If you’ve been using Facetime on your iPhone a lot lately, you may have noticed that your phone starts to overheat. This is because Facetime is a very resource-intensive app.
In this blog post, we will discuss why your phone overheats on Facetime and provide some tips to help keep your device cool!
Why Does Your Phone Overheat on FaceTime?
To understand why your phone overheats, first of all, let’s understand the background processes running when using the facetime app.
- Facetime app is very resource-intensive because when you are using Facetime, your phone’s processor has to work overtime to encode and decode the video signal. This puts a lot of strain on your phone’s processor, which can lead to overheating.
- When using Facetime, your phone constantly sends and receives data. This can use up a lot of your phone’s battery power, especially on 4G/5G, which can lead to overheating.
- When you use Facetime, your phone’s camera, microphone, and other sensors are always active. This can deplete a significant amount of battery life on your phone, which might cause it to overheat.
These were the background processes running when using Facetime which can lead to overheating your device. However, there are many other factors that can cause your phone to overheat on Facetime. Some of them are:
1. Extended Use: If you use Facetime for long periods of time, your phone is more likely to overheat.
2. Use While Charging: iPhone naturally is warm when charging, so If you use Facetime while your phone is charging, then your phone will likely overheat even more.
3. Environmental Factors: If it is a hot day or you are in a hot environment, your phone temperature will naturally be high.
4. Mobile Data: Mobile data connection(5G) requires more resources than Wi-Fi, so your phone will use more power to connect to the internet using mobile data.
5. Back Cover: If your phone’s back cover is not properly ventilated, your phone will overheat more quickly.
6. Apps Running in Background: If you have other apps running in the background while using Facetime, then the number of resources required will also increase, hence increasing the temperature of your iPhone.
Tips to Keep Your iPhone Cool when Using Facetime
There are various ways to keep your device from overheating when using Facetime. Some of them are:
1. Use FaceTime in Short Sessions
If you use Facetime for long periods of time, your phone is more likely to overheat. Try to use Facetime in short sessions to avoid overheating.
2. Disable Background app Refresh
If you have other apps running in the background while using Facetime, then the number of resources required will also increase.
Try to close unused background apps to reduce the strain on your processor and avoid overheating.
To close unused background apps, you need to disable background app refresh. To do this
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Click on general and select background app refresh.
- Now tap on Off, and unused background apps will terminate automatically.
3. Use Wi-Fi instead of 5G
If you have access to a Wi-Fi network, use it instead of your mobile data connection. This will help reduce the resources your phone uses and hopefully prevent it from overheating.
4. Enable Low Power Mode
When you enable low power mode, your iPhone will use less power and prevent itself from overheating. To enable low power mode
- Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Click on battery and select low power mode.
- Now tap on the switch next to Low Power Mode to turn it on.
5. Check your Battery Health
If you notice your iPhone is overheating more often than usual, it might signal that your battery needs to be replaced. To check the health of your battery
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Click on battery and select battery health.
- You will see the current condition of your battery and how much power it can hold. If your battery health is below 80%, it’s time to get a new battery.
6. Remove Back Cover
As we know, the back cover tends to make your iPhone heat up even more, so simply removing the back cover while on a facetime call will decrease the temperature of your iPhone.
7. Update your Facetime app
Lastly, If you’re using an outdated version of Facetime, it might cause your phone to overheat. Make sure you have the latest version of Facetime installed on your iPhone.
Alternatively, iOS updates contain bug fixes, and if your iPhone is using an outdated iOS version, then it is time to update it.
There are many factors that can cause your iPhone to overheat when using Facetime. Some include extended use, high ambient temperatures, mobile data instead of Wi-Fi, and a poorly ventilated back cover.
There are also some things you can do to prevent your iPhone from overheating, such as using it in short sessions, disabling background app refresh, and enabling low power mode.
Also, if your iPhone overheats more often than usual, it might be a sign that your battery needs to be replaced. Lastly, ensure you have the latest version of Facetime installed on your device.
Updating to the latest iOS version can also help fix any bugs that might be causing your iPhone to overheat.