Help keep your device from feeling too warm or hot

If your phone sometimes feels warmer than normal, there usually isn't cause for concern. Your phone can get warm, for example, when you're using GPS navigation or other intensive functions.

If your phone is too hot to touch, use a different phone, tablet, or computer to contact Pixel support or Nexus support.

Ways to keep your phone from heating up

  • Pause resource-intensive features or apps until your phone cools down.
  • Keep your phone away from direct heat or excessive sunlight.
  • Avoid keeping your phone in enclosed or poorly ventilated areas.
  • Reduce your phone's display brightness. Open your phone's Settings app And then Display And then Brightness level.
  • Use only cases or covers made for your specific phone.

Reasons your phone may get warm

  • Playing videos, games, or other media
  • Tethering your phone or using it as a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Using your phone while it's charging
  • Downloading or uploading a lot of data over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection
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