Is your Google Pixel 6 overheating? This will go over several common occurrences when it comes to your Google Pixel 6 overheating. The problem can be caused by either software or hardware causes, so read on to determine the right solution for you!
Restarting your phone is a good first step to ensure it’s not a random software fluke.
- Press and hold the Power button for 30 seconds. Some Pixels require you to tap Restart after holding the Power button.
Updating your phone is necessary as some bugs are addressed in recent Android updates.
- To check for updates, go to your Settings app > System > System Update.
Finally, try lowering the screen brightness. While this seems trivial, it’s a quick thing to change and will have an overall effect on your phone’s heat.
- To turn down the brightness, swipe down from the top of the phone and use the slider to turn down the brightness.
Phone Case Suffocation
Some phone cases "suffocate" the phone, which results in overheating.
- Try removing the phone case and check if the temperature subsides.
Switching between several apps increases the phone’s temperature as the phone has to work that much harder. Try closing out unused apps, especially games or video apps.
- You can close out all running apps by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and tapping Clear all. It’s a good idea to close out all apps now and then to optimize your experience using the phone.
Faulty Third-Party App
Recently installed third-party apps may cause overheating. Some Pixel 6 users have noticed the official Reddit app causes overheating issues so it’s good to determine the cause and remove the faulty app.
- Using the AccuBattery app from the Google Play Store keeps track of app usage which will help you narrow down which app is drawing more power from the phone. After determining which app is the potential problem, uninstall the app.
- To uninstall an app, navigate to the Google Play Store app > Profile icon on the top right > Manage apps & devices > Manage. Once there, tap on the app you think is causing the issue. Tap Uninstall to remove it.
Display Refresh Rate
The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro (not the Pixel 6A) has ultra high refresh rate displays, which create smooth transitions and animations. Unfortunately, this uses more power from the device which can increase the overall temperature. This combined with heavy use results in the phone overheating.
- To turn this setting off, open the Settings app > Display > toggle off Smooth Display.
Camera App & Video Recording
When recording high-definition video for a long period, the phone will warm up.
The Google camera app has a lot of features, most of which contribute to increased power draw/temperature and more background services running.
- Head to Google camera settings and disable these services: Google Lens suggestions, Social share, Frequent Faces, Framing hints, and Exposure.
- Navigate to advanced settings and disable these settings: RAW+JPEG control and Social media depth features.
Inefficient 5G Modem
There seems to be an issue with some Google Pixel 6s when using 5G data. Some claim the 5G modem part inside the phone is the reason for this. By disabling 5G, you will lessen the overall temperature.
- Head to the Settings app > Network & internet > SIMs > Preferred network type > a pop up box appears asking what network type to switch to. Select LTE.
Exposure to Extreme Temperatures
Has your phone been exposed to extreme heat? Direct sun will significantly heat your phone, especially when compounded with heavy use.
- Place the device somewhere cool and out of direct sunlight, turn down the screen brightness, and let it cool in the shade. It's also a good idea to turn off the Pixel while it cools down.
A factory reset is the last resort regarding software bugs as this will completely wipe the phone of all personal data and reinstall the phone’s operating system.
- Check out the How To Factory Reset Your Google Pixel for instructions on performing this.
A well-worn battery can cause the phone to heat up while providing insufficient power to the phone.
- Try swapping out the battery and follow the associated guide.
It's possible that a tiny capacitor or thermal sensor on the board is busted and is causing a short circuit. If the phone is overheating while just being turned on, or if the phone is reporting extreme temperatures but isn't warm to the touch, this is likely your issue.
Unfortunately, replacing the motherboard or daughterboard will not be a sure fix, but you can try this if you have the means. Otherwise, we'd recommend taking your phone to an independent repair shop, as they may be able to pinpoint the location of the short circuit and perform a board level repair.
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