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9 Best Ways to Prevent Your Mobile from Overheating

Have you ever paid attention when your Android phone overheats and you can barely hold it? If your answer is no, then this is the perfect time to start looking after your Android phone’s health. With the ascent of turbochargers or simply due to the scorching heat of the sun, your Android device might get overheated causing potential damage to it. So here are five best tips by which you can save your android phone from overheating and increase the life of your device.

9 Ways to Prevent Android Phone from Overheating

  1. By the use of cooling app

Yes, you read it right; there are many cooling apps like these available on the internet that helps in reducing the temperature of your Android phone’s CPU. These apps are smaller in size and efficiently monitor the heating system of CPU and battery and aid in preventing your phone from getting overheated. These apps constantly keep a check on the surrounding’s temperature and adjust the phone’s processes according to the conditions. Also, keep aside your Android phone for a few minutes and let it cool.

  1. Charging your Android phone the right way

Charging plays a significant role when it comes to overheating problems and battery health. You need to charge your Android phone properly so it can work nicely and smoothly in the long run. First and foremost, never keep your phone on bed or sofa while charging.

Another point that needs to be taken care of is overnight charging. Overnight charging can deplete the effectiveness of your battery life and raise the temperature of Your Android device. Also, you should avoid the usage of mobile cases to reduce the over warming conditions. If you can’t prevent the use of cases completely, concerning to the safety of your Android phone, then at least take them out during the charging process.

  1. Keep the phone away from sweat and direct sunlight

Electronic devices always tend to heat up when there is direct exposure to sunlight. So, try to keep them in a cool place or in the shade to avoid any issues.

Also, in summer season you should strictly restrain from keeping your handset in a tight pocket or in areas that are prone to sweat. Try to hold them in larger pockets or a purse or bag. Sweat will not only cause harm to your smartphone’s battery, but it can also cause potential damage to the touchscreen.

  1. Don’t forget to kill Background applications after use

We often forget to close the applications that are running in the background and just press the ‘Home Button’ to end an application. While pressing the ‘Home Button’ is a fast and easy way to exit an app, but you should not forget to close the app entirely. Applications that run in the background use a lot of battery power and keeps the processor running hot.

  1. Say NO to third party batteries and chargers

Using third-party batteries and chargers can cause some serious harm to your Android phone. You should always stick to the accessories of the same company as your mobile especially in the case of charging devices. Use of devices that have different wattage can ruin your device life and can also lead to overheating.

  1. Stay away from the mobile cases

Attractive and alluring mobile cases and covers might be one of the biggest reasons why your Android phone overheats so fast. Also, this is one of the issues that is easily overlooked by the Android phone owners.

A handset can get overheated when it is continuously performing high-performance tasks, but due to the presence of a mobile cover, the phone is not able to emit heat. The material of the case is either plastic or leather, and both types of cases contribute in trapping the heat inside restricting the android device to cool down.

  1. Keep a check on Viruses

When it comes to the tech world, malware and viruses are the biggest threat. They can affect your Android Operating System in several ways and leads to their malfunctioning. Malware creators are only interested in the data of your device, and it is your responsibility to protect yourself and your android phone’s health. Always invest in a good anti-virus to help your Android phone work coherently and for a longer time.

You should also check the source of an application before installing it on your phone for applications downloaded from unreliable sources might contain malware. The best way to do this is by never ticking “Allow installation from unknown sources” in your phone settings.

  1. Never underestimate the bloatware

You shouldn’t forget to keep an eye on the notification tray of your smartphone and disable the unused and unwanted services. Nowadays, manufacturers add layers and layers of bloatware on top of stock Android. We often leave the Bluetooth, and GPS functions switched on, unaware of the fact that it can lead to overheating. These features not only empty out your mobile’s power too easily but they can also cause overheating effects. So, it’s advisable to turn these functions off, when they are not in use.

  1. Restrain from relentless use of internet

Using 3G, 4G or high-speed Wi-Fi network on your phone regularly for several hours can also contribute towards the high temperature of your phone. When you are operating the internet on your phone for several hours, the processor and GPU of your Android phone are in continual utilization. The processor and GPU units when exercised for long hours at one go can cause warming of your handset.

It is better to grant your fingers, eyes and mobile phone a little break between those persistent hours and let it rest for 15-30 minutes.

So, next time when you feel that the temperature of your android phone gets too high too quickly, then make sure that you are following all the tips as mentioned above. Also never forget to check your handset’s health once in a while.

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Atish Ranjan

Atish Ranjan is an established and independent voice dedicated to providing you unique, well researched and original information from the field of technology, SEO, social media, and blogging.


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  • Hey Atish!
    Now a days most more than 90% people are using the smartphones and this a very useful tips to prevent the phones from overheating. Will share the post with my mates so that it will be spread and reach out to most of the audience.

    Warm regards,

  • To use the cool apps to prevent from heating is new thing for me. It’s good if their are some apps available i am gonna download them. It is really informative article to use your phone for long time.
    Thanks for the article.

  • Hi Atish,

    As always an interesting read. I agree with your points as I have personally tried this & I appreciate your efforts that you have selected this topic to write an article.

    By the way, It’s always pleasure to read your posts and comment.

    ~ Donna

    • Hello Donna,

      Thanks for coming by. I have been busy in various projects’ technical stuff so was completely out from commenting. Now, I am back, and start reading your blog posts as well and comment.


  • Hey Buddy,

    Its been a while since I visited your blog. I know I’ve missed alot however this post is any eye opener one.

    Also charging while using the phone could cause some huge damage to the battery life.

    Great info once more.

  • Hi Atish,

    All above mentioned Preventing steps very useful actually to Solve Overheating Problem…No Doubt Background applications also most Common Reason for this Problem as well…..

    Thanks once again for sharing such a informative Post on this Tranding Topic….!!

  • Well Atish, i gotta say you did a great job. I actually had no idea mobile cases could cause overheating too. But thanks to this post, i can avoid my Android phone getting overheated.

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