Fix: Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro Overheating Issue | Gets Warm Quickly

Xiaomi has finally launched their new flagship line with Xiaomi 12 series; Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro in China. All three model runs on Android 12 and sport a triple rear camera setup.

When you use features or apps that require more power or use them for extended periods, your device may temporarily Heat up due to increased battery consumption. No matter, what brand of Android phone you are using but somewhere every one of them is facing the issue. The actual problem here also implies that smartphones generally don’t have a cooling system as computers have.

If are facing an overheating issue with your Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro, then there is nothing to worry about, follow the below troubleshooting guide to fix Overheating Issue on Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro in very simple steps.

Reasons Why Your Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro Overheats: 

  1. The battery is not fully charged
  2. Your device has too many apps running
  3. You have an old version of Android apps or Software update
  4. Your device is defective
  5. Your device is overheating because of a virus
  6. Your device was dropped
  7. Your device is damaged
  8. Your device has a bad cooling system
  9. Your device is overheating because of moisture, dust, or dirt

Fix: Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro Overheating Issue | Gets Warm Quickly

Fix Overheating Issue on Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 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.

Avoid sunlight

Holding your Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro in the bright sunlight is simply a bad choice because metal or plastic or any other material used in the construction of your phone is indeed a good conductor of heat somehow and thus, it will get heated up and it will convey the heat towards the internal circuits where sensitive components such as memory, SoC, or even the battery could face the serious overheating problem. The simple way to steer away from this problem is to stay away from using the phone in bright sunlight or even if you are using it, try to use it at some intervals to cool it down.

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Check if Case/Cover Suffocating Your Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro

Phone cases and covers are protective and attractive too but these cases are made up of a number of materials and you would never know a specific material is causing the phone to suffocate by not allowing the heat to dissipate. If your phone is heating too much, try to remove the phone case and repeat the procedure several times when the overheats to verify if the cases are the cause of the problem.

Turn the Brightness Down

Turn your brightness down on your Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro, especially when you are using the phone outside. If you have a hard time seeing the screen with the brightness low, buy an anti-glare screen.

Switch Display Refresh Rate

This is the first troubleshooting method you should try whenever you face any overheating issue with your Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro. Switching from 90 Hz to 60 Hz will most probably help you to fix the overheating issue in your Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 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 90 Hz to 60 Hz

Close All Background Application

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.

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  • 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:

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  • 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.

Update all apps

Updating the apps is pretty much easy and a must-to-do method since outdated apps are known to introduce a slew of issues on a smartphone. When you update an app, you are actually getting rid of any bugs that the developer discovered with the previous versions as well as you are getting new features and updates with it. Now, multiply it with all the apps installed on your phone and you have got a perfectly working smartphone with all the apps updated. It also acts as a shield against bugs and errors trying to infiltrate the apps with a weak mechanism against intruders.

Install Latest Software Updates

Sometimes the glitch is with outdated software updates, installing software updates can solve the overheating issues in your Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro.

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on About Phone.
  • Tap on MIUI 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.

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Here are a few things that are needed to take care of while updating your Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 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 Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 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

Disclaimer

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 Xiaomi 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!

Conclusion

These were the few methods to troubleshoot the problem/issues you were facing with your Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro. Additionally, you can always contact tech support or visit your local Xiaomi Mi store or Service Center so a qualified Samsung technician can examine the issue.

Do you own a Xiaomi 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 Xiaomi are coming soon.

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