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    Tutorial on How to fix an overheating Blackberry







    Its bad enough that your Blackberry doesn’t have a great
    battery life, then it has to go overheating on you! In this
    brief guide, we’ll be discussing why your Blackberry might
    be overheating (and getting drained faster in the process) ,
    how to prevent it, and what to do when you find yourself
    in such a fix.


    What could cause a Blackberry phone to overheat?


    Common causes of an overheating Blackberry phone are:

    Charging via PC: Constantly charging your
    Blackberry using a PC (instead of a wall charger) is
    one of the major causes of a swollen / damaged battery

    Incompatible charger: The charger might be too
    powerful or not powerful enough for the phone

    Damaged battery: A damaged battery will not charge /
    discharge efficiently, resulting in overheating

    Running too many heavy apps at a time: Running too
    many apps or too many processor intensive ones at a
    time will increase the CPU load, causing the device to
    heat up

    Battery intensive processes: Battery intensive processes
    like high screen brightness, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc
    could result in overheating

    Heavy usage while charging: Using CPU intensive
    processes / heavy gaming while charging is another
    possible cause of overheating

    Buggy / Rogue application(s): A rogue application
    could be consuming system resources selfishly

    Hardware bug: The Blackberry’s power unit might be
    faulty

    Poor network coverage: If in an area with poor
    network coverage, the radio will keep searching for
    signal and this tells on the battery

    Insufficient ventilation: Stuffing the phone in your tight
    pocket, handbag or case could cause it to warm up
    mildly


    How do I know that my Blackberry’s battery is faulty?

    Some common symptoms of a damaged battery are:


    Phone restarting / going off on its own

    Battery not lasting as long as it used to


    Phone overheating


    How do I fix an overheating Blackberry phone?

    When faced with an overheating Blackberry, consider the
    following fixes:


    Try a different charger: Avoid charging the phone using
    a PC, consider using a wall charger specific for the
    phone


    Battery Replacement: Consider replacing the battery if
    it gets full or goes flat too quickly


    Exit unused apps: Ensure to close (not minimize) apps
    not in use for an extended period


    Save power: Ensure to limit the use of animated
    screen savers. Also, avoid setting the screen brightness
    too high

    Disable unused radio: Enable 3G, Wi-Fi and
    Bluetooth only when needed

    Avoid heavy usage while charging: Avoid running
    CPU / battery intensive processes while charging

    Remove rogue apps: Closely monitor which applications
    cause the phone to lag / throw exception error messages
    and uninstall / replace them

    Switch to Airplane mode: If in an area with poor /
    no reception, switch to airplane mode when signal isn’t
    needed

    Allow for proper ventilation: Avoid placing the phone in
    ill ventilated areas or beside hot objects

    Device replacement: The overheating might be due to a
    hardware bug / defect. Consider a replacement /
    hardware check if the device is still under warranty




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