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How To Fix Google Pixel 2 Overheating Issues

Have you bought a Google Pixel 2 and it’s becoming hot too often? Well, do not think your new smartphone as defective one as this is a very common issue and is faced by almost all the smartphone users now and then. If we keep using the phone for too long at a stretch or else keep playing the HD games for quite long, it is pretty common to face the problem. This article explains how to fix Google Pixel 2 overheating issues.

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How To Fix Google Pixel 2 Overheating Issues

Restart the phone

The first advice is to restart your phone. This is the simplest yet powerful tip that can resolve many small and even major issues. Just press the side button hard and the Google Pixel 2 will be switched off. Wait for few seconds and turn it on to see if the issue is still there or not. Over processing is one of the main reasons of overheating and once the device is restarted, all the running processes are stopped. So, it will naturally cool down the phone and you will face notable performance improvements.

 How To Fix Google Pixel 2 Overheating Issues


Reduce the screen brightness

Reduce the screen brightness as much as you can. Maintain a minimum level in which you can accomplish all your tasks. Higher Screen brightness while eating up more battery is also responsible for overheating. So, why to waste the battery and heating the device?

Delete the power-hungry apps

Our device is filled with so many apps while many of them remain unused since the installation. So, just uninstall all unnecessary apps and remove the extra burden. Head towards Settings > Battery and check what all apps are consuming more power. If you notice any app that uses unusual battery amount, uninstall it. In case the app is inbuilt one, then uninstalling might not be possible, in that case, go for clearing the cache and data of the app.

Use the original charger

Using the phone while it is in charge is another strong reason for overheating. So, try not to use your new Google Pixel 2 when it is charging. Also, another point is to make use of the original charger and cable for charging the phone. Sometimes, it has been seen that uses of other cables and chargers can overheat your smartphone, so it is always suggested to use the original charger and cable that came with your Google Pixel 2.

Boot the phone in safe mode

Another useful way to fix Google Pixel 2 overheating issues is by performing a boot in the safe mode. In case you are not able to find out the actual cause of this issue and nothing can resolve it, just perform this step to know if a third-party app is causing this issue. To boot the phone in safe mode:

  • First, tap the power button and then long press the power off options.
  • You will notice the boot to safe mode option on the screen. Tap OK and your phone will enter safe mode.

Now, check if the overheating issue still persists. If not, then this is nothing but a culprit app. Uninstall the apps you downloaded recently, or perform a factory data reset.

Factory reset

If you have performed all the required steps and still left with the same, the last resort is to perform a factory reset. However, take a backup before that as this step will erase everything from your Google Pixel 2. Next, you need to set up the phone from scratch.

Check the battery

In case the factory reset option didn’t fix the issue, then it might be the battery is not working properly and it is a defective one. So, contact the retail store or your carrier.


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  1. DO NOT BUY A GOOGLE PHONE – CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE WORST!!!!! Let me start by saying when I finally made the switch from iphone to android by purchasing the Google Pixel 2 XL, I was very happy! This phone takes amazing pictures & just in time for our vacation! But now, just 2 short months later – before going to bed I closed out all apps & notifications and plugged my phone into my officiall google charger and placed it on my bedside table as I always do – 10 mins later I get a text and pick up my phone to look. To my surprise, when I picked up the phone it was very very unusually warm and it was coming from the charging port! I unplugged it and burned my index finger on the metal piece at the tip of the charger. Needless to say, I did not plug it back in again. In the morning I checked it again, and it had cooled off but when I went to try and charge it again it would not charge and eventually shut down completely. I am now in possession of a $750 WORTHLESS phone! And that’s not even the worst part! I called customer service thinking they would be alarmed and offer to send a new phone and charger immediately and have me send mine in for evaluation so they can find the battery/charger glitch and fix it so it never happens again and god forbid burn someone’s house down! But unfortunately all I was given was a huge runaround – passing me off to other agents that either never responded or told my case was being investigated which would take 7-10 days! WTH!!!??? So now this has forced my hand to share my experience with all of you! PLEASE SHARE THIS!!! About the horrible customer service I have received from Google. Hopefully I will finally get action from Google to either issue me a FULL refund so I can go back to an iPhone or send me a brand new phone (not refurbished), a charger and gorilla glass which is another $50 I will be losing! Are you listening Google CEO Sundar Pichai??? Are you going to make this right??? Because with a reported $105 Billion in net cash on its balance sheet I think they an afford to fix this!

    1. I agree with this statement. Bought a Google Pixel 2 phone in the UK. After 16 weeks phone literally just stopped working. No water or physical damage. Sent off for repair and charged £180 only to be told it cannot be fixed? Refunded the £180 and told I would be sent a replacement phone. First replacement got boiling hot to the touch and I have literally just recieved my second phone and again it is hot to the touch. These phones are not ready for public release in my opinion. Fantastic camera but let down by the usability of the phone and this definitely will not last the 2 years your tied in for your contract.

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