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7 Measures to Do When the Smartphone Smells of Burning(2021)

7 Measure if Your Phone Smells Burned

Why Is My Charger Hot?

To answer your question of “why is my charger hot”, you must first learn when it is ok and when it is not ok to have a hot charger.

When It Is Ok For My Charger to Be Hot

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Most people use a wall charger and plug your device from a wall outlet. The heat from the charger is easy to notice and may make you nervous, but as long as it does not exceed 50 degrees Celsius, this is usually normal.

If you find this smell on your phone, don’t be nervous. Remember to follow these tips to ensure the security of your phone/laptop

1, Unplug the Power

If the battery is defective, we do not stop supplying power to it, we may cause it to catch fire or explode, please disconnect the power immediately.

2, Stop Using it

When the phone smells like burning, it is because it has been running for too long without stopping. The best way is to stop using it for a few hours and then check if the problem still exists

3, Use a Suitable Charger

it may be because your old charger doesn't compatible with your device or it is made from “poorly tested” materials

4, Charge it On a Non-Waterproof Surface

Many people put their phones under pillows, on sofas, or on any other type of flammable material. But if it smells of burning, it may occur an accident, Always charge your smartphone on the table to avoid greater harm.

5,Always Use Correct Chargers and Cables

To use the correct charger and cable, we must first understand the wattage supported by our device. If you use a low-power charger or cable to charge a high-power device, it may burn the device.

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6, Make a Backup

If the phone has this smell repeatedly, it is likely that the battery or some internal components are in poor condition and stop working soon. Back up your contacts, photos, videos, apps, and content as soon as possible, so that when the phone cannot be turned on again or you have to send it in for repair

7, Take it to Fix

If after completing all these operations, the smartphone still smells of smoke, there is nothing you can do. If it is repaired in fact that it is still under warranty, please contact its manufacturer, if not, please find the official support center to repair the phone under the best conditions.

How to Prevent Accidents

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The smell of burning is the first step in a potentially dangerous accident. If you don’t want this to happen to yourself, please pay attention to the following tips.

  • Use tools such as pliers or safety gloves to handle the smartphone. 
  • Move very slowly and carefully so as not to disturb possible components that may ignite.
  • Place the equipment in an isolated area away from flammable materials
  • Contact the support center or store 
  • A burning smell, a slight hissing sound, or a battery swelling is a warning sign that requires immediate action.
  • Do not throw the device in the trash
  • Do not breathe the vapors emitted by the mobile, and cover your mouth

If What Smells Like Burned is The Charger 

If it is the charger that is emitting this smell and not the mobile, We once again recommend that you use a better quality charger, otherwise your smartphone and your home will be exposed to unnecessary risks.

Make sure that when the charger is plugged in, it is located in a well-ventilated place, not behind the bed or where different elements obstruct its visibility.

Do Not be Afraid

Fortunately, battery fires are very rare, and there are very few cases of battery burns in daily life, but prevention is to be considered, so that many of you can use all kinds of mobile phones without risk.

As always, it doesn’t hurt to know what to do and what not to do in case this is the case.


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