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A new Google Pixel feature aims to prevent overheating

The Google Pixel's "Adaptive Thermal" feature could help users prevent overheating by providing cooling suggestions and emergency actions.

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With a new feature, your Pixel could soon help keep itself cool and safe.

According to Android Authority, the latest APK teardown of Google's Device Services app has revealed a new thermal management feature for Pixel devices.

This new feature, “Adaptive Thermal,” aims to improve the standard auto-cooling functions available in most modern smartphones.

What adaptive thermal

Typically, smartphones that overheat start to cool down automatically by slowing down or shutting down certain functions. This can include limiting network connectivity, disabling camera access, or reducing charging speeds. Adaptive Thermal, however, involves you, the user, in enhancing the cooling process.

The APK teardown shows this feature, which includes a battery temperature measurement service that alerts you when your Pixel device reaches 49°C. These alerts inform you that the phone needs to cool down and suggest actions like avoiding direct sunlight or closing apps. A “See care steps” prompt explains the steps your device takes automatically to cool down.

User alerts and emergency actions

Android Authority mentions that the APK checks your device's temperature every five minutes. If the device temperature reaches 52 °C, the app will trigger an “emergency” state. At 55°C, the phone will shut down automatically to avoid damage.

It's not sure if Adaptive Thermal will be part of Android 15 or will be included in a Pixel Feature Drop soon.

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Emma Job
Emma Job
Emma is a freelance news editor at Tech Edition. With a decade's experience in content writing, she revels in both crafting and immersing herself in narratives. From tracking down viral trends to delving into the most recent news stories, her goal is to deliver insightful and timely content to her readers.

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