Fix: OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro Overheating Issue | Gets Warm Quickly

OnePlus has finally launched its OnePlus 8 series successor known as the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro with a much-upgraded camera, processor, display, refresh rate, and design. The device came out of the box with Android 11 out of the box. This tutorial will teach you how to fix the overheating problem on your OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

You usually don’t expect an overheating issue from a device like the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, which is overwhelmed by OnePlus. Well, you don’t need to worry about this issue anymore. Go through this article and learn how to fix the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro overheating issues.

The issue may arise from a lot of reasons like extensive consumption of media like videos and all, using the device while charging, etc. Overheating problem is especially more common in smartphones as heat dissipation is quite hard in such a small device. Its causes are mainly due to overuse or overloading of the processor while playing heavy games or watching videos, surfing the internet for long durations.

Fix: OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro Overheating Issue | Gets Warm Quickly

Fix Overheating Issue on OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro

Usually, your phone overheating happens from a common cause. These include overuse, or remaining connected to a Bluetooth speaker for too long. Chances are that you might have closed a few apps or restarted your device in an attempt to troubleshoot. Maybe you’ve even Googled a few phrases based on error messages that you’ve seen.

Switch Display Refresh Rate

This is the first troubleshooting method you should try whenever you face any overheating issue with your OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Switching from 120 Hz to 60 Hz will most probably help you to fix the overheating issue in your OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Follow the below steps to change the display refresh rate:

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Then tap on Display settings.
  • You will now see the options under the Refresh Rate section.
  • Switch the Refresh Rate from 120 Hz to 60 Hz

Force Stop Apps

You can do is to ensure that you close all active apps and those that run in the background. Sometimes, too many apps and services running together can overwhelm the system and cause random shutdowns or overheating.

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  • Select Show system apps.
  • Find and tap the app you want to force stop.
  • Tap Force Stop.
  • That was it.

Forced reboot

Well, I think you already know how to restart your phone. So just restart the device and see whether it solves the issue or not. Restarting a device is always the ultimate solution for any issue.

Well if you still need to know how to restart then, here is it: Press your phone’s power button. On the screen, tap Restart.

The other way of the reboot is as follows:

  • Press and hold down the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.
  • Hold the Power button down for 10-15 seconds, or until the phone vibrates and restarts.
  • If the phone turns off let go then press power again for 1-2 seconds to restart the phone.

Install Latest Software Updates

Sometimes the glitch is with outdated software updates, installing software updates can solve the overheating issues in your OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on About Phone.
  • Tap on Software Version.
  • If a system update is available, you’ll see the option on the screen. Tap Download and Install.
  • If your system is up to date, you will see a message stating that the system is up to date.

Here are a few things that are needed to take care of while updating your OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro or any device:

  • Your device must be connected to the internet.
  • Your device must have enough space to download the update.
  • Your device should have enough charge, more than 50% to install the update.

Troubleshoot apps in Safe Mode

In case you don’t know what is safe mode, in safe mode, the system temporarily disables all third-party applications you installed on your device. By doing this we can figure out which app is occurring the problem. Follow the below step to turn Safe Mode on:

  • Turn OFF the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro devices.
  • Press and hold the Power button.
  • On the screen, press and hold Power off.
  • Tap Ok to reboot into Safe mode.

After figuring out the apps which are creating the problem, follow the below steps to uninstall it(if required):

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • Now, tap on See all apps.
  • Tap on an app, then tap Uninstall.
  • Tap Ok to continue.

Reset Your Device


Factory reset will delete everything, so you want to make sure that you create a copy of your data such as photos, videos, documents, texts, etc. ahead of time.

Factory Reset

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap About Phone.
  • Now, tap on Factory Reset options
  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset).
  • Finally, tap on Factory Reset.
  • The device would restart automatically after performing the factory reset.

Hard Reset

  • First, power off your phone normally.
  • To turn it on, press and hold the Volume up + Power buttons simultaneously.
  • Don’t release them until you see the OnePlus logo on the screen.
  • Tap on the Wipe data/Factory reset option.
  • Now tap on the Wipe data/Factory reset option to confirm your selection.
  • The phone will reset and on the new screen, use the Volume up button to scroll to the ‘Reboot system now.’ This will reboot your phone normally and that’s it!


These were the few methods to troubleshoot the problem/issues you were facing with your OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Additionally, you can always contact tech support or visit your local OnePlus store or Service Center so a qualified Samsung technician can examine the issue.

Do you own a OnePlus Device, or any Android device and need these types of simple tutorials? Then stay tuned to GetDroidTips’ Android Tips & Tricks column because many simple tutorials for OnePlus are coming soon.

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