New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on October 24, 2022) follows:

The Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro recently arrived as Google’s latest flagship smartphones. Both devices are powered by the new Google Tensor G2 chipset a bit more powerful and efficient than the original Tensor.

Overheating in multiple usage scenarios is one of the most reported problems (1, 2) in the previous generation: the Google Pixel 6. So, improvements in this section were expected for the new Pixel 7.


However, some Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro users are reporting similar overheating issues, even with normal use.

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro devices overheating for some users

According to multiple reports, the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are noticeably overheating in various situations. Affected users claim that overheating can even make holding the smartphone uncomfortable.


Anyone returning Pixel 7 for heating issues? 256gb?

I got my pixel 7 about a week ago and I love this phone except for the overheating issue. The first day when I was setting up the phone the phone got extremely hot, but that is expected as everyone says.

So I gave it a try for a week with my general use. It is mostly cold while it is sitting idle, but after a few mins of use it becomes warm again.

Pixel 7 Pro Very Hot / Overheating – Your Experiences?

I was already noticing that the Pixel was getting uncomfortably warm. When I touched the metal camera bump, it was too hot to touch longer than a second.

Camera-related apps seem to be especially affected

It seems that most cases of overheating while using the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are camera related.

There are multiple reports where the problem appears when taking photos, recording video, making video calls or simply opening the Camera app.


Pixel 7 Pro overheating

My brand new(of course) Pixel 7 Pro is overheating within few seconds of opening the camera and while browsing internet on mobile data.

I’m facing overheating issues while using video call on my pixel 7 pro. So scare for this temperature 45*C while doing video call. My old pixel 4xl has no issue so far, still working fine.

However, that does not mean that heavy use is required to generate overheating. There are also reports where the Google Pixel 7 series overheats during normal or light use.

My Pixel 7 is overheating during normal usage.

I got my pixel 7 two days ago. Rest is great but facing an overheating issue during normal usage only. The phone goes up to 43 degree celcius while using social media apps like Reddit, Facebook or Instagram.

There is no official acknowledgment of this issue from the Google team yet. But we will follow up and update this story as events unfold.

Update 1 (December 07, 2022)

01:21 pm (IST): The latest December 2022 update for Pixel 7 brings improvements to optimize thermal performance. Hence, you can install this update and see if the overheating issue is resolved.

General improvements to optimize device thermal performance in certain conditions or use cases (Source)

Update 2 (April 11, 2023)

12:10 pm (IST): According to reports (1,2,3,4) the overheating problem has started worsening now due to the season change. Users have to allegedly keep their phones near the AC to cool them down.

Update 3 (May 23, 2023)

05:23 pm (IST): The overheating issues on Pixel 7 reportedly still persists and here are some tips to fix the problem suggested by a Redditor. You can check them out below.


Update 4 (June 30, 2023)

05:43 pm (IST): Some Google Pixel 7 owners (1,2,3,4) have now taken to Reddit to report overheating issues with their devices after the June update.

Update 5 (July 6, 2023)

02:00 pm (IST): The issue has been fixed in the latest July 2023 update for Google Pixels.

Update 6 (July 17, 2023)

04:21 pm (IST): It appears that the July 2023 didn’t actually fix the overheating issue as fresh reports are still coming in.

Update 7 (July 28, 2023)

06:05 pm (IST): Fresh reports suggest that users are experiencing excessive battery drain due to the overheating issue.

Update 8 (October 18, 2023)

06:35 pm (IST): Fortunately, Google has managed to fix the overheating issue with the Android 14 upgrade.

NOTE: You can also check the Google Pixel 7 series bugs/issues and updates tracker.

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