In this hot summer weather, your iPhone or Android phone may quickly become overheated. The heat can cause your phone to slow down or stop working altogether.
In this blog post, I’ll give tips on how to cool down an overheated smartphone.
Why Do Phones Overheat?
The iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphones are designed to function between 32°F and 95°F.
Apple warns that using your iPhone in extremely hot weather might cause a permanent decrease in battery life.
Hot weather causes your phone to heat up faster, whether in your pocket, car, or in direct sunlight.
Charging your device, whether wirelessly or with a cable, can cause it to heat up even more.
GPS, videos, games, and apps that use a lot of your phone’s graphics and processing resources also cause it to overheat.
Know the Warning Signs
When your iPhone or Galaxy phone begins to overheat, it will give off some warning signs.
Samsung warns that when their phone crosses the heat threshold, “access to certain features/functions may temporarily freeze as a means to protect the device.”
Apple said your iPhone will make adjustments, such as dimmer displays, slower charging, and the flashlight and flash for photos will be disabled.
If your phone gets too hot, a warning message will pop up telling you it needs to cool down before you can use it again. However, during this cool-off warning period, you can still make emergency calls on both iPhone and Galaxy phones.
How to Cool Off Your Phone
If your phone becomes excessively hot, follow these steps to bring it back to normal:
First, turn off your phone. This isn’t the most practical option, especially if you need to use it right away. But, putting your phone on a power break will help it cool down faster.
If you’re charging, unplug your phone, or remove it from a wireless charging hub, while it cools off.
Second, get it out of the heat. Move your phone away from the sunlight. If your phone is in your car, take it out and put it somewhere cool. Temperatures can rise quickly in your vehicle.
Next, remove your phone case so the heat dissipates away from the device and cools it off.
Also, avoid graphics-heavy games, streaming videos, and using GPS apps.
So if your phone feels like it’s getting hot, remember to take these preventative steps to cool it off as quickly as possible.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the warning signs and take action right away. With these tips, you can help keep your phone functioning properly all summer long!
Do you have any other tips for cooling off an overheated smartphone? Let us know in the comments!