How To Fix OnePlus Nord CE 2 Overheating Issue

If your OnePlus Nord CE 2 is plagued with overheating issues, you are probably looking for a few solutions. The problem can be caused by many factors. So, you must try to isolate the issue to fix it.

There are some possible fixes that you can try and this article is going to outline them for you in simple and easy-to-understand language.

Let’s begin!

Scenario 1: OnePlus Nord CE 2 Is Overheating While Charging

This is a possible scenario and the OnePlus Nord CE 2 isn’t the only phone. It can happen to any phone. Now, Nord CE 2 comes with fast charging feature. This feature will naturally increase the temperature of the phone. Fortunately, it doesn’t impact the overall phone’s performance or lifespan.

However, if the phone is becoming too hot to touch, it is not good. Excessive heat can decrease the charging speed. Alternatively, charging can stop entirely.

Here are some solutions you can try:

1. Close Background Apps

Disconnect the charger. After that, close every app running in the background. Apps running in the background are often the culprit.

After closing the apps, wait for the phone to cool down. Once the phone is cool, reconnect your charger. If the apps were causing the issue, the problem should not reoccur.

2. Replace the Damaged USB Charger

Check whether it is the lower part of the phone that is overheating or not. If that is the case, disconnect the USB charger cable, close all background apps, and let the phone cool down. Then reconnect the charger.

If the problem resurfaces, the USB cable is possibly damaged and may be the culprit. Replace the cable. Avoid buying cheap ones, and purchase an original OnePlus cable.

Scenario 2: OnePlus Nord CE 2 Is Overheating When In Use

If the phone is cool while charging but overheating while in use, there can be several reasons for that. Some possible reasons are:

  • You are using certain apps for a prolonged period which can cause excess battery drain, and hence, overheating. Some examples are the camera app, gaming apps, media player apps playing high-definition movies, etc.
  • You are downloading big files to your phone over the internet (data or Wi-Fi).
  • You are restoring data on your phone that you have recently reset to factory settings.
  • You are setting up a brand new OnePlus Nord CE 2.

Here are some possible solutions that you can try:

1. Reboot Your Phone

This is one of the most basic solutions and it can resolve the issue by closing apps. Unfortunately, rebooting your phone is more of a temporary fix and must only if used to immediately cool down your phone.

2. Stop Playing Games for Long Durations

Mobile games are fun but they are power hogs, especially the ones that have high-definition graphics.

They use a lot of battery power, RAM, and CPU & GPU. Continuous usage of the phone’s resources can overheat your phone. Try playing games for smaller durations.

3. Close All Background Apps

This is a common problem. People forget to close all background apps after using them. It leads to significant battery drain and overheating issues.

There may be certain poorly coded apps that you must uninstall from your phone or if you need them, make sure to close them after use.

4. Deactivate Certain Features

You may not always need features like Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, etc. Turn them on only when you need them. When not in use, turn them off.

Those features, when left in the active state, keep draining the battery and often lead to overheating issues. For example, if you need internet, you can leave your Wi-Fi or Mobile Data active and turn off other features.

5. Turn Off Location Services

There are certain apps like food delivery apps, Google Maps, cab apps, etc., that require location services to function accurately. However, people usually forget to turn off the location services even after those apps are no longer used.

Thus, remember to turn off the location services when you are not using those apps. Leaving the location services running in the background leads to overheating.

6. Revoke Permissions

Various apps will ask for various permissions. Most of those apps don’t even need those permissions to function normally but unfortunately, they keep using those services like camera, mic, location, storage, etc.

While those apps try to collect data without permission and compromise security & privacy, the continuous use of certain services also leads to overheating. Thus, you must identify the apps that you don’t use frequently and revoke their permissions.

7. Stop Useless Notifications

There is no scarcity of apps that will keep sending useless notifications. Shopping apps like Amazon and Flipkart are infamous for that. Food apps, matrimonial apps, can apps, etc. are all known for sending frequent notifications.

These apps depend on your OnePlus Nord CE 2 phone’s networking features to push those notifications. Not only are they annoying, but also, the continuous usage of networking features can lead to overheating.

You should stop those notifications. To do that, just press and hold the app icon to pull up the App Info menu. From there tap on the Manage Notifications option and disable the notifications.

8. Install Apps Only From Google Play

Android apps are available through various sources. You may want to try apps from those sources, but it is recommended that you don’t!

Google Play screens all apps for security and privacy. Those not available on Google Play are not trustworthy at all.

Such apps can not only steal your data but can also consume your phone’s resources significantly, leading to overheating issues.

9. Do A Factory Reset

This is the last resort. If none of the solutions worked for you and you cannot figure out the cause of overheating, first try to boot into Safe Mode.

If the issue is fixed, you can be sure that certain apps or settings are causing the issue. At this point, boot your phone normally and then perform a factory reset.

Once your OnePlus Nord CE 2 is restored to the factory settings, install one app at a time to see which one is causing the problem.