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What should you do if your smartphone is overheating?

Here are several steps you can take to cool down your overheated smartphone
What should you do if your smartphone is overheating? 73

Heavy usage of your smartphone in hot, sunny conditions can rapidly cause it to overheat. Overheating is never to be taken lightly and might be detrimental to the device’s components, from the battery to the CPU or even the screen, and is frequently caused by prolonged sun exposure or abnormally high battery usage. As a result, it’s a good idea to know what to do if your smartphone begins to overheat.

As a general guideline:

  • Avoid exposing your smartphone to direct sunlight.
  • To cool down your overheated phone, place it in a cool spot – preferably in the shade – switch it to aeroplane mode, and temporarily remove its cover.
  • You should always take note to turn off WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS, since all of these connections drain a significant amount of battery power. When in doubt, a simple reset of the device will frequently suffice to fully cool it down.
  • Activate the built-in battery saving option. Under Android, navigate to the Battery menu in Settings and select a power-saving mode. In iOS, go to the Battery section of the device Settings and choose Low Power Mode.

Meanwhile, for general phone maintenance, you should update your operating system and applications on a regular basis. A simple problem might cause a programme to consume a lot of energy, which can be fixed with an update.

Finally, overheating might be caused by the presence of a virus, spyware, or harmful bitcoin mining software on your phone.

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