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How To Prevent Overheating Due To Turbo/Fast/Quick Charging In Any Android Phone

Today most android smartphones are equipped with a built-in hardware mechanism knows as quick charging. The term was coined by Qualcomm as a reference to its new technology of charging the battery. Whether you say turbo, fast, dash or quick charging all mean the same thing. But what actually quick charging is? Quick charging is a new technology in which any phone’s lithium-ion battery charges at a much faster rate. Since smartphone batteries are growing bigger then it is the must have feature that your cell phone should have if it packs a 3000 mAh or higher capacity battery.

As we know that the conventional mobile chargers provide at most 1-1.5 amperes of current. This much of current takes more time to charge a battery. Suppose you have a 4000 mAh battery and your charger is rated at 5V and 1A. So this charger may completely take 4 hours to charge the battery from 0-100%. But with a quick charger, the time is reduced to half or even less depending on the fast charger rating. Another benefit of a quick charger is that it quickly charges the battery to a certain percent say 60% in 20 minutes. This level is certainly enough if you are leaving for your office and doesn’t have much time to charge the cell phone completely. 60% battery level can let your cell phone work for more than 12 hours.

How Quick Charging Works

Your phone’s circuit board has special circuits that have a tendency to draw more current from a quick charger. Similarly, a quick charger has a tendency to supply more power say 12V to 9V and max 2 amperes. So whenever your android phone’s battery level drops below 70% then quick charging can come into play.

prevent fast charging overheating

Suppose your battery is now at 15% and you connected the charger. Then it will be charged at a faster rate until it reaches 70%. During charging your phone may become hot. Above 70% the charger cuts the excessive power and keeps charging the battery just like a conventional charger. It is good to note that quick charger can be used as a conventional USB charger to charge any other phone. But the quick charging will not work on non-supported phones.

Now since heating is common during fast charging phone. But if your phone overheats during turbocharging then you should prevent this excessive heating. Here are some tips below.

How To Prevent Overheating Due To Turbo/Fast/Quick Charging In Any Android Phone

  • Always charge the battery when the level reaches 20%. Don’t let the level go below 20%. Remember lower the battery level, higher will be the heating.
  • Remove any back cover to prevent heating.
  • When the turbocharger is connected avoid the phone’s back from touching a flat surface. Make sure you let the phone rest against a wall. Also, make sure screen doesn’t make contact with any surface otherwise it will trap the heat.
  • Do not use your smartphone to play games while charging or else it will heat even more.
  • Do note that mild heating is acceptable and it will not cause any harm to your android phone.
  • Keep monitoring the heating level. If the phone heats up then plug the charger into another power socket. Sometimes faulty power sockets may trigger excessive overheating in phones.
  • After reaching 70% your phone will automatically come to its normal state and no heating or warming can be felt on touching the back.

Things To Avoid While Fast Charging Your Android Smartphone

  • Do not let the phone’s screen or back to touch any surface. Put the device to rest against a wall or an object.
  • Avoid completely draining the battery. Just start feeding your phone the power when it’s battery level reaches 20%.
  • Do not use data networks or play games while fast charging.
  • Remove any rubber or silicone back cover to avoid heat getting trapped under the phone’s body.
  • Avoid faulty power sockets.

Our Detailed Analysis Report About Fast Charging Smartphone

Fast charging delivers a high charging power to your smartphone's battery. So it is possible that your phone may get extremely hot if not handled properly. We performed a detailed analysis on Moto G4 Plus having quick charge 2.0. This phone was overheating when charged using its turbocharger. Most of the time the back cover was there and it was lying on a flat surface on its. This situation let the Moto G4 Plus to overheat during turbocharging since the airflow was completely blocked.

So we tested the above-mentioned tips with this Moto smartphone and found what that it was not overheating. We just felt the phone’s back mild warm which is completely normal. It is just like any other smartphone that uses a normal 5V charger. We have charged the Moto G4 Plus’s battery with its turbocharger from 30%-70% without overheating. After 78% battery level the turbocharging stops and the charger starts normal charging which further cools down the phone. Finally, no heating is encountered.

Do The Above Tips Apply To Your Smartphone

It doesn’t matter which smartphone do you have the above tips work for all. These tips even work for and iPhone 6S. Quick Charging is owned by Qualcomm. Samsung uses fast charging, Motorola uses turbocharging and One Plus One uses dash charging. But all technologies means the same thing that is rapidly charging your phone’s high capacity battery to save time.

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