Protect your smartphone from heat – that's how it works

Heat can damage electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets. At best, it is sufficient to cool the device down again. In the worst case, there is a battery fire. We’ll show you here at GIGA how best to protect smartphones and cell phones from the heat.

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What happens if the smartphone gets too hot?

  • If the temperature of the cell phone battery rises by 10 degrees, the electrochemical processes run twice as fast.
  • The gases produced during the process escape through a pressure relief valve.
  • This ages the battery pack but faster than usual: the battery capacity drops.
  • Older devices in particular have no safety mechanisms that automatically switch off the device if it overheats.
  • If the sun shines directly on it for several hours Display burns, this can also be damaged and “fade” or discolored.
  • Also the processor can overheat and be damaged. In the best case, it turns itself off (and the smartphone) beforehand.

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Smartphones and heat: you should note that

  1. The smartphone do not chargewhen the ambient temperature over 40 degrees Celsius
  2. The smartphone in front protect from direct sunlight and stow in shady places like in a backpack or under a towel.
  3. The cell phone not in the car to let and store in a cool place such as the glove box or near the air conditioner while driving.
  4. Take an overheated smartphone from the protective coverso that the heat can be better released into the environment. In addition, plastic covers can melt in the heat.
  5. Places an overheated smartphone NEVER put in the fridge. Damage can result from condensation water.
  6. Turns the smartphone off completelywhen the ambient temperature is consistently high. If you don’t want to turn it off, activate airplane mode to save the battery and reduce heat generation. Ideally, it also deactivates location tracking and closes unused apps in the background.

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