A guide to chill with your overheating smartphone

It is normal for smartphones to get warm while they’re charging or being used continuously. After all, the phone is an electronic device, and it may warm up due to electricity. However, it gets serious when they turn too hot to handle – literally!

Whether you’re streaming videos back-to-back or when it’s too hot outside, here we’ve listed down possible mobile overheating reasons and ways to fix them.

Most likely causes of mobile overheating

Technically, there are several causes due to which your mobiles warm up to some extent in a bid to utilize more power than usual. Let’s look at some of the most common ones:

  1. Can’t get enough of gaming?

Given the high intensity of certain gaming apps, they tend to use your phone’s central processing core along with the graphics processing unit. This results in your phone to overheat.

2. Untamed phone settings

Mobiles getting hot depend a lot on the way phone settings are managed. Whether it’s your screen brightness turned to the max, dozens of widgets, or you’ve got an animated wallpaper set, these factors lay an unnecessary impact on your mobile’s CPU and cause it to get hot.

3. Netflix & ‘no’ Chill

Streaming online content from popular platforms like YouTube and Netflix hampers the phone just like gaming apps do. When the display is active for several hours together, it inevitably fires the phone.

Quick ways to cool down mobile overheating

If you cannot really stay away from your phone for most of the time, try these quick and simple ways to at least cool it down.

Low Power Mode – iPhone users could switch on Low Power Mode to prevent phone overheating, while Android users can keep their devices cool by enabling Battery Saver Mode.

Lower screen brightness – Setting your screen brightness at a considerable level can surely take much load off your phone’s battery.

Disable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth – Toggle off features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. to prevent battery draining and keep your phone cool.

Phone restart – Try restarting your phone frequently to avoid it from getting overheated due to apps and software issues.

Junk cleaners – Installing junk cleaner apps identify and clear out unwanted files from your phone. They also aid in the phone’s performance and extend its battery life.

Prevention is Better than Cure – even for Phones!

Here are some of the basic phone care tips and tricks you can follow to prevent your phone to overheat:

Correct phone charging – Maintain a proper place for charging your phone. Mount it on a hard surface, which wouldn’t transmit or conduct heat.

Apps update – Keeping apps updated fixes mobile overheating issue to a great extent. If it still persists, try uninstalling recently installed apps as they might have bugs.

Protect from heat – Avoid leaving your phone at places where temperatures are considerably high. Better cover your phone so that it doesn’t come in direct contact with hot surfaces.

In case your phone is still facing an overheating issue, it is advisable to get it checked professionally checked. Book a mobile repair with HelpforSure today!

The everyday guide to your Android phones

We’ve come to a point in our lives where almost everything can be done through our smartphones. Hungry? Order food online! Need to go somewhere? Book a cab online! Want to find out the distance between the sun and one of Jupiter’s satellites? Check online! The point is, our lives revolve around the small machine in our pocket. And like any other machine out there, your smartphone too is going to show signs of wear and tear. So, if your smartphone too is messing up, here are a few simple solutions you can follow to solve most of your android problems. (Sorry iPhone users, we’ll cover you soon!)

Problem: Your phone vs the snail – with the latter winning the race!

Reason: Too many apps slow down the phone as they cause the RAM to drain out.

Solution: The simplest way to deal with this is to delete the apps that you don’t use and clear out the cache data. If the slowness persists, you can restore the phone to factory settings and that should make your phone speed up.

Problem: Whether PUBG or Whatsapp, your apps stop working unexpectedly

Reason: Seldom, a bug in one of the apps can cause it or your phone to crash altogether.

Solution: The easiest way to resolve this would be to clear the app data from the app manager and avoid using multiple apps at the same time for a while.

Problem: Your phone needs to juice-up every now and then

Reason: Several heavy apps tend to take a toll on your phone battery life

Solution: If they do, delete those apps and check if your battery life has improved to any extent. You can further safeguard phone battery by keeping your phone on battery saver mode and dimming the screen brightness. Also, try auto-locking after 15 seconds.

Problem: Your phone is too hot to handle

Reason:  Overheating is one of the most common android problems. If you’re a frequent gamer, gaming apps can lead your phone to overheat. Even excessive use of the device can cause it to overheat.

Solution: Avoid using the phone while it is being charged. Additionally, delete the apps which you think are heavy on your phone’s processor. Even then, if your phone is overheating, then it might be a hardware defect. You can call us at Helpforsure for instant assistance.

Problem: You’re having a hard time accessing the internet via WiFi  

Reason: Either your device or router is facing connectivity issues.

Solution: Firstly, check your phone’s connection settings and make sure it is properly connected to a WiFi port. Also, verify if you’ve entered the router name and password details correctly in your phone. Try using forget the WiFi network option and reconnect or simply perform a factory reset to get it up and working.

Problem: Your phone is not letting you pair over Bluetooth with another device

Reason: Myriad reasons including compatibility, corrupt device, devices proximity while pairing etc.

Solution: Generally, this would be a temporary issue and a simple restart of your device with a gap of 25-40 seconds should sort you out. It may sound obsolete, but it does work when you keep your Bluetooth devices next to each other for seamless pairing. If it still doesn’t work, try reaching out HelpforSure for instant mobile repair assist.

Problem: Cellular data stopped working abruptly on your device  

Reason:  There could be a glitch in the network or your device 

Solution: Verify if your phone is duly connected to a cellular connection. The most common way to get it working is restarting your device. Also, try restarting your SIM card via the Settings option in your phone. If it still doesn’t help, you can approach HelpforSure and have it working within minutes!

Problem: Insufficient storage space

Reason: It’s YOU! You’ve accumulated every possible media on your phone for more than 2 years!

Solution: Transfer all your images and videos to the cloud storage, delete them from the physical memory, clear all the cache, and uninstall or move apps from phone memory. This should free up space on your phone for you to store newer data.

Problem: Your device is unable to auto-sync

Reason: Auto-sync problems usually occur due to network or account issues

Solution: Network related syncing issue will resolve itself when the network is stronger. If it doesn’t, then you may need to remove your Google account and re-add it.

Problem: Your phone screen looks like those good ol’ analogue TV screens!

Reason: A bug in one of the apps could make you see a glitchy mobile screen

Solution: Try a simple restart of the device. If it works, it was a small bug in the phone. Figure out those suspicious apps and delete them as soon as you can. If the problem persists, it is time to call us at Helpforsure.

These are smaller issues and can be mostly taken care of yourself. For all your other android problems, you have Helpforsure. Book a service, schedule it, and relax; we will do the rest.

5 things to do when you have cracked your phone screen

We’ve all had at least one friend who goes around with a phone screen that looks like a spider’s web. But what would you do if those cracks suddenly appeared on your phone? Sometimes, even in this world of “Cornering Gorilla Glass” and “Tempered glass screen protectors”, there’s no guarantee that your phone will come out of a fall in pristine conditions. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of things you can do when your phone gets crackin’! (sorry)

Check the damage

The first thing you should do is figure out how bad the situation is. The size of the crack, where on the screen, etc. Usually, a small crack in the corner isn’t too big an issue. But if it’s a deep crack and in the middle of the screen, there could be damage to the actual touchscreen beneath the glass or risk of damaging the internal parts of your phone in the future.

Back up your data

Okay, so either your phone is in a manageable condition or you need to repair it straight away. Either way, you need to get on a cloud or your computer and back up all your data as soon as possible. This way, all your contacts, photos, music and everything else you have on your phone is safe and recoverable even if you send it to the shop for repair or it gets damaged further in the future.

Stick it out

In a lot of cases, it’s only the top glass that breaks instead of the actual touchscreen. You might just be able to make your phone work long enough till you gather up enough money to get it fixed or buy a new phone. We recommend sticking on a new tempered glass protector on top to avoid getting any dust or moister into your phone though. It’ll even protect your fingers against the sharp glass!

Find a Local Shop

Warning! This step needs you to step out of your house and make an effort!

All kidding aside, finding a local shop to fix your phone might seem easy enough but you need to make sure your device is in safe hands. Research the shop through friends or online sources, get a clear quote before handing over your device and make sure you’ve backed up your data. Keep in mind that some of these shops might not provide an after-service warranty or use the best of parts.

Call HelpForSure

Now for the easiest method. All you need to do is book our Mobile repair service in Bangalore and Hyderabad and our technicians will be at your doorsteps within hours! Screen repairs are completed on the same day! You don’t even need to leave your house or stay too long without your phones. All this with a 90-day warranty and a completely hassle-free experience!

Which one of the above methods helped you in dealing with your cracked phone screen? Let us know in the comments!

Looking to repair your mobile? HelpForSure can help simplify your life

Mobile phones have become lifelines in today’s day and age. A day without your phone, for whatever reason, seems incomplete. Whether you need your phone for work, gaming or just to stay connected with a loved one, its need remains undiminished. In such a case, when your device breaks down, you need an instant cure for the problem. That’s where HelpForSure comes in for your mobile repair needs with three easy steps: Book, schedule and relax.

But why should you choose HelpForSure for your precious mobile phones? Here’s are a few reasons.

A host of mobile repair services for you

HelpForSure offers an extensive range of services for your smartphones. From screen replacement to camera, charging pin, fingerprint sensor and speaker/mic repair. We even take care of your water damaged smartphones and fix any network and software related issues. All this, at affordable prices.

Trustworthy technicians to take care of your phone

Your mobile phones are precious on both financial and personal fronts. We know you want the best care for them when it comes to repairs. At HelpForSure, all our technicians are highly trained and have the experience of 100,000 completed repairs behind them. With the verification part covered, you don’t need to worry about your phone, its data and its safety at all! d

Hassle-free services at the click of a button

Book, schedule and relax: the three easy steps to simplify your life. All you need to do is place a service request online or by calling 9980879514 and our trained technicians will come to pick up your device at your doorstep. Then all you need to do is relax while we diagnose and make sure your phone is fixed and running smoothly before delivering it back to you.

Transparent Pricing, easy on your pocket

The best thing apart from the convenience of our services is that our pricing is completely transparent. With clear and upfront pricing, there is no element of surprise awaiting you at the end of it all. While others may charge a higher repairing fee followed by a spare parts fee charged separately, our all-inclusive pricing ensures a 30-40% cheaper bill for you.

Warranty: Assurance of superior service

We assure best-in-class mobile repair service to our customers and thus provide a warranty for each of our services. The warranty depends on the type of repair and parts used, and the details of the warranty are communicated to you before we begin servicing your mobile phone.

Better services than authorized service centres

Some of the biggest mobile phone brands do not offer a lot of services that we do, especially with the convenience and affordability of HelpForSure. Xiaomi, for example, only offers some basic component level repairs and screen & motherboard replacement. Whereas HelpForSure offers the entire range of mobile phone services and repairs. Moreover, while you need to go to a service centre to drop and pick up your device, HelpForSure comes to your doorstep.

With the widest range of services, trustworthy technicians and added benefits of convenience and pricing transparency, HelpForSure offers superior mobile phone services and repairs in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Give us a call on 9980879514 or book a service request on our website and, as we say, relax.

The water-tight method of saving your water-drenched smartphone!

Water: a basic necessity of life and the bane to your smartphone. Unless you have one of those fancy “waterproof” (they really aren’t) high-end phones, you’re probably worried about your precious handheld device coming in contact with water, especially during this monsoon season. So what would you do if you somehow managed to get your smartphone drenched in water? Well, after you’re done panicking, follow the steps below and hopefully, you’ll manage to save it!

Act fast!

The most important thing you need to do is remain calm and move fast to remove the phone from the water. Since most new models don’t let you take out the battery, shut down your phone and avoid pressing any buttons more than necessary. This could push the water further inside.

Continue acting fast and dry your Smartphone!

It’s time to dismantle your smartphone as much as possible. This does NOT mean take apart every screw in your device. Remove the sim card, memory card and, if possible, the back cover of your phone and keep them aside. Grab on to a clean, dry cloth or paper towel and start dab away any excess water. Do not wipe as this might push the inside towards the more delicate parts. Avoid using heat to get rid of the water. This means keep those hairdryers away and defiantly don’t listen to your friend who suggests a microwave. The heat can lead to bigger issues that you don’t want to face in this stressful time.

Now, before you do anything else, we suggest taking your phone to a professional at this point to maximize the chances of survival. Although, there is one more step you can take before doing this though.

The most difficult step: saying bye!

Just for 24-72 hours though. Yes, it’s important to let your wet phones dry out over a period of 2-3 days at least. You can either keep your phone on a dry tabletop for this or bring out the rice and Ziplock bag! Now, before you try this method passed down through ancient times, make sure you wrap your phone in a dry tissue or paper towel. This will prevent any rice or starch from going into your device and giving you another headache. After the 3-day period, take out your phone, switch it on and hope for the best.

This isn’t a 100% guaranteed way to bring your phone back to life, so don’t go throwing your phones in water every other day and expect it to live long. But instead of going through all this, a better method to ensure the survival of your beloved smartphones is to avail our mobile repair services (now available in both Bangalore and Hyderabad) as soon as possible and our skilled professionals will make sure you get Help For Sure!