When it comes to problems that you’ll find on a smartphone, the overheating problem is one of the biggest. Smartphones are equipped with a mechanism to pacify it when the internal temperature rises above critical limits often endangering motherboard or any sensitive and delicate component if not others when the safeguard mechanisms fail. This is the reason why GetDroidTips has curated a list of methods that will be helpful in curbing the Highscreen overheating problem that must avert the problem caused by any internal or external stimuli. Check out the guide below to know more about it.
Table of Contents
- 1 How To Fix Highscreen Overheating Problem?
- 1.1 Is the sunlight causing the phone to heat up?
- 1.2 Is the charger or the battery working okay?
- 1.3 Dial down the brightness levels
- 1.4 Check if your phone is suffocating itself
- 1.5 Check out if the heatsink is working
- 1.6 Reboot the system
- 1.7 Turn off all active services
- 1.8 Scrutinize the phone for any malware
- 1.9 Stop overusing, start using it right
- 1.10 Get rid of all active foreground & background apps
- 1.11 Uninstall & Disable unwanted apps
- 1.12 Easy ways to bring down internal temperature
- 1.13 Clear cache files
- 1.14 The mother of all fixes
- 1.15 Get help!
How To Fix Highscreen Overheating Problem?
Apparently, phones got to get hot even after you have accessed camera app for some time which is an intensive app while playing games or streaming movies are equally problematic but that’s normal. Phone becoming hot after 15 minutes of usage isn’t a big deal and usually a minute rest could get it to settle, however, when the phone is above a critical temperature that is when you feel it is too long or in some cases, phones display warning about the extrinsic internal temperature and that’s where you need to seek refuge and use these methods prescribed below to bring it down.
Is the sunlight causing the phone to heat up?
No doubt you can grab the best shots for your photo album or just memories while in broad daylight because here, your phone will click impressive photos or you aren’t photogenic and instead use it to be on call with your friends, family, or client, customer, etc, the phone will surely get hotter by every minute. This is because both plastic and metal used in the construction of your device is a good conductor of heat and excessive heat could melt down the motherboard if not something else so you need to take care of it.
Is the charger or the battery working okay?
You must know that although it wouldn’t cause any harm at first, using an incompetent, damaged, or third-party chargers can have its own adverse impacts on a device. This is the reason why OEMs usually ask their users to buy an original charger or the one they recommend. On the other hand, the battery in your phone has a lifecycle reaching which, it ceases to perform as new. It usually happens gradually, however, you’ll notice that the battery dips low much often and sometimes it could trigger overheating problem as a contributory factor if not the sole reason behind it.
Dial down the brightness levels
I know that absolutely no one actually cares about brightness settings although many people do know that tweaking it can change the SoT of the device by extending battery backup, it is still something people might not do. However, since the display has to keep illuminating it throughout the day when in use, it consumes battery and since the battery is doing a physical job of moving electrons and producing the current needed to backlit the display, heat is generating and the more the display is enabled, the more heat is generated. However, during nighttime when people use their phones, they don’t need to keep it on high brightness settings which means they can pull some of the stress on the battery simply by lowering the brightness settings. Hopefully, this will work.
Check if your phone is suffocating itself
Your phone isn’t a living being so don’t worry if it suffocates but we are actually talking about phone case or covers that trap the heat inside the device by not allowing them to pass through. Not all the phone cases would do such as thing, however, there is a possibility that the phone case you bought is causing to heat to trap or the internal temperature to rise. Thus, remove the phone case and keep the phone aside for a few minutes to cool it down.
Check out if the heatsink is working
All flagship smartphones have heatsink which are components that help convey heat outside the phone or absorb it accordingly and bring down the internal temperature. If your phone has one and still the phone is heating up, you are required to visit a nearby service center and get it fixed. The professionals will be able to remove the heat sink, fix it, apply it with thermal paste and voila, overheating problem is averted.
Reboot the system
This is the first thing you should do whenever it seems like your phone is indicating any signs of problem or issues and that includes the Highscreen overheating problem that we are talking about right here. Keeping that prioritized method separately, this is something you should do if the phone is heating above a concern temperature. Although this method wouldn’t be able to save any outstanding work on any app, it will save the phone against any factor causing the phone to heat up and eventually catch fire in some cases.
Turn off all active services
Apart from apps, wifi, NFC, Bluetooth, and similar services that you can tap into simply by dragging down the notification panel are battery consuming. When active, they consume battery but the product is they get things done such as wifi allows browsing the web, Bluetooth allowing data transfer and more, etc. However, people do forget to turn off these services after use. This contributes to the battery consumption and as said, the more battery is consumed, the more is generated and that contributes to the increasing temperature. You can turn off these services when not in use and also when in use but the phone is getting hotter.
Scrutinize the phone for any malware
Most of the overheating problem or say any problems not related to hardware might be a result of malware or viruses because these foreign programs are made to exploit our smartphones and that is what they do by hijacking, exploiting, stealing, asking for ransom against data stored on your phone or computer, etc. Thus, you need to scan the device using antivirus and antimalware software and quarantine it.
Stop overusing, start using it right
You may be playing a graphics intensive game or using a productivity app that requires heavy resources or streaming videos on Youtube, Netflix, etc. These apps are heavy on the system and require a large amount of battery backup which means the phone is already working a lot to sustain these apps. However, when you use the phone at a stretch, the phone fails to throttle the heat that generates when it is working which means it is producing more heat that it can dissipate and that causes an overheating problem.
GetDroidTips usually advise users to use the phone right and that when they use it in short bursts and give it a rest in-between. This methods works since it lets you do whatever you want while also increasing the standby and screen on time as well which is a win-win situation.
Get rid of all active foreground & background apps
You are currently using a Highscreen Android-enabled smartphone which means it allows you to download and use any number of apps from the Google Play Store. However, the thing is, even though your phone can handle a number of apps at once, it is not always healthy for a system to process too many apps at once. Note that when you use an app, it is active and in the foreground, when you minimize an app, it is still running but in the background. This adds stress on the battery and system as a whole which is why we usually recommend users to get rid of both fore & background apps when suspecting hotness.
Uninstall & Disable unwanted apps
Instead of using too many apps at once or downloading too many apps without using them, you can actually uninstall these apps from your system and note that you will experience a change in performance post doing it. Start by disabling unwanted pre-installed apps which aren’t easy to uninstall. Here, you need to proceed to Settings → Apps → All and check out bloatware, click on it and press ‘Disable’. On the other hand, third-party apps can be simply uninstalled using the same procedure but press ‘Uninstall’ at the end.
Easy ways to bring down internal temperature
To summarize various ways you can lower the temperature of the device, you can toggle brightness settings as said. Toggling the airplane mode will disable all connectivity and cellular services. You can install apps like Avast Clean Up or likes to clear junk files and cache files that might be causing the shoot in the temperature. Keeping the phone away from sunlight or any source of heat and keeping it cool and near any cold source will surely allow you to escape the clutches of doing any of the tasks aforementioned if the temperature isn’t that drastically changed.
Clear cache files
You need to make sure that the cache files stored on your phone that include storage cache, cache partition, and app cache is properly and frequently clear to steer away from any sort of problems that includes the likes of an overheating problem that we are discussing right now.
The mother of all fixes
Finally coming to the conclusion, you need to attain a backup before proceeding with this method if nothing else works in your favor. Firstly, turn off the phone and use power plus volume up button to initiate startup but keep the buttons pressed until an Android logo displays on the screen. Next is to select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ from the items list in the menu and conclude the procedure by selecting ‘yes — delete all user data’ and that is how you can restore the phone to its original factory settings.
If the temperature often increasing even after you have taken all preventive measures or if the overheating problem seems abnormal, you can grab your phone and produce it in front of an authorized service center where the professionals must be able to scrutinize for any issues and carry on repairs and replacements if needed to fix the problem right away.