What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hot

In the spirit of giving and sharing, here’s a bonus tip from me – a very secret recipe of mine for cooling down your mobile phone (smartphone or feature phone) when it heats up. This technique has been well guarded for years and I am about to give it to you just like that! The things Christmas makes us do!!

First of all here is the list of things you will need :

  • A hot phone (I mean your phone actually needs to get hot before you need to cool it down, no?)
  • Sachet Water A.K.A Pure Water (In Nigeria, its called “Pure Water”, even if the water is not so pure)
  • Some patience

So, you have an over-heating phone? First thing you need do is get a semi-cold sachet of pure water, and place the hot phone on it. Simple right? I know! Here is an example image below:


And just like that, your phone will start to calm the heck down. Remember that this technique has been kept a secret for so long, so please try not to pass it around too much. Okay? Seasons greetings from yours truly. Enjoy the holidays! :)

Note: If you do want to know why your phone heats up unnecessarily, you can head on over to this post titled “Why does My phone get hot”.

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20 comments for “What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hot

  1. EyeBeeKay
    December 26, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Ho! Hoo!! Hoo!!!!

  2. Belushi
    December 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Wasnt expecting this at all. Thought you were going to say one should close running apps, especially ones not needed. Good to know this new method though.

  3. EyeBeeKay
    December 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

    @Belushi, i thought this is supposed to be a joke. – the pure water thing, or am I missing something,?

    HUMOR misunderstood?

  4. Famuyide olawale
    December 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

    You are right, that is what I do, especially when I switch to 3G and an in area of low connectivity. Good tips.

  5. December 26, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Really? I thought this was common knowledge. My sister taught me this more than 6 years ago.

  6. Joel Ebuka
    December 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Hear Hear!! Cheers To That One.

  7. uchu chinedu
    December 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Place it on a metal plate n c how d heat dissipates. Works better if d AC is on

  8. bily
    December 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    hmmm, interesting…
    i guess Nigerians should sue Nokia for infringing on our intellectual property abi where else did they get the idea for the wireless charging pillow?

  9. tonardo
    December 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    i put my in a freezer for 30-40 mins. or i place it on a ice-block..

  10. tonardo
    December 26, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    for my sgs3 i soak it in a bowl of ice water…
    pls dont try it at home …..with other phones….

  11. ugofrance
    December 27, 2012 at 2:16 am

    thnks. Bt if anytin hapens 2 my fone wot wl i do. Lolz

    • December 27, 2012 at 9:18 am


      OYO is your case nau!

  12. December 27, 2012 at 8:59 am


    You sue emmagine79 and join Mr. Mo in the suit. Lol :D

  13. December 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

    @Ugofrances – Real OYO!

  14. yemko
    December 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    another nice tips. I usually dip my n8 into water while using 3g

  15. Tijjani
    December 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I ve been doing the same thing for about a year now. Perhaps its the abundance of pure water in most homes that prompted the experiment.

  16. Achimba
    December 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Was happy when I saw d topic,I grew more excited when I saw that it was a black berry 9320 which was used for demostration cos mi 9320 gets so hot I fear it wil xplode sumtyms

  17. December 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I used to put mine in the refrigerator(connected to power source) for some time. It’s actually risky to undertake but with close monitoring, nothing might go wrong.

    I think I’ll try the sachet water tip. Seems almost everyone’s doing it.

    ** Thumps Up **

  18. bosun99uk
    December 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Hope I can drink my purewater after this exercise

  19. Ahmed
    July 13, 2013 at 5:24 am

    bro, na wa o. Na so u worry reach? Hahahahaha.

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