Do you have your phone in a large case? That case may be hiding a very serious fire risk as your phone battery may be swelling, posing a potential fire hazard or even a risk of the phone’s battery exploding, leading to serious injury. If your phone case is hiding this swelling battery, you may not know about the possible risk you have in your pocket right now.
This happened at my house recently as we upgraded my wife’s old Pixel 4 to a Pixel 7. When we took her phone out of the case it has lived in these last few years, we found the battery had significant swelling of the back of the phone had popped open because of it.
A swelling battery is something to take seriously it could be a warning of a possible fire hazard or even a risk of a phone exploding. This can be caused by overcharging, physical damage to the phone, high temperatures, and natural aging. The swelling happens as a small amount of gas in the battery’s sealed chamber starts to build up and causes the battery to expand.
Most phones will never have an issue with this, but if your phone battery starts to swell up, you must take it seriously and replace it. We highly recommend you find a professional to help you safely remove the battery and replace it with a new one.
To discard the battery and phone, you can take it to a battery collection site or electronic recycling site.
So if you have a large phone case on your mobile device, make sure once every few weeks to take your phone out and look at it and see if your phone is building or the phone has popped open. If that has happened, act right away to get your phone repaired.