How to cool down your mobile: tips to combat overheating in summer

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To keep your phone and all its components at the correct temperature, it’s important to make sure it’s in a place with optimal conditions for its use: between 0 and 35ºC, approximately, and in a dry environment, without humidity.

When it is not possible, it is very important that sunlight does not shine directly on the mobile and that we do not subject the device to demanding use (video games with a high graphic load or video streaming, for example.)

That said, if your mobile has already overheated too much, here are some tricks for quick and easy cooling without having to resort to an additional accessory:

  • let it rest. One of the possible causes of overheating is that the processor is working excessively, so close the applications that are consuming resources (3D games or apps that use the camera or GPS, for example) and leave it with the screen off.

  • Completely turn off the mobile for several minutes until the temperature drops. It is a somewhat drastic solution, but sometimes, it is not enough to simply have it locked or in airplane mode to cool down its components.

  • Remove the earphones and the protective case or casing from the device (if you have it). This last accessory protects the terminal from possible bumps and falls, but usually retains the heat generated by the phone itself. By removing it, you will help dissipate it.

  • Don’t put it on charge. The mobile raises its temperature when we recharge it, especially if we use it at the same time. Therefore, if your mobile has enough battery, it is better to charge it later, when you have finished using it and it has cooled down. If not, try to avoid fast charging because it usually brings heat spikes.

  • Put it on a dry and cool surface. The environment can also serve to lower the temperature of the mobile, so try to always place it in the shade. You can also try putting it in front of a fan or the car’s air conditioning, but don’t even think about putting it in the fridge or freezer because such a strong contrast can be more counterproductive than heat.