Tips to keep your phone safe from the heat

That Texas summer heat is no joke, and it can be just as difficult on your phone while you’re out adventuring and having fun in the great outdoors. Here’s some tips from AT&T about how you can keep your phone from experiencing battery drain, performance issues, or even a total shutdown while you’re out:

  1. Don’t leave your wireless device in the car. Extreme heat can damage a wireless device. Keep your smartphone and/or tablet with you, either in a purse, briefcase, or backpack. While driving, don’t place it on the dashboard in direct sunlight.
  2. Keep your wireless device in a shaded, cool area. If you’re heading out to the beach of the lake for some fun, keep your device in your beach bag, backpack, or under a light colored towel or blanket.
  3. Don’t subject your wireless device to extreme temperature changes. Bringing your electronics form a 90+ degree sunny day to a well air-conditioned room is a great way to moisten the interior of your device. Allow your phone to transition gradually to the cooler temperature by putting it in your purse or pocked before heading inside.
  4. Power it off. Turning your phone off is one of the fastest ways to get its temperature back down to normal.
  5. Keep multiple wireless devices stores separately. If you’re carrying both your smartphone and a tablet/laptop, keep them separated. Since electronics conduct heat individually, stacking them or keeping them pressed up against each other intensifies the heat and obstructs air flow that can keep them comfortably cool.
  6. Consider downloading an app that monitors your smartphone’s CPU and battery temperature. There are several apps that can help monitor your phone’s temperature and alert you when high temperature is a risk. You can cool down your phone by quickly removing its case, switching to Airplane mode, separating from other devices, and fanning it.

Stay safe while you’re outside, and make sure you and your phone are staying cool.

Jade Allen

Jade Allen

Jade Allen explores East Texas to bring the most exciting activities and locations to The East Texas Weekend. Jade came to Texas in 2018, where it has steadily become a home and a place to explore.