How To Fix Google Pixel Overheating Issues

If you have recently bought Google Pixel or Pixel XL, no doubt you are the one to hold one of the most impressive smartphones in the market, wrapped up with high-end hardware, specifications, and great design. But despite all these things, this device is not bug-free and users have complained of several issues. Google Pixel overheating issues bother quite a few owners. While some have stated that the phone is overheating after long hours of uses, others stated the phone gets hot for no reason. However, whatever is the reason, all the possible fixes for this Google Pixel overheating problems are explained here.

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Potential fixes for Google Pixel overheating issues


Solution 1: Restart the device

This is the first step in every issue which works very often and it fixes the problem in a minute. Also, if you have used the phone at a stretch for more than 150-200 hours without any restart, the phone might show various issues like overheating. So, what you should do is press down the Power button for 10 seconds and the device will power cycle, then will vibrate to start the rebooting process. Once rebooting is completed, check if the issue of overheating in Google Pixel is resolved. If not, then move to the next method.


Solution 2: Check the settings

The next step is to check if any misbehaving app is the cause of the issue. There might be some app on your device which is eating the unusual amount of battery and also forcing the screen to stay awake which result in overheating issue. This thing can be checked by going to the Settings > Battery. If a third party app is eating the battery, then this might be the culprit which is creating such issue that can be resolved simply by uninstalling the app from your Google Pixel device.


Solution 3: Boot the device in safe mode

In case you do not find out any such app in the Settings > Battery option or else after deleting the suspicious app, the next step is to boot the device in safe mode to see if one of third party apps is actually causing the issue. Safe mode will temporarily disable all the third party apps and if the overheating issue on Google Pixel does not bother you, then you can be assured that this is nothing but a third party app to create such issue.

Follow the below instruction to boot the device in safe mode.

  • First, press down the power button which will bring various options.
  • Tap on the Power off option and hold it down till the reboot to safe mode option appears
  • Press ok and your Google Pixel device will enter into safe mode. Safe mode will appear on the left bottom corner of the screen.

Now, check how your device is performing. If everything seems ok then start uninstalling third party apps one by one and the Google Pixel overheating problems on your device will vanish.


Solution 4: Wipe cache partition

You can also try out this option which will wipe all the cache of the device. To do so, turn off the device completely and then press down the power, Home and Volume up button altogether for few seconds. Now a recovery text will appear on the top of the screen along with Google logo. Use volume down button to navigate and power button to select the option you want. Navigate to wipe cache partition and select it to confirm. Next, go for rebooting the device.


Solution 5: Factory reset

In case you have tried everything but the situation is still same, the last resort is to go for factory reset. But it will erase everything from the device so you need to set it up from scratch. Don’t forget to backup your data. To do the factory reset, head towards Settings > Back up & Reset > Factory data reset and press OK to confirm the process.


All the possible fixes are listed here. Try implementing them one by one to get rid of the Google Pixel getting hot issue.

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