When you use Facetime for the first time, it feels like magic. You see a friend or family member on the screen in front of you as if they are right there with you. It’s as if you’re having a teleconference call. But how exactly does this magic happen? It is because Apple’s engineers have made it so that when you use Facetime, your phone connects to the internet via Wi-Fi and not your cellular connection. This means that unless you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, you won’t be able to use Facetime. This article will explain why your phone gets hot when you use Facetime and what you can do about it.
Why Does My Phone Get Hot On Facetime
You’re running too many apps at the same time
Apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp are great for staying in touch with friends and family, and for keeping up with the news. But these apps use up a lot of your phone’s processing power, and when you use them in tandem with Facetime, it can cause your phone to overheat. If your phone is running out of memory, it will also struggle to perform many tasks at the same time. You can fix this problem by closing apps you’re not using. On an iPhone, you can close apps by double-pressing the Home button, swiping up on the app, and then tapping the “X” on the app’s preview. On an Android, you can open the overview screen by simultaneously pressing the Back and Home buttons. You can also use one of the many apps available to close the apps you aren’t using.
Your phone battery is dying and you need to recharge it soon
This might sound like a no-brainer. But if your battery is low, there is a chance that your device might overheat, causing it to shut down. For example, if you are using your device for a long period of time, it might overheat and shut down because the battery is low. If you’re using a device with a low battery, it is best to charge it as soon as you can. If you are using a laptop, be sure to keep it plugged in so that the battery doesn’t die.
You’re using an old phone that can’t handle Facetime
Try as you might, you can’t run a Ferrari on low gas. The same holds true when it comes to your phone. If you have a device that’s older than 2 years, it might not be able to handle Facetime. Newer phones have better hardware that allows them to handle multiple tasks at the same time. If you have a device that’s older than 2 years, try disabling or reducing the number of apps you have running in the background. You can do this by closing the apps you have open, and disabling notifications when you don’t need them. Make sure you have the latest software for your device, as older versions might not support Facetime.
Your Wi-Fi connection is slow
You might love Facetime, but if your Wi-Fi connection is slow, it might cause your phone to overheat. If your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi connection that is slow, it might take a long time to load the video feed from your friend or family member. This can cause your phone to overheat due to the lag. You can check the speed of your Wi-Fi connection using a speed test app, such as Ookla Speedtest or Speedtest.net. Try shifting to a different Wi-Fi network or turning off your Wi-Fi connection and then turning it back on after a few minutes. Another option is to connect to a cellular data connection.
You have a virus or malware on your device
The Facetime virus is a computer virus that infects your Apple device and blocks it from using Facetime. This computer virus can make your device overheat, so it is important to keep your device protected. Install antivirus software on your device to protect it from malware and viruses. Make sure you keep your software up to date. You can also scan your device for viruses and malware using an antivirus app.
You are using a third-party app that has background permissions
Third-party apps often require you to grant them permission to access certain features on your device. This might include access to your camera or microphone. However, if one of these apps has permission to run in the background, it might be taking up your processing power and causing your phone to overheat. Thus, it is important to close the apps that you aren’t using.
Your phone overheats because of the Wi-Fi hotspot you are connected to
Your phone’s processor might overheat because of the Wi-Fi hotspot you are connected to. A hotspot is a wireless network that allows the connection of multiple devices. If the hotspot you are connected to is too crowded, it can slow down your connection and cause your phone to overheat. Try connecting to a different Wi-Fi network to see if this solves the problem.
You Have a Background Process Running
Third-party apps often require permission to run in the background. If one of these apps has permission to run in the background and you forgot to close it, it might cause your device to overheat. Thus, it is important to close the apps that you aren’t using.
A common misconception is that your phone is overheating because the battery is dying. However, this is rare. When your device overheats, it is usually because you have too many apps running in the background. To avoid this, try to close the apps you aren’t using, and don’t forget to close the apps that you have granted permission to run in the background. If your phone is still overheating, it might be time to invest in a new device.
Q: Will my phone die if I don’t install a new battery?
A: The battery will keep charging but the internal components will overheat, eventually causing a device failure.
Q: What should I do if my phone does not turn on or cannot power up?
A: First, check for a dropped charge cable. If no cable is dropped, try charging the phone in several different locations including on the bed and under your pillow. If this does not work, you can use an iPhone/Android charger that provides cold air to keep the device from overheating. A charger with cold air can be purchased at most retail locations for around $20-$30. Also, make sure your case is tight enough to provide an adequate amount of cooling while charging.
Q: What should I do if my device has no sound?
A: In rare instances, you can lose sound after going through a restore process or after attempting to update OS’s on your phone using iTunes or using MS Windows Update (iTunes and MS Windows Update are two different methods of updating OS).