In summer, the temperature levels are very high. During this period, the smartphones are more than ever exposed to overheating. If they are designed to operate between 0 and 35°, with the heat wave temperatures can approach 40°. It is undoubtedly a chaotic situation for these electronic solutions. Here are the tips that will help you avoid overheating and its irreversible damage.
Limit phone use
Excessive use of a smartphone exposes it to overheating. This is a fact that seems more evident during the summer when temperatures rise. Get into the good habit of going without your smartphone for a long time. But if you can’t, it’s better to ration its use. Avoid playing demanding games or launching long streaming sessions. Also limit video recordings or taking high resolution photos. On vacation, it’s normal to want to capture memories, but do so with the state of your smartphone in mind. All operations that require a lot of processor, graphics card and the battery should be kept to a strict minimum.
Turn off wireless connections and GPS
It is proven that the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS are power-hungry features. In summer, their consumption can soar in the event of uncontrolled activation. If the battery is constantly under pressure, overheating will be inevitable. It is recommended to turn off connections that are no longer needed after use. Their background processes are power-intensive, but not essential for the operation of the smartphone. The most important thing is to do not activate all these connectionss at the same time.
The screen brightness is one of the biggest sources of battery drain on your smartphone. To prevent overheating in summer, it would be better to adjust it to a suitable level. If you are indoors, you can turn the brightness down. Outdoors, this trick will no longer be useful, as you will have readability problems. But avoid raising the level to its maximum. To not forget, enable auto brightness which is regulated via the light sensor. Strengthen energy saving decreasing the duration of the backlight. You will gain seconds of respite for the battery, which is one of the components most exposed to overheating.
Close background apps
On Android as on iOS, many applications run in the background. These energy-intensive processes can use RAM, processor, and battery resources. The social networks and messaging servicesThese are the apps that saturate the phone the most in the background. Depending on your operating system, you can use task manager or settings to force stop them. Do this regularly, as some apps automatically relaunch after a while.
Properly store the phone in the car
In summer, the heat is more unbearable in the car than outside due to the lack of wind. In this situation, feelings of discomfort are not limited to humans. The smartphone may also become unstable. the dashboard is the first place to avoid for storage. Located below the windscreen, it is exposed to the sun’s rays which are amplified by the magnifying effect produced by the glass. The heat will increase and cause damage to your phone. If you use the GPS, the best thing is to bet on a support that can be fixed next to the ventilation grilles. The glove box and the trunk are also places where the heat is saturated.
Adopt good charging habits
Smartphones are very prone to overheating during charging. With fast charging, the risk is higher. During the summer, keep the battery healthy so as not to cause it to swell or even explode. While charging, it is best to leave the smartphone on standby. Handling at the same time will raise its temperature. Also get an original charger. If using GPS in the car, the phone should not be charged. This amounts to combining two sources of overheating. Fast chargers are practical, but plan a normal AC adapter (1 A) to supplement them in case the heat level becomes critical.
Remove the shell
The hulls are often used to make shocks less damaging or to improve grip. But they can be harmful to the phone in the summer. The hulls keep inside a large part of the heat emitted by the components. In case of high temperature, overheating may occur due to poor heat dissipation. Thick shells do not promote ventilation, which is nevertheless necessary for the smartphone in summer. You can opt for thinner hulls, but the best thing is to do without them completely until the season becomes more favorable again.
Restart the phone in case of anomaly
Most smartphones alert the user when the temperature becomes unbearable. At worst, the phone may turn itself off. But it is safer to watch for signs of overheating. The phone may become hotter than usual or less fluid. It is possible that it also has unexplained abnormalities. In this case, it is better to turn it off and then wait for it to cool down before proceeding with the restart. This operation will reset all processes by closing background apps. the reboot could also correct malfunctions.
Avoid leaving the phone in the sun
Letting the sun’s rays act directly on your smartphone can be harmful, especially in summer when the heat is intense. Whether placed on the face or on the back, the risk of overheating remains. screen and the other components are very sensitive to excessive temperatures. If you are outdoors on a beach, locate shaded areas where you can store it. Put the phone under an umbrella or under a towel will keep it cool. In a park or in the garden, prefer shaded places so as not to expose it to the sun.
Avoid putting the phone in the pocket
To protect the smartphone against the sun’s rays, some users prefer to store it in the pocket of a garment. But it remains a bad option especially when it comes to jeans pants. In this kind of pocket, the phone is sorely lacking in ventilation. In addition, the temperature of the human body associated with the ambient heat will only increase the risk of overheating. It is better to put the phone in a bag to give it space and air.