Google To Introduce New Adaptive Thermal Feature for Pixel Phones and Seeks Your Help to Address Overheating Issues

Written on 06/23/2024
Taylor Bell

If overheating does occur, Android smartphones with the feature built in will proactively take the necessary steps to address the issue and prevent the smartphone from being exposed to extreme heat. Users are alerted to the overheating issue, and Pixel smartphones are particularly smart and will reduce some smartphone features, such as charging speed. If overheating does occur, the phone will automatically shut down to prevent serious damage. Now we go a step further and get a new feature for the device that should prevent the problem in the first place.

The latest version of Google's Device Health Services app is working to provide more detailed alerts for the Pixel.
Pixel devices will warn you that your smartphone is heating up, but preventative steps and automatic cooling seem to be enough. It looks like Google isn't stopping there and is now working on providing even more detailed warnings for Pixel smartphones. As reported by Android Authority, the company is planning to introduce a new feature called "Adaptive Thermal" to Pixel smartphones. This will eliminate the need to access a web browser to understand what is happening on the phone. APK analysis predicted that this feature may come in the future. The Device Health Service app version will provide more comprehensive information and necessary preventive measures will be taken more quickly. It will display a pre-warning notification saying "Your phone needs to cool down" and also indicate performance degradation. The pre-warning is activated by the Battery Measurement Service, which issues a notification when the phone reaches 49 degrees Celsius or 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It also recommends keeping the phone out of direct sunlight and closing apps that require more processing power and battery life, such as graphics-intensive games.

The warning label also includes a View Care Instructions button that details the steps the phone's operating system is currently taking to cool the device. It also suggests ways to help users solve the problem. If you don't want to find out more information, tapping the Got it button will close the dialog box. Clicking the Learn more option will take you to Google's support page. The company will also provide tips on how users can resolve overheating issues.

With the Adaptive Thermal feature, the smartphone checks the battery temperature every five minutes if it needs to cool down, and in extreme situations where the device reaches 52 degrees Celsius (126 degrees Fahrenheit), the Pixel device will enter an emergency state. If the phone reaches 55 degrees Celsius (131 degrees Fahrenheit), an Early Power Off dialog box will appear, informing the user that the phone will power off in 30 seconds due to unsafe temperatures. The detailed overheating warnings might not be released to the Pixel devices in a public release but instead might be coming as a server-side update. The feature will basically work with the user to bring the device's temperature down, keeping them in loop at all stages.