Gaming on smartphones is increasing day-by-day. With time, the graphics in these games are also improving significantly. Due to demanding graphics, smartphones are being equipped with very powerful chipsets.
“With great power comes great heating issues”.
Today, smartphone brands are trying hard to reduce the heat generated by the processor with different cooling techniques. It’s helping in reducing the temperature by a small margin, but it’s still not enough.
So, to solve your heating issues while gaming, here are some tricks and tips which will help you reduce heating of your smartphone while gaming.
You should also read methods to reduce lags and frame drops in PUBG Mobile.
How to reduce heating of smartphone while gaming?
There are many ways by which you can reduce heating problem of your device. I am listing some of the most effective methods by which you can solve this issue by some extent.
Let’s start with the easier ones and then head towards the harder ones.
Well, this is the most common reason for heating problem on smartphones. People love to keep their precious phone safe and for that, they use thick cases. It does help in protecting the phone but at the same time, it doesn’t usually let the heat dissipate as fast as the phone do it without cover.
Also, some time, your phone will be heating but you’ll barely be able to feel the heat through the cover but at the same time, this heat will be ruining your gaming experience.
I recommend you to take off the cover while you’re playing games. It will let your phone dissipate the heat properly and it will cool down much faster.
It’s kind of obvious thing. If you’re playing while charging then the heat generated on your phone gonna be way more than the temperature without charging. It’s kind of bad for your device’s battery as well because high temperature is not good for your phone’s battery.
So, it’s highly recommended to not play games on your phone while charging. It’s fine to use phone for normal tasks in charging.
If your phone supports fast charging tech such as OnePlus’ Dash or WARP and Oppo’s VOOC then it’s fine to play while charging. These charging technology don’t let your phone heat up while charging, instead the adapter heats up and your phone usage doesn’t affect it.
It’s something which people rarely notice. Your phone will heat much more when you’re having high brightness.
I know, most of you might be playing in higher brightness level because it makes the gaming experience better, as you’re able to see everything perfectly. However, it would be better to use less brightness. If you play on lower brightness then not only your phone won’t heat a lot but it will also won’t hurt your eyes as much as high brightness does.
If your phone has OLED display then you got another reason to not use high brightness. OLED displays can have burn-in issue. If something stays in your screen for a long time (such as some elements of the game) and you’re playing on nearly full brightness for hours then it might cause those elements into the screen.
Also, using less brightness will let you have some more gaming time on your phone with a single charge.
#4 Mobile Data:
There are many online multiplayer games nowadays but as the name says, they need your phone to be connected to the Internet. It’s common for most people to use mobile data because not everyone got Wi-Fi.
However, mobile data usage generates way more heat and also drains much more battery than Wi-Fi. So, it’s recommended to use Wi-Fi instead of mobile data.
Also, if you’re on a low signal area, there are chances that you’ll have a huge improvement in thermal control of your phone once you switch to Wi-Fi. Why? It’s simple, when there is low signal, your phone needs to work harder to catch network and that generates too much heat.
You might be interested in reading on tips to improve signal reception of your phone.
#5 Background Apps:
It might look as if background apps are too small to cause any issue but with the increase in the RAM of present-day smartphones, more and more apps resides in background.
If you’re having multiple social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. then it will be best to Force Close them until you’re playing your favorite games. Also, other apps which are useless to run in background should be closed.
It wouldn’t result in massive difference, but it will help to reduce the temperature for sure.
By the way, most smartphones are coming with different kind of gaming modes and you can use them to disable background app usage.
Graphics affect need of processing power a lot and that’s why while playing games in max graphics settings, your phone will heat way more than low graphics.
I am not saying that you should not play on high graphics. It’s your choice. However, if you want least heating while gaming, this is something which you should really consider.
Also, enabling Anti-Aliasing (or increasing) will improve the edges of the graphics but also result in higher battery drain and heating. So, choose wisely.
#7 Room temperature:
Of course, it affects your phone’s temperature a lot. It would be best to play in a room which is not hot already. And the best way would be to turn ON air conditioner which will keep the room temperature perfect.
You may also use cooler to lower down room temperature but a normal ceiling fan wouldn’t do much good to reduce the temperature.
#8 Desk Fan:
It helps a lot. If you’re really serious into mobile gaming then buy one desk fan to keep your phone cool while playing. It can also reduce sweating of your hands which is something extremely important for mobile gaming.
It would be great if you have AC running alongside desk fan because it would keep your device cool, as much as possible.
There are phones which are coming with accessories which acts as a fan for the phone and some have built-in fan. I personally feel that Desk Fan is way better in cooling because it also helps with sweating problems. Also, you don’t need to purchase gaming smartphone for a fan.
Hope these methods will be useful for you. It’s always good to look out for smartphones which already have some cooling tech inside. These phones might heat-up just like the rest but they will cool down way faster than others.
Also, don’t blindly look into heating test results while buying new phones. Some phones start thermal throttling even when the phone is not overheating, which keeps the temperature low but causes bad gaming experience.