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How to prevent your smartphone from getting heat damage this Summer!

By : Ali Ergal   /  

How to prevent your smartphone from getting heat damage this Summer!

As temperatures continue to rise in the UK and with summer well and truly here, it's estimated that nearly £10,000,000* worth of damage is caused to smartphones during high temperatures!

Here are some heat damage saving tips that can really help keep your smartphone operating at its top level:

  • Always keep your device out of direct sunlight – exposure to the sun or heat source can damage your smartphone.
  • The recommended operating temperature for many smartphones is between 0º and 35º C / 32º to 95º F (Minus temperatures will result in loss of power and your battery holding its charge).
  • Smartphones will try to protect the internal components from the sun by attempting to self-regulate its temperature. If you see a heat warning screen, place your device in the shade and avoid placing on charge till it has sufficiently cooled down.
  • Adjust your brightness settings to the lowest level, remove any apps running in the background and disconnect from any wireless connections. This will reduce the strain on your battery power consumption and allow your smartphone to cool down faster.
  • Remove any cases or protection that could be insulating your device and holding in heat.
  • Cars can act like greenhouses, trapping in heat and cause temperatures to rapidly rise. Leaving your smartphone in cars for long periods of time, whether in the glove compartment or exposed to the sun can cause severe damage to your battery and the LCD screen.

If your smartphone does become damaged in the heat, our team of expert technicians are on hand to check out your device to find out the issue and get them fixed as soon as possible.

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*All figures are calculated as averages based on data from March 2016 and March 2017

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