Here are 5 tips on how to cool off your phone if it’s already hot to help get you back to using the tech you love and rely on.

1. Keep your applications up-to-date
Many app updates include bug fixes that can improve your phone’s efficiency, meaning they’ll use up less of your device’s energy.

2. Separate your phone from your other tech
Stacking your running phone, tablet, and computer together in a bag makes them more susceptible to overheating. Help them keep their cool by keeping them separated.

3. Trim unneeded apps
If your phone continues to overheat, you might want to consider the number of unnecessary items on your phone that can add to its work load like ringtones, games, backgrounds, or apps that you never use.

4. Fan your phone, or blow on it
It may sound silly, but fanning your phone or blowing on it can help. Just as fanning keeps a body cool, a breeze can help cool off your device when it’s getting a bit too toasty.

5. Avoid sudden changes in temperature
You may be tempted to place your overheating device in the refrigerator or freezer for a minute or two, but we wouldn’t recommend it. Exposing your phone to extreme temperatures strains the components and also puts it at risk of collecting moisture, a surefire way to break your device.