In summer, a car can be as hot as a sauna when parked in the sun. Unfortunately, these temperatures are harmful to sensitive electronic devices, such as cell phones. By taking care to adjust some of their settings or protect them from direct sunlight, you can keep yours cool.
Method 1 of 2: Use your phone in hot weather
Step 1. Secure it to a ventilation grill phone holder
Take this precaution, with the air conditioner turned on if you must use it. If you are used to using your cell phone while in your car, you should consider purchasing such a mount to attach to one of the dashboard vents. Also, be sure to leave the air conditioner on to keep the phone cool.
- However, you should take into account the laws regarding the use of phones while driving in your area. Always think about your safety and that of your passengers.
- You could get these materials at many convenience stores or on the Internet. Thanks to their clamp or their magnet, they will be able to hold your phone in place.
- You will need to be careful when using such mounts in cold weather, as in these conditions the phones tend to absorb the heat coming out of the ventilation opening.
Step 2. Turn off Bluetooth and Wifi if you are not using them
There are apps and settings that run in the background and consume a lot of processing power. Go to your device's settings and turn off anything you are not currently using.
- Some smartphones have a “Bacteria Saver” that automatically closes apps running in the background, helping to reduce the heat generated by the device.
- Location services, and games use too much CPU, which ultimately causes the phone to heat up faster. Turn them off when you don't want to use them.
- Messaging apps and social media apps, which constantly generate notifications, drain the battery very quickly and cause it to run excessively.
Step 3. Activate your smartphone's airplane mode
Also, you might turn it off if you don't plan to use it. That is, if you weren't expecting any calls or didn't want to use your mobile data, you'd better put it on airplane mode. In fact, when the device is constantly looking for a signal, it starts to overheat.
Step 4. Do not charge it while it is hot to avoid overheating
Charging the device will heat up the battery, as this is an electrical process. If the battery is already hot and you charge it again, it will only heat up further, which will affect its lifespan. So to avoid this, you need to make sure that your device is at 100% charge before you leave the house.
Step 5. Remove the cell phone from its pouch in hot weather
In fact, the device's pouch can act as insulation and make it too hot. If you must leave it in the car, consider removing it from its pouch until then.
Use a light-colored pouch instead of a dark-colored pouch. Light is reflected by light colors, while dark colors absorb heat
Method 2 of 2: Keep your cell phone safe
Step 1. Keep it out of direct sunlight
Since the temperature inside a car can be higher than that outside, the cell phone, if exposed to direct sunlight can overheat, which will damage the battery. Therefore, if you must leave it in the car, store it in the center console or in the trunk, so that it stays away from windows so that sunlight cannot reach it.
- Always try to park in the shade whenever possible.
- Do not leave the device in the glove box, as heat from the engine or transmission could make the situation worse.
Step 2. Put the cell phone under the seat for easy access
Try to keep a pocket under the seat of your vehicle in which you can store your smartphone when you leave it inside the car. This way, it will be out of direct sunlight and out of sight.
Step 3. Place reflective sunshades on your car
Consider doing this to protect your car from the sun when you go to park and leave the phone indoors. Put the cover on the windshield and rear window when you park to block out as much sunlight as possible. This way, instead of the inside of the car absorbing heat, it will be reflected out.
You can get these covers at most department stores, auto accessory stores, or on the Internet
Step 4. Cover the cell phone with a white towel
Do it to make the light reflect. Place the unit on the back seat floor and cover it with a white towel. As the heat increases, the floor will be the coolest place inside.
A dark colored towel will absorb heat and therefore warm the phone
Step 5. Store the appliance in an insulated lunch box
Do this to keep it cool. Leave an insulated lunch box in the back seat of the car. So, if you plan to keep the phone in the car, put it inside the box. Not only will the insulation keep the phone cool, it will also prevent heat from entering.