Today’s guide is based on important Solutions to Android device or system Overheating. This problem of overheating, is mostly experienced on old Mobile smartphones, but newest mobile phones are not exempted too, especially Android devices. So this guide is purported to suggest valuable fixes or solutions and preventive measures of Android overheating issues.
Before going into the main solution steps, here are Highlights of actions or Kind of exposure during phone usage, that leads to most Overheating Problems. Taking note of them will sure help to prevent the mobile overheating issues.
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Causes of Android Overheating
These are the following mobile usage, causes or actions of operation that leads to Android smartphone overheating. They include:
- Shutting off and unauthorized automatic reboot of Android phones. This is usually noticed after phone Root.
- Changing of the device’s follow come or official recommended Battery
- Charging the cellphone with wrong charger,
- Overuse of WiFi, Hotspot and internet connections while watching movies with apps like TV apps, online video streaming site apps like; YouTube, TubeMate etc.
- continuous phone usage even after warning alarm or alert message,
- Running tunneling VPN apps for free browsing cheats, example of apps are; Tweakware, Sypon Shield, Psiphon, Handler, box app, Psiphon A+ Pro, QueenCee, droid razr and Netify.
- Running too many applications on background or on minimization,
- Playing music and same time snapping or taking pictures with your phone camera,
- Playing games while charging your phone,
- Using of mod, crack and hacking apps,
- Overheating is also caused by wrong processes, steps or procedures taken during Android update/upgrade.
- Low Storage memory, both SD card and internal memory (ROM), lead to slowness in system’s operation or function thereby causing overheating.
- Exposure to direct sunlight, fire or hot weather conditions (temperature). And many more which you can think of.
From the list above, if you can try to avoid them, your Android device will be free from system overheating.
After getting several mails from different fans of this blog “on how they can stop their smartphone from overheating or simply getting hot during usage? One of the question I asked them was this, “what is the version of your Android operating System OS?”
Some Android Mobile operating System Experiencing Overheating
After getting to know the version their phones are running on, and other background research done on this project. I understood that this problem of overheating is likely noticed more on android Kitkat and lollipop phones, that are within the following versions (Android 2.0 – 3.0 – 4.0 – 4.3 – 4.2.2 – 4.4.2 – 4.4.4 – 5.0.1 – 5.0.2).
And some of the devices this over-heating can be noticed on, are as follows: Tecno, Samsung, Nokia, Infinix, tecno, Solo, Gionee, iTel, S2, S4, S5, Google Pixel, LG, HTC, UMi, Elephone etc.
Is the Heat radiation from mobile phones Harmful To Human Health?
Entirely stopping or preventing your device from overheating is a paramount, because during the course of heating, the phone radiates bad rays which are very harmful to human health. Those bad heat radiations kills some cells in human body thereby causing some dangerous illness like cancer. It is very important to prevent your mobile gadgets from hotness or overheating.
This is also applicable to Desktop laptop/PC devices during overheating. That’s why it’s not advisable to carry laptop on your laps especially the masculine genders (Male), because it kills the sperm cells according to Expert Health Practitioners.
Now, in order to prevent or stop your Android devices from overheating, just follow the below detailed tips meticulously.
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How to (Prevent) Stop Android Phone Overheating
1. Buy Your Android Phone Pack or Case
Getting a pack or case for your new and old smart android device, will go a long a way in protecting the phone from exposure to hot temperature, and as well as, protecting you from the bad rays emitted out from the device when exposed to bad weather conditions.
Ensure to get a case that will allow the gadget get the air it needs in order to stay cool. I will suggest you should go for a non-leather based pack/case so as to let the device get the air it needs.
2. Download And Install An Anti-malware Application
As said above, there are apps that turn your Android device CPU into heating oven and these are notorious apps that contain viruses and malware. Also, there are some that helps to minimize the heavy loads or task given to a mobile device and those apps are regarded helpful.
In other to prevent attack and protect your device from such viruses and malware, you are advised to download and install Anti-malware or Anti-virus applications, so as to screen any strange or unsupported app you wish to install. The apps which are regarded to contain viruses, may be as a result of bad development through programmer or App developer. And when such bad development isn’t taking care of and you get it installed on your phone, it results to getting the device’s CPU and battery extremely hot. So installing anti malware app on your phone will help spot out these dangerous apps.
3. Minimize Running Many Applications on Background
Having too many apps running on background especially, Android phones with low Random Access Memory (RAM) tends to make the CPU heat extremely. For example; you are browsing and same time chatting with different social media chat apps like Whatsapp, facebook, twitter, telegram, skype, instagram messaging chat apps, etc on same phone. What do you expect of the device; certainly it will get so hot.
Even most of the latest android smartphones with larger RAM size are also facing same issue, as this multiple running of apps takes up CPU resources and combined with the pressure gotten from background apps. All lead to phone hotness or overheating. If you can reduce too much running of background apps, like closing the apps properly after use, then your device’s hardware will be far from heating up.
In other to stop your device from heating due to background
apps, you need to look into your already installed apps, if they are set up to auto-start when you boot your phone. Close them from running on background after usage. To switch off some auto start apps on your device in case your phone supports it, just go to your phone settings and locate the option.
Also, there are apps that can help you monitor auto start up application, get any of them installed from Google playstore and then set up the device to standard. You can as well, delete apps consuming much of your RAM via uninstall Setting section.
4. Mobile Data, Wi-Fi, Hotspots, GPS, HotKnot and Bluetooth Connections
It is well known by most users of android, that features like Mobile data, Wi-Fi, Hotspots, GPS and Bluetooth Connections etc are major factors that drain the power of your device’s battery. And most of us doesn’t care or want to find out why it is so. The embedded services in talk, drain up your battery so fast because they need a lot of power to carry out functions.
Because they need more power from the battery, so the battery tends to serve more extra power in order to maintain the connections especially, Wi-Fi connection. And continuous serving of extra power repeatedly for some time, due to usage by the user, tends to get the temperature of the device so high.
Also, using Google Maps and different comparable applications tends to get your device overheat too. Apps like Google maps heats up your phone because it requires GPS connection and screen display to stay active for long duration.
Leaving Bluetooth and mobile data for long without switching or turning them off, also get your android device hot. So ensure to prevent long use or duration of some of these connecting service apps. Even if you intend using any of them for a long duration of time, do not run too many apps on the background.
5. Reduce Playing Games, VR and lengthy usage Of Phone Camera
Using of Android games and digital camera with Virtual
Reality, also get your device hot. Games are not just like other apps, they are such that are intensive on the resources
and most of them are involved in putting extra stress on the CPU and that of the phone battery.
When you keep your camera active for a long duration of time, probably, you are covering videos using the smartphone, the more it stays active, the more power or energy it requires from the battery. And once the battery heats up, note that, it has affected the CPU already.
For Virtual Reality, it happens to be one of the recent apps that make mobile devices gets hotter than baking oven. It isn’t bad to utilize your device with a VR gear, however using it for a long time duration produces excessive heating. So ensure to reduce usage to avoid excessive heating.
6. Use Original Charger For Your Device
Some android phones selects charger while trying to charge them, so make sure to charge your device with the right charger you bought it with. Original charger that was manufactured by the producer of the smartphone you are using, happens to be the best and compatible electronics for increasing the energy/power of your battery.
Phone manufacturers produce chargers based on the voltage supply and the temperature of that particular brand device. So when you use another specified charger for another device produced with distinct voltage or current supply capacity, it tends to expose your phone to overheating and sometimes leads to device explosion.
Charge your phone properly, don’t be the type that plug phone on light and same time using the device, doing that gets your Android overheat and also, exposes you to health risk.
Do not put the phone in a hot area or covered while charging it. Ensure to expose to air while charging.
You can check your smart Android phone’s battery information, by dialing this USSD code *#*#4636#*#* if the battery status is not good enough, do well to change it.
7. Reduce Device screen Brightness Display
Reduction of your device screen Brightness Display, tends to enable your device stay cool. It doesn’t cause much heating, although it drains your battery thereby causing it to heat. So set up your device’s brightness display to a normal degree or temperature so as to enable a better performance of your device.
8. Install Device Monitor Apps for closing background apps and Cooling Phone’s Temperature
There are so many Android Apps for monitoring, controlling of gadget’s temperature and as well as closing apps running on background. Download and install any of this apps, so as to enable a better android performance and prevention of
These apps can be installed from Google play Store. The apps goes a long way to see that your Android device is functioning so well. Out of numerous apps on play store, we are recommending CPU Cooler app, download and setup correctly for better optimization and prevention of phone overheat.
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