Fix Overheating Issue on OnePlus 8/8 Pro/8T/Nord

Are you facing overheating issue on your OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, 8T or OnePlus Nord? Well, this a common problem and many people complain of this issue. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to reduce the overheating.

So, how to fix overheating issue on OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, 8T or Nord? Here is a list of few simple things that you can do.

How to fix overheating problem on OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, 8T and OnePlus Nord

1. Try avoiding hot environments

The ideal operating temperature range for most smartphones is between 0 degree Celsius and 35 degree Celsius. So try avoiding using your phone outside this temperature range as that can cause your phone to easily overheat. If you are living in hot place, there isn’t much that you can do to get rid of that heat but you can rest your phone periodically to allow it to cool down.

2. The cover can be the problem

Sometimes the problem could be with the phone case itself. If you are using phone covers or cases that do not allow heat generated by your phone to dissipate, it will lead to overheating. Try removing the cover to know whether it is the cover that is causing the problem or not.

3. Use compatible charging accessories

Make sure that you are using only OnePlus approved charger or accessories. Charging the device with a non-OnePlus, incompatible, or defective charger can not only cause overheating, but they can also damage your phone. This coveted device you own is pricey. Just buy a proper charger and the issue may disappear.

4. Turn off Bluetooth, 5G, WiFi, GPS, etc.

You don’t need these services all the time. Make sure to turn them off when you’re not using them. Keeping these services running in the background can not only drain the battery, but they also heat up the phone, significantly reducing battery health and hence, battery life. Turn them off whenever you don’t need them. You can turn them off directly from the quick settings panel.

5. Use battery saver mode

When you enable this feature, it will restrict those services that run in the background and drain the battery and even lead to your phone heating. Activities like notifications, auto-updates, etc. are all stopped when you turn on the battery saver mode. This keeps your phone cool. To activate battery saving mode, head on to the notifications panel and tap the Battery Saver icon to enable it.

6. Close background apps

If you have too many apps running in the background, your phone can quickly heat up. Keeping multiple apps running for an extended period of time will lead to higher CPU usage causing your phone to overheat. Try forcefully closing the unused apps to reduce the overheating.

7. Update software

If there is some bug causing the overheating problem, updating the software can solve the problem. Use the path below to update the software:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on System
  • Tap on System updates

8. Reset app preferences

Using this option will restore all of your apps to their original settings. This will rule out any software conflict that can lead to an overheating issue. To achieve this, use the following path:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on System
  • Tap on Reset options
  • Tap on Reset app preferences
  • Tap Reset apps to confirm the action

Resetting all settings will not delete your personal data but will reset app notifications, default apps, app permissions, VPN configurations, remove WiFi passwords, clear all paired devices, etc.

9. Reset the device

Alternately, if you want, you can go for factory settings restoration but before you do so, back up all your data and contact information. To do a factory reset, use the following path:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on System
  • Tap on Reset options
  • Tap on Erase all data (factory reset)
  • Tap Erase all data and confirm the reset


If none of these methods are helping you, it may indicate that your phone’s battery is in trouble and it requires some serious technical aid. Visit your nearest OnePlus Support center for further assistance.