6 Notorious Ways to Handle Overheating on Your Smartphone

As long has smartphones exist, temporary issues must always
arise; one of which is overheating. Overheating is common to smartphones either
when charging, using or left in a recess mode. One of the most annoying aspects
is for your device to be unusually hot without any usage hence draining your

Today, we’ll talk about how to handle overheating on your
1. Missing
Updates – 
When was the last
time you updated your Apps and firmware/OS if you have not been updating your
apps and operating system, chances are your smartphone is running un-optimized
Apps and OS.
You must install
the OS patches which are pushed by the smartphone manufacturers to ensure bug
fixes and keep all your apps upto date.
To do this go to
play store and look for My apps and choose update all. To check OS updates go
to settings and find the About Phone tab and then system updates.
2. Too Many
processes (Apps) running at same time
– When too many Apps are running on
your device background, it will definitely cause it to heat up. In this case,
you can download Clean master app; Clean master can remove junk files as well
as free up ram by closing unused applications to cool down your smartphone.
Otherwise download
Greenify if your smartphone is rooted. Greenify is a great tool to manage
overheating as well as improve battery life. It can close Facebook and whatsApp
which tend to use lot of Ram and at times keep the processor busy with useless
3. Only
Enabled /WIFI / 3G/ 4G when required – 
This is a must for all users
who are doing a lot of multi-tasking on the smartphones, usually the 2G signals
are stronger and phone need to do less work while searching for it. For
extended battery life and performance keep your phone on 2G if possible.
Turn On WIFI /3G
/ 4G whenever required it will also reduce load on the smartphone processor and
help it cool down faster.
4. Too Many Apps
Installed – 
More Apps you
have on the smartphone more processes continue to run in the background – Apps
like Facebook and it’s messenger continue to run background processes.
Try removing the
Apps which you have not used for last 15 days. I always periodically check my
smartphone to remove apps which I haven’t used for many days.
5. Disable
unwanted Functions like Bluetooth & Location Settings – 
First thing you need to do is check and
disable the location tracking, in case it is own and your maps application is
using it, you will observe a higher battery drain and also your phone continue
to search for the GPS signal and cause heating.
Also you can turn
off the bluetooth if it is not being used as the bluetooth continues to search
for new devices in vicinity and adds load to the processor by continue to keep the
smartphone awake.
5. Fake Battery – Is your phone battery original or fake? If it
is fake, it can wreak havoc on your smartphones operations, overheating and
excess charge and discharge. When it is fake, it drains faster
 Always get the genuine batteries either by
contacting the service center or buy it from an authorized dealer for the
mobile brand.
6. Don’t Use the
Smartphone when Charging –
 This is the
cardinal rule you must follow, must not play games or use data to watch videos
when your smartphone is charging; as processor will come under huge amount of
stress and definitely all of the smartphone will heat up due to this.
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  4. guys i cant use my j3 samsung at all doesnt want to open keeps on showing error 1 applications have been closed.device is overheating …so please help my phone does not want to charged its completely dead says charging paused temperature to high ….i even hard reset it

    • Allow it to cool down, then attempt charging it again once its has fully cool down. Go to settings>>Apps>>click on individual apps,
      clear data and clear the cache. do it for all the apps, but don’t google playstore and services. Reboot your device and deactivate background app


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