The first hot days of summer arrive and with them the temperature increases. The heat can be a good ally or a great enemy, depending on the person, although when it comes to mobile telephony, the further it is of our smartphone, the better. From Xataka Android we have already taught you how to take care of the battery temperature, as well as the best summer accessories for your phone. Today, it is time to do the same with the general temperature of the mobile.
Excess temperature in our terminal can accelerate the wear and tear of its components or, in the worst case, break it, so today we collect some tips to keep your phone cool, and thus avoid unnecessary overheating.
Coverage is not a good ally
Protective covers are the order of the day, especially in the age of glass terminals that get scratched just by looking at them. If our case is too thick, the mobile will have more problems to dissipate the heat. Does this mean that by using a shell the mobile will heat up? Not in itselfBut it will be hotter than usual when performing demanding tasks.
If you do not want the terminal to be unprotected, you can choose to remove the cover when you are going to use the phone intensively. Thus, you will save a few additional degrees of temperature
If we take a few photos while on vacation, play a demanding game like PUBG Mobile, or just use the phone for several hours, if it has a cover, it will be hotter than without, so it should be deleted, at least, when we are going to make heavy use of the terminal.
Sheltered from the sun, in all circumstances
It may seem obvious that if you don’t want the mobile to heat up, you shouldn’t put it in the sun. However, expose the phone to the sun It’s as simple as using it for a long time underneath, leaving it on the table on the patio where we take something, and even using it as a GPS and putting the holder on the windshield of the car .
Avoiding the impact of sunlight on the phone is not that easy. Some common habits or actions come from exposing our phone to the sun, even without us realizing it.
These types of performances so common can lead to an increase in terminal temperature (especially in the case of using it as a GPS with the sun shining on the vehicle, or leaving it for a long time on a table on a terrace), it is therefore advisable to be vigilant to avoid this exposure to the sun.
Load it on a cool surface, never on fabric
In these times of fast charging, it’s easy for our phone to take a few degrees too much while we are “going through the pits.” If our ground is cold, it is not a bad idea to leave our mobile on while charging. It’s a nice homemade trick
Restrict background connections and apps
Although the workload of our inactive terminal is minimal, in summer, a little effort can cause the temperature to rise further. Having good control over background applications to ensure that there are no excessively resource-consuming processes and keep the CPU running (with the consequent increase in temperature that this implies), can save us more than a fright.
A mobile phone that is constantly searching for network coverage can get hot. Along with background processes, this is one of the reasons why we find our mobile hot even when we haven’t used it.
The same is true with network connections, and even more so in the summer, where it’s common to find ourselves in areas and situations where we don’t have coverage and the phone is constantly looking for it. Good control over the work the phone does when we are not using it is important, and we can use applications like AIDA 64 to know the status and temperature of each component of the device.
Don’t install apps that promise to lower the temperature
The applications to supposedly cool our phone work the same as battery savers, RAM, performance optimizers … Close all processes at once
Apps that promise to cool the phone are not doing their job beyond shutting down all processes at the same time. The operating system itself notifies us of the problems they cause
To make matters worse, these apps are a treasure trove of adware and ironically, consumes a lot of resources. As an example, we installed the first two applications to lower the temperature of the Play Store. The system has warned us of excessive battery consumption on your part, and without even opening the app, it infested the bar with notices that we never requested or authorized.
As we recommended above, you can follow the background processes of the phone, but manually, always controlling what you close, what you don’t close, and which processes you shut down so they don’t open again.
What to do if the mobile has already warmed up
If our mobile has overheated, the best solution may be turn it off and avoid any heat source nearby. By turning it off, the phone will gradually reduce its temperature. Do not try to put it in the refrigerator or try solutions that suddenly lower the temperature, because a sudden change in the temperature of the components can damage the terminal.
In short, the solution for mobile temperature is to prevent rather than cure. While it is quite normal for our cell phone to be warmer in the summer, following some of these steps can be a good preventative measure to avoid excessive temperatures.