You might have noticed that sometimes your phone gets heated and no difference is felt between a frying pan and your phone. In most of the cases, the overheating does not correspond to any hardware or battery related issue. Every single phone, OnePlus 7 included, can get overheated for a number of things. Here, we are going to share some tips on how to fix OnePlus 7 overheating issues.
See also: How to fix OnePlus 7 battery life issues
Let the phone cool off
Before we move to other things, let’s state something that many people simply don’t do and they definitely should. As soon as you notice that your phone is getting hot, let it cool off. The heat can cause many other issues, so as soon as you notice it, give your phone some time to breathe. This especially goes for those who play games on the phone. After an hour or so, the phone will definitely get hot – so press pause, and let it cool off.
Use the flight mode
It is recommended that you enable the flight or airplane mode on your phone when you put it on charging because if the system apps such as GPS, Bluetooth etc. are enabled in the background while charging, it can cause overheating.
Keep your phone away from direct sunlight
If you place your phone under direct sunlight, it will overheat in no time. So, make sure to keep it hidden and you’ll avoid the issue.
Monitor the temperature
Try to install a temperature measuring app on your phone from the Google Play Store because with such an app you will be able to monitor the temperature of your phone and will also know which app is causing trouble. That way, you can either force stop such apps or uninstall them.
Limit the charging time
The phone may overheat when you charge it for too long. Many people leave the phone to charge all night, and when they wake up they find it hot. Charge your phone until the battery is full, not longer than that.
Restart your phone
Make sure to restart your phone every once in a while. This simple task can do so much – it will close background apps and processes that consume a lot of battery, and may cause overheating issues.
Update the apps and the software
Make sure to keep the apps and the software up to date. This way, you’ll make sure that everything works as it should. To update the apps, simply head to Google Play Store and hit the Update all button. When it comes to software update, do the following:
- Navigate to Settings
- Tap About phone
- Tap Check for updates
Use the original charger
Another thing that can cause overheating issues is the usage of the charger that didn’t come with your phone. Of course, there are situations when you simply don’t have the original charger with you. But, when you are at home, don’t use a charger that came with another Android, Use the one that came with your phone.
If your phone keeps getting how, and nothing seems to be working, you may opt for a factory reset. But, you need to keep in mind that resetting the phone to factory settings wipes everything off (will not delete the files on your SD card, just on the phone), you need to create a back up first. Once you are done with a backup, you can factory reset the phone. Here is how:
- Go to Settings
- Tap System > Reset options
- Choose Erase all data
- Now enter your pin or your password (if you have one of these), and tap Next
- Finally, tap Erase everything.
Your device will reboot. When it is finished, just set up your phone as a new device and you’ll be good to go.