Google Pixel 3 users claim overheating issues while charging

Joanna Estrada
November 15, 2018

Google appears to be jinxed with its Pixel range of smartphones. The issues might not have been as serious as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but these do irk the users at large and can affect the sales number at some level.

The latest issue to hit the tech giant with its latest flagship Google Pixel 3 smartphone is that the phone gets overheated while charging. It was reported some time back as well. Others have also posted on Twitter about the Pixel 3 heating up when charging with the new wireless charging stand from the company. That's based on a tip received by Android Headlines, pointing to a recent addition to Google's Issue Tracker bug reporting tool as well as to at least one of the forums that the bug cropped up in a year ago.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been out for a while now and the issues have started popping up, There was the fingerprint issue, the display issue, connectivity issue and now the sound issue.

Some users said that video-streaming or playing music, while the phone is on charging caused the device to overheat and then eventually shutdown.

One of the owners of Pixel 3 told on Reddit about overheating during video calls when your phone is charging.

These reports indicate that the Google Pixel 3 has a feature by which when the phone gets heated up, it sends a notification to the user and if no action is taken, the phone switches itself off as a protective measure. The only saving grace in the entire episode is that it is hard to determine how widespread this overheating issue is since the numbers of complaints received are not so highly significant. One is not sure if this is an issue with the hardware or caused due to some app or software.

Google may decide to offer replacements to get out of the situation now, at least until it develops into a more serious problem.

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