There are few things as frustrating as being in the middle of an amazing virtual game and your phone overheating and shutting everything down. The Gear VR can overheat, and when it does, it never happens at the right time. Luckily, there are several ways around this problem, and we have details on them.

Prepare for VR

We will not try to overheat during the game.

  • Charge your phone before jumping into virtual reality. When you charge your phone while playing games, it gets very hot. This is especially true if you are using a fast charger. So by making sure you have your battery as close to a full charge as possible before jumping into VR, you can be sure you’re not putting too much pressure on your device.

  • Close additional applications. When multiple apps are running on your phone, it works harder than if only one thing is open. By closing all the apps you’re not using in VR, you can be sure your phone is concentrating on just one at a time. You can also turn on Airplane Mode to make sure you don’t get constant notifications.

  • Make sure you don’t have a back cover installed While a cover may help if you’re gaming in a particularly sunny environment, it’s much harder for your phone to dissipate the heat generated when running VR apps. , Basically, you’re just making sure your phone has room to breathe, and that it doesn’t generate any serious heat that it can create.

Once you’re in VR

Once you're in VR