Uninstall unnecessary apps: When the time comes, we should consider getting rid of all those apps and games that we don't use. Without a doubt, we will help to reduce the workload of the phone and with it, to prevent it from getting hotter than necessary.
  7. Separate your phone from other devices: If we have the habit of leaving the mobile phone on top of other gadgets and electronic devices, or we keep it in the backpack next to the tablet or laptop, it is advisable to put it aside. Contact with other electronic devices can cause overheating.

After reviewing all these points, if our phone continues to get too hot, it is advisable to make a copy of the data and restore our Android to factory state. If none of this works, we should call technical service or arrange for the warranty, as it is possible that the battery is bad or it is an inherent failure of the phone.

One last tip: don't install apps that supposedly cool your phone

Although it may be tempting, it is advisable not to install any of those apps that we see on Google Play that promise to cool the phone. They are usually riddled with ads and are more likely to exacerbate the problem rather than fix it. In addition, they are also reputed to be the perfect gateway for the introduction of malware. In any case, it is best to stay well away from them.

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