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Top 6 reasons why your Android phone is always overheating(hot)


 Have you ever wondered why your Android phone is hot? Definitely, you might be think the fault is from your phone which is true most times but you also contribute to the overheating. Android phone overheating is one more reason why your battery may stop lasting so long as it used to or maybe swell up.

Here are 6 reasons why your Android phone is always overheating :

1. Incompatible charger: Android smartphone users often use chargers that are not compatible with their device. For instance, Android phone users in Nigeria always go for BlackBerry chargers as their second option when they want to power their device not knowing that these chargers can be too effective (charging but the phone is hot) or not effective enough (charging slow and phone operating by itself) for the phone.

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2. Running too many heavy apps at a time: Running too many apps or too many processor intensive ones at a time will enhance the CPU load, inflicting the device to heat up. For instance, Browsing with Opera mini with more than 5 tabs open, chatting with friends on WhatsApp and BBM, and with different messages pop-ups in several occasions. Not to talk of your phone Autorun Apps like Play Store, Flash Share, etc.

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3. Battery intensive processes: Battery intensive processes like screen savers especially when it’s animated or video, excessive screen brightness, switching on 3G network, Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth etc. may lead to overheating.

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4. Heavy utilization while charging: Most of us can’t just let go of our device for some hours. We are so engrossed with a chat, or the Internet, or a particular game that we charge our phones while using it. This is one other considerable reason behind your Android phone overheating.

5. Poor network coverage: When your phone network coverage is poor, the Android OS scans the area for signal and this requires more battery power. That’s the reason your phone gets so hot when you are in areas with poor network.

6. Insufficient air flow: Putting the phone in your tight pocket, purse or case may trigger it to heat up mildly especially in hot weather conditions.

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Ikechukwu MaxkDAVE

Ikechukwu Onu is a Certified Full-stack Digital Marketer and Digital Media Pundit with a profound interest in all things tech. When he is not working, you’ll find him at an outreach, hang out with friends, or streaming a series/movies.


  1. My Gionee m5 mini is always hot when charging even the charger will be very hot and sometimes the back and the minimizing bottom will hang. Pls what should I do??

  2. Thanks To infinix for inserting cooling system in their Note 2, 3 and 4. This information is quite more than useful at any time.

    1. Hello,
      I will recommend taking the device to a Carl Care centre in your area. That said, Overheating is suggestive of heavy usage or doing that while charging the device. Avoid running several apps at the same time. Also do not use your phone while charging. How this helps. All the best.

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