The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro could end up overheating if you get careless. You can check out this guide from Seeking Tech to see how you can prevent your smartphone from getting too hot.
Before we being, it is important to note that your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro feeling warm when touched is perfectly normal. You should only worry if you notice that your phone is slowing down and/or continue to get warmer.
How to prevent overheating issues with Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
In order to prevent these phones from overheating, you can do the following:
1. First off, you should make sure that you are using the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro within the recommended ambient operating temperature range of 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F).
2. When you aren’t using your phone, the recommended ambient storage temperature range is -20°C to 45°C (or -4°F to 113°F).
3. Google also recommends that you don’t expose your phone, whether you are using it or not, at temperatures that are above 45°C (or 113°F) as doing so will overheat the internal battery and may even start a fire or explosion.
4. Avoid putting your phone near any heat sources such as radiator, car dashboard and direct sunlight.
5. You should also avoid putting the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro in direct contact with your body when it starts to feel too hot to touch.
6. Furthermore, avoid storing or using your phone in enclosed spaces (such as under a blanket, under a pillow or inside a car with the windows rolled during a hot day).
7. Try not to open too many apps, videos, games and/or other media.
8. The torch setting, video recording, virtual reality feature and augmented reality feature can also generate a lot of heat.
9. Video calls will also heat up your phone.
10. Using the Wi-Fi connection to stream, download, upload and tether will also increase the temperature of the Pixel 6 phones.
11. Moreover, downloading and uploading over mobile data will generate heat as well.
12. Using Bluetooth may also raise the temperature.
13. If you are using your phone and recharging its internal battery at the same time, then that is going to build up the temperature.
14. If you are using a Qi-compliant or Google-approved wireless charger then any metal or magnetic objects in between the phone and charger could cause the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro to overheat.
15. Set the screen brightness low to medium.
How to fix overheating issues with Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
If you feel like your Google Pixel 6 or Google Pixel 6 Pro is getting warmer and warmer, you can try doing the following to cool it down:
1. If your smartphone is currently charging, unplug it from the charger. Do not charge it again until the phone cools down.
2. For wireless recharging, look for and remove any metal or magnetic objects in between the phone and charger.
3. Close any apps, games, videos and any other media types you might be using.
4. You should also disable the torch setting, video recording, virtual reality and augmented reality if you are using these features.
5. If you are downloading or uploading, then you might want to consider cancelling or pausing the process until your phone drops in temperature.
6. If you aren’t using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, then you can disable these connections.
7. If you are in a hot ambient environment, move your phone into a cooler one and then let it cool down.
8. You should also make sure that your phone is getting plenty of ventilation so that it can dissipate the excess heat.
9. Lower the brightness level of the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro screen.
What happens when your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro overheats?
If you do nothing when your Google Pixel 6 or Google Pixel 6 Pro start to rise in temperature, your phone will automatically take the following actions:
1. Slow down its performance.
2. Slow down the recharging battery process.
3. Disable the camera flash.
4. Turn off the camera.
5. Fully or partially disable Wi-Fi.
6. Fully or partially disable mobile data.
If your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro continues to rise even after the aforementioned automatic actions, then an overheating warning will show up on your smartphone’s screen. The phone will then automatically shut down. If this happens, wait until your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro drop in temperature before turning it back on again.