An overheating battery is one of the common tech related annoyance that tops the complaints list of most Smartphone users. Battery overheating often leads to battery drain and as a result the need to charge your pricey gadgets twice or thrice a day.
I admit that at times a design fault or a software bug could be the cause behind the mild temperature rise of your Smartphone. However, there is a 75% chance that you could actually be the villain behind the unusual temperature rise of your Smartphone.
Temperature rise on your device could range by an upsurge by a few degrees to sudden extreme temperatures rise that has the possibility of making a debris out of your handset.
Yes, your handset could literally burst up in flames. This is exactly what happened to a Smartphone left plugged in overnight.
Avoid leaving your Smartphone Charging in Hot Areas
A slight rise in temperature during charging is normal for Li-ion batteries. However, when the phone is left charging in hot areas, there is a possibility that there will be an exponential rise in the phone’s internal temperature.
Be cautious and leave your Smartphone to charge in areas with ambient temperatures.
Stick to Original Spares or Spares from Reputable Sellers
In 2013, there was a viral story that involved a case whereby an exploding battery caused second and third degree burns on the thighs of a Samsung Galaxy S3 user.
Investigation by Samsung later revealed that the user, Fanny Schlatter, was (unknowingly) using a third party battery for her Smartphone.
The extra cost of original spares could dent your wallet, but an exploding battery can gut down your apartment to ashes or worse still, could cause you some serious bodily harm.
Avoid using your Smartphone While Its Plugged In
Playing Temple run while your phone remains plugged into the mains isn’t cool. Intensive Games and Apps can generate significant amounts of heat and unlike your PC, your Smartphone lacks vents to drive out the excess heat.
Therefore, try as much as possible to give your phone some breathing space while charging. If you really have to continue using the phone for let’s say ‘WhatsApping’ your overly attached girlfriend, try doing it in a well-ventilated room.
Charge at the 50% Mark
Unlike other types of batteries, the battery-level memory issue does not affect Li-ion batteries. Therefore, there is nothing good about draining your battery to 0% and then recharging it back to 100%.
Charging your Smartphone once it drops to the 50% mark is actually a good tech habit. It will not only prevent instances of overheating of your Smartphone but also increase the life span of your battery.
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