Numerous users have reported overheating issues while using their Google Pixel devices. Some have even said that the problem made the smartphone shutdown.
In most cases, the overheating issues appear because we spend too much time playing games, watching videos, or performing some other kinds of heavier tasks for longer periods. Here are a few tips on how to fix the Google Pixel 3 overheating issue.
Reduce Battery Usage
If an application is using too much battery power, it can trigger overheating and reducing battery use will help decrease the severity of overheating. Usually, a third-party app consumes the battery, and you can easily find the usage details in the settings menu, and then on the ‘Battery’ option.
If the data usage shows unusual levels, update the app if a new version is available. If the issue still persists, we recommend to uninstall it.
Update the Software and Apps
If your apps and software aren’t updated to the latest version, it can cause these problems as there could be some bugs in the apps that can trigger poor performance or overheating issues on the device. You can manually verify whether an update is available on the settings menu. Follow these steps to check.
- Turn on the Wi-Fi connection
- Go to ‘Settings’ and then to ‘System’
- Find the ‘Advanced’ or ‘About phone’ option and click on that
- You should find an option named ‘System update.’ Tap on it
- Check the status and whether an update is available or not
Also, ensure that your applications are updated. To verify the update for apps in the Google Play Store, follow those steps.
- Head to the Google Play Store
- Tap on the three-dotted menu, which is located at the upper right side
- Go to ‘My apps & Games’
- Browse through the apps to see if any update is available
- Then, tap on the ‘Update all’ option
Wipe Cache Partition
Cache partition is the location where all the data is temporarily stored, and it is useful when you want to quickly access a page or an app. However, too much stored cache can obstruct the smartphone’s performance and can also cause the overheating issue. Here is how to wipe the cache partition.
- First, switch off the mobile phone
- Then, press the ‘Volume Up’ button together with the ‘Power button’ until the phone turns on
- You will get a few options; find the ‘Wipe cache partition’ option and tap on it
- Now you can restart the smartphone
Sometimes, due to the lack of storage space on the phone, the performance of the device can get slow and prevent smooth operation, which, in turn, causes overheating. Ensure you have enough space on the device by checking the storage status in the settings menu.
To free up space, you can move files like videos and images on another device or on an SD card. If you no longer need items, you can also delete them. In addition, an app that is not used right away is always active in the background. This brains the battery at a rapid pace, and also makes the phone overheat. Here is how to stop unused apps.
- Go to ‘Settings’
- Select ‘Apps & Notifications’ option and then tap on ‘App info’
- Select the option ‘Force stop’
If your device still overheats, you should also consider using an original charger if you’re not doing so, or remove the case on the phone for good ventilation.
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