“When exposed to high temperatures, some types of batteries can catch fire or swell even in a pocket.

Of course, modern smartphones and tablets are thoroughly tested for performance in extreme cold and heat conditions before being released for sale, and some devices even have an automatic shutdown feature when the battery temperature is high.

Nevertheless, risks are still present, ”the expert warned.

According to him, if the mobile device is powered by a lithium-ion or lithium-polymer battery, it is likely to encounter a thermal surge phenomenon with the possibility of spontaneous combustion of the battery.

“Keep devices out of direct sunlight, do not use tight cases that interfere with air circulation.

On a hot day, be sure to reduce the number of simultaneously running applications so as not to overload or overheat the device, ”added Kuvikov.

He advised to reduce the brightness of the screen in advance, turn off Bluetooth, GPS and automatic application updates.

“If your phone or tablet does start to heat up, do not try to quickly cool the device.

First of all, remove the protective cover, hide the gadget in a cool place and let it cool down on its own.

Turn off all unnecessary applications and turn off mobile Internet.

Just in case, scan the gadget with an antivirus: overheating can also be caused by the work of hidden malware, ”concluded the interlocutor of RT.

Earlier, Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity expert Viktor Chebyshev spoke about the signs of viruses in a smartphone.