After the Android operating system made its way into the mobile phone market, most manufacturers saw gold in this new system and that’s why most of them rushed to install it on all their new devices. In many cases, this rush led to malfunctioning devices, or machines that just froze after a period of use. Further, we’ll take a look at overheating issues that Android phones have and we’ll tell you how to handle a few of the situations.
Today’s phones are almost like miniature computers and because high-performance components have been fitted into their design a problem emerges that has never been an issue for mobile phones, and that’s overheating. Many things can cause an Android phone to overheat, but what’s important is determining exactly the cause and the possible effects of this heating issue. Because Android device manufacturers had some idea about these heating issues, they installed a heat sensor on most of their devices, this sensor announcing the user with a message on the screen if the device is overheated. When the symbol OVHT appear on the top of your screen, you should know that your device is quickly overheating and you should stop doing whatever you were doing. The overheating can be caused by some things like the Wi-Fi or the processor if they are over solicited in a task. Overheating of a device while making long calls is also somewhat normal to a certain point, as many of the manufacturers claim.
The most serious issue emerges when the phone is really overheating and the battery fails to recharge. This means that there is a problem with the battery and it might need replacing. If you notice that your battery gets really hot while charging the phone, immediately remove it from the device. The overheating of the battery is considered a fire hazard as in many cases the battery exploded from an overcharge.
There are also free Android apps that can be downloaded from the Market that will tell you all about your battery. These small applications can tell you if the battery is the cause of the overheating and they will tell you the exact temperatures you are dealing with. After you have determined the cause of the overheating, make sure to change the phone’s battery or the entire device if necessary as it will surely get permanently damaged at one point if it’s still used.