02-06-2013 08:53 AM
I am the owner of a Motorola Milestone 3 or xt860 and I currently live in Argentina. Ever since I started using the phone I've noticed that its heating up considerably when I use certain apps even though they aren't resource hogs, i.e. gps, a tetris app I downloaded from Google Play made by Electronic Arts. I was wondering if this behaviour is normal to cellphones like these and if it isn't, what can I do to stop it from heating up. I'm pretty aware that when any electronic device heats up too much it starts deteriorating, so I would really like to avoid this.
Thank you very much.
02-12-2013 03:50 AM
If the phone heats up then that ususally means it uses a lot of battery. In your case I would have a look at the SD card first. Does it heat up without SD card inside?
Secondly, when did you last factory reset your phone? Software issues can lead to a heat up as well.
Let me know how it goes.
02-12-2013 08:24 AM
Thanks Nicole for your help. My cellphone didn't come with an SD card, and I haven't been using it with one since it comes with 16 GB onboard memory. I don't know if with an SD card it won't heat up. I guess I can try that.
As for the factory reset, the cellphone is basically new. I bought it no more than 1 or so months ago. As soon as I got it, I removed some pre-installed video games it had that I had no interest in and that my service provider was eager enough to install it for me. I would remove a lot more programs that came with the cellphone but to do that I need root command and I hear that rooting your cellphone voids the warranty. Also, I'm afraid that If I do a factory reset it might reinstall those games that I removed from my cellphone.
Thanks again your help. I really appreciate it and I look forward to your reply.
02-18-2013 08:07 AM
How did you remove preinstalled software without a root? I am not sure how this is possible. All I can advise in the moment is to factory reset your phone to restore the original software and to take it from there.
Let me know how it goes.
02-22-2013 06:01 PM
I pressed the application until the context menu popped up and among the options was "Uninstall". To clarify though, these applications were games, specificically: The Sims 3, SpiderMan HD, and Need For Speed: Shift.
I did a factory reset to my cellphone and it did not solve the heating problem. It also reinstalled those games. As soon as I finished restoring my cellphone, it started heating up a lot. I checked the task manager to find that at least 11 applications were running, none of which consumed any CPU at all. All were at at 0-1% of CPU usage. I'm starting to get worried because if my cellphone heats up this much with CPU at 0% I can't imagine how much it will heap up when I use it at 50% of the CPU.
02-27-2013 04:00 AM
How about the SIM card? Is the SIM card older than 1-2 years or maybe scratched?
Does it heat up with a different SIM card as well? How is the network reception in your area?