How To Stop a Disposable Vape From Auto Firing

How To Prevent Your Vape From Auto Firing: Common Fixes

Although vape technology has progressed where auto firing is no longer a problem, it can still occur. That’s why on today’s blog we are taking a look at what exactly is auto firing, what can cause it, and how to prevent it. So if you are ready, let’s get started. 

Table of Contents:

  1. What Is Auto Firing? 
  2. What Are Some Causes of Auto Firing?
  3. How You Can Prevent Auto Firing
  4. How To Stop a Vape From Auto Firing
  5. How To Stop a Disposable Vape From Auto Firing
  6. Conclusion

What Is Auto Firing? 

Auto firing is when your device starts working unintentionally. Many times this occurs when the vape is in your pocket. This occurs mainly with vapes that have auto draw technology, which means vapes that only require that you inhale for them to start working. Auto firing mostly happens to pod systems and disposables since box mods use firing buttons that lessen the likelihood of auto fire. 

However, pod systems and disposable technology have also advanced, which means you shouldn’t worry if your device auto fires. Most devices come with an automatic cut-off which cuts the power of the battery if the device activates. However, auto firing can ruin coils and waste vape juice, that’s why it’s important to know what can cause it. 

What Are Some Causes of Auto Firing?

Almost every cause of auto firing occurs because something goes wrong with the sensors that power the device. If these sensors get damaged, experience extreme temperatures, or get dirty, they could start acting up and auto fire. The chip that tells the battery to turn on and off could also be a factor that makes the vape auto fire. If the chip you get with the device malfunctions, then there is a huge chance that it will auto fire. 

How You Can Prevent Auto Firing

The easiest way to prevent auto firing is to do the following: 

  • If possible, keep the vape away from extreme temperatures and don’t leave it out in the sun if you take it to the beach. Better yet, don’t take it at all.
  • Do your best to not drop the device so the sensors won’t get damaged.
  • Avoid storing it in places with a lot of dirt and dust which can clog and affect the sensors. 
  • If possible, turn off the vape when not in use.
  • If you own a pod system, regularly cleaning the place where the pod goes (and in some cases where the sensors are placed) will greatly reduce the chances of auto firing. 

How To Stop a Vape From Auto Firing

If your device begins to auto fire, the way to stop it is to remove the battery from the device. Once the battery has been removed, disconnect the device and clean the port, but don’t plug the battery in for at least one night and let it rest, making sure to put the device and battery away from flammable objects. 

If you can’t remove the battery and the device is getting hot, there is a chance that something is seriously wrong. Immediately stop vaping and remove the tank and other removable parts like the pod, put it away from flammable objects and into a container that won’t easily catch on fire and wait until it cools down. If this happens, we recommend that you contact the manufacturer to see if you can get a new device. If not, discard it and buy a new one. 

How To Stop a Disposable Vape From Auto Firing

If a disposable begins to auto fire, the best thing to do is to throw it away in an empty container since there is no way to take off the battery or the pod that the device comes with. Make sure the container won’t easily catch on fire and that it will be far away from flammable objects. 


Auto firing is not a common issue as it once was, but knowing what to do is pivotal for any vaper. We hope that with this guide you have a better understanding of what causes auto firing, how to prevent it, and what to do once it starts. Auto firing could mean there is something wrong with the sensors, but in small and extreme cases, it could mean that the battery is malfunctioning. If you believe your battery is going haywire, dispose of the device as safely as possible and keep it away from flammable objects. 

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