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Why Is My Phone Slower When It’s Hot?
- Sep 12, 2018 -

Why is my phone slower when it’s hot?

Processors are heat sensitive. The hotter they are, the slower they run - as they have to reduce the power usage to stop themselves overheating.

That means when a phone gets hot it becomes more sluggish. Because it’s taking longer to longer to do things, it in turn means it needs to stay awake longer, potentially drawing more electricity from the battery for a longer time and increasing the heat further.

Other components such as the GPS chip, the screen’s backlight and mobile data connection all generate heat too, which means the more you use a phone for mapping or other relatively intensive tasks the hotter it gets.