Why does Xiaomi 14 overheat? Can we fix it?


The Xiaomi 14 is having an overheating issue. There are a bunch of reasons. We’re gonna look at each and its solution if there are any.

  1. Chipset Heat: The powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset in the Xiaomi 14 generates excessive heat, and the phone’s cooling system isn’t sufficient to manage it.
  2. External and Usage Factors: Hot weather and intensive tasks like heavy app usage or video recording worsen the overheating issue.
  3. Limited Solutions: Removing cases, reducing background processes, and updating software might help, but hardware design flaws limit complete fixes.

Chipset Performance and Thermal Management

Image Courtesy: Qualcomm

So, the Xiaomi 14, especially the fancy Pro version, comes packed with a super powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.

But here’s the thing: all that power comes with a price. The extensive performance also comes with extensive heat. Now, if the phone’s cooling system isn’t good enough, it’s like trying to cool down a volcano with a hand fan—ain’t gonna work!

So, if your Xiaomi 14 starts feeling like it’s about to fry an egg, that high-performance engine under the hood is the cause of it.

However all good performing chipsets come with a handful of heat. It is up to the thermal management system to deal with it. In this case, Xiaomi doesn’t seem to be good in handling that.

Other brands like OnePlus have come up with fancy thermal solutions to cool the chipset down.

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This is a hardware problem and cannot be fixed in the same device. Unless Xiaomi fixes it in a new device.

Environmental Factors

Environmental conditions can be a real game-changer when it comes to your phone’s temperature. Using it in scorching hot weather or leaving it to sunbathe can turn it into a mini grill.

So, what’s the solution? Well, next time you’re out and about with your Xiaomi 14, try to find a shady spot. Your phone will thank you for it!

Environmental factors can also cause problems like camera fog.

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Intensive Tasks

When you’re constantly putting the pedal to the metal with heavy-duty tasks like video recording, your phone’s CPU and GPU start sweating.

However, here’s a simple fix: give your phone a breather! Your Xiaomi 14 needs a break too. So, maybe cut down on those marathon like sessions, take a pause, or give your camera a rest after a long photoshoot. Your phone will thank you, and hey, maybe you’ll even get a chance to stretch your legs in the process!

More information about CPU & GPU at Intel

Background Processes

background processes

Let’s talk about those sneaky little background apps which refuse to leave. You know, the ones that hang around even when you’re not using them? Well, turns out, they’re not just eating your phone’s resources—they’re also cranking up the heat!

Also check if there is a malware in your device. These kinds of apps consume the most energy. You can check it by looking for weird looking apps or games which you never installed.

However, be careful not try and remove important apps which may be playing a big role in running your phone, you’ll have to wave a good bye to your phone.

Check out how you can find malware in your phone at NordVPN

Protective Cases and Covers

Protective cases or covers maybe trapping the heat dissipated by your phone creating a greenhouse effect. This can heat up your phone quickly.

If you have a protective case on your phone, try removing it and then check the temperature to see any difference. If the temperature of the phone is the same, it’s probably not the case (no pun intended)

Software and Firmware

Sometimes, your phone’s software gets into a spat with itself, leading to overheating issues. Maybe there’s a glitch in the system, a bug in the code, or the software just needs a bit of attention.

A poorly optimized software can cause overheating problem like this. Unfortunately, this can only be fixed by Xiaomi itself.

Hardware Issues

xiaomi 14 hardware issues
Image Courtesy: Xiaomi

Hardware issues can also cause overheating in a phone. Things like poor hardware parts or poor design and build can cause the heat to stay and not dissipate.

Unfortunately, this problem is the only one which can not be fixed easily. Unless you buy a new phone.


Overheating issue can be a bit of a headache and can even damage the internals of a phone. You can try to troubleshoot and fix these problems by following the given solutions.

Note: Any verdict given by us on any of the companies, or specs of a device is subjective. Our preferences can be different from yours, so be sure to conduct your own research to make a decision that is good for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does overheating damage a phone?
Yes, overheating does damage a phone. And if the phone overheats for too long, it can be damaged permanently.
Can I put my phone in the fridge to cool it down?
No, Sudden drop of temperature can damage your phone in other ways. Try to cool it down by closing apps or even turning it off or putting it in a shade.
Does heat damage a battery?
Yes, heat can damage your phone’s battery and damage its longevity.

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