Phone getting warm when you are using it isn’t something new and it is completely common since when you turn on your phone and use an app or service on it, there is a specific power requirement that SoC draws from the battery and transfers it across the components indulged in a specific task. The SoC is well-equipped with throttling mechanism that can control the input and the output of the energy being drawn in and out. But at times when the power surge is more, the SoC has to work more in order to draw energy from the power and at the microscopic level, this means there is a great movement of electrons and protons passing in and out of the battery that generates heat.
Along with battery, there are other components with moving parts and they contribute to the increasing heat as well which increases the overall temperature of the smartphone that causes an overheating problem. As I aforementioned, the heating up of the phone isn’t severe but should be avoided and now, we are talking about the overheating problem which must be avoided at all cost. But since there are many stimuli behind overheating, you have to throttle each and every aspect of the phone and we will help you in the endeavor to bring down the temperature of the BQ Aquaris smartphone from critical to subtle.
- How To Fix BQ Aquaris Overheating Problem?
- Avoid direct sunlight
- Stop overusing it
- Reboot the phone
- Close unwanted apps
- Beware of viruses and malware
- Cutback on apps being used
- Check the signal strength
- The battery etiquettes
- Get all the apps updated
- Get the Android OS updated
- Clear app cache and storage
- Wipe cache partition
- Perform a factory reset
- Take help from a service center
How To Fix BQ Aquaris Overheating Problem?
There are many stimuli that can cause overheating such as overuse, virus, malware, or if the battery isn’t competent or if its damage or the improper charging habits and more. Thus, we have all the reasons and how to fix it covered in this extract.
Avoid direct sunlight
Your cell phone is susceptible to high temperature and it can easily get above a critical temperature thanks to its glass display and its metallic body. If you are someone who loves going on in the sunlight and taking pictures, you’ll have to limit taking the phone out since the direct sunlight will imminently raise the internal temperature of the phone and could affect its performance.
Stop overusing it
Unfortunately, if you are addictive to your device, it would be difficult for you to stop using it all together. Overusing the phone isn’t prescribed because it constantly eats a huge chunk of the battery while straining the various components to execute their processes until you decide to take a break. This can cause vital performance snarls and that’s the reason why experts suggest limiting the use and taking constant breaks to prevent the phone from getting overheated.
Reboot the phone
Assume that you are using your phone and suddenly, its becomes hotter which is something you can easily detect at the camera lens which is more susceptible to overheating but there are other regions of the phone too. What would you do if the phone is getting overheated? I would suggest you turn off the phone and keep it idle for 10 to 15 minutes and allow the phone to cool down completely. You can also remove the back panel and other accessories including battery if its removable and keep it aside to cool down. This is a quick solution to the BQ Aquaris overheating problem but you can club it with other techniques mentioned in this extract to get favorable results.
Close unwanted apps
You might have heard that apps in the background still consume battery power and memory. This is true as even after being in the background which is when you have opened the app and didn’t close it, it consumes RAM too. Now with a number of resources hoarded, it will contribute to the heating process and thus, must be eliminated when not needed. You can simply tap on the recent button to reveal all recently used apps and switch it to the left or right to close it. You can also go to Settings >> Apps >> Running and force stop the unwanted apps.
Beware of viruses and malware
Viruses or malware could affect your phone after entering through an unrecognized app or site which you accessed or links you clicked on but above all, these foreign programs can cause a number of problems including causing damage to the files saved or it could send sensitive files to its creator or developer for ransom or it could hijack the system as well. There are hundreds of possible ways these viruses and malware could enter the system and thus, you must be careful before doing any suspicious activity on the phone. You must download antivirus programs in order to combat any funny behavior if executed by the phone.
Cutback on apps being used
I know that Android OS is a platform where users can install hundreds of thousands of apps from its cache of million apps on the Play Store but are it advisable? The answer is simple, NO. That’s because there is plenty of bloatware on a smartphone that you cannot remove and then, users install tens of apps of which, there are many that they won’t use it anyhow. Instead of getting rid of these apps, people resort to keep it installed on their phone but having too many apps can introduce a hoard of problems including the overheating problem that we are discussing here. Thus, it is advisable to keep those apps that you use and eliminate those which aren’t required.
Check the signal strength
When the network reception is strong, the phone draws in less power from the battery but when the signal is poor, the energy requirements increases and that is why keeping the phone on flight mode when there is no network available is advised to save a chunk of battery. This applies to the overheating problem too and therefore, you must check the signal strength and turn on flight mode when there is no network reception or if too poor.
The battery etiquettes
If the overheating problem is caused due to battery or charging, there could be a number of reasons behind it. First of all, it is possible that you aren’t charging the battery properly, you must follow a 90-10 or 80-20 proportion of battery to keep the battery’s health at an optimum. Further, it is possible that the battery is damaged or have developed faults anyhow or just old that it gets heated quickly.
Further, it is possible that the charging cable is damaged or the adapter used to charge the phone is damaged or incompetent in any sense. Thus, you will have to verify the battery, charging cable, adapter, and other components in-between to resolve the problem.
Get all the apps updated
Isn’t it crucial to get all the apps updated? Of course, it is because outdated apps can cause a slew of issues including introducing errors and bugs that can slow down the phone’ performance or force it to use more memory or power. When you update an app, you receive new features, patches that fix bugs and issues with the previous version of the app, and other benefits and that is why tech experts suggest updating the app to the latest version. You can check out for the available updates by opening the Google Play Store on your device and navigating to the ‘My apps and games’.
Get the Android OS updated
The Android operating system provides a framework for all the apps and hardware components to interact with each other on a smartphone and that is why updating the same is very important. Android OS may not be frequent but it does have patches to clear any bugs and errors that the developers of the previous version have discovered with it and thus, you get a patch that fixes bugs as well as provides more functionality.
Clear app cache and storage
Cache files are long known to cause problems when they get corrupted which is too often and are termed as the deterrent that can hinder with the performance of the device as well as cause a slew of other problems such as the overheating problem that we are talking about. You can get rid of app cache by navigating to the Settings >> Apps >> Downloaded. Further, you can clear the storage cache simply by going to the Settings >> Storage >> Cache Memory.
Wipe cache partition
This is the third place where cache files are saved on a smartphone. Eliminating cache partition would take the user to boot into the recovery mode for which, we have mentioned the procedure below.
- First of all, start by turning off the phone.
- Press and hold the power button and volume up button together for few seconds.
- Let go the button as soon as the screen shows an Android logo on the screen.
- Further, you can use the volume rockers to scroll towards the option ‘wipe cache partition >> Yes’ and select the same by hitting the power button.
- This must set the wipe cache partition process into motion after which, you can restart the phone.
Perform a factory reset
If you strongly believe that the overheating problem you are facing is due to a software component assuming that you already verified the hardware components involved, you can perform a factory reset that will completely erase the memory of the device and it is also one of the powerful methods you can opt to fix any software-related problems.
Method 01: Backup and Reset feature
To perform a factory reset using the non-invasive method, open the Settings on your phone and navigate to the ‘Backup and Reset’ feature enlisted. Further, select ‘Reset the phone’, enter the password or other credentials if asked and then, select ‘Reset everything’, that must set the process in motion.
Method 02: Using hard reset
- This particular procedure requires users to turn off the phone at the start.
- Further, hold volume up and power button together and firmly for 10 to 15 seconds and do not let it go.
- When the display shows an Android logo on the screen, you can let go of the physical buttons and let the system boot into the recovery mode.
- From amidst the menu, you need to select ‘wipe data/factory reset >> Yes — delete all user data’ but the navigation protocol is different here.
- You can scroll using volume rockers and select using power button unless otherwise specified.
- Once you are done with the procedure, reboot the phone and you have successfully fixed the overheating problem for good.
Take help from a service center
If the problem isn’t sorted yet, you can report the issue to a service center and find a resolution for the same. If the phone is under warranty, I would recommend an authorized service center if you are looking forward to preserving the warranty period of the device or there are other third-party options available too.