How to protect your expensive gadgets during UK heatwave as Brits warn technology is under threat from MELTDOWN

YOU are not the only one sweating during the heat wave.

Our valuable devices are also at risk and some may stop working due to the rising temperatures.

Extreme heat can cause your devices to melt


Extreme heat can cause your devices to meltCredit: Alamy

Even Nintendo has reportedly warned gamers against using their Switch consoles during the current summer sizzler.

But there are ways to keep your expensive gadgets from collapsing, as revealed by experts from

WLAN router

Location has never been more important to your WiFi than during a heat wave.

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Even in reasonable weather conditions, your router should be kept out of direct sunlight.

So make sure yours isn’t on a windowsill.

Instead, try to find a cooler place.

Preferably in the middle of your house.

computers and game consoles

Dust can easily collect in the fan vents of your laptop and gaming console.

This can cause devices to overheat, which then affects performance, so make sure to clean it up a bit.

It’s also a good idea to unplug laptops once they’re fully charged or at a level you’re happy with, as constantly charging just creates a lot of extra heat.

smartphones and tablets

The heat can cause your iPhone or Android devices to lag, so it’s best to keep usage to a minimum, especially when exposed to the sun.

Consider turning off background app refresh – this is the feature that allows apps to keep running in the background even when you’re not using them.

During a muggy day, refreshing the background app is an unnecessary extra push.

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Learn how to disable background app refresh on your device.

And finally, take off the cases to give the devices some air to breathe.

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