How to see the temperature of the phone

If you usually use your smartphone for long and “stressful” operations, such as gaming or the creation of hotspots, you will already know that the latter lead to a significant increase in the internal temperatures of the device. This is a completely normal reaction, but we must be cautious and always keep the situation under control: in fact, an excessive increase in the internal temperatures of the device, if prolonged over time, could lead to damage to the battery and other components.

How do you say? Are you aware of it and, for this reason, would you like a hand to understand how to see the temperature of the phone ? Perfect, then know that I am here and that I am delighted to achieve this goal of yours.

In the course of the next few lines, in fact, I will analyze the matter in detail, giving you all the information you need to keep the temperature of your smartphone under control, as long as it is an Android device. On the iPhone, in fact, the limitations of the operating system do not allow precise monitoring of internal temperatures. But now I don’t want to anticipate you too much: let’s go in order and see how to proceed from case to case.


  • How to see the temperature of the phone: Android
    • Native solutions or manufacturer customizations
    • CPU-Z
  • How to see the temperature of the phone: iPhone

How to see the temperature of the phone: Android

If you are wondering how to see the temperature of the phone relative to the Android world (for example, your doubt is related to how to see the temperature of the Samsung phone ), this is the part of the guide for you. In fact, I am going to analyze the situation in detail.

Well, you must know that, as far as Google’s operating system is concerned, there are more ways to be able to achieve this goal. However, before explaining the main methods that are generally used to perform this operation, I would like to advise you to pay attention to the monitoring apps you download .

There are many apps that promise to do this, and since, as you can imagine, the permissions required to access temperature data are high, the risk of privacy violation is always around the corner. Therefore, be careful to only use tools from well-known manufacturers (such as the ones I am about to point out below) and to download them only from reliable sources, also consulting user reviews.

Native solutions or manufacturer customizations

The first solutions that I recommend you take into consideration are those implemented natively on the device (or in any case through software customization carried out by the manufacturer).

In fact, you should know that in some cases it is sufficient to simply open the Phone application , the one you generally use to make calls, access the numeric keypad and type *#*#4636#*#*( without calling or doing anything, if everything works , a page appears on the screen in automatic ).

This will take you to a screen that allows you to obtain various information about the device you are using. The information on this page may vary according to the Android model available to you (there are several different smartphones out there), but in some cases it is possible to access a section related to the Battery , where there may be some statistics regarding the temperatures .

Clearly I cannot go into more detail, given the many variables involved. However, in case your device allows you to do this type of check, you shouldn’t have any kind of problem reaching your goal.

Despite this, in some specific cases it may be necessary to perform a slightly different operation. On Xiaomi smartphones , for example, to be able to obtain information about the temperature of the device, it is generally necessary to access a menu called CIT . To do this, you can press 5 times on the Kernel version option present in the Device Settings , often under the System info> All specifications section .

Once in the CIT menu , just tap on the Battery indicator (or similar) option to find a clear indication of the battery temperature . In short, obviously each model is a story in itself, but the ways to see the temperature of the Android smartphone without installing anything are not lacking.

For completeness of information, you must also know that some gaming devices allow you to control temperatures or in any case the workload related to the CPU and GPU directly through special pre-installed applications or panels accessible while you are playing , possibly activating cooling systems (for example example, using an internal fan).

To be clear, generally the ASUS ROG Phones have this possibility through the pre-installed ARMORY CRATE app . In devices like Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 , however, this type of indication is present in a panel that can be accessed with a simple swipe of the finger while playing.


If you are looking for a well  known and easy-to-use third-party application to check the temperatures of your Android device, as the indications provided in the previous chapter did not allow you to reach your goal, an interesting choice is represented by CPU -Z . This is a free , ad-supported (non-invasive) app and in-app purchases to remove the latter.

To install the application in question, just open the Play Store , search for “cpuz” and tap on the application icon (a white chip on a purple background). Then, press the Install button and wait for the CPU-Z download and installation to be performed automatically. If you have an Android smartphone without Google services (and therefore Play Store), you must instead turn to alternative stores .

Once the CPU-Z app is installed and opened, just tap on the BATTERY option at the top. By doing so, you will find the Temperature indication , which will show you the temperature relative to the battery of your device.

Alternatively, you can also move to the THERMAL section , in order to obtain further information relating to other temperatures as well. In short, obtaining “generic” indications related to the temperature of your Android device via CPU-Z is a breeze.

How to see the temperature of the phone: iPhone

How do you say? Would you like to check the temperature of the iPhone ? As already mentioned above, the iOS operating system , which is notoriously more “closed” than Android, does not allow you to view the battery temperature.

On the App Store there are several third-party applications that allow you to get more details about your device, but none of these really manage to provide data on the internal temperatures of the device. Which is why I invite you to pay close attention to the apps you download , as some of them may present invasive advertising and privacy risks.

If you are looking for more “generic” applications, able to show you all the technical data of your “iPhone by”, you can try Lirum Device Info Lite . The latter allows you to quickly obtain information relating to all the components of your iPhone, including the maximum and minimum operating temperatures supported , but the space that would be dedicated to the battery temperature is empty, as as already mentioned it is not possible to obtain this data.

That said, you shouldn’t worry too much about the iPhone’s temperature. In fact, Apple has already implemented some systems in its operating system that can prevent any problems related to excessive heat.

To be clear, if the iPhone exceeds a certain temperature threshold , a message appears on the screen that warns the user and invites him to wait before returning to use the smartphone . In this context, the only smartphone option that can be used is emergency calls.

In short, in case of problems related to temperatures, you will hardly not notice. In any case, if you want to deepen the matter, you can refer to the official guidelines of Apple , in which the Cupertino company has illustrated everything in more detail.

For the rest, you might also be interested in taking a look at my tutorials on how to cool the phone and on applications to cool the phone , in which I have some “tips” on how to keep the operating temperatures of smartphones “at bay”.


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