Ever had that experience where your smartphone gets so hot you think it’ll explode? You are eventually left wondering if it’s a phone issue, a battery problem, or if it’s just a sign you need to get a new device. The truth is, there are certain things that can cause that and there are things that can be done to prevent your phone from steaming up.
Here are some of the major reasons your phone gets really hot and what you can do about;
Out-Dated Operating System
This is one of the major reasons why your Smartphone over heats so much, let’s assume you are running an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system in 2017; where we have phones running on a 7.1 Nougat operating systems and applications such as Snapchat, Whatsapp among others are issuing app updates all the time.
With such extra features, you are likely to experience your device getting hot once in awhile when you run the application. You should also know that some apps have been developed or updated to run on the latest operating system.
Several Background Apps
Another major problem with devices in this time and age is we tend to install any app that is said to be a trending, in the process, we find our devices filled with several unused apps. From my interaction with people, I have come to understand or notice that out of all the number of apps we install on our phones, we only use a handful of these installed apps leaving the rest accumulating space and background data on the phone.
Ever wondered why your device memory gets filled up and gets hot unusually? Well, most people do a quick restart and it helps to a point, but the best advice would be to delete/uninstall any unwanted app to save both space and increase processing speed.
For people who are into gaming, games are known to relieve and take out tension; however, there are certain games that require a certain type of processing speed, RAM size among other requirements. If your phone is short in one of the required criteria for the game, it would lead to lags and change in your phone temperature as the phone would work overtime to enable the app run smoothly hence causing the device to heat up.
Network (Data) Signal Range
This mostly happens when we are trying to stream videos live or when we are on social media apps; what we do not know is that the network coverage could be low and the phone will have to automatically search for network. Such cases happen mostly in phones that switch from 2G to 3G and 4G, in the cause of this switching there is a very high chance your phone might get hot from the background activity.
The best advice would be to set your phone’s network to a particular connection and if its signal isn’t strong enough then you can either switch to the next available connection or move to a place where you’ll get good network coverage.
Exposure To Sunlight
Being in a place where it is hot or sunny isn’t an ideal place to keep your phone, especially if it’s directly facing the sun. This situation is regularly seen with people in a car, exposing your device to sunlight is a very bad idea as it does not only make the phone hot it tends to damage the screen, battery, and the phone generally.