Some users of LG Q6 have been facing overheating problems. Overheating issues on a smartphone are not uncommon. When there is high processing of graphics, especially when you are playing games for a long time or watching movies then it requires a lot of energy from the chip which sometimes leads to overheating. A smartphone has been built to endure heat to a certain extent which is normal, but sometimes they do tend to heat up a lot. Here is how to fix LG Q6 overheating issues.
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What Causes Smartphones to Overheat?
The SoC or System on a Chip of phones is optimized to handle high temperatures. When the device is near the temperature that could be damaging, the processor reduces its speed. Your smartphone becomes slow and this is one of the leading signs of overheating. Sometimes, there could be a warning sign that is usually flashed on the smartphone asking you to stop using it until it cools down. Let us go through some of the LG Q6 overheating causes:
- If you push your GPU for too long then your phone is bound to heat up. Someone using VR gear will understand this.
- There are some apps that could be too demanding especially gaming apps. Apps that haven’t been updated are the biggest culprits.
- There are several smartphone features such as multi-tasking functions, widgets, Location services and more that cause the phone to heat up.
- Leaving your smartphone in direct sunlight, stacked with several other electrical devices such a laptop or tablet, or others that are continuously emitting heat, also cause your phone to heat up.
- Using your phone to make video calls, play games or even make calls while it is charging lead to overheating. We charge our phones when they are down on energy. The phone is already in the process of gathering energy and restoring it back, but by using it when it is charging we are straining it which causes it to heat. You could also damage your battery in the process.
How to fix LG Q6 overheating issues:
Shut down your phone and wait for 20 seconds or till it cools down and then start it again. It may just be a temporary problem and rebooting it will help you fix the issue.
If the processor is too busy then your phone could begin to heat up. Close the applications running in the background and let your phone cool down.
Don’t play games continuously, take small breaks in between and give your phone a chance to rest.
Clear the cache for all the apps that are installed on your device. This cleans some memory space and reduces the pressure on the functioning of your LG Q6:
Go to Settings > General > Phone Management > Apps > Pick the app for which the cache needs to be cleared > Storage > Clear Cache > OK .
You should also clear the cache partition of your smartphone. Here is how you can do it:
Go to Settings > General > Phone Management > Storage > Internal Storage > Cached Data > Clear to confirm your choice.
If you are not using a genuine LG charger then your phone will display overheating problems. This is the same if you are using an overly powerful power bank that does not match the battery of your LG Q6.
Never use your phone when it is charging.
We already talked about the importance of updating apps. The same theory applies to the software of a smartphone as well. If it is not updated, your phone won’t be able to function in a proper way – giving different types of problems.
Go to Settings > General > About Phone > Check for Updates – if there are any updates available you can click on it to download and install.
Factory Reset your phone solves LG Q6 overheating issues. This process helps in fixing most problems as after a Factory Reset the phone is set to its factory defaults. Before you perform a Factory Reset, remember to take a backup of your entire data because everything from music to pictures will be deleted from your phone. Here is how to perform a factory reset:
- Turn off your LG Q6
- Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons together
- Wait for the LG logo to appear and then release the Power key. Keep holding the Volume Down and after a couple of seconds hold back the Power key once again till you can see the Factory Data Reset Mode. Now let go of both the buttons.
- You will find the option saying ‘Erase all user data & restore default settings?’. Use the Volume Up and Down key to make a selection and then use the Power button to confirm your selection.
- Once the Factory Reset is done you will find the LG Welcome panel.
- Go to Settings > General > Backup & Reset > Factory Data Reset > Reset Phone > Delete All. Wait until the process of Factory Reset completes.
Follow the above solutions to fix LG Q6 overheating issues.
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