Many of us prefer to use faster and more responsive smartphones. However, constant consumption of power could cause your battery to heat and reduce the lifetime of your phone. When your smartphone overheats, many issues may start to arise like slow in opening apps and draining battery.
9 Reasons Why Your Smartphone Overheats Easily
Here are the most possible reasons why your smartphone overheats quite easily.
- Video watching and playing games
- Permanently enabling Bluetooth
- Using location tracking
- Using fake battery
- Charging and using
- Outdate apps and OS
- Background apps
- Multiple networks
1. Watching Videos and Playing Intensive Games
Initially people use phones for calling and sending messages. However, nowadays the major purpose of smartphone is to check social statuses, watch videos and play games. Remember, most of the social messages are also images and videos.
No matter what type of phone you use, watching videos and plying video games will intensively use the battery. This happens especially when you have old and outdated phone with battery problems. Or playing large intensive and memory games on older devices. Therefore, try to reduce the video playing or go for an upgraded phone that can support longer battery time.
Often, we forget to disable Bluetooth. If your smartphone gets warmer than usual and the battery drains faster, check whether you have Bluetooth accidentally enabled for too long. When you have enabled Bluetooth, phone will continuously scan for other devices with active Bluetooth connections. This may end up in heating up your phone.
3. Location Tracking
GPS or location tracking is a feature that enables some apps to identify your location. You need to enable location tracking or sharing function mandatorily for some apps to work. For example, you need to identify your location when using Google Maps for finding directions and traffic. Permanently enabling location sharing may consume the battery power and overheat the phone. Therefore, you can enable the location sharing or GPS function only when using the relevant apps. For example, smartphone phone settings can automatically enable location details only when you use apps like Google Maps.
4. Fake Battery
Over the time, your phone’s battery can have problems like draining fast. Generally, this is an indication to replace your phone or at least the battery. Many people find the original battery replacement can be expensive and choose the cheap and most affordable option available. Fake battery may cause overheating, excessive discharge and drain faster. Unfortunately, some online sellers can be unreliable and you get a fake battery instead. When you have a battery problem, it’s better to go to an authorized dealer in your area to get the original replacement.
5. Using Phone During Charging
It’s a basic rule that you need to follow – don’t use the smartphone when it’s charging. This is applicable regardless of the phone’s manufacturer. Especially, avoid watching YouTube, playing games or using social media when charging. The battery warms up during charging and it may overheat if you use the phone to play video games or make calls. Remember, it is also highly dangerous to use the phone while charging due to the possibilities of electrocution and bursting.
6. Outdated Apps and OS
There are two major smartphone operating systems available in the market – Android and iOS. As like any other software, mobile operating systems also will get regular updates. Similar to OS, the developer of each app on Google Play Store and Apple App Store also releases updates regularly.
You may delay updating thinking that the update is unnecessary or you may want to save the storage space. In reality, lack of regular updates could cause your phone to become poorly optimized. Ensure that you use the latest version of OS and apps. This will help to avoid security issues as well as overheating problems.
Android and iOS are excellent multitasking platforms allowing you to run multiple apps and processes at the same time. However, running many apps in the background may consume battery and overheat the phone. Most smartphone models allow you to enable power saving mode or disable the background processing of the apps. If you still notice overheating, the good idea is to install a cleanup app. It works quite simple by flushing the memory and storage of apps that you no longer need at the moment. After cleaning up, you may notice that the smartphone is getting cooler.
8. Background Apps
Even you close the apps, many apps stay in the background consuming hardware resources and data. Generally the apps run in background to get data from the server and push you with notifications. Social and news apps are good examples that you will get notifications even they are not running. You can monitor the battery consumption of these apps in the background. If an app seems to be quite intrusive and persistent, find an alternative app that is more passive to avoid overheating.
9. Multiple Network Connections
When you only need Wi-Fi connection, it may not be necessary to have mobile network connection active. With only Wi-Fi connection enabled, your smartphone will cool down faster.
The life span of smartphones is just few years. You can notice overheating and many other issues when your phone is too old and outdated. Follow all the above points, if you still notice overheating problems then it’s time to check with the authorized seller. We also recommend you to read the phone’s manual for using in optimal condition.