(Last Updated On: March 29, 2017)

By James, Michael Igiri

Your smartphone is as hot as a blacksmith’s furnace. As much as you love it, you cannot

keep it on your chest for fear of the unknown and the excruciating heat it radiates. If you do

not do something about it, it may damage your phone or run your battery down in a matter

of minutes. It is heart aching enough to reconcile with the reality that your “smart friend/

companion” can also be a road to perdition- what, with the electromagnetic wave emissions

and all of its concomitant effects- yet, when this happens, you have to take action

immediately. If hitherto, you did not know what to do to cool off your smartphone, here are

some tips to stop your phone from melting down.

Fan your phone

Funny! This may be crude but it works. You can fan your phone with a hand fan or you blow

it with your mouth. Do this until it cools off. What you should never do is to put your phone

in a freezer or fridge to cool off.

Remove unused apps

Do not allow apps you don’t use very often to take up much-needed space. If your phone is

overheating, get rid of unused apps so that there can be space in your phone. It is difficult

for a phone that has enough space to get hot.

Updating your phone apps are not just there for fun.

Stop battery consuming games from running in the background

This is for those who use their phones for playing games. If your phone is hot, especially

while playing the game, it may be time to delete it. However, if you do not want to, ensure

that the game is not running in the background. Always kill it.

Update you apps

Updating your phone apps is not just a ‘for-fun’ activity. It is to ensure that you get the

current version of your apps as well as help address the bugs or problems with the previous

version. If it has been a while you updated your apps do not be surprised when it becomes


Stop surfing your phone in the sun

You are walking in the sun and at the same time surfing your phone. The sun’s light intensity

may affect your phone, thus making it hot. So, stop using your phone while going about

your business on a sunny day.