How to fix OnePlus 9 Pro Overheating Issues

A month back OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 9 Pro for its users across the globe. It is a fine phone featuring a 6.7″ LTPO Fluid2 AMOLED display that comes with a resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels. OnePlus packs the powerful Snapdragon 888 chip in this phone to offer the best possible performance. As far as software is concerned, the new OnePlus 9 Pro runs on Android 11 and OxygenOS 11.3.3. Besides all this, you’ll find a 108MP primary camera setup that OnePlus claims to match DSLR picture quality boasting its collaboration with the Hasselblad. With the OnePlus 9 Pro, the Chinese company tried its best to offer most of the things to the users. 

However, this doesn’t seem to go well as some flaws in several units were causing it to overheat. Yes, you read it right! After various units were delivered, reports started pouring in from several parts of the world complaining about the OnePlus 9 Pro overheating issues. We understand it is so frustrating to have such an expensive phone with major flaws. That’s why we have decided to come up with this troubleshooting guide to fix the OnePlus 9 Pro overheating problem. Read on!

Disclaimer: Proceed at your own risk, TechieTechTech will not be responsible if anything goes wrong with your device.

9 ways to fix OnePlus 9 Pro overheating issues

1. Don’t use the OnePlus 9 Pro in hot environments

As a smartphone user, you should know that the ideal operating temperature of most phones is between 0 to 35-degree celsius. So, it is advised to avoid using your OnePlus 9 Pro smartphone in a hot environment. Also, if you are living in a hot place then make sure to put your phone to rest periodically. It ultimately helps cool down your phone. So, if you are facing overheating problems on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, make sure to avoid the use of your phone in hot conditions. 

Just in case this is not the case, then make sure to move to the second method to fix the overheating issue.

2. Remove the case and cover of the phone

Generally, smartphones heat up with normal usage but it is a matter of concern when the device starts overheating with nominal usage. So, to rule out the problem, try removing the OnePlus 9 Pro cases/cover that you’ve installed. It is possible that the overheating problem is caused due to the cover you have installed on the phone with poor ventilation and heat dissipation feature. 

That’s why we recommend buying a case for your OnePlus 9 Pro with a better heat dissipation feature. Also, it is best to take off the cover/case while you’re gaming on any smartphone. Gaming causes phones to overheat quickly and without proper ventilation, it can be hot as hell sometimes. In case the problem is solved, you must understand that the real culprit is the case that goes on your OnePlus 9 Pro. If not, move onto the other methods that could fix the OnePlus 9 Pro overheating problem. 

3. Use compatible and official accessories

Many times, incompatible charging accessories can be problematic for your smartphone. So, if you’re using the OnePlus 9 Pro, make sure you’re using charging accessories compatible with it. Remember, charging your device with defective or incompatible charging accessories can be troublesome for your phone and possibly cause overheating problems on the new OnePlus 9 Pro. 

You also know that you own a pricey device, so it won’t harm to invest a little more incompatible charging accessories. The issue may disappear if the charging accessories were causing problems; if this doesn’t help move onto other methods mentioned below. 

Also read: Best accessories for OnePlus 9 Pro

4. Turn OFF Connectivity Feature When Not in Use 

Many connectivity features such as Bluetooth, NFCs, Wi-Fi, GPS, etc. consume a lot of battery generating more heat. It is obvious that you don’t use all the features at one go, so it’s best to keep them shut when they’re not in use. Generally, people turn these features ON and forget to turn them OFF. As a result, these connectivity features remain open in the background and consume a lot of battery. Not only that, it can significantly heat your OnePlus 9 Pro. So, to prevent any battery drain problem on the OnePlus 9 Pro, it is best to keep these services off when you’re not using them. 

Note: You can turn these services off directly from the quick settings panel.

5. Enable battery saver mode

If you can’t fix the overheating problems on the OnePlus 9 Pro with the above method, some apps or services running in the background may be bothering it. To fix this issue, we urge you to enable battery saver mode on your OnePlus 9 Pro. Activities such as in-app notifications, auto-updates, and other things that run in the background might generate heat due to more load on the phone. 

Note: You can enable the Battery Saver mode by tapping on the respective icon. 

6. Close background apps

Here’s another solution to fix the OnePlus 9 Pro overheating issue. Yes, restricting background activity can be helpful as it will stop background data consumption by an app. Letting multiple apps running in the background can be troublesome for your device as it will put a load on the CPU usage causing your device to overheat. Remember, restricting background activities from the app not only prevent your device from overheating but also saves your data plan and battery. 

Here’s how to restrict background data on OnePlus 9 Pro:

  1. From the home screen, go to Settings
  2. Tap on Apps 
  3. Choose the app from the list that you want to restrict
  4. Tap on Mobile data, and toggle the switch ON beside the Restrict Background Usage option.

7. Reset all settings

If the above method didn’t help to fix the overheating problem on the OnePlus 9 Pro, the next thing you can try is resetting all settings of your phone. After performing this method, e settings of your phone will go back to the original state as it was at the time of purchase. Doing so, you will rule out all the software glitch that was earlier causing overheating issues on OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones. 

Here’s how to reset all the settings on the OnePlus device:

  1. Head to Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Reset options
  4. Tap on Reset all settings
  5. Confirm by tapping on Reset settings

Note: Resetting all settings won’t affect your data but surely resets app settings, network, and other settings of your phone. 

8. Update software

If most of the users are on the same page, it is very much possible that the company will roll out an update that will fix the OnePlus 9 Pro overheating issue. Software updates help deal with pre-existing bugs and errors that are causing any problem on your phone. However, it is important that you know how to update your OnePlus device to the latest version.

Here’s how to update the software on the OnePlus 9 Pro:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on System updates
  4. Now, your device will automatically detect if there’s any update
  5. If there’s one, make sure to Download and Install it.

Now that you have updated the phone, check if the OnePlus 9 Pro is overheating or not. If it does, make sure to proceed with factory data reset.

9. Factory reset your OnePlus 9 Pro

Factory reset remains the last resort to fix the overheating problems on the OnePlus 9 Pro. Remember, performing this method will wipe all the data off your device and put it back to its original state. To prevent any data loss, we urge you to backup your data securely.

Here’s how to factory reset a OnePlus phone:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Choose Reset options
  4. Now, tap on the Erase all data (factory reset)
  5. Tap Erase all data and confirm the action

If any of these methods didn’t help to fix the OnePlus 9 Pro overheating issue, then make sure to connect with the OnePlus service center. In case the OnePlus care is unable to fix this problem, you can get a brand new OnePlus 9 Pro (only if it is under warranty and you have all the documents related to it).

That’s all for now, we will catch up later with some other topic. Do let us by commenting on how a particular method helped to fix the OnePlus 9 Pro overheating issue.