Whether it’s a surprise UK heatwave, or a sojourn to sunny Spain, we all love a warm climate. Your smartphone however, isn’t so thankful. It can suffer from severe overheating – and your phone’s battery could die from being left out in the sun for too long. Keep your phone cool in hot weather, with these essential tips.
Why it’s important to keep your phone cool
While basking in the glorious rays of the bright burning ball above, it’s easy to forget about your phone. Keeping your phone cool is important.
Any prolonged exposure to heat can cause battery life to decrease over time, and your phone will feel slower to use. What should you do?
Don’t let your phone get sunburnt
Just like you, your phone can’t stay out in the sun for too long. On the beach? Put a towel over it. Chilling in a beer garden? Then find a shady spot, or better still, put your phone in your pocket when you’re not using it. Find any way you can to throw your phone some shade.
Don’t leave it in the car either
There’s a reason you shouldn’t leave pets in a car. With the windows closed, your car heats up in no time, and the results can be fatal. The same can be said for your smartphone. The extreme heat can damage your phone’s battery, and even the processor inside.
Free your phone from its case
When we get hot, we sweat, which cools us off. It’s something your phone can’t do, so it just gets hotter, especially if it’s inside a case. Removing your phone from its case will let it breathe, and cool down faster.
Turn off any apps you’re not using
Using apps takes up memory usage, and makes your processor work to keep up with what’s happening on your phone. The more apps you have open, the harder your processor must work. So, it makes sense to close any apps you’re not using on your iOS or Android phone.
Turn on airplane mode
Another good way to keep your phone cool is to put it in airplane mode. It switches off your data, Bluetooth, and connection settings when you’re not using them. You’ll save on battery life, and your phone will stay cooler.
Try not to charge your phone
You’ve probably noticed that your phone gets a little heated while being put to charge. We’d recommend delaying charging it, unless it’s essential.
Turn down the backlight
Even turning down the brightness of your phone can prevent overheating by reducing battery usage. The battery life of your phone may even last a little longer. Result.
Be less gamey
You’ve probably noticed your phone getting warm while playing Fortnite on your iPhone, or PUBG Mobile on Android. That’s because these games use up a lot of processing power, which makes your phone go into overdrive.
Try to limit the length of time you play if it’s warm outside. There’s no need to stop playing altogether, just get a feel for how warm your phone is getting, and stop if you feel your handset is getting too hot.
Got any more tips for keeping your phone cool in hot weather? Then do share them in the comments below.