How to care for your phone in hot weather? 3 simple Cyber Tips.
Another heatwave is approaching us. Therefore you should not only remember to secure your health but also the health of your smartphone, which we carry with us everywhere. High temperature and direct sunlight will not make them any good. Improper use of electronic devices in 30-degree heat may result in overheating which then will result in shortening the life of your device. An overheated battery can even explode, and that could be dangerous to our health.
Close all processes and apps working in the background. Don’t forget to turn off WiFi and mobile data if you don’t need continuous network access.
First of all, it’s a good idea to disable all background applications and processes that use your device’s processor unnecessarily. The more application running in the background, the more your smartphone ‘sweats’ and makes is battery level drops dramatically. Also, don’t forget to turn off your WiFi and mobile data if you don’t currently need network access. Remember this especially when you travel, enabled mobile data and location (GPS) while moving will constantly search for a range which will significantly use your battery. After all the greatest effort for your device is the touch screen. Make sure you turned on automatic brightness level on the hot days (your screen automatically adapt itself to current conditions). If your smartphone doesn’t have that option all you need to do is to reduce the brightness level. When you go to screen setting make sure the time when your smartphone goes to sleep is reduced. If your smartphone is piping hot anyway it is a good idea to reset it or turning on energy-saving mode and let it cool down.
Your phone must also take “a breath” – remove a case from the smartphone.
Give the phone a break. Hide it in the shaded place so it’s not heating up. We want to protect our device from external factors to which our phone is exposed during a holiday. Dust, dirt, and water can damage the smartphone so that’s why we are using covers and cases. These protectors are effective but make our phones heat up quicker.
Avoid exposing your device to direct sunlight and overheating in your pocket. Remember that your smartphone will feel best in the shade.
Exposing electric equipment to direct sunlight is not recommended. Avoid placing the device near the windscreen of your car, which changes to a lens during sunny days. Remember this especially while using sat nav app while driving. If you are taking a break from your journey don’t forget to take your smartphone with you. Leaving the phone in the care even if it’s not exposed to direct sunlight it’s a bad idea because the temperature in the car on a hot day can reach up to 60 degrees Celsius. To make your phone ‘comfortable’ avoid carrying it the tight pocket! Although it won’t be exposed to direct sunlight it will get heated by your body. If you don’t need to use your phone for a long time store it in the shaded but not tight place so that it has space with air circulation.
Your phone can be invaluable during long trips thanks to the wide range of functionalities it is equipped with, so take care of it to extend its life.
If you have any concerns that something bad is happening with your smartphone or you have seen suspicious activity on your device, please write to us!