Smartphones do heat up when the processor and other components have to work a lot in order to get things done but the processor is equipped with a throttling mechanism that prevents the phone from ‘overheating problem’. However, sometimes it could be an external stimulus or if the system is running too many processes at the same time or if it is bugged or a virus is causing the system to consume more power and work more than required, the phone starts to overheat. Although smartphones do have dissipation technologies, it is however recommended to keep the phone aside and let it cool. But if the Walton overheating problem is too frequent, keeping the phone aside won’t help much because we need to get to the nerves of the issue and uproot it. Well, GetDroidTips has the right tools and methods for this purpose as we will be explaining you all, how to fix Walton overheating problem in this extract.
- Get past the obvious stuff
- Shutter down all apps
- Shutter down all the features
- Restart the phone
- Check if the phone case is suffocating the phone
- Get the phone scrutinized for viruses
- Check for battery-hungry applications
- Get all the apps up-to-date
- Upgrade to a new firmware
- Clear cache files
- Delete cache partition
- Scrutinize the charger and the battery
- Perform a hard reset on the phone
- Get the phone professionally checked
Get past the obvious stuff
The more you use the phone, the more heat it will generate and that’s pretty much the basic why phones overheat. You’ll have to get past the obvious stuff such as prevent the phone from being in sunlight for a longer duration because depending upon the material used in the construction of your device which could be either plastic, metal, aluminum, etc, it will be subjected to heat up eventually. Further, the brightness settings on your phone are meant to be adjustable since we don’t need high brightness during day and night-time. It is easier to adjust the settings to relieve the phone from the strain.
If your phone is connected to a Bluetooth speaker for a longer duration, apparently it’s the time you disconnect it and let the phone cool down. Also, using the phone whilst it is charging is also a big NO.
Shutter down all apps
Yes, that’s probably the first thing that strikes your mind when the phone starts heating up a bit. Simply close all the apps that you are using right now and its simple, tap on ‘recent’ apps list and swipe across the screen to get rid of it. Moreover, you need to get rid of apps that are running in the background except for the system apps such as Instagram or WhatsApp that keeps popping up in the background even after you closed it. It is healthy to stick to ‘Downloaded’ apps only if you aren’t aware of system apps that could cause trouble if stopped.
Shutter down all the features
It includes features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Location/GPS, NFC, Mobile Data, etc. Although these connectivity features are extremely helpful but you must stick to use it strictly since these are battery-hungry features. If you forget to turn any of these features off, it will result in losing a chunk of the battery which is something nobody likes. Also, this can contribute to the overheating problem on your phone which could be problematic.
Restart the phone
The phone is heating up and will soon reach a critical point. What do you do? The answer is to power down the phone and let it be idle for a few minutes. Usually, the phone must return to normalcy in 10 to 15 minutes if the environment is moderate or hot while cooler air could bring down the temperature of the phone quickly.
Check if the phone case is suffocating the phone
You’d never know what things might be suffocating the phone to overheat and the phone case or cover that you use might be one of them. The thing is, some materials aren’t good at dissipating heat while some materials wouldn’t allow the heat to dissipate from the phone and that contributes to increasing core temperature of the device and then the picture is clear. Remove the phone case, back panel, and battery if removable and let the phone cool down for some time.
Get the phone scrutinized for viruses
Viruses are not at all good for a smartphone and especially malware which is sent to steal data from the user and cause a slew of problems. Thus, get the phone scrutinized for viruses and it’s simple to do so. You can download anti-virus software on your computer and connect the phone to the computer and check for any viruses, malware, or other threat causing the issue. You can also quarantine the virus if any found thus, resolve the problem is caused by it.
Check for battery-hungry applications
If you have been using the camera app for some time now or you are playing the graphics-intensive game for a long time now, the phone will eventually overheat as these apps are intensive and consume a lot of resources as well as are battery-hungry since these apps consume a large chunk of battery life when used. You can check out more information about such apps by navigating to ‘Settings >> Battery’ where you must get the breakdown of apps that consume battery. This would enable you to take necessary actions to prevent overconsuming of battery and prevent overheating problem in turn.
Get all the apps up-to-date
It’s important to get all the apps installed on your phone updated because it lets the phone have a newer version of apps with security patches and bug fixes that prevent the bugs from infecting the app or the system in the process. You can check out for available updates by going to ‘Google Play Store >> My apps and games >> Installed’ where you’ll get the list of apps installed along with notifications on available updates. You can also let the system update all the apps on its own automatically by selecting the ‘auto-update’ option.
Upgrade to a new firmware
Similar to how updated apps prevent bugs and errors, the firmware that your phone is running on is also a piece of software that needs to be updated from time-to-time. You can find if there are any updates available or not by navigating Settings >> About Device >> Check for software updates’. Note that not all the Android smartphones are liable to receive updates again and again since Android discontinues providing updates after certain months while the manufacturer might release updates but too slow or there might be no updates if the smartphone belongs to entry-level or even mid-range smartphones in many cases. Instead, you can install a custom ROM to override the updates problem since custom ROMs receive frequent updates.
Clear cache files
Cache files are actually meant to ease the retrieval duration by quickening the processing of an app or service so that the user has to wait for less but these files are temporarily created and stored by the system and are easily susceptible to corruption and bugs. That’s the reason why experts advise users to get rid of cache files stored in any form (there are three forms) of which, the methods to clear two types of cache files are as followed.
- Firstly, you need to navigate to the Settings and open Apps section.
- Now, slide to the Downloaded section where the list of all the apps that you had downloaded will appear.
- Now, you’ll need to tap on individual apps and where you’ll find options like ‘Clear Data’ and ‘Clear Cache’ and right there, the app cache is gone.
- You need to repeat the same for all the downloaded apps though it will delete the login credentials.
- Secondly, open Settings and tap on Storage.
- Scroll down a bit to find ‘Cache Memory’ and simply tap on it to delete it.
Delete cache partition
This is the third form of cache files saved by the system which can be accessed through recovery mode. You need to enter the recovery mode for which, the steps are as followed.
- On your Walton smartphone, press the power button to turn it off.
- Now, press the power button and volume up button placed on the right or left side of the phone and hold it.
- You’ll see an Android logo on the screen and that’s when you leave the buttons and let the phone do its job.
- You need to select ‘wipe cache partition’ from amidst the options and then, select ‘yes’ and that’s all.
Scrutinize the charger and the battery
Both the charger and the battery could be causing the overheating problem. While the former could cause any problem while the phone is connected to it, the battery can cause problem round the clock if it is damaged or swollen or faulty. You need to get the charger, charging cable, and the battery scrutinized for any faults.
Perform a hard reset on the phone
This is probably the biggest move you can play on your smartphone to get rid of any problem if it is software-related. Restoring the phone will undoubtedly put the phone in the state as if you just bought it with original settings but you can always take a backup beforehand. Now that you know how to access recovery mode explained above, you’ll need to log into the recovery mode and select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ and finally, select ‘yes – delete all user data’ from the given menu to confirm the actions and it’s done.
Get the phone professionally checked
If the Walton overheating problem is still causing hurdle, it’s time to report to a nearby service center and get it professionally checked and fixed. If could be a minor software-related issue or a huge hardware problem but you’ll have to get it checked to know the root and fix it. This will enable users to steer away from making the same mistakes preventing the phone to dive into the overheating problem again.