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How to fix Pixel 6 overheating issues caused by Android 13

After you update your Google Pixel 6, Google Pixel 6a or Google Pixel 6 Pro to Android 13, you may notice that your smartphone is getting warmer than usual. To see how you can fix this overheating problem, you can take a look at this troubleshooting guide at Seeking Tech.

1. After updating your Pixel 6 series phone to Android 13, it may that some time for the new operating system to optimize the performance of your phone. As a result, the OS could end up draining more battery charge, which may lead to your phone heating up faster than usual.

In this case, we recommend that you simply use your phone normally for one week. During this time, keep an eye on the battery life and temperature of the device to see if it improves over time.

To learn more about how you can stop your Pixel 6 phone from draining battery after updating it to Android 13, you can check out this article.

2. If your Google Pixel 6 series smartphone is still overheating a week after you updated it to Android 13, then you should make sure that you have the latest patch versions of the applications you have installed on the device.

To manually update apps, you can try doing the following:

  • Start by going into the Google Play Store App.
  • From inside the store, you then need to tap your profile icon, which should be located on the right side of the search bar located at the top.
  • In the pop-up menu, you should then go to the Manage Apps & Device.
  • After getting to the Manage Apps & Device menu, select the Update All option if you see it under the Updates Available section.

3. You can also try clearing the data from the Device Health Services App by doing the following:

  • To start off, you need to head into the Settings App of your Pixel 6 series phone.
  • From Settings, you need to select Apps and then See All Apps.
  • In the All Apps menu, you need to tap Device Health Services.
  • Once you get to the App Info menu of the Device Health Services App, you then need head to Storage & Cache.
  • Inside the Storage menu of the Device Health Services App, select Manage Space.
  • After getting to the Clear Storage menu of the Device Health Services App, select Clear All Data.

4. A new system update may help reduce the internal temperature of your smartphone. In order to update manually, you can go to the Settings App.

Inside the application, you then need to select System > System Update > Check for Update. Afterwards, wait for the new firmware, if there is one available, to download and install.

5. Factory resetting your Pixel 6, Pixel 6a or Pixel 6 Pro may also help cool down your phone. In order to do so, you first need to make sure you backup any important files and data you have stored locally on your phone.

You should then head back into the Settings App. From the first page of Settings, you then need to select System > Reset Options > Erase All Data (Factory Reset).

Once you are done factory resetting your device, you need to go through the setup process. Afterwards, update the firmware of your phone as well as the apps that are installed on the device.

6. If your Pixel 6 phone is still overheating after you try all of the aforementioned potential solutions, then you might want to contact Google for additional support. There is a possibility that your device is defective and, therefore, may need to be repaired or replaced.