Why is My Phone Overheating So Quickly

It is normal for mobile phones to heat up especially when performing very demanding tasks such as gaming, streaming live videos, and running multiple background apps. However, if your phone gets extremely hot (overheats), then that should concern you because it indicates that your phone is struggling to perform certain tasks. There are three main things that generate heat in a phone. They include the battery, screen, and CPU. Below are some of the reasons why your phone overheats so quickly.

  1. Your cell phone is infected with a virus

One of the main reasons why your mobile phone heats up so quickly is because it is infected with a virus or other types of malware. The virus usually corrupts the phone’s data and spreads malicious content. This, in turn, forces the phone to overwork and heat quickly. To stop this, you need to install an antivirus to your phone then run it to detect and eliminate malware.

  1. Your phone is running on outdated apps or firmware

Your mobile phone could be heating up quickly because you are using outdated apps or firmware that are bulky, highly inefficient and have bugs that force the phone CPU to overwork and heat up. If that is the case, then you need to update the apps and firmware to the latest version that are light and highly efficient.

  1. Charging the phone with wrong charging cable

If your phone overheats on the back, then it means that the battery has a problem. There are two things that can make your battery overheat. They include using an incorrect charger or the battery is too old. If the overheating is as a result of using incorrect charger cable, then all that you need to do is to charge your phone using the original charging cable. However, if the phone’s battery still continues to heat up despite using the original charger, then it may be because the battery is too old and needs to be replaced.

  1. Multiple apps are running on the background

Your phone can overheat quickly if multiple apps are running in the background. Running multiple apps in the background at the same time consumes a lot of RAM storage. This can lead to CPU overwork and battery drain. This can cause your phone to overheat. To prevent this, you need to ensure that you exit the app when you are done using it to prevent them from running in the background.

  1. Your phone is exposed to sunlight

Your mobile phone can overheat quickly if it is exposed to sunlight for a long period of time. This problem is common mostly during the summer season. If that is the case with your phone, then you should stop using it and move to a cold place to cool down.


If your mobile phone overheats so quickly and you can’t seem to find what is the cause of the problem, give us a call today as we do mobile phone repair and service at an affordable price. Our highly experienced mobile phone repair experts will fix the problem quickly to ensure that your phone operates efficiently.

You can call us at 1300 016 017.

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