Want to prevent your phone overheating this summer? Read this!

iPhone in heat
(Image credit: Lauren Scott)

Many places around the world (the UK included) are currently experiencing soaring temperatures, and the latest heatwave is making it difficult to use our devices as we normally would. Summer is a time when we typically want to be out capturing low-light landscapes, portraits of friends, holidays and lifestyle shoots, but even the best camera phone can overheat quickly in direct sunlight.

As we face the hottest temperatures on record this week, many of us will be wondering how to protect our tech items from overheating and facing long lasting damage. Fortunately, some clever experts have shared their best advice for keep your phone and other devices cool in this heat. Let's cool it and take a look!

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.