How To Fix Overheating Issues on Android Devices

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on August 27, 2023 by Larious

We perform many tasks on our Android device, and due to multi-tasking, sometimes our Android smartphone gets overheated.

Overclocking the CPU speed can result in overheating your device, which can also damage your processor. So, it’s better to know what makes your Android overheat and how to overcome this.

How To Fix Overheating Issues on Android Devices

Look at all the reasons that can cause your Android phone to overheat. You can take care of all these reasons and avoid damage to your device. So have a look at all methods to fix Android overheating issues.

1. Use Original Charger

Have you ever read the manual that comes with your phone? Every phone manufacturing company mentions not to use duplicate chargers because they may damage your phone’s battery.

The battery is the main reason why our phone overheats. Therefore, make sure to use the phone’s original charger.

2. Charge the Phone Properly

Charge the Phone Properly

Remember to use the original charger and ensure you don’t charge your device for too long in the daytime heat. Just charge it to 70 or 80% during the day and fully charge it at night.

Also, it’s recommended never to charge your phone fully as it decreases the battery’s life span. Always charge your phone’s battery up to the 90% mark.

3. Check Your Wifi

WiFi network

Well, WiFi itself doesn’t make your smartphone overheat. However, the apps get triggered in the background whenever your smartphone connects to a WiFi network.

So, check all the background updates whenever your phone connects to a WiFi network.

4. Turn Off The Bluetooth, GPS

Turn Off the Bluetooth

Bluetooth and GPS continuously scan for available networks in the background. If you are running Android games and your smartphone’s Bluetooth and GPS feature is enabled, it can cause your phone to overheat. Therefore, turn off the Bluetooth & GPS if you don’t need them.

5. Multi-Tasking

If your Android gets hot more often, there is a high chance your phone has an app it can’t handle. Nowadays, Android phones are the best, no doubt. It provides abundant features, as you can play games, watch videos and movies, listen to music, click pictures, search the web, and gain knowledge through search engines.

However, you must look for apps running in the background without your wish. So, it’s best to look for the tasks running in the background and close all the unnecessary apps.

6. Don’t Overuse

Don't Overuse

We have a habit of blaming our Android devices for heating up. However, we forget to check our usage habits. Smartphones are powerful but not made for continuous use, unlike gaming consoles or PCs. Nowadays, we use phones more than computers.

Our phone has no cooling system as we have on our computers. Therefore, we should stop overusing our Android smartphones.

7. Heavy streaming

Fix Overheating Issues of Android

Watching videos and movies is another fact that might be causing your phone to overheat. We usually spend our time watching movies on our Android devices while traveling. This requires more work from your phone processor, which consumes the power and overheats.

Especially when we want a clearer picture, like a High definition, we combine the load of playing video with the load of data connection over a long period, leading to heating issues.

8. Heavy gaming

Heavy gaming

Google Play Store provides various entertaining games and applications created and discovered daily. Some games and applications consume more processing power than others, depending on the app’s complexity, and when you combine these two, they start heating up.

Nowadays, games require high RAM, a better processor, and a data connection. That’s another major reason why our phone overheats while playing games. Therefore, if you want to play heavy games on your Android, make sure you have cleared the background tasks.

9. Avoid Plastic and Leather Case

Avoid Plastic and Leather Case

Well, if you are facing an overheating issue just after putting up a new case, you should look at the material used. Insulator material like plastic or leather can keep the heat inside and cold outside, which leads to overheating.

So, if you feel that your Phone’s case might be the reason behind the overheating, then remove the case of the phone and use it to see if it still gets hot.

10. Damaged Battery

Damaged Battery

The main fact is that if your phone gets hot, your battery may be old or malfunctioning. You must replace it as early as possible. If you have had it for less than a year, you must do a free replacement battery by having the warranty claim.

You can carry out the battery from your phone to check whether it’s expanded, swollen, or twisted. If it doesn’t fit in the space given on your phone, then it is defective and needs to be replaced.

11. Proper Ventilation Of Device

Proper Ventilation Of Device

Let’s have a daily life example: when you are walking in a cold region, and the cold wind is blowing, and you don’t have gloves to wear, you usually put your hands in your pocket to get warm. Similarly, every smartphone needs some ventilation.

If your phone seems to be overheating in your pocket, bring it out and let it have some ventilation. Keep it in your nice, cozy pockets to breathe and cool down.

12. Water Damage

Water Damage

Usually, all of us listen to the songs while taking a shower. Overheating and power issues problem occurs mostly with water experience.

Locate the LDI (Liquid Damage Indicator) sticker on your phone to ensure that your phone is not facing any moisture or liquid damage problems.

13. Give Your Android A Break

Restart your Phone

Consider the human body; our body needs rest after lots of work in a day. The same is the case for your smartphone. Have you kept your phone to rest for a few seconds? Does your phone remain on continuously, and you plugged your charger all night? It, too, needs a little time to take a rest.

Therefore, restarting the device makes your Android device work more efficiently. It will also extend your battery life.

14. Outdated software

Software update

Outdated software is not considered the main factor for overheating your phone. But updated software helps your phone work smoother and faster, which reduces strain on your phone and will help in maintaining its temperature.

15. Do Not Cover Your Android Phone

Do Not Cover Your Android Phone

Stop using covers with your smartphone, especially in summer, because it can be a reason for overheating your phone.

Remove covers if you can’t avoid them while charging, streaming, or playing games. You must remove the phone cover when doing CPU and graphics-intensive tasks.

16. Clean Junk files

Clean Junk files

You must clean all the junk files, cookies, and caches; these junk files may harm your CPU and RAM, which leads to overheating.

So, to ensure better Android performance, you should keep the storage as free as possible. To clean up your Android device, follow our guide, How To Clean Up Android Device To Make It Faster.

17. Use WiFi whenever possible

Use WiFi whenever possible

We are not talking about unknown WiFi networks which pose security threats. However, if you have a WiFi connection at home or the workplace, then make sure to use that over mobile internet.

If you are using Mobile internet for surfing the web or playing games, your smartphone might heat up rather quickly compared to WiFi networks.

Since our device continuously scans for mobile networks in the background, it’s normal for your phone to heat up. Therefore, make sure to use WiFi wherever possible and avoid mobile internet.

18. Dim Your Screen Brightness

Dim Your Screen Brightness

Just look at your battery usage, and you will find that the screen consumes 40% of your device’s battery.

The display is essential in our smartphones and consumes lots of battery power. So, if your phone’s brightness is always kept to the maximum, it’s quite normal for your phone to heat up.

Therefore, dim your screen brightness or turn on the ‘Auto Brightness’ if possible. This will fix the overheating issues as well as the battery drainage.

19. Use The Lightweight Version of Apps

Use The Lightweight Version of Apps

Apps like YouTube and Messenger consume lots of storage space and battery power. However, almost all apps from Google have their lightweight variant published on the Google Play Store.

You can use the lightweight version of the popular apps to maximize your device’s performance. Also, lightweight apps require very little space to install and run well, even on a 2G/3G internet.

So, the above was all about how to prevent Android overheating issues. You must follow the above steps to maintain your Android device’s heating issues.


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