**Tip to keep your phone from overheating while playing games.** Summer is the perfect time to relax after months of intense study. This is also the time when your “playing game” is not restricted by your family. You can play the game on your computer or you can also play it on your phone. *However, “playing the game” in the summer days is a challenge for your phone. The device will heat up very quickly and drain the battery, reducing performance. How to get out of this situation? This article will suggest you tips to avoid the situation of your beloved smartphone being “hot like a furnace” when playing games, specifically as follows.* ## **Turn off all applications running in the background** Sure, the phone In addition to the game, your smartphone is installed with many different applications such as Facebook, Youtube, photo editing software … to serve or practice, as well as entertainment and communication needs. Besides the benefits of these applications, the fact that they run in the background consumes the device’s space, especially in terms of RAM and battery. This will greatly affect the processing speed of the machine when you start the game. Therefore, before playing the game you should free up RAM, ROM and other resources of the device. To do this, simply close all applications running in the background. Playing games always takes up a lot of resources, so closing applications running in the background will help your phone avoid overloading, thereby making it less hot during gameplay. In addition, removing or freezing unused applications also helps the machine optimize resources better. ## **Remove the case** Following the introduction of new phone models, case accessories are also mass-produced to serve the protection and decoration needs of each phone. The advantage of these cases is safety and solidity, which can protect your phone well after a long time of use, as well as decorate the outer shell of the phone. However, these eye-catching and safe cases still have disadvantages, and among them is that the heat cannot be radiated, leading to the device getting hot. Therefore, when playing heavy games, you should remove the case for better heat dissipation. ## **Turn off unnecessary connections** Connections like 4G, Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC… should only be turned on when needed. Specifically, if you play online games, you only need to use one of two connections, which is 4G or Wi-Fi. And if you play Offline games, you don’t need to turn on the above connections, because every time you turn on Wi-Fi, 4G, the ads in free apps and games will automatically launch in the background, causing battery drain. ## **Avoid playing games at high temperatures** High temperatures make the chemical processes in the battery chaotic, which not only causes the battery to drain quickly, but also is the main cause of battery bottle status . Therefore, it is best to leave your device in a cool place (preferably in front of a fan) to play games, to avoid exposing the device to direct sunlight. And note, when playing games, if the device is too hot, take a break to let it cool down. ## **Disable automatic screen brightness adjustment** The screen and CPU are the most battery draining parts for a smartphone. It is well known that the brighter the screen, the higher the battery drain. Auto-dimming mode is a fairly effective measure for many people, but it’s really not suitable for gaming because it will quickly drain your device’s battery. Therefore, you should turn off automatic screen brightness adjustment and leave the screen at the minimum brightness level in standby mode. And when playing games, adjust the brightness to a moderate level. ## **OS Update** A new OS version can help optimize your device for battery life, as well as gaming performance. Therefore, check regularly and update to the latest operating system version for your device. However, some new updates on iOS or Android are often faulty and drain the battery. You should wait a few more days to have a specific assessment with the new update before deciding to update. ## **Don’t charge while playing games** Gamers usually just focus on the “battle” and won’t hesitate to plug in the charger if the phone battery is low while playing games. This is an action that causes the machine to heat up very quickly and even pose a fire risk. If possible, it is best to fully charge the battery before playing the game to avoid the phenomenon of charging and playing at the same time.