How to keep your hot phone cool and working in a heat wave


Record-breaking heat waves are baking entire swaths of the United States and Europe, sparking wildfires and stunning some weather observers in the process. And to make things worse, some believe these kinds of severe hot spells are only going to become more common.

In situations like these, staying informed and connected to other people becomes even more important than usual. There’s a catch, though: Our smartphones are perhaps as prone to overheating as we are.

Most of the time your phone gets toasty, it’s because of some fairly benign reason — you’re playing a game