Phone overheating? These tips will help your iPhone or Android from losing battery life

Are you facing issues of smartphone overheating? Here are some quick tips to protect your battery life whether you are using an iPhone or an Android smartphone.

| Updated on: Jul 14 2023, 13:47 IST
iPhone user? Reduce exposure to loud noise while using AirPods with THIS trick
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1/6 Nobody enjoys loud environmental noise while listening to their favorite songs or podcasts while on-the-go. But sometimes, that’s just the situation. But, if you are an iPhone user and own a pair of AirPods (any generation) or an AirPods Max headphone, then you can easily navigate through this issue. (Pexels)
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2/6 There are two modes in your AirPods. The first is transparency mode which lets you listen in to the ambient noises. This is handy in case you need to pay attention to what’s going around you. The other is Active Noise Cancellation which is helpful when you want to not listen to anything happening around you. (Unsplash)
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3/6 All you need to do is to go to Settings on your iPhone and then move through Accessibility > Audio/Visual > Headphone Accommodations. Turn Headphone Accomodations on. Once turned on, you can seamlessly navigate between Transparency mode and Active Noise Cancellation mode.   (Pexels)
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4/6 To turn on Transparency mode using your iPhone, tap Transparency Mode, turn on Custom Transparency Mode, then turn on Ambient Noise Reduction. To turn on Active Noise Cancellation mode, go to Noise control and switch on Active Noise Cancellation mode.   (Pexels)
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5/6 You can also toggle these controls directly through your audio device. When you're wearing both AirPods, press and hold the force sensor on either AirPod to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. You can customize which modes to switch between (Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode and Off) in Bluetooth settings on your iPhone, iPad or Mac. (Pexels)
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6/6 You can do the same using your Apple Watch. Simply tap the AirPlay icon while playing music through your watch. Tap Noise Cancellation, Transparency or Off to control between the settings.   (Pexels)
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Check out the warning signs behind the phone overheating issues. Know the quick fixes. (Unsplash)

Smartphone overheating is not a problem that should be lightly, especially during the summer heatwave period, when the problem increases multifold. Not only it impacts the performance of the device and becomes difficult to use, but keeping your smartphone in very hot conditions can permanently shorten battery life. And many users make small mistakes that put their phones at a high risk of overheating. Therefore, it is important to know why your smartphone is heating up. To help you, here are some common mistakes you should avoid and tips that you can implement in order to protect your iPhone or Android phones from overheating.

Reasons behind overheating of smartphone

There can be several reasons behind the overheating of your smartphone. Whether you are using an iPhone or an Android phone, these issues apply to all. Avast, the cybersecurity firm suggested some common reasons behind your phone getting hot.

  • Keeping it in direct sunlight: It is a common cause of phone overheating. Not only that, it can also speed up the overheating process and further damage the battery.
  • Updating your phone: It is a common condition, while setting up your phone for the first time, your phone may get warm.
  • Performance-heavy tasks: Using performance-heavy or RAM-intensive apps, games, or functionality, or even watching HDR videos for long hours can be a cause behind the overheating of your smartphone.
  • Malware or virus: In case your phone has been affected by malware or fake apps, this can impact the performance of your phone and can lead to overheating.

What is the normal temperature of your phone?

Occasionally facing overheating issues are quite common. However, the optimal internal temperature for phones must be between 32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C), the Avast report suggested. However, temperatures higher than this is unsafe and you should take the necessary steps.

How to avoid overheating issues with a phone

  • Do not leave your phone in a car on a hot day or in direct sunlight for an extended period of time.
  • Avoid using certain features in hot conditions for an extended period of time especially if your phone is prone to overheating. These include using GPS tracking or navigation features or playing performance-heavy games.
  • If you are using a protective case, remove it for a while. This can help it to cool down.
  • Turn on battery saving mode or DND mode to stop unnecessary actions, whenever possible.

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First Published Date: 14 Jul, 13:45 IST