Nowadays, a smartphone comes with good battery life, but that doesn’t mean it can be used throughout the day without having to charge it. Depending upon the way you use it, sometimes a smartphone may need charging twice or three times a day, meaning can’t afford to lose your charger anywhere, at any time. Talking about charging, you may have sometimes noticed that as you put your phone on charge, it tends to heat up a little fast.
Well, this isn’t a good thing, you know! When a smartphone heats up quickly, the heat build-up may end up damaging the internal part of your phone including the battery and display. If you find yours getting hot that too quickly, stop using it immediately and give it some time to lay off the heat before picking up to use again. This process will help you improve your phone’s battery performance and its life.
However, below we have shared some charging tips that will help you minimise your phone’s heating while it is getting charged.
Avoid use when in charge
A common reason why phone gets heated up while charging is because people continue to use it for a long time. A lot of people use their smartphone while it is being charged and doing so is what makes their phone as hot as a towel radiator making it unable to touch. The reason your smartphone gets this hot is because the phone’s battery is getting charged and discharged at the same time. This puts a heavy load on the battery. Just like you don’t work while eating food, don’t use your smartphone while it gets charged.
Switch off or put it on flight mode
If you want your smartphone to charge up quickly, then this trick can come to your rescue. Simply switch off your smartphone and put it on charge. This way the battery will not be used for any other purposes at all and it can get juiced up pretty fast. Just a fair warning – while your smartphone is switched off you may miss your alarms or important reminders set up for the day, so be careful.
Flight mode will also work in the same way; except your smartphone is ON, but you will not receive any calls, text messages or have a data connection since it disables the network connectivity. This helps charge your smartphone faster, as very less battery is consumed, since your phone doesn’t have to be connected to a network.
Use a charger with low power
If your smartphone supports Qualcomm Quick Charge, then its manufacturer must have shipped a Quick charger along with the box. What a Quick charger does is it supplies higher current and voltage in order to charge your smartphone at a faster rate. If you are in a hurry to go somewhere, this feature will save you from a lot of troubles. Although a useful feature, if used for a longer period of time, quick chargers can end up reducing the long term life of your battery, as charging your smartphone at a faster rate heats up your battery real quick. If you have a plenty of time to leave your house or office, use a low power charger or a non Quick charger, as it will slowly charge your smartphone thereby preventing the heat build-up.
Use a different cable to charge
There might have been some situations where you used the same cable and charger to charge your smartphone, but now when you charge it gets heated up pretty quick. In such instances, the cable you used to charge your smartphone may have faced some malfunction. To make sure that it is your cable that’s creating issues, make use of your friend’s charging cable and check for yourself whether or not your smartphone heats up in the same way. If the problem still persists, you know where it all lies.
Uninstall some applications
There are some applications which reduce performance of your battery. Not only do these applications cause your smartphone to get heated up while it’s charging, but also raise the temperature when you are using it normally. Find out if your phone is heating up because of these apps, and take the necessary step by deciding whether that application is important for you or not.
You will not be able to avoid the heat build-up in your smartphone, but you can definitely minimise it with the above given tips.