It’s natural for your smartphone to become a little warm during use, especially if it’s being used for long periods of time.
However, when it overheats, it could potentially become damaged or dangerous. A few months ago, we covered a story about how someone’s smartphone exploded after it started overheating.
Your phone when you play games for too long.
Common reasons smartphones overheat is overuse, especially when graphic-intensive games and apps are constantly running on the device.
Other causes include using the wrong case for your phone, remaining connected to a Bluetooth speaker for too long, your screen brightness being too high, malware, and video recording, especially when you’re doing all these things outdoors in the scorching Malaysian weather.
But it looks like Malaysians have found a quick and easy way to bring their smartphone temperature back down – KoolFever.
Yep, those patches our mums put on our foreheads when we’re running a fever can also apparently be used to cool down your phone.
Twitter user @roseafni posted the tip on social media assuring her followers that it really works.
IT WORKS LAAA THE TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATED REAL FAST HAHAHAHA
— ❦ (@roseafni) October 21, 2019
“Tips to overcome a hot phone: apply KoolFever”
And judging by the replies, it looks like this is pretty common knowledge, especially among Malaysian phone gamers.
Tak,actually betul lah.Aku main cod mesti phone panas then aku letak coolfever
— Erin buncis (@erinbuncis) October 22, 2019
“Actually this is right. When I play COD, my phone overheats and then I put KoolFever on it”
pubgm player really need this pic.twitter.com/rPgCzmgPM9
— why jack why? (@AmetJack) October 22, 2019
Tips main game kt iphone panas, potong sikit cool fever, tepek kt blkg👍🏼
— Haziq (@haziqgrr) October 19, 2019
“Tips when playing games on a hot iPhone, cut some KoolFever and stick it on the back”
Other social media users shared their own temperature managing tips in the replies.
Benda ni betul. Same as kalau korang travel tempat sejuk. Haritu pergi korea, phone huawei aku asal bawak keluar je terus shut down tulis battery 0 walaupun dah charge. So aku letak dalam beg lekat heat pad tu dekat phone bagi dia panas.
— y (@flwralice) October 22, 2019
“This is true. It’s the same when you travel to cold countries. When I was in Korea, my Huawei kept shutting down every time I had it out supposedly due to lack of a charged battery even though I had charged it fully. So I put it in my bag with a heat pad stuck to it to warm it up.”
Tapi, masa tengah charge phone dari 10% to 80%… Phone memang akan panas. Sebab dia dalam proses mengecas bateri tu. So better time charge jgn buat mcm ni. Sebab kalau sejuk, battery tu akan lambat untuk penuh berbanding panas. So after 80% battery phone akan slow² sejuk 🙂
— aliffdanial (@Adonial1) October 22, 2019
“But don’t do this when you’re charging your phone and the power is between 10% – 80%. During this time your phone naturally heats up because it’s in the process of charging the battery. If it’s cold then it will take longer for your phone to charge. Once it reaches 80% it will start to cool down on it’s own.”
Aku letak tissue basah dalam peti ais, Dah sejuk letak kt dalam belakang casing phone. It works phone yang ada drope frame and panas HAHA
— y a s (@_elyaaas) October 22, 2019
“I put wet tissue in the fridge and once the tissue is cold I put it behind my phone inside its case. It works on dropped framed and hot phones.”
Some also shared that they just pop their smartphone in the freezer or fridge to cool it back down quickly.
Costing laa masuk peti ais lebih jimat
— ♫ Mj ♫ (@lovelymarryjane) October 22, 2019
“This tip costs money, it would be cheaper to just pop it in the fridge”
aku letak dlm peti ais je
— ayiman.jpg (@realmandrad) October 22, 2019
“I just put mine in the fridge”
BUT YOU SHOULD NEVER DO THIS.
This is because the cold environment inside the fridge and freezer will cause condensation inside your phone which can result in a short circuit and a damaged phone.
If you need to cool your smartphone down and don’t have a KoolFever on hand, here are some other methods you can try instead.
- Take a 20-30 minute break every one to two hours when playing games and apps that hog your phone’s processing power.
- Keep your apps regularly updated.
- Remove the phone’s case and switch to airplane mode
- If you’re using it in direct sunlight, put it in the shade.
- Put it in front of a fan
- Reduce the screen brightness
- Turn on battery saver mode.
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