Google Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro Overheating? Here What To Do!

How To Fix Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Overheating Issues

Learn Potential Solutions To Fix Overheating Issues On Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro!

Have you been experiencing some heating issues on your Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro smartphones?

Well, you aren’t only the one who is facing this issue.

There are several users out there reporting this problem on various community and forum websites.

Though Pixel 8 series device has the Google Tensor G3 chips for managing the temperature, but yet users are encountering heating problems on Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.

As per some reports, the phone becomes hot while browsing the internet, the device gets warmer while using social media apps, editing photos using AI, transferring data from the old phone to the new Pixel 8 or 8 pro, watching videos, doing multi-task work and so on.

In this article, you will learn how to fix Google Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro overheating issues.

How To Fix Overheating Issues On Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

To fix the overheating issue on Pixel 8/8 Pro, you can follow the below-mentioned solutions.

Fix #1: Check For Software Update

When there is a bug in device software and due that your phone is getting hot, then in such a situation Google releases a new software update that is capable of fixing bugs.

So, make sure your device software is up-to-date.

  • Go to phone Settings.
  • Tap on System > Check for update.
  • If an update is available, then tap on “Download”.

Fix #2: Avoid Intensive Usage In Hot Environment

If you are in a hot environment or traveling in a warm country and using your camera to take pictures and record videos, then you should avoid doing that.

The camera on the Pixel 8 series uses a lot of processing power, so each time you take a shot it consumes a significant amount of battery power which might cause the device to heat up.

Also, if you are recording videos in sunlight for a long time that will eventually overheat the device and it may shut down until it cools off.

Fix #3: Clear Cache of Adaptive Connectivity Services

If you are noticing that your Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro is getting extremely hot, then in such case, check under developer options and if you find any app that is the culprit then simply disable it, clear storage and enable it and restart your phone.

In my case, the culprit was Adaptive Connectivity Services.

So, here is what I have done:

  • Gone to device Settings > Apps > See all apps.
  • Tap on Adaptive Connectivity Services > Disable.
  • Tap on Storage & cache.
  • Tap on Clear storage.
  • Enabled it and then restart the phone.

Fix #4: Remove Phone Case/Cover

A case or cover decreases the heat dissipating from the phone’s body.

You should remove the phone case/covers when doing heavy tasks such as recording videos continuously, playing online games, while charging or when you are doing multiple tasks.

In such a case, it is recommended that you should remove the case/cover.

Fix #5: Pixel 8/8 Pro Gets Hot While Gaming

It is obvious that when you play games then your phone will get overheated, specifically when you play games for a longer period of time.

So, while gaming you should follow these habits:

  • Play in a cool environment
  • Take breaks
  • Close background apps
  • Lower graphics settings
  • Reduce screen brightness
  • Use a cooling accessory

Fix #6: Pixel 8/8 Pro Overheat After Update

When you update software and after that, you feel that your Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro is heating, then you don’t have to worry about it.

Actually, when you finish the update on your phone, the device starts optimizing apps in the background, which consumes more processing power.

So, in such a case, you should wait until the background update process is complete. Now, the question is – how long should you wait? Well, you can wait 4-5 hours after the update.

Fix #7: Pixel 8/8 Pro Overheat While Streaming

Is your Pixel 8/8 Pro overheating while Streaming?

Such as when you watch videos or start a live stream, then at such time CPU, GPU and your phone’s screen start to work simultaneously and your battery starts to overheat and consume a lot of power.

Things get worse if you are using mobile data and your phone becomes hot.

In such conditions, you should follow these habits:

  • Use Wi-Fi, instead of mobile data.
  • Adjust video quality, the lesser the quality the less the phone gets heated.
  • Decrease the screen brightness.
  • Remove case/cover.
  • Close apps running in the background.

Fix #8: Pixel 8/8 Pro Overheat While Charging

Is your Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro overheating while charging?

It is normal most of the time, your device will heat up because energy is passed from the charger to your Pixel phone’s battery, some of it dissipates in the form of heat from the battery.

But if you notice that the heat is not normal and it is overheating while charging, then in such case you should follow these habits:

  • Remove the phone case/cover.
  • Try to charge your phone in a cool place.
  • And avoid using your phone while it is being charged.
  • It is better to switch off your phone and then charge it.

Fix #9: Other Tips To Avoid Overheating In Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro

  • Avoid performing multi-tasking, particularly when your phone has a weak or poor network signal.
  • Turn off features that are not in use such as Hotspot, WIFI, Bluetooth, Locations, Mobile Data, Flash Light and so on.
  • Avoid playing games or recording continuously.

Fix #10: Contact Google Support Team

If none of the above solutions work for you, then it is high time to contact Google Support Team or carry your phone to Google Pixel Service Center.

Explain your problem to them and get further assistance from them and follow their instructions.

If still your problem has not been solved, then ask for a replacement, if your device is under warranty.

Wrap Up

Having such branded and flagship Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones with overheating issues can be frustrating.

Fortunately, I hope that following the solutions mentioned in this post has helped you to fix overheating issue on your Pixel 8/8 Pro phone.

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