Smartphone devices have become an essential segment of our lives. Right from waking us up in the morning to keeping us linked with every nook and cranny of the planet, they do it all. Users like to stay connected at all times, and smartphones strive to fulfill these expectations. However, heavy workload can take a toll on smartphones too. Smartphones may malfunction at times and may exhibit abnormalities in their functioning. One example of such divergent behavior is overheating of the device and the device battery.
The Smartphone scene sees better processors being introduced on a daily basis, which have higher energy requirements and thus generate greater amounts of heat. Sometimes, in the bid to create thin and compact smartphones manufacturers design devices lacking proper ventilation, such as in the case of Gionee Elife S5.5 and that may result in excessive heating. Other factors such as excessive involvement in processor/graphically intensive tasks, use of an old battery, presence of battery draining apps and processes etc all contribute to overheating of the device. Let us consider some tips to stop or control these excessive heating issues.
Disable Unwanted Functions
Some functions of a smartphone device are highly battery intensive. Many unwanted applications and processes run in the background of a Smartphone, consuming a high amount of energy, and thus generating higher amounts of heat. By disabling these apps and background processes users can make sure that their device remains cool.
For example, it is not necessary to keep on your WiFi, Bluetooth etc functions switched On all the time, even when not using the device for a long period of time. Maps services, Vibration effect etc all consume energy drastically. Users can monitor and close unwanted functions by using apps such as JuiceDefender, and apps like Greenify can keep tabs on background activities. (more…)